I have decided I want a few key items this spring. I am planning to make a jacket, kimono, a couple of shirts, a pencil skirt and a pair of trousers. I also want some more t-shirts. After making the Emmeline tee I suspect I will be making many more of them in various colours and fabrics. Versatility is the name of the game. I want to approach my wardrobe in a slightly different way this time looking at what I have already and what I want to go with my existing items.
I wear a lot of jeans and so I wanted to have some simple tops to slip on to look instantly elegant. I loved The Little Tailoress version of the Emmeline tee in lace and so I bought some of the eyelash lace she used from White Tree Fabrics. It arrived a few days ago and its so pretty and I cannot wait to start working with it although it will be a little nerve wracking as I haven't used lace before so it will be a new fabric to me. This is the kind of top you can wear casual or smarten it up with a skirt or smart trouser. You can take a look here at my first version of the Emmeline in a slouchy grey soft knit. I have some white and blue knit fabric to make more plain ones too!
Tyler shirt from Named Clothing and it definitely help seal the deal to want to make this one up. I had been looking at this pattern for a while and especially like the raglan sleeve - loving that style at the moment and its super easy to put together. I plan to make it in a lovely liberty floral in Poppy and Daisy N - see below for the beautiful snapshot of red, pink and teal colours. Love!! A floral shirt reminds me so much of the shirts I used to wear when I was younger - I remember French Connection at one point doing a good run of flowery shirts and I kind of miss them. Flowery shirts and tailoring also seem to be abundant in all of the fashion magazines looking towards spring so it feels quite on trend as well. As a plus it will also go equally well with my new faux leather skirt and my ever faithful jeans! I may even make more than one.....
|Liberty Poppy and Daisy N|
|Bari J Emmy Grace|
Now I really want trousers but I am more interested in a sort of skirt trouser hash up, and so in comes the lovely culotte. I spotted this Erin culotte on the Style Arc email newsletter a couple of weeks ago. How have I not made anything from this company so far they have so much on offer!? I know this diagram doesn't do them much justice but I think they are pretty and the pleats at the front should make a nice feature. I plan to make them out of the Alison Glass fabric called Geese in Charcoal. I just adore this fabric and have been wanting to use it for ages. I think it is the perfect fabric for these culottes making them just a touch edgier than they maybe are! And hopefully this piece will take me through to summer.
For my skirt option I was thinking of making a pencil skirt. I keep seeing orangey red colours all over the place and think I would quite like a skirt made out of a fine wool, ponte knit or a thick cotton in this colour. I have just bought a dark denim peplum top from GAP which is lovely but I think it needs a high waisted skirt and a huge colour pop to go with it. I plan to make my own from my blocks. Its about time I used them!
Lastly but definitely not least I plan to make the first of my four vintage pledge items but I will write about this in another post - so watch this space! I cannot wait to get started on my sewing plans!!
Have you got your spring wardrobe planned out? If so what are you making?