Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Spring Sewing Plans: Specifics

After looking at my remaining Fall sewing queue and setting up my Spring plans, I decided to pick a few specific patterns that I want to make next. I pulled a bunch of fabrics from my stash and got busy. 

You might notice a theme of sorts. I've made myself some blue & yellow masks and a lapel pin for myself and my spouse. And of course, Ukraine is on my mind every day. So I looked through my stash and found quite a lot of blues and yellows to use for my next projects. Some of them are ones I put onto my #MakeNine2022 list, and others are plans I made in the fall. One or two are new ones I've added to the list. So far this is what I'm queuing up for the next month and a half of sewing. 

This Vogue 8612 is one I picked up at a thrift store just for this great jacket. I'd matched it up with this small piece of wool gabardine (also from a thrift store, online) back on my Make Nine list. I've got it cut out with a fun piece of lining, too. First one up!  

This Belgravia Dress by Liesl & Co is on my list as part of a project for the Liesl & Co Advisors Circle. I saw this feather print knit in the stash and thought I'd match them up! 

Butterick 6708 is a pattern for a zip front jacket that I was planning on making last fall. I had this textured cotton fabric picked out for it so now is the time! I might make the skirt from this pattern, but might also use another t&t skirt with pockets. We will see. 

This very bright piece of lightweight linen will need to be lined, but I think that this simple summer dress from an old Burda magazine (late 80s) is the right match here. It will be a fun summer basic.

This blouse is another from my Make Nine list this year. Butterick 6488 has variations, but I'm choosing the front frilled View A (the one in white on the cover) for this royal blue rayon.

I had forgotten about this cotton sateen print but when I uncovered it I knew it would be a great fit for the Suki Dress from the Tilly & the Buttons book Make It Simple which I recently read and reviewed. A nice quick dress, hopefully, and it will match with the yellow jacket above if I get that made quickly too. 

Finally, an outlier -- as I was going through my stash I rediscovered this cotton canvas curtain panel that I found in a thrift store ages ago. It will be perfect for a boxy jacket -- not sure which pattern yet, I have a Burda pattern and a vintage 80s See & Sew pattern that both appeal to me. I'll have to check which works best with the print here. This is a traditional embroidery design from Western Ukraine, where my family originated, so I'm very happy to have found this print!


  1. You literally have your work cut out for you Melanie. I just love how you match fabric to pattern and produce same. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. I try to get as many of my plans made as possible but never cling to them if I change my mind ;) I have two of these cut out now so I'm nearly halfway there!


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