Sewing has slowed down to a trickle for me in the aftermath of the Tree Gown (I didn’t touch my sewing machine for a whole week after the ball! lol) so I thought I’d do a post on my blog about a project for my wardrobe that I’ve been pursuing gradually for a few years featuring past makes. It also seems especially appropriate for this (polar vortex – oooooOOOOoooo) year. That is, dressing for “spring” when it starts on the calendar in a climate where it doesn’t feel like it for another couple months: “Canadian” spring. Basically, what this involves is making winter-weight clothes in spring colours; for me, this primarily means wool fabrics. I’m sharing here because several of the pieces in my “Canadian Spring” wardrobe are made with vintage fabrics and/or vintage patterns.
This skirt is a piece of vintage wool I found at a thrift store. I used this 70s pattern to make it:
And this one (also fabric from Goodwill/Value Village):
This wool satin dress is based off a 1950s pattern that I’ve altered a lot over time:
The fabric for this green wool blend dress isn’t vintage (it’s from Fabricland a couple of years ago)…
but is made from another cute 70s pattern:
All of these pieces are warm enough to wear when there’s still snow all over the place, but help to perk me up when I’ve gotten really tired of winter by March 1.
More pics and info over on my blog