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Spring Sewing Inspiration

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About this time of year each year I get obsessed with sewing, specifically garment sewing.  Please note, my sewing machine hasn’t been out in months, but man have I been daydreaming.

I have a bunch of fabric I bought a year or two ago for some garments for myself.  I think I need to get it back out!

First I saw the new Cappuccino Dress & Tunic from Oliver + S.  It is super cute, but what hooked me was the pockets!  If I could have a casual dress to wear every day this summer that had pockets in it, I would be a happy camper.

Then, last night Cal Patch tweeted about her Creative Bug Pattern Drafting Workshop.  I have been taking Lisa Congdon’s drawing class and it has been really fun.  I had also been eyeing Cal’s A-Line skirt classes, so I’m thinking this might be perfect!  I’m not sure I fully have the skills for it, but that’s the joy of doing these sorts of things from home…it is okay if it takes me forever to do something that others can do in a shorter amount of time, the key is just learning it.

And finally, there are the patterns I’ve looked at for a while, but never actually taken the time to sew, like Made By Rae’s Ruby Dress & I just noticed her Josephine top, I’ve also been itching to make some simple jersey skirts, or regular skirts with jersey waistbands.

We’re busy this weekend, so I probably won’t get the chance to sew much until sometime next week. In the meantime, I’ll just continue to be inspired by people like Ysolda, Jaime & Amber, and others, while also stalking finished items of the patterns I mentioned above.  Maybe eventually I’ll actually get my machine back out!

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