It's caused me to yearn for some spring things and has ignited my creative imagination. Out of this yearning and my apparent lack of ability to sew right now, I have formed a preliminary list of items I want to make for spring.
1. A floral skirt
I'm sure that I have a wonderful piece of floral linen in the collection to make one. I know I have a great white twinset from last spring in the wardrobe. This will be a quick and easy update to my wardrobe...thank goodness for TNT patterns!
2. An architectural dress
There were so many of these on the Red Carpet at the Oscars and there are just as many being featured in the fashion mags. I definitely want to make the two dresses featured in this blog post and have gathered the fabric needed to make these work.
3. A Liberty of London Sheath Dress
My fabric arrived and it's beautiful. Now I just need the willpower, my TNT dress pattern and the time to make my own version. And yes, ladies I realize the fabric is thin and have always had plans to underline the Liberty Lawn. It will make an amazing dress for those really hot and humid days of summer.
4. A nude or bone pair of shoes
I don't know why but this is really appealing to me now. So I want to purchase a pair of nude pumps this spring.
5. Blue and black pieces
I laughed out loud when I read Adam Glassman's column in the April 2010 issue of O Magazine. Geeze he could be describing my SWAP collection, "Midnight in the Oasis." I am going to add some bursts of color to it because it is a transition wardrobe but the basis of the collection is black and navy! Am I on trend or what!?! I've even bought a necklace similar to the one pictured above...not quite so ornate because I want to wear it to work but it is a little funky and trendy.
I need to note here that I've finally settled on my own version of the professional dress requirements for my job. It's about time, right! *LOL* I've made peace with "pretty and professional" I just hear it too often to be offended now. I've decided that while I've managed to carve out my own look, I've made my peace with the fact that it's professional looking and it also makes me look pretty too.
6. A spring coat
photo courtesy of www.voguepatterns.com
Not a trench coat but an old fashioned 1960s era example of a spring coat. I've got a thigh length beige trench coat and a longer black one so I'm looking for something a little different this year...something a little more me! Something pretty, polished and that makes a statement...so I'm planning on using Vogue 8626 in a lightweight creamy yellow fabric to achieve this look.
7. A vintage dress
I've been looking for this pattern for months. I originally saw it on Lanetz Living in a smaller size. After locating a larger one on eBay, I really want to make a version of this using the original Vogue pattern and my TNT dress pattern.
8. The Border Print Dress Collection
I've bought several border print fabrics in the last few months...some knits, some wovens and I've finally decided on how I want to use them. So the fabrics will become a dress collection this spring/summer using some vintage patterns, some new patterns and of course my TNT dress pattern.
Those are my thoughts on spring sewing. What are yours?