The PR SWAP is almost underway! It shall consist of 11 pieces and must be completed by the end of July.

Here is my storyboard. The pieces shown represent an effort to stop reading about sewing and actually do it! This is my goal.

Patterns are by Kwik Sew, Neue Mode, McCall’s, Simplicity, Vogue and HotPatterns. I abbreviated the pattern company name for brevity, then added the pattern number and view to the end.

Fabrics are stashed linen, pique, cotton shirting, corded twill, rayon gauze, rayon lycra, knit lace and a bit of insertion lace. I need to buy more white linen 🙂

Overall, I think it is a good balance of easy and challenging, knits and wovens. I substituted one dress for a top and one dress for a bottom because I really don’t wear dresses that much but had to have that Armani stripe and it sings shirtdress! Please click the graphic to view storyboard full screen.

  1. I like your swap choices. What software did you use to create your story board? I want to change mine, but don’t have the software I want on my Mac.

  2. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks! I use Photoshop. I do it in layers, then if I change my mind I can switch out a garment relatively easily. Come to think of it, I don’t know of any software especially written to create storyboards but Photoshop works nicely for me.

  3. Thanks leora. I have PaintShopPro on my PC (very similar to Photoshop) but it isn’t made for MAC. I’m probably going to have to break down and get Photoshop – or at least PS Elements.

  4. I stumbled across the SWAP over the weekend and found your blog from the message board. I love the ensemble you have planned.

    I have only recently started sewing again after a 10-year hiatus and am excited to find other sewers blogs.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with inthe SWAP. I’m not going to participate this time but I could see doing this in the future.

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