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Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby sewingmom on Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:01 am

I just found a pattern I like Kwik Sew 3232 http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/PDF/3232.pdf. For you ladies that like to wear a skort in the summer months this is it and it has a nice cardigan and tank top with it. I like the fact that the shorts underneath are ment to be made out of a lighter weight fabric and the skirt does not look like pants from the back or front. I am ready to start some summer sewing for me. Maybe if I make it in the size I want to be I wil be able to push myself to diet and fit it by the time warm weather is here. Sounds like I need a SWAP. Hmmmm, skort, swimsuit, slacks, cardigan, tank top , chamisole, skirt, swimsuit coverup added to what I have already should be just what the doctor ordered to fight the winter blues and get ready for summer weather, I bought some fushia colored stretch terry a few weeks ago. I think I will start there. That should make one of these Items. Which one?
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby esrun3 on Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:17 am

Nice pattern. I think the fuschia would look fabulous in the cardigan and/or tank top! Can't wait to see pictures
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby sewingmom on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:05 pm

I'll start in January to ward off the seasonal depression.
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby kaitlinnegan on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:43 pm

Great idea! I am having a hard time believing winter is really going to last a couple more months... :( You know how I love daydreaming and planning, so maybe looking ahead to summer is just the thing. That Kwik Sew pattern looks perfect for a warm weather wardrobe - what a great combination of options.

I found last spring/summer that my wardrobe is really lacking in short sleeve options, so I will definitely be working on some short sleeve woven blouses and knit tops. I could even wear them now under a sweater or jacket - the building where I work tends to vary a lot in temperature, so layering is a good idea anyway. Here are some of the patterns that are "on my list":
New Look 6407 - a classic button-down shirt, I'm imagining either a nice tone-on-tone textured cotton, or some kind of fine stripe
Simplcity 4076 - The scoopneck version for sure, in a nice cotton/lycra jersey
Vogue 2980 - faux bolero top in either a rayon or poly/lycra jersey

I just need to decide on colors for the tops. I'm an "autumn," which seems to make things difficult for spring/summer colors. I want to wear light colors, but pastels don't look great on me. I think I might focus more on prints with darker colors on a light background, and also some light yellow and coral, which seem to look nice on me.

What other colors are you thinking of to go with the fuschia, sewingmom? I think fuschia would go nicely with a lot of neutrals - black, white, khaki, etc, or if you could find a coordinating lighter pink that would be pretty for the tank top if you do the cardigan in fuschia.
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby sewingmom on Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:37 pm

Kaitlinn, I havn't thought that far. I just recently bought some white batiste. That would make a good button up sleeveless top and a white skort out of triger cloth or twill would work but I havn't a clue for the tank. I think it must be stretch and I don't have any for a suitable match to the fuschia. In fact I don't have many cordinating fabrics on hand. Maybe I will also shop in Jan. for Jersey fabrics or cotton interloc knits. Make some color suggestions. I am good in pinks, greens and beiges, browns, coral..
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby bridesmom on Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:39 pm

Wow, I'm impressed that you are thinking that far ahead! I don't get to that point until I realize I have to start looking at my spring wardrobe and it's already spring, which is a little late to get sewing for the season. I do have some stash that I picked up last fall that is springy, but with the snow blowing around, I can't get my brain into warm weather gear!
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby kaitlinnegan on Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:17 pm

Ack - it appears the warm weather is already upon us! How did your planning go, sewingmom? Have you made any finished garments?

I am wayy behind, and things are busy with school right now. Luckily I have a few nice fabrics on hand, and a few quick and easy patterns..so hopefully I can have some nice warm weather additions to my wardrobe very soon. I'm thinking knit tops (of course ;) ), a skirt or two in linen or denim, and some drawstring waist linen pants. More details and progress to come, hopefully!
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Re: Getting ready to sew for warmer weather

New postby bridesmom on Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:26 am

I'm beginning to think I need to start sewing for spring in January! And in April, I should be planning my fall wardrobe so that they are done when the season hits! DD came up with 5 pieces of fabric to make spring dresses for DGD. And spring is here!!! Now I know why the garment industry brings out its spring collection in January!
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