Sewing Plans

I love making to-do lists, but I don’t usually do it with my sewing projects. I like having the freedom to choose what to sew next, but the downside is that I often end up forgetting to make the garments that I really need. So, I’ve decided to write down my sewing plans for this season because this will help me to be more organized with my sewing, but also because it’s always nice to think about exciting new projects. Let’s start with the list! 😉

Sewing Plans

1. A party dress: The Georgia Dress (By Hand London)

BHL is one of my favourite pattern companies EVER. They make gorgeous designs with clear instructions (I made their Charlotte Skirt when I was a total beginner!). I love all their patterns, but some days ago I saw this version of the Georgia dress and now I’m convinced that I need it in my life! 😛

Georgia Dress, By Hand London

2. The perfect bodysuit: Nettie bodysuit (Closet Case Files)

I may be the only sewist in the world that hasn’t made a Nettie yet! I see super cool versions of this pattern every week, and I can’t get tired of it. I’m a big fan of Heather’s blog and I’ve always wanted to try her patterns. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed!

Nettie Bodysuit, Closet Case Patterns

3. A Pencil Skirt: Fatale Sister Skirt (Vanessa Pouzet)

Perfect. Pencil. Skirt. Nothing more to say.

Fatale Sister Skirt, Vanessa Pouzet

4. My first coat: Cascade Duffle Coat (Grainline Studio)

Coatmaking is a mysterious world for me. I actually own several BurdaStyle magazines with some great coat patterns in them, but Burda instructions aren’t for the faint of heart. I think I need a bit of hand holding here, so I looked for a cool pattern with good instructions. The Cascade Duffle coat ticks all the boxes: there’s even a sew along for it!

Cascade Duffle Coat/Jacket, Grainline Studio

5. Some basic sweatshirts

I haven’t decided the pattern for them yet, but the Linden Sweatshirt seems like a good candidate! Does anyone have some more suggestions? 🙂

These are the 5 unavoidable sewing projects for this season! I’m sure you’ve noticed that all of them are pretty much wardrobe staples, and that’s because… I’m in the process of building a capsule wardrobe! I’m following the directions of the Wardrobe Architect and I’m really excited about it. I absolutely recommend it!

What are your sewing plans for this season? 🙂

SILVER LINING

4 comments

  1. Sounds like you’re going to be making some great things this year! Just seeing your plans is making me excited 😛 I’ve been thinking about want I want to sew this year and also what I need to sew, and trying to decide when will be best for what…maybe if I do a blog post about it I’ll have to stick to it 😉

    1. Hahaha That’s actually the main reason behind this list: now I’m committed to it! 😉 The project that I’m itching to sew right now is the Nettie bodysuit, it’s so versatile! I’m already thinking about all the bodysuits, dresses and even t-shirts that I’m going to make! 😛
      I would love to read about your sewing plans too! 🙂

  2. Lovely patterns. I ADORE pencil skirts and this one is sexy as hell! Actually I wish to try some indie clothes patterns this year. Maybe I dived in the lingerie business too deep, sometimes you need a brake :). I’ve seen Lladybird’s ginger jeans, but I’m not sure that my sewing machine would be OK to sewing jeans. I had a hard time when I hemmed my husband’s jeans… 🙂

    1. Thanks Freyja!! I love pencil skirts too, they make you look so effortlessly elegant! Sewing new kinds of garments can be so refreshing, and also… a wardrobe can’t consist of lingerie only! 😉
      There are special needles for sewing jeans, they’re called “denim needles” and they make the task much easier. Maybe you could try those on your sewing machine? Making your own jeans must be so fun! 🙂

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