Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Handmade Spring/Summer Plan

Even though I haven't finished my winter projects (since I spent the last week studying), I figured that it would be a better, I mean more fun, use of my time to plan out my spring and summer projects. Taking pictures and looking at patterns always trumps hand-sewing in my book. ;) So here's my tentative plan for Grainline's Handmade Wardrobe Spring 2012:

For the wedding that Janda and I are attending this summer, I splurged and got a couple of yards of Valori Wells Wildfield Voile. I can't wait to make this, although it might be the last project since the wedding is at the end of July. I chose Butterick 5491 even though it is supposed to be for knits. I'll just make sure there is enough ease and add a zipper.

I already made a wearable muslin of these pants in corduroy. It was interesting. I had to do a lot of alterations, which I made note of and transferred to the pattern, so hopefully the next go around will be easier. I'm planning on making a pair of jeans and capris with the cotton.

For the striped jersey fabric I'm planning on making a simple self-drafted maxi dress for our road trip this summer. I'm hoping to get more proficient with super stretchy knits and make some tank tops and t-shirts out of those rib knits.

These three cottons, an aqua batiste, a pinky-purplish eyelet and the purple floral will become those three dresses (in order): Butterick 5490, New Look 6067 and Vogue 8184. I've already made the Vogue dress once in a cheap fabric and loved the fit and style and look forward to making it in a better fabric.

These four fabrics, another Wildfield Voile, a Lisette cotton from Joann's, an aqua/blue seersucker and a cute quilting fabric called Scribbles, will become those two skirts. Which fabrics become which skirts depends on how much I can eek out of each piece.

Here are all my new projects, lined up and waiting with their patterns!

Is anyone who knows me surprised by these 9 fabric choices???

I guess I should go do some hand-sewing now.


Jen said...

Really like that striped knit, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Michelle C said...

Thanks, I couldn't resist when I saw it at Then a week later I saw the same print in another color. I keep telling myself that I don't really need to colors of that awesome pattern- I'm not sure that I'm succeeding!

Anonymous said...

Have a great time sewing and it will be more fun once you have your new machine. Mom