Summer sewing plans revisited

It’s time to get realistic – it’s not exactly hot in the UK this summer.  So I think it’s time to revise my plans for summer dresses, and make some clothes I will be able to wear!

Inspired by many lovely versions, but especially Ginger Makes, I bought the Tiny Pocket Tank pattern from Grainline yesterday.  Liberty pink and grey rose version half done, and plans for a green jersey one next.

Next up, this hot patterns top.  Maybe in teal.

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I’ve signed up for the Couture Dress class at Craftsy (huge reductions on classes at the moment).  It comes with this Vogue pattern, and the black flowered cotton I found at a vintage fair last month would be lovely.  I’m thinking the sleeveless version with the full skirt.

And another challenge, I think this top is beautiful, but it will stretch me.  I have some blue Liberty fabric, and some navy French vintage crepe (but I’ll have to be pretty sure of myself before I cut into that!).


Finally, Mr Doodle bought me this batik for my birthday (I know, he’s a keeper!).  It’s a heavy cotton so needs a structured pattern.  Maybe a Sewaholic Cambie dress, or the slim version of the Vogue pattern.

Should keep me busy!  Have your sewing plans changed this summer?

4 responses to “Summer sewing plans revisited

  1. Such a lot of potential here! Id love to know if the Craftsy classes are any good? Also – those fabrics are delicious!

  2. Oh, your Liberty tank is looking great! And that batik is amazing– great job, Mr. Doodle! 🙂

  3. That Craftsy couture dress class looks good. I’m tempted… Also love the look of that Hot Patterns Deco Vibe blouse and dress. Something else to tempt me.

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