In my wardrobe planning FB group, we are to plan our sewing for each of the four season. So, from January up until now I have been sewing on my spring wardrobe. Part of the rules also stipulate that you need to present the outcome by the end of each period. That time is now!
From January to March I’ve been sewing to fill my spring wardrobe. Usually I don’t make a mini wardrobe in my plans, but rather work to fill identified gaps. In parallel we are also working through the wardrobe architect series, having a virtual get-together every two weeks to discuss the topic at hand. It’s interesting, but also nice to virtually meet the other members, especially in these days when other social interaction is sparse.
I had planned to sew a variety of clothes. From lounge-wear, to a party skirt; from work-wear to a sentimental skirt. I also hope to include a refashion project in every plan. In the end I sewed 6 of my 7 planned garments.
The year started out strong with the rectangle skirt, which is now my go-to lounge at home. In fact it’s also my work from home skirt as it is really comfortable but still dressed. The dropped sleeved shirt (not blogged) is also comfortable and I love the sheer voile, but it’s not 100% me. I wear it and will keep it, but I won’t be making anything else in this style. Plus, I don’t really care for the dropped shoulder sleeve on me; I have two blouses with them now, that’s enough for me.
I did sew the trousers, but ended up a dud. Not even good enough for lounge-wear. I couldn’t get the angled seams good, I misjudged the width of the elastic for the waist so they keep riding down and in a moment of “let’s just get these done” I cut some holes in the fabric in a botched attempt to level out the hem. Too bad, since I liked this pattern and I need trousers but maybe I should stick to something a little less technically complicated at this point. While I changed the pattern for the curtain skirt, I did use my grandmother’s fabric to make a skirt. My wrap cardigan also got a makeover and is now a front open cardigan instead. I decided to push the Brumby skirt into the future; I still need that type of skirt but I didn’t feel inspired to make it with many events being cancelled.
Finally I made the grey Briar as on overlay top. It’s good that I planned it as an overlay as the neckline was quite wide as drafted and is prone to fall off the shoulders. In addition I made yet another Briar, in denim jersey (seen with the denim skirt above in a work from home pic, yes my sewing room is now my home office), a striped denim top, which I think will be great for summer, and a wrap top in rayon jersey, with just enough details to keep it interesting. Both the two last pieces are from Burda 02/2020.
My spring sewing, which became a bit too focused on the warmer parts of spring, but still pieces that I wear and like to wear. If we forget those trousers ever happened…