sewing plans, summer sewing plans

Summer 2018 Sewing Plans

Welcome to In The Making!

The sun is no longer hidden by clouds, the temperature is up, and school is out for the summer! What am I going to do with all this free time? Sewing of course! And I have a full list of projects to make. So, I’m going to share my plans for this season with you.

The first make is actually already cut out because I wanted to sew it this spring. But school got in the way and it sat on top of my sewing machine taunting me as I did homework.

Vogue 9251: a wrap dress pattern

It’s Vogue 9251 which is a beautiful wrap dress. I’m making View A which is shorter and has the flutter sleeves. I wasn’t quite sold on this style since it looks a bit too formal for my glamorous lifestyle. But, I originally bought it with the mindset to make a choir gown from view B so I’m considering this a test run or wearable muslin.

Blue Rayon Fabric

I’m making it in a deep blue rayon. There is enough left over that I could probably squeeze out some simple shorts too. Also, #sewtogetherforsummer challenge’s theme is to make a wrap dress, so if I get this finished in time I could enter!

McCall's 8712

I found McCall’s 8712 at Value Village. It’s not in print anymore so you won’t find it in stores, but I saw some being listed on eBay and other online shops. I really like the delicate, flowy design of it. I don’t want to be wearing skintight clothing in the heat. And, with the kimono sleeves, it should be super quick to make. I want version D with the cute bow detail.

Rayon Challis Fabric

I will make it out of a rayon challis I got from Fabric Mart. The pattern and color are my summer vibe. I love bright colors in hotter weather. This is another piece wanted to make in spring, but I had to put it off because I needed lining and I preferred to spend my money on fun fabric. But I finally accepted the fact that I need it and purchased some lining. Now, I’m just waiting for it to be delivered so I can get started.

Simplicity 1887

I also got Simplicity 1887 from Value Village. I don’t care much for the skirts, but I like the pants and the shorts- which is the version I want for summer. But later on, when it gets closer to autumn, I will make the cropped pants so I have a transitional piece.

McCall's 7561

I have McCall’s 7561 and for this pattern, I’m planning on sewing up two this summer! I have a beautiful coral polyester/lycra knit that I got from Fabric Mart that would make a wonderful, flowy full-length version of this dress.

Polyester Lycra Knit Fabric

The second dress will be in this fun interlock knit fabric, also from Fabric Mart.

Interlock Knit Fabric

I haven’t decided what style I want the other one to be, and I’m thinking I’ll probably do some pattern hacking. I want the shorter skirt, but the neckline and sleeve length is still up in the air.

The Colette Sorbetto is on my list as well. I want to make the tunic version out of this crepe fabric I got from Fabric Mart.

Colette Sorbetto
Strawberry Crepe Fabric

I also have the Colette Iris pattern that I would love to make and put some cute pastel buttons on the pockets. I don’t have the fabric for it yet, but my mom and I are planning on taking a day out together and going to all the cute, local fabric stores so I should be able to find something there. I was thinking a linen would be a good fabric for this pattern. And, I’ve been itching to use linen since the weather got nice.

Colette Iris Shorts

That totals to seven items to make this summer. I have a lot to do, but I’m excited about each and every one of them! I think I have a good balance of separates and dresses planned. I want to start wearing more dresses, especially now that it’s getting hot outside.

Summer is my favorite season, but I think it’s because the weather where I live is absolutely lovely. It’s not too dry, and not too humid. Just perfect. I love summer. I’m so ready for early mornings and late nights. My sister and I have a tradition where we walk to the convenience store, buy some snacks, then watch a movie. We have about 15+ movies we watch every summer together. So, I’m really happy to be back home now, at least for a break.

Keep on stitching!

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