September 06, 2012

Plan: Spring & Summer Wardrobe

I have a cupboard full of beautiful fabric ready to be made into a new spring wardrobe. So I am going to shop my stash and wear all that fabulous fabric.

Are you ready for my list? It's quite long. I even have a few photos. Here we go...

Work Wardrobe

  • Vogue 8815 Peplum top & Butterick 3597 pencil skirt - blueberry ponti
  • New Look 6000 - black ponti & grey geometric print
  • Simplicity 2591 - black & white stripe (add pleated band over shoulder)
  • Vogue 8787 cowl neck dress - not sure which fabric yet
  • Butterick 3597 pencil skirts - 3 x remnants in my stash
  • Black blouse - silk crepe de chine

Casual Wardrobe

  • Cambie Dress - cotton sateen & CD floral
  • Lonsdale dress - Liberty
  • Simplicity 2215 dress - Liberty
  • Grainline Scout Tee - black Japanese floral
  • Grainline Tiny pocket tank - yellow floral (refashioned), navy birds, emerging spots
  • Simplicity jacket - gold/beige washed linen
  • Colette Hazel dress - Japanese "industrial" border print
  • Simplicity 2250 jacket - Kelani denim
  • Kimono Tee - under fire & black spots
  • McCalls Maxi dress
  • Tessuti Lily dress - red linen
  • Vogue 1027 - Tessuti Eruption jersey
  • Vogue 1250 - Tessuti Mystery Girl jersey
  • Little Black Dress

  • I want to make something out of this pink and blue cotton print but I have no idea what. I have 1.5m and it is 150cm wide. Shift dress? Simplicity 2599 tank with asymmetrical pleats? Any ideas?

    • Black ponti pencil skirt
    • Black wideleg pants
    • Doily skirt
    • Freddie Vest
    • Kimono Tee - Under Fire
    • Vogue 8787 dress - black ponti


    L x


    1. ooooo I'm excited for you! I love a good planning post and you are very good at following through with your plants.
      I love the photo of the second last fabric - what is it?

      1. The industrial looking one? It is a cotton border print that I picked up in Tokyo's Nippori fabric district. It's black up top. I think it's a print of an oil rig. My husband told me not to wear it around the hippies of Brunswick!! I quite like it though.

      2. Typical. I always like something I can't get! I think once it's made up it won't look as industrial, unless people really study it. Ignore husband and happy sewing!

    2. Ambitious!! But if you have time, great. Looks like a good plan. I love the navy with orange bird. How about making the Simp2599 into a dress?

      1. I have a full dress in that navy bird print (Simplicity 2406). But it is sadly too big now. Good idea about the Simp2599 into a dress.

    3. Ooh lovely list. It's ambitious yes, but probably not excessive. After seeing how much of your autumn/winter list you managed to complete I wouldn't be surprised if you make all of these!

    4. Wow what a list but it is a good idea to plan for the wardrobe... I should do that so I've got some focus, as I'm new to sewing for myself. (been sewing for a while but never clothes for myself, just kids stuff and crafts etc.)

    5. Great plans, patterns and fabrics! I love the look of that oil rig fabric. I want to find something like that, maybe with a city skyline instead of oil rigs though.

    6. Your fabrics are so pretty! I wish there were more fabric shops like that near me!

    7. Your list looks good! I think you sew all that and more. :)
      I have the exact same fabric (last photo), did you buy it from the Clegs remnant sale by any chance? I plan to make NL 6130 with it.

      1. Good choice of pattern! I just keep thinking I want something very Veronika Maine or Cue. I will find something. I got it at Clegs but from the bolt ages ago.

    8. Nice! Can't wait to see the peplum top and the Rowley dress. You've got some cool fabric-pattern combos in that list.

    9. Your fabrics are to die for.

    10. LOVE that Liberty print for Lonsdale. I gasped with adoration.

    11. that's a very nice programm! you got me so inspired I had to do the same, though I don't have enough fabric for my whole sewing plan..


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