As the temperature slowly creeps up (finally) and the sun decides to grace us with it's presence a little more often every week, I can't help but get excited for summer. So, with a little extra time on my hands lately I've been day-dreaming brainstorming about projects I'd like to accomplish for & during the spring and summer season. Notice I said like to accomplish.... in order not to stress myself out thinking these are things I need to accomplish, I've named this my "Like to Sew for Summer" list. I've been trying not to think of all of the projects I have my eye on (pinterest, burdastyle favorites, fabric stash, refashions, etc.) as a chronological order to-do list and more like a giant pool of options - it seems much less stressful that way don't you think? So, I've decided that at the start of every season I will go through my pins, fabrics, favorites, sketches, pattern stash, you-name-it and pick a few things that I'd like to try and tackle. I think it will be a fun way to review my "idea stock" on a regular basis as well as keep my projects season-appropriate.
So.. with out further delay... here's my list for Spring/Summer 2013
|1. This dress from burdastyle is so amazing, I fell in love the first time I saw it.. and I have just the fabric in mind.|
2. I bought this pattern at a street sale last summer and have had it on my mind ever since.. I'll be doing the romper version, I think in a chambray - thoughts??
3. I've had some lace laying around my stash for YEARS.. saw this skirt on pinterest and now I finally know what to do with it!
4. I've gone through so many paper handle bags as lunch bags.. I'm ready for something sturdy I can re-use. These are some sketches I had of ideas. I'll probably be posting a tutorial/pattern once I work this one out so stay tuned!!
Now, knowing me I'll also be squeezing in various alterations and possibly some simple re-fashions as time permits, but this is a nice solid starting off point I think.
Do you have your eye on any projects for summer? Done a project like any of these before?... I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!