Winter Plans

Even though winter officially started about a month ago I’m just finishing up planning out this seasons “to-sew” list. I know that January is almost over, but the busyness of the holidays in December and a work deadline earlier this month prevented me from finishing my plans this any earlier. The weather here isn’t helping matters as cold temps haven’t really settled in, but rather visited a few times.  I love warm weather more than the next person, but even I think high 60s are a bit odd for January. It’s just hard for me to think about sewing with wool it’s warm outside. Finally I’ve pulled together what I want to make for this season.

Ever since I made my mini collection last summer I’ve realized I like that approach and I’ve tried to do that this season. I still don’t think that I’ll commit to a single color palette per season, mainly because I’m trying to sew down my stash and it is all over the place.

First up lets look the navy pieces.

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Next I’ve always got to have some classic black.

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Of course I’ve already made this chartreuse suit.

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  • Chartreuse tie jacket – Butterick 6523 in a chartreuse suiting by Milly from Fabric Mart (sold out)
  • Animal print bodysuit – Simplicity 8789 in a chartreuse and gray blouse weight woven from Fabric Mart (sold out, but it’s reorderable so it will be back)
  • Chartreuse flared pants – Butterick 6523 in a chartreuse suiting by Milly from Fabric Mart (sold out)

There are a few other pieces that I just want to make that don’t exactly fall within the navy or black “collections” above.

  • McCalls 7997 – I would just love to have this coat dress in my wardrobe.
  • New Look 6298 – I made one of these a few years ago in a wool knit (here) and I love how cozy it is.
  • McCalls 6992 – I have a few sweatshirt and terry knits that would be perfect for a sweatshirt.
  • New Look 6581 – Ever since I made my first version, I new I needed another. I have a great gray rib knit that would be great for this.

There are also a few fabrics I have that I would like to use this season.

  • A red pleated velvet I grabbed at the ASG sale that I have no idea what to do with. It would have been gorgeous for New Look 6581, but I already have a red version of that dress.
  • A red stretch velvet from Fabric Mart that I think would make a cute dressed up jogger set, but I’m not sure because it could also be a sweatshirt dress or a cute top and leggings.
  • A gray stretchy sweatshirt fabric from Fabric Mart that obviously needs to be a jogger set, but I’m considering the knit overall by Simplicity (8855) because different.
  • A leopard gray/black terry knit from Fabric Mart that I probably only have enough of to make a sweatshirt.