Spring is almost here and I have so many projects planned to help me start the season in style! Check out everything on my sewing room table, an update on my knitting project, and a few fabrics I’m obsessing over plus a FREE Spring Handmade Bucket List download to help you plan your projects as well!
We’ve just entered what is know as “Fool’s Spring” here in Ohio, which means that we’ll probably see about one more week of delightfully sunny, warm weather before plunging back into a frigid grey state that makes us all feel like complete idiots for believing it that winter could possibly be over yet. It’s not pretty, but it does offer up an excuse to stay indoors and so for just a little bit longer, so at least I’ll have that going for me!
While I continue to wait for spring to get sprung, I’ve been having so much fun dreaming up my next few sewing projects for the season. I’m so excited about what’s coming to my sewing table soon, and I thought I’d share my spring sewing plans with you today just in case you’re in need of some style inspo or ideas for sewing projects as well.
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I was gifted this luscious floral viscose fabric from Minerva (in exchange for an upcoming post on their site, stay tuned!) and after seeing this pattern show up on my Insta feed for about the 10 millionth time, I decided I’ve lived without it enough and need to get started on one of these dreamy dresses for myself. As my pregnant belly continues to pop, I think the relaxed silhouette and easygoing feel of this dress will help accommodate my ever-growing body while helping to set me up for the warmer months ahead. Of all the project ideas I’ve got in my head, this is the one I’m most excited to bring to life
This one is another Minerva make that I know will be both fun and functional for spring! My regular spring jackets are just a liiiittle bit snug these days, so I’m excited to create this relaxed and cozy Ilford jacket using this soft, camel-colored wool perfect for draping on during the cooler days of spring. I just purchased the most beautiful buttons from this Etsy shop, so the moment they arrive I’m getting started on this make!
I previously shared my Tap Cardigan progress in this post, and slowly but surely I’m chipping away at it. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time to dedicate to it as I would have liked, but I’m confident I’ll be able to wrap it up just in time for the spring season.
After going through my closet recently, I noticed a lot of my wardrobe is super dark. I love the prominent autumnal hues (I definitely have a color pallet!) but I’d still like to brighten up my closet with some brighter golden yellows, pastel pinks and blues, and brilliant red tones. And what could be more spring-ready than a myositis dress sewn up in this sunny fabric, I mean- seriously?
I rediscovered a striped french terry (similar pictured) hiding in my fabric stash and thought it would be fantastic for making another Billie Sweatshirt dress similar to this one I made last month. As much as I love the balloon-sleeved version, I just don’t think I’d love it as much with the stripes, so I’ll probably stick with either the 3/4 length or regular sleeved versions. And seeing as none of my RTW sweatshirts are even close to making it over my baby bump, I think the dress version is kind of a must at this point…not that I’m complaining though!
I also want to remake a few pieces from my handmade wardrobe that have been getting a lot of wear from me lately. I have no idea where I’m going to start with these, but I know I’d like to add another pair of pasty overalls, a long-sleeved version of the Zadie jumpsuit, a nursing-friendly York Pinafore, and I’d love to try the Ashton top hacked into a dress with a gathered skirt! All the loose and flowy things that I can just throw on my body, please!!
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