Sewing for Spring 2019


I’ve been preparing for the upcoming Flea Style market next month, and I am beginning to get excited for spring! Lo and I enjoy weekly picnics at the Dallas Arboretum with friends, visiting festivals as a family on the weekends, and going on daily walks around our neighborhood. This spring, we’re hoping to walk around a new neighborhood, closer to family and friends.

As I mentioned above, I’ve been a little quiet lately due to market prep, autoimmune flares, and getting ready to get our house on the market, but I still managed to set aside time to plan my spring wardrobe goals! First on my list is this vintage Vogue wrap skirt using one of these two denims from my stash. I’m leaning towards the diamond print, but I still need to figure out what tops I will pair with it and how much wear it would get.

Second on my list is this vintage Butterick dress in this Art Gallery floral print that I purchased from Cabbage Rose. I’ve been obsessed with Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie in That Girl, and this dress is very similar to one she wore in the series. I am planning to make View A or B, but I also have a lightweight twill that I may make using version B.

Are you beginning to see a trend? I have always loved vintage styles, and after cleaning my sewing room, I rediscovered patterns I love. I made this Simplicity dress years ago, and I loved it! Unfortunately, the fabric I used was black cotton blend and it faded to a gross grey hue. I am planning on making View using this jaquard print I picked up from Fabrique Fabrics last spring!

The only modern pattern on my list is this Simplicity trouser. Every time I struggle with flare ups, I am reminded that I need more forgiving bottoms that will stretch and be comfortable to wear. I’ve had this linen blend in my stash for awhile now, and I think it will be easy to pair with different tops in my closet.

Lastly, if you follow me on Instagram and saw my stories last week, you may recognize this print that I purchased from Fabrique Fabrics. I initially thought a full skirt that I could dress up or down would be fun, but after going through my patterns, I am leaning towards one of these vintage style dresses instead. They have the full skirt I want, but I also love the collar of the Vogue and McCall’s dresses. There were only four yards on the bolt, so it will depend on whether or not I can fit my pattern pieces.

Are you dreaming of spring? What are your sewing plans? Are you following trends or sticking to a style you love?