Sewing with a plan-Spring

If you’re not sewing with a plan then you need to get started now!

The idea is to look at your wardrobe, identify key items that are lacking or need replacing, and sew a mini capsule to fill those gaps. Over the year the items build into a useful wardrobe that works for you.

You can of course buy ready made. For me that usually means I end up in ill fitting clothes or dark fleeces and bodywarmers. (I’m tall with a large bust).

Because I can sew (though it’s been a while…) and I can knit too, I’m going with Alexandra’s Sew for a Change challenge, and using the fantastic Facebook group seasonal plans at Sy garderoben – med en plan. It’s a Swedish group, but easy enough to follow with the help of Google translate, or follow along with me.

The spring plan starts week 4 (26 Jan) and runs until week 12 (23 March). Pick two base colours and two accents, and make 6 items.

For my base colours I chose navy and grey, and for accents red and duck egg blue. I love these colours, they suit me and they work all year round. You get a bit more scope too as the grey can be any shade from charcoal through to pale silver, and the duck egg can be pale and frosty or a brighter turquoise, and the red .

Vår (Spring)
1 kavaj/kofta/ytterplagg (bas eller accent)
one jacket/coat in your base or accent
1 underdelar – byxa/kjol (bas)
one skirt or trousers in your base colour
2 överdelar – blus/topp (1 bas och 1 accent)
two tops/blouses, one in base colour, one in accent
2 utanpå överdel – kofta/tröja/väst (1 bas och 1 accent)
two layering pieces (cardigan, waistcoat or light jacket) one in the base colour and one in the accent.

The whole purpose of this is to create a wardrobe that you need and will wear, so feel free to use these as a guide and mix it up a bit if necessary.

My plan:
A red coat, possibly a trench style
A navy skirt in velveteen (an item I didn’t make for the winter plan, but it’s cut out ready to sew)
A navy and white stripe Breton style top
A white/ivory blouse,
A navy dress, fitted, plain style
A jacket in a navy mix tweed

Add to these purchased long sleeve tops in red, white and duck egg and to knit: a cable sweater in pale greyWatch Full Movie Streaming Online and Download

(Apologies for the strange arrangement of pictures. I can’t make Blogger line them up as I wish)

Navy dress from Lands End
Breton top
Red trench
Stonecutter sweater (Ravelry)
Navy velveteen skirt
Draped white blouse: Dotty by Style Arc
Navy tweed mix

I’d also like a reversible skirt, and I’m aware that there’s not much duck egg/turquoise in there. Perhaps the Summer plan will accommodate those.

1 ytterplagg – kavaj/kofta/jacka
one jacket (there’s the Chanel one! I have a gorgeous aqua/duck egg tweed waiting)
2 underdelar – byxa/capri/shorts/kjol
2 bottoms (navy linen trousers, reversible skirt)
2 överdelar – blus/topp/t-shirt
2 more tops: there are the duck egg and red t shirts?
1 klänning a dress: print, summery

How about you? Will you be planning your sewing and/or shopping this way?

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