The Ariane Bodysuit by Seamwork Magazine caught my eye as soon as it was released. I was never into bodysuits in the 90s but have come to really enjoy wearing them in the last few years (specifically my Nettie bodysuits). While many bodysuits look like a regular old tucked-in fitted shirt, the Ariane with its thin straps and defined cups has very strong lingerie vibes. Bodysuits are great for layering and for creating a really smooth tucked-in top to show off a fitted skirt or pants.Read More
Over the past few weeks I’ve been following along with the Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe project/class. It’s been a great way to develop wardrobe inspiration and start planning a DIY wardrobe refresh. I’ve been looking at lots of patterns and considering how they might fit into my spring wardrobe. You can check out my inspiration board on IG here. I enjoy wearing dresses too but I already have a lot of those in my closet. I’m going to be focusing on pants and tops for a casual work wardrobe. I’m taking the planning process slowly, but I’m excited to dive in soon. Today I’ll give you a sneak peek of some of the patterns that are topping my list (plus a few dresses to balance it the imaginary wardrobe).
10 Patterns for Spring Sewing
1. Lander Pants by True Bias
I don’t think it would be an understatement to say that "these pants are my everything”. I love the high waist and exposed button fly. I can’t wait to finally give them a go.
2. Willamette Shirt by Hey June Patterns
This pattern selection was very much influenced by my inspiration board. I already knew that I really like boxy tops (like my pattern the Lou Box Top) and this one has the extra details that I’m looking for this season.
3. Veronica Dress by Seamwork
I love the fitted waist and cap sleeves on this dress.
4. Calyer Pants by French Navy
One of the silhouettes that I’m really drawn to is high-waist pleated pants that taper to the ankle. They are so casual and chic at the same time and very nearly fit exactly what I want (I’d only like a slightly higher waist).
5. Collins Top by In the Folds
This top is on my 2018 Make Nine and I love the easy fit and interesting design lines.
6. Highlands Wrap Dress by Allie Olson
This is such a classic wrap dress that would flatter any figure.
7. Wyome Boyfriend Jeans by Named Clothing
I love the tapered leg and angled pockets on these jeans. Oh and they have an exposed button fly, which apparently I have a bit of an obsession with.
8. Winslow Culottes by Helen's Closet
I love the dramatic wide leg of these culottes.
9. Mila Dungarees by Tilly and The Buttons
Last year I made the Burnside Bibs by Sew House 7 and have worn them a lot, proving that I do still love to wear overalls. These are fun, more traditional version.
10. Darling Ranges dress by Meghan Nielsen
I made this pattern last year and really love it. It’s easy to wear (and sew) and I love the button front and v-neck.
What's on your sewing list for spring this year?
Hi friends! When I moved to Southern California, I really never thought that I’d be wearing, let alone making a turtleneck ever again. I had some favorite turtleneck tops that I love but every time I wore them I’d become incredibly over heated. But after moving to the west side of LA, I’ve been so cold. So, a long sleeve, high neck shirt was called for. Plus, I’ll be going to Copenhagen this spring and I plan to bring this as one of my layering pieces (see more about my travel wardrobe plan here).Read More