Spring is in the air. Although there might be a couple of months still before the leaves on the trees will start to show up, it definately is time for some spring sewing planning. Of course, I´ve had my Springspiration board on Pinterest for months, so I am not completely unprepared.

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As you might see from my blog design, hot pink is on my mind. Together with neutrals like chocolate brown, grayish blues, white and black, I am looking forward to a sleek looking spring. Of course, there will be some exceptions, like the crazy print dress I am making for Sew Dolly Clackett, or the bright yellow pencil skirt I am about to finish.


As some of you might have noticed from IG and Twitter, I have a crush on Lekala Patterns at the moment. Lekala is just bursting with fabulous patterns, and team that with their amazing pattern making skills, I will overlook the tedious PDF pattern assembling and the somewhat cryptic instructions, and just enjoy unique and perfectly fitted garments made just for me without worrying about FBA´s or other boring fitting issues.

I will also do a couple of indies, more specifically BHL´s Anna and probably some Deer & Doe. I love their new shorts, and would like to make another Plantain. Oh, and I would LOVE to make Sewaholic´s Gabriola. It really is the perfect maxi skirt.


I´ve recently been on a couple of trips to Paris and London, and stocked up on some excellent fabric, so I am all set on that front, maybe with the exception of some fun print for the Gabriola. I made a floaty maxi last year in a rayon, and would love to make another one in a different colorway.


So, the ideas for garments are:

  1. Floaty wide legged hot pink trousers. I bought the fabric last year, and might use a Burda pattern I already have, or possibly Vogue 8604 or Lekala 4024.
  2. Fitted grey jacket and dress. I have been watching a lot of Washington DC based series this winter and a sleek House of Cards-sih style wouldn´t be all wrong, in my opinion.
  3. I would love to use the Anna dress pattern for something like the black maxi you see below.
  4. A black suit would be cool. Maybe use a cotton sateen fabric, and a Lekala jacket pattern toghether with  Named´s Jamie Jeans
  5. A chocolate brown short dress. Again from Lekala (I told you I was hooked).
  6. And maybe some fun skirts. Who knows?

As always with sewing plans, not all of these garments will see the light of day on this side of the summer. But I really don´t mind. I know some people get stressed out of realizing that not all plans will come to life. But I don´t bother worrying about that. I think that fantasy planning and actually finishing garments are equally fun!


  1. Kathryn on 06/03/2014 at 18:48

    I love the sound of your spring sewing plans! Great colour choices too – I’ve also got quite a bit of pink planned for this spring, so far no hot pink though as I’m trying to sew from my stash. That black dress with the embroidery is gorgeous!

    • Sølvi on 07/03/2014 at 12:10

      Oh, more pink – you look great in that so hurrah for pink! 🙂 And you are a very good seamstress for sewing from stash.:-)

  2. Sarah on 07/03/2014 at 01:51

    Hot pink floaty pants!!! I love that idea so much and hope you make them 🙂 That maxi dress is just stunning!

    I’m so glad you’re joining Sew Dolly Clackett and am eagerly looking forward to seeing what you make.

    • Sølvi on 07/03/2014 at 12:12

      Yay! You are so nice for hosting it, Sarah – and I can´t wait to see what everyone makes! 🙂

  3. Jill on 07/03/2014 at 06:45

    Ohhhh, that black floral dress-gorgeous! I actually pinned that dress for sewing inspiration a long time ago, it’s one of my favorites. I’ll be on the look out for your finished Anna, then!

    • Sølvi on 07/03/2014 at 12:14

      I would love to find a fabric that could be used for this, it´s such a stunning dress!

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