I have finally decided to embrace my love of handmade clothing and if my closet explodes, so be it. After all, I use Solanah's excellent closet rotation plan, so I should come through relatively unscathed.
I am having a glorious love affair with blues, meaning sapphire, cornflower, periwinkle and turquoise are taking centre stage. Paired with shades of gold, lemon, and hot pink, I am creating my own sunshine during this cold, wet, and somewhat snowy (oh, yes!) Spring we're having.
Butterick 4452 capris
Colette Negroni for Mr. Friday
Drawstring capris from Simple Modern Sewing
Mail Order 9487
Marian Martin 9281
New Look 6808
No doubt that several of these items will not get made, but I've decided to just 'go where the energy is' and sew for the sheer fun of it and whatever I finish is just fine. I've also been sure to tie in my plans with the following sew-alongs:
- Sew Colette
- That's Sew Cinematic
- Sewing Through the Decades
- The Colette Patterns Spring/Summer 2012 Palette Challenge
I have almost finished my version of Lady's Mary's Flower Show dress, with the exception of the zipper and hem. I am really pleased with the direction it has taken and am looking forward to sharing it with you.
I also need to photograph my Linda tunic and Larita trousers and a really fun version of Simplicity 3673, all of which have been finished since March. Ooh, I also have Lady Mary's Walking skirt done, too. I am not sure if I will make the Armistice Blouse or go with a more modern Simplicity 2601.
This month, I've made 4 Renfrews - as well as a dress version - and a rayon challis Pendrell. All of these are waiting on the photography skills of my Mr. Friday. Much like Debi's David, he is always happy to pitch in.
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What are you planning on sewing for the upcoming seasons? What sew-alongs / challenges are you participating in?