I haven't done a post in a couple of weeks as I've not had much to share with you all. You see I'm working on quite a big project at the moment, that will hopefully be finished later this week!
In the meantime I thought I would share my plans for my spring/summer sewing this year. Now although I haven't made a pledge to not buy any clothes this year, I still intend to sew whatever I can. I love the freedom and versatility it gives you, and after a trip to Oxford Street Primark earlier I'm in no hurry to run back into the world of fast fashion!
Although I'm not participating properly in the Wardrobe Architect Challenge, I have been following the posts, and decided to take stock of what's in my own closet. Now I know everyone says 'I have nothing to wear!' but really I have very little to wear at the moment! Or more to the point, I have clothes for the 7 days of actual summer we may get in the UK this year and for winter. What I don't have is things for the endless months of mild weather; shirts, skirts and trousers.
I have only really discovered just how many indie pattern companies there are nowadays in the last few months. So countless hours have been spent pouring over the pattern collections at the likes of Named, Sewaholic and Papercut, and these are a few patterns I've decided to invest in that are simple but stylish and great wardrobe staples.
Elisalex Dress - By Hand London
Wenona Shirt and Dress - Named Clothing
Ginger Jeans - Closet Case Files
Hollyburn Skirt - Sewaholic Patterns
And.... a one-off item pattern that I'm completely in love with! I'm not sure it will ever get made as I don't think I've quite got the figure for it...
Ailakki Cross Front Jumpsuit