Back in March I decided to follow Jen from Grainline’s lead and have a plan for my spring handmade wardrobe. I was hoping it would make me more organized and purposeful in my planning. Now that Spring is over and Summer is on I thought that it would be fun to look back at what I have made over the last three months and see how I well I stuck with my plan.
Here is the original plan :
1- Chambray Blazer
2- Flowy Midi Skirt
3- Printed Summer Scarf
4- Easy to Wear Blouses
5- Bathing Suit
6- Lace Top
Here is what I actually made :
2- Flowy Midi Skirt – I couldn’t find pleated fabric anywhere so I did a gathered version instead. I love my orange rayon challis one.
3- Printed Summer Scarf – I hand printed pint polka dots on it.
4- Easy to Wear Blouses – I already made a polka dot and a pink/navy heart version of the Grainline Scout tee. I am so obsessed with this pattern that I am pretty sure that it will make a comeback in my handmade summer wardrobe as well.
Here is what I didn’t make on the list :
5- Bathing Suit – I decided that with the move this summer and going to another big city I probably wasn’t going to have a lot of swimming time. Next summer I have a beach family reunion so I think I will make a couple next year.
6- Lace Top – So I tried it and it was a disaster. I think a combination of the stiffness of the lace and the pattern of my lace choice, it was just not flattering in any way. I am pretty sure that it will become so kind of dress for my daughter.
Even though I didn’t make everything on my list, I did make a few other things for myself and for my husband and daughter so I think that I did pretty good.
Coming soon – Handmade Summer Wardrobe Plans.