Monday, April 9, 2018

Sewing for Spring!

Isn't spring just the best season for sewing? There's something about getting a full dose of sunshine every day that makes us feel creatively refreshed and ready to start on new projects. Check out some of our favorite patterns for spring and our top fabric recommendations for them!

Montrose Top – Cashmerette

This classic woven top is perfect for showing off your favorite prints or special lace fabrics. The beauty of a woven tee like this is that it's comfy for daytime wear, but can easily be dressed up for date night!

Fabric Recommendations
Rayon is so easy to wear and it comes in the best prints and colors!
L to R: Rayon Batik – Geo Classics – ArrowsAmalfi – Lively Floral – Mint, Sandwashed Rayon Challis – Rose

Embroidered tulle is a great way to dress up this simple silhouette!
From L to R: Dainty Floral Lace - Golden, Embroidered Chiffon - Flower ClusterEmbroidered Tulle - Rose Petal

Roscose Dress & Blouse – True Bias

The Roscoe Dress and Blouse by True Bias is boho-inspired garment with raglan sleeves and a gathered neckline that can be worn tied or open. This oversized silhouette is perfect for when you want to feel put together but still be totally comfortable.

If you're feeling fancy then silk is the way to go!
L to R: Sueded Silk Charmeuse – Copper, Silk Noil – Teal Green, Printed Silk Charmeuse – Painted Floral
Linen is the right choice for staying cool and comfortable during warmer days.
From L to R: 100% Linen – Mini GinghamSorrento Linen – Brick, Romsey Stripe Linen – Royal

Rita Blouse – Charm Patterns by Gertie

This perfectly vintage peasant blouse is also perfectly on-trend for spring! The flattering elasticized neckline can be worn on or off the shoulder and the pattern also has the option of flutter cap sleeves.

Who doesn't love a happy cotton lawn print?
L to R: London Calling Lawn – Cherries – IvoryLawn Quilt – Wildflower – NavyAmalfi – Happy Stripes – Cream

Roberts Collection – Marilla Walker

This powerhouse pattern collection will carry you through the whole season! The pattern includes a jumpsuit, dungarees, a dungaree dress or a simple top – practically a mini capsule wardrobe.

For the jumpsuit and dungarees you want an opaque bottomweight that still has some softness. L to R: Brussels Washer Linen/Rayon – Redrock, Arroyo Essex Linen/Cotton – Chevron – Denim, Ventana Twill – Bordeaux
The Roberts Top works well in all types of woven cotton. Use a solid to let the seam lines shine, or get clever with print placement. L to R: Indian Block Print Voile – Kaleidoscope, Lines and Dashes Ikat – Black on Grey, Neon Neppy – Blue

Fumeterre Skirt – Deer & Doe Patterns

Yes, a high waisted maxi skirt is a bit dramatic, but it can also be so easy to wear! Pair it with your favorite tee shirt or cropped tank for a casual look, or tuck in a drapey blouse to dress it up a bit.

Rayon and tencel are perfect for the Fumeterre because of their weight and drape.
 L to R: 4.5oz Tencel Denim – Black, Rayon Crepe – Merlot, Cupro/Rayon Twill – Navy

Maisa Denim Jacket – Named Clothing

A denim jacket is the ultimate spring layer! Make yours in classic indigo denim, or mix it up with some color and a fun back panel.

Bottomweights don't have to be boring!
L to R: 10oz Denim – Indigo, Cloud 9 Organic Tinted Denim – Flamingo, Japanese Printed Cotton Twill – Plum

What are your spring sewing plans? Do you like to make an organized list, or do you prefer to just let the fabric and pattern inspire you? This time of year is perfect for thinking about your Destiny Wardrobe and planning a wardrobe full of clothes that matter to you!

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