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Date: 1/16/12 10:49 PM

Is anyone a veteran of the Sewing With A Plan contests, either here or on the Artisan Square boards? I'm interested in it and wondered if any of the other plus size sewists had any experience with it.

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Date: 1/17/12 7:47 AM

I am dedicated to Sewing with a Plan (and BUILDING on the plan). It's dynamite: you can put together stunning outfits BLINDFOLDED.

Here's the summary:
-- Choose two BASIC COLORS
From these colors, sew these 4 garments:
2 pairs of pants, a shirt, a jacket.

-- Now, buy a print that has the two BASIC COLORS in it.
Sew a skirt and a shirt.

-- Choose a COMPLIMENTARY COLOR
Make a skirt.

-- Choose 4 PUNCHY COORDINATING COLORS
Make a top in each.

You can put those 11 garments together to make an astonishing 48 outfits!











-- Edited on 5/7/12 7:04 PM --

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Date: 1/17/12 11:53 AM

I have some experience with SWAP sewing and have entered the contests at Stitcher's Guild. I think the wardrobing plans work no matter what size you are. The Timmel SWAP at Stitcher's Guild is based upon a plan of 11 garments. So many tops, bottoms and a topper. SG has enhanced the plan by adding a sewing element for the last few years. Here is a link to this year's rules.

As a person who loves to sew coordinating pieces, SWAP is a wonderful way to end up with a grouping of pieces that work up into a multitude of outfits. My last SWAP collection is linked to so that you can see a plus size sewist can do this.

HTH!

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Date: 1/18/12 1:15 PM

With the help of resourceful PR members I was able to find these pictures from that article.









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Date: 1/18/12 1:39 PM

Thank you, Ming, for hosting these photos!

In the last photo, “The Entire Wardrobe at a Glance”. THE TOP ROW shows the original 11 garments, with this color plan:

2 basic colors:
Navy and beige (Navy pants, beige pants, beige shirt, beige jacket)

Pattern with both basic colors
(a skirt and a shirt)

Complimentary color
Yellow (skirt)

Coordinating colors (4 tops)
White
Orange
Rust
Black

From those 11 garments, you can put together 48 outfits!
j.











-- Edited on 5/30/12 12:44 PM --
-- Edited on 5/30/12 12:52 PM --

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Date: 2/8/12 1:06 AM

Thank you so much! This really is SO helpful!!!

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Date: 2/8/12 9:04 AM

Quote: cmarie12
I have some experience with SWAP sewing and have entered the contests at Stitcher's Guild. I think the wardrobing plans work no matter what size you are. The Timmel SWAP at Stitcher's Guild is based upon a plan of 11 garments. So many tops, bottoms and a topper. SG has enhanced the plan by adding a sewing element for the last few years. Here is a link to this year's rules.



As a person who loves to sew coordinating pieces, SWAP is a wonderful way to end up with a grouping of pieces that work up into a multitude of outfits. My last SWAP collection is linked to so that you can see a plus size sewist can do this.



HTH!

Your SWAP collection is absolutely stunning! And an inspiration. One reason I've been very interested in sewing is because I wanted to start sewing my own clothes. Beautiful work, cmarie12.

I have a question on one of your dresses. What pattern is this dress?

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Date: 2/8/12 6:31 PM

You look wonderful as always!! Very inspiring! Thanks for sending the links.

I'm quite sure I won't be entering the contest - the deadline won't work with my calendar - but it has been useful to stir up thought and action! I'm looking forward to seeing the entries.

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Date: 5/31/12 4:30 PM

Thank you for this list. This is exactly what I needed. I have been floundering trying to figure out how to make it work. With these specifics I was able to sit down with pen and paper, and make a list! I personally want two wardrobes like this-one in brown and pink, and one in black and red. After coming up with the intitial plan as was spelled out above, I was able to also look at the holes even in it that needed to be filled, and come up with a plan for those too. (ie I am a stay at home mom, we have the four seasons, I do like to wear skirts for summer, however, there is times like going to the park and amusement parks etc I would like shorts or capris, so after filling out the basic lay out of this plan, I was able to fill in with the extras and such that I will gradually add.

Thank you! This is exactly what I needed!

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Date: 5/31/12 7:13 PM

Maggie: just so happy to pass on the Sewing with a Plan joy. I just can't say enough about it.

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