While the weather outside may be frightful, inside it is so delightful. After plowing through all the holiday sewing, it’s time to tackle some personal projects. Simplicity Patterns has dropped 10 new early spring sewing patterns to get your inspiration flowing.
Let’s sew a great beginner jacket and wonderful trouser pants from Mood Sewciety. The Ercilla Suit will be a fun make to add to your fall and winter wardrobe. The pattern is free so it’s perfect for a beginner who wants to explore making a princess seam jacket and a fitted pair of trousers.
London is a wonderful place for fabric shopping. I brought an extra duffle carryon bag just to haul home my fabrics. It is important to go with a plan and a budget — I went a little over on this London fabric haul — don’t tell anyone! Yikes!
Show off your Joie de vivre and dress like the French women. You will love adding these clothing items to your summer wardrobe. French women wear summer dresses with beautiful florals, bright solids, and classic white. Ruffled dresses in pretty prints are topped with soft linen shirts for a summer style that is hard to beat.
Phew! That was quite an extensive list. I hope my Sewing Makes And Plans — Early Spring have inspired you to do a little sewing of your own. Now I need to get to my cutting table — LOL.
I love adding one or two trendy pieces each season, it keeps your wardrobe fresh. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on the trends — they might only be around for a season or two. Perfect for date night or hanging out with your besties, a cute trend makes you feel like a fashion forward diva — in a good way!
There are lots of online fabric stores. However, finding one you love to scroll through and keep a running cart full of goodies can be a challenge. Below are some of my favorite fabric stores to visit in person and order online.
Converting the Style Arc Teddy Designer Top to a dress was super easy and I love the casual swing dress look.
What can I say about this pattern – it’s the perfect swing top/dress. If you have never sewn with knits, this is the one to hone your skills. Super easy to construct and great twin needle detail, you will love the way it fits.
Below is the pattern and fabric list to coincide with the Spring Pattern And Fabric Haul Video.