Spring Making Plans

While I type this is is 20 degrees and snowing outside, but, buttttttttttt….. looking at the forecast next week, spring is finally here! I have been having so much fun putting together my spring capsule wardrobe. I am following the EveryDay Style Capsule guide and I just love this thing. All of my outfit posts that I share on Fridays will be using mostly pieces from my capsule so you will be able to see exactly how I put this to use.

I started with what I had in my closet, then looked into some of my favorite second hand stores, then went shopping using the links in the capsule, and finally went shopping for fabric and patterns that I can make for myself. I can’t wait to get started sewing and knitting these pieces and will be sharing pattern reviews as I finish them up. Let me show you some of my plans!

First up I’m going to be making the Mitchell Trousers by Closet Core Patterns out of some sandwashed viscose crepe in a navy colorway. I think these will be great every day pants I can wear with boots or sneakers and the fabric is light weight enough that I should be able to wear them with sandals in the spring.

I am loving the wide leg trouser trend and the capsule calls for tan pants so I’m going to try the Protea Pants from Paradise Patterns. I’ve seen a lot of people make these on Instagram and I thought it would be cool to sew them up in this designer deadstock midweight yarn dyed cotton. I love the pop of color in the tan fabric and the fun feminine play on menswear.

For a navy athleisure pant, I’m going to sew M8368. I made these up in a different fabric and absolutely love these giant flares. I think a navy version will be awesome to throw on with a tshirt and sneakers when I’m wanting to be comfortable but still look put together. I’m using a bamboo rib knit for ultimate comfy pants.

Finally for my sewing, I want a chambray dress. This particular fabric is no longer available, but really any chambray would work. I’m going to make the Nicks Dress from Closet Core patterns and since I’ve made this as a top already, I know it should fit me well and come together fairly quickly. I love that it has sleeves and I think it will be a dress that I can wear through multiple seasons here in Colorado.

For my knitting, you can always check on my project page on Ravelry to see what I’m up to, but my loose plans are to knit up a It’s Not a Sweatshirt from Knitting for Olive, the Whitmoor Sweater in a lovely lavender yarn, the Weekender in yarn I got second hand last year, and the Reverb Wrap in a kit I picked up on sale from Lion Brand a few weeks ago.

I do not expect to get all this knitting done by the time summer starts, but I’m hoping I can be casting off and setting them aside for cooler weather by that time. And if it takes longer, it takes longer, I really just enjoy planning my projects with the supplies I have and have been looking forward to casting on all of these for awhile now.

I will be checking in as I finish all of these projects as well as showing you how I wear them in real life here on the blog, so I hope you will follow along! Let me know your spring making plans, if you have any.

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