Spring/Summer Sewing Plans

It may be raining and gloomy outside today, but it got up to 70 degrees this past week and so I have spring sewing on my mind! Actually, I started my spring sewing extra early this year because I'm going on a cruise(!) and wanted to make a few things for the trip, so confession: I have already completed a few of the things on this list.

You may notice there's a lot of Sewaholic on this list. I own a lot of Sewaholic patterns, but haven't gotten around to making many of the ones in my stash, despite having loved the ones I have made. This spring I'd like to rectify that!

In various degress of completion, here's my spring sewing list:

My white Gingers (full length)

White Ginger Shorts - I'm not a big shorts wearer but I bought a pair of jean shorts from Grana last spring and ended up wearing them a lot. It's not my favorite thing to style, but they are so practical. I think I'll get a lot of use out of a white version as well! These are finished (you may have seen them on my instagram stories) with details/photos to come!

Sewaholic Pendrell - I have already made one version of the Sewaholic Pendrell in a total mish mash of seersuckers left over from a bunch of other projects, details/photos pending. I love the fit right out of the envelope so I think this will be a nice, easy pattern to sew a few versions of, and the different ruffle options provide some variation so it's not just the same top over and over again. I'd like to make at least one more, in a lighter, floatier fabric like a rayon.

Sewaholic Granville - I made a blue oxford Granville here and want to make a couple more: one in eyelet (I have the fabric all ready and waiting) and one in another color of oxford with a rounded peter pan collar (maybe pink, or white).

Carolyn Pajamas - These have been cut out of nice Cotton and Steel flamingo lawn and ready to sew for, um, a long time. I want to make a little three-piece set with a long sleeve Carolyn top, Carolyn shorts (both cut out already) and a little Ogden Cami to swap in when it's extra hot. (Previous Carolyn/Ogden pjs here and here.)

Sewaholic Oakridge - A Sewaholic pattern I've never made! I'm not sure if I'll actually end up making an Oakridge or some sort of Oakridge/Granville hybrid, but I definitely want a top with a bow neck. I do think I prefer the higher neck of the Granville, so I may do some creative combining.

Sewaholic Lonsdale - Ashley was nice enough to send me her old copy of this OOP pattern last summer and even I ordered a stretch twill to make it in. Tragically, it was much too thick and I ended up using it to make a Rae (duh) but I still want to make this dress!

Trench Coat (McCall 5525 or Deer and Doe Luzerne) - A classic tan trench was on my winter capsule list as well--a trench is really a year-round garment in NC :) Still deciding on whether to remake the Deer and Doe Luzerne or branch out and make the super-classic McCall's 5525. I also have the trench from the Japanese coat book on my list for #menswearmakenine. That one is more classic so it would probably be good to make the McCall's one for myself and as practice before I try and decipher Japanese instructions for the men's version...

I also have a few more things that I've been busily working on for my cruise (a couple bikinis and some things for Alex) that I'll be sharing over the next few weeks! For now though--head over to instagram! Although there isn't a nice new garment to share there is... a giveaway! I'm running #menswearmakenine giveaways all week--you won't want to miss it!


ps: currently on my cutting table: two bikini bottoms, one pair men's shorts, one men's shirt, one woman's shirt, and one tank top. phew!

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  1. Cannot wait to see your peter pan collar Granville! I'm still not over how luscious the fabric for your first one looks. I'm planning on making the Jack trench from Ready to Sew this spring! It may be a little more modern than your usual style, but it is a French pattern company...



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