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Sewing plans for spring

March 3, 2018
And She Made spring sewing plans

I know it doesn’t quite feel like it’ll soon be spring when there is still snow on the ground and it’s been a bit of a trek getting into work each day, but the new season is coming and I’m so excited for it.

I just love this time of year. There’s still a freshness in the air and the daffodils are beginning to bloom (albeit later with all the snow). So what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than by planning my spring makes?

The transitional coat

With all the snowy weather we’ve been having, this pattern has jumped right up to the top of my list and I already have the perfect coat pattern in mind. I just love a collarless coat and love the classic features that this one boasts. Though the picture doesn’t do it justice, this is a timeless design and one I can imagine making in either a forest green or raspberry red (or both!).

I’ll probably adapt it to give it a bit more shape and take out the slits in the side. I got mine with a magazine a few years ago so it’s already in my stash but here’s where to buy it.

And She Made spring sewing plans

The floral dress

And She Made spring sewing plans

Next up is a floral dress, leftover from this post. Though I ended up making most of the makes on my list this was one that was didn’t quite fit with my winter plans, so I’m going to revisit it. I’m imagining a dress with a full skirt, like the full-skirted dress from one of the Sewing Bee books or the above Gloria dress by Wear Lemonade.

Sailor top

And She Made spring sewing plans

I’m on the hunt for the perfect vintage pattern for this one, a suitably retro one from the 80s or something. I just love the classic McCalls one above too! Isn’t it ideal for summer?

The midi skirt

And She Made spring sewing plans

A white tee and a midi skirt is pretty much my go to uniform in the spring/summer and I’d really like a whole collection of them in many different floral and vintage prints.

As an aside, I’m a big fan of collecting granny style and homemade Liberty print skirts from charity shops, so it’s high time I made more of my own. Here’s one I wear a lot.

A pair of trousers

And She Made spring sewing plans

Though I have attempted to make trousers before, I haven’t made a pair in so long – they’re just not really my thing – so I’d like to get out of my comfort zone and make another pair sometime soon. I’d like to have the confidence to go all out with a spotty print or patterned fabric but may just stick to the plain. Here’s my first attempt at making some trousers.

The Mila dungarees

Credit: Tilly and the Buttons

As an addition to the above trousers, the Mila dungarees are the newest make everyone seems to be obsessed with. And it’s not hard to see why. This floral version reminds me so much of mine and my sister’s matching orange floral dungarees of our childhood. Anyone know where I can source some orange floral denim fabric to recreate? I’m also contemplating a similar floral denim Cleo next.

The floral bomber jacket

And She Made spring sewing plans

Having fallen in love with my latest make, this jacket, I’m planning many, many more (seriously, take a look at my Pinterest board). I still have loads of the knit fabric left to make more and wouldn’t a contrast floral fabric like this one look great against black cuffs?

All images via Pinterest/Tilly and the Buttons.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Angie March 5, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I love the sailor top too.

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