Here are (some of) my sewing plans for the next season. We’ll see what I can really accomplish. Some of these projects are already in progress or I at least already have the fabric. So I feel it’s the perfect time to write my plans down, as I can almost already cross one thing off my list.
I’ll start with the more complex projects and will end with the quick and eady ones.
1. A waxed cotton jacket. I’ve been meaning to sew a (more or less) sustainable rain jacket for almost a year. But I guess I needed a break after my trenchcoat-drama. I’ve decided on this burdastyle pattern, a black waxed canvas and a cotton flanell for the lining.
2. If I happen to find a great coat fabric, I might sew myself yet another wool coat. I really don’t need one, so that’s a big if. But I really enjoy sewing coats and I’ve got my eye on this Ottobre pattern since last year. This would be my first Ottobre pattern, so it might take a bit longer as I don’t know how their sizing will fit.
3. A long vest in a black wool flanel. This is the half finished project. I „only“ have to sew the lining in. But that’s not my favourite step and it has been way too warm to wear a wool anything, so the half finished vest has been waiting on my dress form. This is a Lekala pattern. There are some really bad reviews about their patterns online. But I thought there could not go much wrong with such a simple cut. And thankfully, it hasn’t.
4. A few dresses with new (to me!) silhouettes. After wearing fit and flare dresses and a-line skirts for so long, I’m ready for some new cuts. These are on my list:
The Hannah dress from Victory Patterns. I already have a black washed tencel and a bordeaux viscose twill for the back pieces.
The Hattie woven dress by Style Arc. I’ve been a fan of Style Arc patterns for some time now: They mostly fit me without many adjustments and there are always style you don’t find elsewhere. I don’t have a fabric for this yet, but there is always viscose, I guess.
The Kobe Dress from Papercut Patterns. I’ve already sewn the top and loved to wear it. Altough it has mysteriously disappeared – or maybe I’ve accidentially packed it up with my summer stuff. I can see myself enjoying this dress. I might even make the sleeves longer to make it a bit more winter friendly. No fabric chosen as well.
Well, after my unexpected style change my wardrobe is rather empty and therefore, I have another dress on my list. (Actually, there are even more on my list, but who has the time to read all this – let alone sew all this!?)
The button up dress by In the folds/ Peppermint Magazine. This is a free pattern. I’m normally a bit careful with a free pattern, because you never know what quality you might get. But as always, you have to consider the source. And In the folds produce really good patterns! I’ve sewn the Acton dress this summer and it was great! I imagine the button up dress in a black needle corduroy and then wearing a white shirt or a striped longsleeve underneath. I already got the fabric. But it has a big question mark, because it seems to be not 100% cotton as the label said when I bought it. It moves and drapes way too light for cotton, it was too good to be true. But I trusted the label in the shop. Back home, I got more doubts and made a burn test: it melts!! So, definetely not 100% cotton. I’ll use the fabric for a (hopefully) wearable muslin and then I’ll decide what to do.
- I do need some tops! I’ve got no real plans here – or at leat no patterns selected. But I know that I don’t enjoy layering as much as I used to and would rather wear just a pullover or a longsleeved jersey shirt. As I didn’t wear these tops much in the past I have maybe 2 of these in my closet. I’m thinking of easy (and quick!) jersey longsleeves as well as some woven tops with long sleeves: blousey in regards to the fabric but without the classic features as a button band and a collar.