Trying to keep this in mind, I've put together a modest little plan for adding some warmer weather items to my wardrobe, working from what I've already got in my sewing room (let's just hope I can get them sewn up before the warmer season ends!).
My spring/summer sewing ambitions are as follows:
I'm definitely in need of some cute casual blouses that aren't t-shirts. I'm currently (slowly!) working on Simplicity 3266 in this green and white cotton given to me by my boyfriend's mom, from her (amazing!) craft & fabric room.
|Springy green + white dotted blouse fabric (Thanks, LuAnne!)|
As I mentioned last month, I'm also itching to finally make a Sencha blouse. I've been drooling over this pattern for what seems like forever and am determined to make one this spring/summer. I got this cute - yes, also polka dotted, - rayon shirting, so now all I need is MORE SEWING TIME!
|Fabric.com - rayon shirting|
Lastly, for tops, I'm hoping I'll get to try the cute blouse that is part of the 1960's reproduction(?) pattern, Simplicity 2154. I have no idea what fabric I'd use for this. I might try this pretty rayon challis (not polka dotted!) I've had languishing in my stash for a while. I bought it with something twirly in mind, but haven't been able to decide on anything yet. I definitely like the soft drapeyness it's got goin' on and the colors would blend well in my wardrobe.
|Green, blue, white, black abstract print rayon challis.|
|pretty soft pink|
I've also had a pencil skirt on my to-sew list forever. Whether I use an existing pattern from my stash and try to get the fit just right, or try to come up with my own pattern using my measurements, I want to make this happen! In all honesty, though, it's not going to make or break my spring/summer sewing plans if I don't get it done since a pencil skirt is essentially season-less.
As for the exciting part, DRESSES, I've got a few weddings this spring and summer, so I'm hoping to come up with something, so I can be all "OMG, congratulations on getting married! - p.s. I MADE this dress, people!!!!!!!!!!" ...I'll keep you posted. :)
Wish me luck!