April and May sewing plans

Can you believe we are already half way through April?? 2019 is flying by! I can’t believe we are already into spring, although I wish the weather would warm up a bit!

I’ve just got back from a lovely holiday in Gran Canaria, where it was lovely and hot every day and I’m well into planning my spring and summer makes! As usual, there are soooo many things I want to make and I am constantly finding new inspiration from other sewists, bloggers, vlogs, Instagram as well as new patterns being released constantly (it feels like!)

Here are some of my more immediate plans that I hope to make in April and May.

Frankie Tee by Tilly & the Buttons

I seem to be on a jersey Tshirt binge at the moment, having recently made the Agnes Tee, the Freya tee, the Edie tee, the Molly top and another Frankie Tee. I thought I was all jerseyed out until Cheryl at Stitchy Bee posted some leopard print jersey (and I’m a sucker for anything leopard print). Then this months sewing patterns and prints challenge run by Sewn on the Tyne, Purple Sewing Cloud and Voice of a Creative on Instagram, was announced to be animal print, it was like the stars had aligned. I knew I needed to make one more jersey top! I used jersey from Stitchy Bee for my last Frankie Tee and it was lovely quality. I was really pleased with it so I plan on making another. This will have leopard print bodice pieces and I’m going to use plain black jersey for the sleeves.

frankie frankie two fabric

Papercut Patterns Palisade Pants

I’m very excited but slightly nervous to make the Palisade pants by Papercut Patterns. These were part of Papercut’s latest collection of patterns and I’ve seen quite a few versions already online. I think they will be amazing if they fit well and I think I will get a lot of wear out of them. I’ve bought some absolutely gorgeous Khaki Tencel sanded twill from Sister Mintaka. It definitely wasn’t cheap, although I did buy it when there was a discount on, but you can just feel the quality. It is buttery soft and just gorgeous! Because my fabric was expensive and I’m terrified of ruining it, I am going to make a toile first! I never do this but I’m making an exception on this occasion! This will be my first time using a Papercut Pattern and I’m looking forward to using another pattern company!

palisade pants

Lilac blazer

Lilac is one of my favourite colours and I’m loving the lilac trend at the moment. Because of this, I had a sudden urge for a lilac suit! I was drifting off to sleep when inspiration hit and I just desperately needed a lilac suit. In the morning, I was still craving the suit but I thought about more rationally and decided I am unlikely to wear lilac trousers (I could change my mind on this though) but I think I would wear a lilac blazer! I googled lilac crepe as I wanted a crepe blazer and found some at Fabrics Galore so bought that immediately. I’ve also got two potential patterns. One is the Nina Lee Richmond blazer, the other is Mimi G for Simplicity 8749. I own both patterns and both are pretty similar styles, however, this is a video sewalong for the Mimi G pattern. I’m not sure my sewing skills are quite ready for a blazer but I desperately need a lilac blazer in my wardrobe! Also, if I do decide I need lilac trousers, I will make the Portobello trousers in the same lilac crepe!

Closet Case Patterns Kalle shirt

I’ve had a lovely Lady McElroy Panda cotton lawn in my stash for over a year now and just could not decide what to make with it! I’ve thought about PJs, a Bettine Dress and evening a dressing gown, however, I think a Kalle Shirt would be good. I’ve made the shirt dress before and I really enjoyed making it and I think it would be fun to use a panda print. I’m trying to have more fun with sewing by using fun prints and colours and making more interesting clothes than just basics! Basically, I want to bring #sewfrosting into my sewing all the time! So I’ve decided I’m going to make a Panda print Kalle shirt!

Closet Case Patterns Ginger jeans

I’ve had a jeans kit from Sewisfaction (currently sold out) for the Ginger jeans for ages and I’m just plucking up the courage to crack on with it. I was inspired by Emma from The Zipper Foot as she made a lovely pair. She’s only been sewing for about a year and made a fabulous pair. I figured if she can successfully make some then I should be able to! I think I’m going to borrow my friends machine that she never uses so I can then have one machine set up for sewing seams and another for topstitching. I think switching between threads and needles will get on my nerves. Wish me luck!

ginger jeans

As usual, this could all completely change as new patterns and fabrics are released! There’s so many things I want to make and I’m constantly inspired by all the amazing sewists out there as well as fashion trends and the high street! I’m off now to make a start on a few bits and I’ll report back soon!

Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m currently sewing and keep checking my blog to see the backlog of makes that I still need to share!

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