Spring has sprung here in Virginia, and nothing seems to put me in the sewing mood quite like crocuses and daffodils. I’m currently working on a modified v-neck Terrace Dress in a lovely wine-colored linen and fantasizing about the perfect spring capsule wardrobe I would sew if someone took my kids for a week. Since that’s not happening any time soon, I know I won’t sew all of these. But it’s fun to dream, right?
This dream capsule consists of a pair of pants, a skirt, a dress and three tops that would go with both the pants and the skirt.
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1. Virginia gets steamy in the summer, which is the perfect weather for loose-fitting lightweight pants and a boxy linen tank. I really like this combination, which is made for the Breezy Blouse and the Montauk Trousers with a widened leg.
2. I also really like breezy dresses in warm weather, often made of … you guessed it … linen. The Terrace Dress I’m making right now is very similar to this one. The Cappuccino Dress, the Cinema Dress and the Gelato Dress are also terrific options for a loose-fitting warm-weather frock.
4. Lengthen the skirt and make it in denim, and I’m all over this outfit using the Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt and the Maritime Knit Top. I am due for another Maritime, actually, as I ruined mine while mouse-proofing the garage with a canister of spray foam …
And what about you? Does spring make you want to sew? Share your plans in the comment section!