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Date: 2/15/06 4:35 PM

I followed the Fall/Winter SWAP thread carefully and started on one tentativly but it never really got off the ground. I'm determined to work on a Spring/Summer SWAP. Anyone else want to join?
I already made one piece!

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Date: 2/15/06 4:50 PM

Yes, I'll join you. I'm not exactly sure what I need yet, except shorts. With my FM denim bundle arriving today, I believe I have all the fabric and patterns I need. One uninterrupted day to sit down with my patterns would be very helpful. I will be ready to start on Monday.

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Date: 2/15/06 4:56 PM

I've already made three pieces for my combi SWAP. I need to review them! I do consider my combi more spring/summer than winter since I live in a tropical climate.

I need to know, is there some particular format to follow in your SWAP? I have made a combi list as the basics and an additional list as the wardrobe builders. So, I'm tackling the lists in tandem since I need a lot of items. How does your SWAP work?

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Date: 2/15/06 6:50 PM

Count me in. I've got a multi season SWAP in process, and a summer SWAP in the planning stage.

I live in an area that is almost tropical ... not much call for winter clothing, but what I've got I wear into the ground (60 degrees F is still too cold for me).

I keep getting distracted by other things. New Burda WOF (thank you Helen), spring cleaning, life, etc. :)

I've been casually following the Timmel Fabrics SWAP concept ... 11 garments: 4 bottoms, 6 tops, and 1 jacket.

Kira

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Date: 2/15/06 7:12 PM

I need everything from shorts and casual tops to a very dressy outfit for my stepson's wedding reception in August. Marie Denmark's format was wonderful but a little complicated for me, but I don't care. Ahuva do you have one in mind?

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Date: 2/15/06 7:29 PM

I have not yet ever finished a swap. I've worked on three. So, of course I'm ready to try another one. Even though I haven't finished one I always get some clothes to wear out if it. And the Spring colors are calling to me. Count me in.

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Date: 2/15/06 8:28 PM

The only SWAP I worked on gave me lots of mileage. I don't hink I even finished it all the way and it still made a huge difference in my wardrobe.

I'd love to join you too.

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Date: 2/15/06 8:59 PM

I'm almost finished with my SW SWAP and then I want to make a very casual- like one step up from sweats SWAP for the dog days of Summer when it is sweltering here. So count me in!

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Date: 2/15/06 10:19 PM

Glad everyone wants to join

I was thinking along the lines of a very simple 11 item SWAP (at least to start with). The more complicated SWAP plans never seemed to work for me so I pared it down to the basics. 4 bottoms, 7 tops. All the tops should go with all the bottoms. Period. End of Story. Each bottom doesn't have to go with the other bottoms and the tops don't have to go with each other either.

If some of the tops can be layered over and therefore you want to coordinate with some of the other tops that would go under that's a bonus. Try to stick with 2-3 basic colors for the bottoms. ( one can be a print/stripe if you'd like). And pick coordinating colors, prints etc.. for the tops.

For myself I had in mind a mostly casual clothes SWAP since that's what I need most of at the moment.
The tops can be any combination of shirts, tee shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, blouses etc.. whatever fits your climate and what you like to wear. The bottoms can be pants, skirts, shorts, skorts whatever. Think about the type of clothes that fit your lifestyle.

Anyone have any other suggestions? After reading this over I'm wondering if I pared down the SWAP concept too much. I wanted to make this simple enough so it's easy to plan and follow through with.


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Date: 2/16/06 2:45 PM

I guess 4 bottoms and 7 tops sounds good to me. I get way too involved in coordinating everything and usually never get past the planning stage. So, I think it'd be nice to try simplifying and see how it goes.

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