Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Summer Sewing Plans: A Quarterly Update

What am I planning to sew for the summer? Well, not much has changed in my sewing vision for this year, but I'm doing a quarterly update just to keep myself on track. I got a little distracted from my wardrobe plans by the PatternReview Sewing Bee -- although that was a lot of fun. So I'm looking at my previous plans and updating them to reflect being halfway through the year, and to plan out my projects for the summer months. 

This year I have set out a couple of different plans: first off was my Make Nine/Use Nine at the beginning of the year. 

So far I've made the multicoloured NL 6525 dress at top left, the black NL 6598 blouse top centre, and the blue Vogue 8612 smack dab in the middle. I really do want to make the Perth Top (centre left) and the pink sheath (bottom left) for the summer. The others can wait til Fall!

I also made some Spring Sewing plans, based on the mood I was after. And then I switched to some Blue & Yellow specifics after Ukraine was invaded, and don't plan to stop that anytime soon. I've been working away at this plus adding a few more items, like my recent Burda dress and some bunting too

So from these two plans, plus a few new ideas, my Summer Sewing looks like this, for now anyway! 

Perth Top in upcycled rayon

Butterick 3978 Sheath in pink silk noil

I'd like to make at least one of these 80s dresses but I haven't decided on fabric suitable to either one yet!

I also want to make one of these light summery jackets in yellow -- it will depend on the yardage in my stash. 

And finally I would like to make the skirt & short sleeve tunic from Simplicity 9115. I do have a deep yellow jacquard cotton sheet in my stash that I think would be perfect for this outfit! 

And one little bit of sewing for others - I want to make another pair of Butterick 3777 shorts for my husband since he wears the first pair I made him so much. I found a lightweight & soft navy suiting in the stash, perfect for this pattern. 

And I think that's enough planning for the summer. I can sew until late August when I will switch over to Fall sewing again. As always these are ideas & I will sew them as long as I don't change my mind halfway through 😄


  1. What amazing plans! So organised. I am unfortunately procrastinating at the moment with my plans - I have a few garments cut, but I think too long about them with before I get sewing. I really should just do it.

    1. I have a few that I've cut out too, and they're waiting patiently for me to get back to them... hopefully I can fit them in to these plans!


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