I really loved having my Winter Wardrobe Plan, and I wanted to definitely make one for spring. A few months ago, my spring plan was hazy at best, but then Jeremy and I decided to take a vacation and it suddenly came into focus! Between birthday gift cards and a birthday/Valentine's Day trip to the garment district (the true way to a woman's heart) - I now know my (hopefully) concrete plan for what to make in the coming months. This includes a nice dress for a wedding, bathing suit cover ups, and new summer dresses (I wore my dresses from last summer to death and they all need replaced).
I also have been trying to focus more on patterns that I already have - so this list is a reflection of that. There are so many awesome indie patterns out there (and from the big 4 also) - but if I try to keep up, I only make each one once. And, in what should be no surprise after the first paragraph - I made a spreadsheet listing all my patterns, and went from there in choosing my Spring 2015 Wardrobe Plan!
- McCalls M6696 view A (or Alder if I get my FBA right) in Palos Verdes La Venta Voile: I've made a test version of this dress, but I made it out of rayon and it stretched out a bit. Hopefully the voile will be more stable!
- McCalls M7084 in Kaufman Nautique Chambray Anchors Indigo: This is definitely the spring of shirt dresses! I'd like to use the bodice from this dress and add a simple gathered skirt (rather than godets, as the other views have).
- McCalls M7084 in Robert Kaufman 6.5 oz Indigo Washed Denim: I'm hoping to make view A (the straight skirt) from this light denim with visible topstitching for extra punch.
- Sewaholic Yaletown in Rayon Challis from Angel Textiles: I've made this dress before, but it was all over too big, so I'm planning to size down, and remove some of the blousing... and make a self fabric belt! I also want to make it sleeveless like Jenny @ One Last Press
- By Hand London Kim Dress in floral voile from Angel Textiles: I've had the Kim dress for awhile, but still haven't made it. I was inspired by Mary of Idle Fancy to get the pattern, and further encouraged by the BHL Kim sewalong floral version. I'm planning to do the sweetheart neck with the gathered skirt.
- Sewaholic Saltspring midi dress in paisley silk from Angel Textiles: Inspired by this Anthro dress, I'm going to make a midi skirt version with side slit, no blousing, and a self fabric string/tie fed through the elastic channel, instead of elastic. I'm planning to wear this to a wedding in a few weeks, so I better get cracking!
- Sewaholic Saltspring with knit from the Michael Levine Loft: I'm going to make another Saltspring for a bathing suit coverup/summer casual dress. Not sure yet if I will make the regular length, or a maxi like Kelly
- Megan Nielsen Eucalypt with knit from the Michael Levine Loft: This actually looks like a different colorway of the knit just above. I want to make either a straight dress version, or one of Megan's variations with a gathered skirt for a simple summer dress/swim coverup.
- Megan Nielsen Eucalypt with knit from the Michael Levine Loft: This knit is a heathered t-shirt knit, and I'm not sure which variation to make yet (maybe her maxi version!)
- True Bias Hudson in damask rayon poplin - I had a goal to make woven Hudsons in the winter, but I never got around to it... but these pants will be perfect for spring (and spoiler alert - they're already done!!!!)
- Megan Nielsen Cascade in ikat rayon poplin - I really only have 2 skirts, and they're both 1) worn to death and 2) Cascades. This skirt is basically my ideal skirt, and I'm making this one with the ties in front, and the hem leveled.
- Closet Case Carolyn view C in silk (!!!!!) from Angel Textiles: I bought a lot of silk a month ago in the garment district, and silk pajamas were #1 in my mind. I love this chevron pattern, and I'm going to use black piping (that's actually shiny) - ala Sophie-Lee
- Deer and Doe Datura in Palos Verdes Wayfarer Voile: I am in desperate need of new tank tops, and this is really just the beginning. When making a handmade wardrobe - don't forget about basics!! I've made Datura once before, but this time I think I'll do the triangle cut out neckline to compliment the chevrons in the fabric.
- Grainline Archer View B in silk from Angel Textiles: aka the ruffle butt version! I've also made this once before (unblogged), but I used some terrible fabric. This redemption will be sleeveless and in this gorgeous silk that I love. I've never made a button up in silk, so that should be fun...
- Grainline Hemlock in knit from the Michael Levine Loft: Another basic!! I also bought a ton of this fabric (it was by the pound) - so some other dresses might crop up in this stripe knit as well!
In addition to these, I'd love to make some Hudson shorts (has anyone tried this??), or maybe some Carolyn shorts to wear outside the house, a few Seamwork Savannah camisoles (made from the skirts of failed shirtdresses), some self-drafted rub off tanks (ack! scary!), and two new linen M6613 shirts for Jeremy (we have the fabric already!).
Do you ever try to make a seasonal wardrobe plan? What's on your Spring 2015 list?