Saturday, May 24, 2014

SWAPs, Color and Necklines

Today was jam packed with information and ideas, thanks to Jenny and Barbara. Jenny presented us with our Sewing With A Plan (SWAP) challenge for the remainder of 2014. You make it look so doable, Jenny! Then Barbara gave us a peek inside her artistic brain and how she decides on color. And lastly Jenny led us in a hands-on look at selecting the most flattering necklines.

Whew! So much to think about and enjoy.

Jenny with help from Ginny entertains us.

Barbara explains her approach to harvesting great combinations from her existing stash.

Inspiration fabric for great combinations from Geannine's stash

Colors from Barbara's stash

Favorite scarf provides Sheila with a great starting point for perfect color combinations

Jenny demonstrates how to audition flattering necklines with Linda

And then there was show and tell:
Cathy tells of a wonderful book and shows her pretty summer skirt.

Ginny shows two upcycled men's shirts - great kimonos now. Wish I had captured her clever pocket on the pink/orange piece.

Great detail in a pocket on Karen's Easter ensemble. So pretty.

Laurel's beautiful quilted art

Detail of the quilting on Laurel's larger piece

Lisa shows the couture finish inside her daughter's prom gown
Lisa used techniques from Threads to create this one-of-a-kind and gorgeous prom dress.

Lorraine now has perfect fitting pants. And she looks lovely too.

My favorite dress right now - Tessuti's Eva Dress

Sandie models her Liberty shirt. We think it creates a great ensemble with this skirt. On trend,

Sue's jacket is just beautiful. This picture does not do it justice. Gorgeous fabric. Couture techniques. Perfect on her.


  1. What a great program and fun morning. Thanks to everyone who made it happen and to Martha for such good pictures.

  2. Great pix, Martha! Thanks for capturing the fun we shared in our meeting today.

  3. What an inspiring and stylish group of ladies you are. I enjoy your blog and photos and would love to come to some of the meetings.