Now that summer is here,it is time to start planning my summer wardrobe. This year's summer sewing is especially exciting, because I will be able to spend a decent amount of time actually outside!
1) Finish the lobster playsuit
I still have oodles of lobster fabric left, and I plan on making Mrs. Depew's Beach Bustier and Shorts, and if there is fabric left over, possibly the blouse from Butterick 5895.
I have a blouse pattern that I half hacked from Gertie's shirtdress pattern that makes for gloriously fitted blouses. I want to stitch up a few more in breezy cotton to go with my shorts and skirts in the summer months.
3) MOAR GATHERED SKIRTS
When the weather gets warm, I want to live in gathered skirts. They are a sure-fire way to feel feminine and graceful without getting too warm. Plus I like that they take almost zero brainpower to sew.
I'm sure most of you have seen somebody in the blogosphere stitch up a Bombshell. This suit has the magical ability to make whoever sews it look like a pin-up goddess. It's fantastic. I have red and navy swimsuit lycra and will be stitching up several versions of this beauty!
Source: Closet Case Files
5) Tiki dress
When I think of summer, I picture my honeymoon in Hawaii. Since we don't have the money to fly to Hawaii all the time (oh, if only that were the case!), I'll settle for a tasty drink in a tiki bar. There are a few cool ones around here, and a cool tiki bar calls for a hot Shaheen-style tiki dress! I'll be using Gertie's fabulous pattern, Butterick 6019 with this awesome blue tropical/tiki print fabric that I found at a local thrift store.
What do you guys have planned for summer sewing? Let me know in the comments!