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My Summer Sewing Plans

Hello there and thanks for stopping by!

I’ve decided to share my summer sewing plans for three reasons. Firstly, I hoped people might be interested; secondly, to help me to come up with a clear plan for what I want to achieve over the next three months; and, finally, to encourage me to finish the projects I start.

Coming up with my plan was a little tricky as what I want to sew and what I have time to sew are two very different things. I  am doing up my new house which is my priority at the moment. Then there is work and socialising, not to mention Netflix and the new series of Poldark to contend with. To cut a long story short,  I’ve tried to be realistic and if I manage to sew more, well that is a lovely bonus.

So without further ado, here are my summer sewing goals…

Japanese Cushions

Last December, I was lucky enough to attend a press trip to Japan. It was an amazing trip. I enjoyed every minute of it and hope to return one day. In the meantime, I am content with cherishing the memories and filling my home with reminders of this wonderful adventure. I love Japanese fabrics and I managed to pick up some beautiful pieces during my stay. I also bought some handkerchiefs, which I want to turn into cushions for my living room. I plan to finish them with piping or perhaps pick out one of the colours in ric rac.

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Goldstitch Jersey Top

My mum made this flattering jersey top earlier this year and I’ve been eager to make my own version ever since. The pattern was created by Jean a Westgarth of Goldstitch Sew Cafe and is a wardrobe staple. I’ve already bought some textured jersey in a pretty coral colour from Goldstitch so I am all set.

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Katie’s Wedding Bunting

My lovely friend and colleague Katie is getting married next month and I’m making some bunting for the reception venue. I’ve already sewn all the triangles together but I still need to attach them to the bias binding.

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Simplicity 1960s Shirt Dress

This is one of my Vintage Pledge garments and you can read more about it here. I’ve chosen a gorgeous floral cotton for this project and I can’t wait to get started!

Eliza M Vintage Circle Skirt

I made an Eliza M circle skirt a few years ago and I wear it all of the time. This summer, I would like to make a plain version, perhaps in a denim chambray, to allow me to team it with printed tops.

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The Never Ending Jumper

I started knitting this jumper three years ago. It’s still not finished and I’m sick of the sight of it. This summer, I’m determined to get it out of my knitting bag and into my jumper drawer!

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The Cow Girl Dress

I have left this until last because, if I run out of time, this dress may have to wait until next summer. I love country music, especially Dolly Parton, so I am keen to make a Western style dress from a gingham duvet cover I was given. My plan is to use the Great British Sewing Bee Fashion Fabric jumpsuit bodice but replace the trousers with a skirt. I love the frill detail, which I think will look great in gingham. You can read more about the jumpsuit here.

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So there you have it. My summer sewing plans. Wish me luck! x

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