Every January my thoughts turn to sewing spring clothes. Perhaps I associate tweeds and plaids with fall, perhaps post-holiday blues make me wish for a new season. It's going to be a high of 25 degrees here tomorrow, but that isn't stopping my warmer weather daydreams. Here are RTW inspiration images (from Polyvore) for a sewn spring wardrobe:
It's going to be very navy-heavy: I have a ton of navy blue fabric in my stash, so it's clearly time to start sewing it. Navy is the ultimate neutral: what doesn't it go with? (Seriously, think about it. Black. And perhaps brown. But there are arguments for both of those.)
The navy palette will be punctuated with shots of yellow, kelly green, and apricot. (Speaking of apricot, my dream spring outfit would be a deep lavender skirt, an apricot shell, and an olive jacket. May have to hunt down a lightweight lavender wool crepe or thick cotton...)
A la those at JCrew and Madewell, I'd love to sew up a gingham button-up shirt. Or two. Or four: yellow, blue, green, red... It will be a challenge to learn how to sew plaids/stripes: something I haven't done yet.
I also plan on sewing a few tan jackets. I love beige: not on my walls, but in my closet? Definitely. I wear a lot of solid-colored sheaths to work, and neutral jackets to throw on top would be great wardrobe builders.
Patterns are still TBD. I'll probably sew a lot of Burda patterns from my 2011 subscription. I'm a converted Burda devotee, and it was such a treat to receive the magazine in the mail each month. But I can't keep up with the patterns. There are so many pieces I wanted to make, but I only had time to sew 1 or 2 before the next round of patterns arrived. It became almost overwhelming. This may be a strange solution, but my plan is to start my subscription again next year after I've sewn from the 2011 magazines.
Are your thoughts turning to spring - or even summer - sewing? What are your plans?