Today is the official start date for the 2008 Timmel SWAP. Each year there is a twist, to keep things interesting. For instance, last year, one garment had to be reversible; this year, three unique garments must be made using a wardrobe pattern.
I have been thinking about this SWAP for literally months now, but I can't seem to come up with a solid plan. You might say, I have been going around in circles, hence the title of this post. Usually, I have a theme that inspires me and this year I am leaning toward doing a Jackie Kennedy inspired SWAP, using vintage patterns. I love her style and I have hundreds of vintage patterns, so it makes sense. However, putting it all together is eluding me at this point. I have a ton of coordinating fabrics, but ensuring that everything works together seems to be my biggest stumbling block right now. I really want to do an outerwear coat, 2 dresses, 3 suits (skirt and jacket), a blouse and a skirt. I want to start wearing more suits to work, so fitting the suits into my SWAP plan is ideal.
The colours I am contemplating are autumnal: dark forest green, burnt orange, cream, dark brown and mustard. The colours are dictated by this piece of fabric (from Sawyer Brook). This picture does not do the fabric justice - it is amazingly rich and the depth of colour is outstanding.
When I finally have this all sorted out, I'll post my storyboard.