Spring sewing projects

Spring sewing projects

This is where I get unrealistically ambitious, do some sewing but not what I thought I’d do, and then feel badly about it in a few months when I remember that this list exists.

Who cares about future guilt though, right? Onward!

1. Dress for my cousin’s wedding

One of my cousins is getting married in early June and I am determined to make my own dress for the event. I have the following criteria:

  1. Fit & flare (this style works well for me so why mess with what’s proven, even though I love this look)
  2. Scoop back
  3. Midi length or just below the knee


I am a complete sucker for that bright red/purple/orange colour combination, gah!

2. Do something with the black linen I bought

I bought 1.6m of soft black linen at a trunk sale a few weeks ago and I want to do something with it before it languishes too long. While the summers here can get hot and humid and lovely versions of the Named Inari Tee pattern are all over the place, no-waist shapes aren’t terribly flattering on me. Instead, I imagine I’d wear the heck out of something like these:

I’ve bookmarked the Liesl & Co Gallery Tunic & Dress because it looks doable (no buttons!) but still has a similar look – and I can add a belt. Or maybe I should just give the Inari Tee a go? Decisions, decisions.

3. Finish my pants muslin & pattern

I took a pants making class in November which was fantastic and included alterations for a perfect fit. I need to finish my current muslin (version 3) and get it fitted again, if necessary. This is a JUST DO IT ALREADY item.

4. Work on perfect pencil skirt pattern

I wear the heck out of my favourite pencil skirt even though it’s not quite perfect: proportionally, my waist is small and my hips/butt are larger so I get a lot of gaping at the waist with both pants and fitted skirts. I want to be able to churn out well-fitting pencil skirts like nobody’s business. Like #3, this is a JUST DO IT ALREADY thing because sitting down and trying yet another pencil skirt version is not my idea of fun. However, it’s in the pursuit of something I’ve wanted to achieve for years so now might as well be the time.


So there we have it: 4 things that would appear doable in the next 2-3 months. Let’s see what I can do.


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