Spring 2016 Sewing Plans: Finding my styleMonday, February 22, 2016
|Style Inspiration - Sources can be found on my New Style Pinterest board|
I was feeling in a bit of slump about it up until recently because I guess I was giving myself a bit of a tough time with regards to self image. I'm sure a lot of us do that to ourselves every now and again. But, with Pinterest as my weapon, I think I have really started to get a better grasp of what I think is a lot more 'me'! And like I said, I'm excited!
As you can see from the inspirational photos I've pooled together above (you can see them all, plus more, on my New Style Pinterest board), I seem to be drawn towards black, white, navy and a little bit of colour. Gingham, stripes, geometric shapes. No florals! Thats quite a shock for me because I'm always drawn towards floral fabric. I feel like it's also got a little bit of biker or rock look going on too, with the leather and skinny jeans.
Speaking of skinny jeans, I live in skinny jeans. I mean, I. live. in. skinny. jeans. every. day. of. every. month. And there must be a reason for this. Stuck in a rut? Maybe. But it's a comfortable rut and I think it suits me, if I wear them the right way. And for me, they work best with a loose top. Dressed up or down, if the top is loose and the jeans are skinny, then I'm happy!
So once I had realised that, I knew that my initial plan of attack, would be to sew some tops. I brainstormed an awful lot of ideas and paired many different patterns with fabrics. But I know that I don't sew very fast and I don't have a lot of sewing time, so I had to be a little realistic and narrow my sewing plans down to something that I feel is a bit more achievable. In no particular order, here are my Spring 2016 sewing plans:
|Cheyenne Tunic and blue gingham brushed cotton|
|Tova Tunic and charcoal grey chambray wool mix|
Oh the Tova. I have had this pattern in my stash for I don't even know how long. I'm hoping to sew this up in a really lovely charcoal grey chambray wool mix fabric, but I'm still undecided about that. It's a heavier fabric than I thought it would be (I bought it online), but I do think that the Tova could cope with it. But I have a feeling that, although I'm sewing in in Spring, it will probably be an Autumn top (who am I kidding, it's freezing all year here in NI!!).
|V1247 and navy snake skin poly|
|Camas Blouse and black and white geometric viscose|
Actually, I'm excited to get all of these sewn up. I can honestly say that I can see all four of these fitting into my every day wardrobe (perhaps the V1247 won't be an every day item), and being worn in high rotation.
I've used the word 'excited' an awful lot in this post, but I can't help it. This is the most thrilled I've felt about sewing since....probably since I started 6 years ago!