Island-inspired sewing

May is getting closer and closer and it brings a long ago booked holiday (Crete!). I thought it was still far in the future but…nope. It sneaked up on me and my plans to sew my vacation wardrobe might be thwarted. Might! I still have time to make a handful of pieces. Assuming I get the fit okay I hope to pack these (mostly button-up) beauties in my suitcase:

View A in chambray View C in cotton lawn, w/o lace maybe

Darling Ranges in linen View A in cotton poplin

View C in cotton

I totally jumped on the Lobster fabric bandwagon :). Freya and I were browsing on Goldhawk Road recently and we instantly snapped some up when we saw it. I settled to make it into a skirt because I don’t think my lady lumps can pull it off in a dress.

Another pattern that I am planning to finally make is the Sewaholic’s Renfrew. Marie’s gorgeous takes on this simple T settled it for me: must make now. I have some plain red and coral jerseys in my stash that I can use but I will be on the look out for stripey ones at Walthamstow market this weekend.

So that’s my sewing plan for April. It should keep me nice and busy.

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31 thoughts on “Island-inspired sewing

  1. Oh yay – the vintage Simplicity blouse was my contribution at the CC swap, I’m so pleased to see that you’re planning to make it. Love the look of that Lisette dress too.

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  2. I LOOOOVE your lobster fabric! That is going to be one amazing skirt! The View A Traveler dress is on my spring list too – I was even thinking about starting it this weekend, unless we’re blessed with nice weather. I’m making mine in blue and white striped seersucker πŸ™‚

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  3. Oh wow, what beautiful makes you have lined up! I also have that lobster print and I’m planning a shirt dress I think! Thanks also for the mention, you are very kind!

    Do I take it you’re going to the Wlathampstow meet-up on Saturday…please say yes! I am too ;o)

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  4. Wow, that is an impressive line-up of lovely items. I dream of making a vacation wardrobe for big holidays but never quite pull it off. I hope you do -it would be so much fun!

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  5. Melizza, it was sooo nice to meet you on Saturday! I really hope we meet again before you head back to US, and PLEASE let me know if/when you head down to Brighton. I’d love to buy you a drink
    xxx

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  6. Great lineup! The Lisette dress is so comfortable and will be perfect for vacation. I too am quite envious of the lobster fabric :-). Can’t wait to see everything sewn up!

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  7. S2451 is awesome. I am loving the one I made and am about to cut out fabric for another (which is a rarity for me). I have the Lisette pattern and had cut it out a while ago then I got distracted by something shiny and put it away again.

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    • I made it and love it. I definitely will make it again as soon as I have time. I’ve seen it in various fabrics and it looks like a new skirt every time. Very versatile.

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