June 6, 2012

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 :

1- Chambray Blazer – I wear it all of the time.  I love how it can go mod or vintage depending on what it is paired with.

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.

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  • Reply gingermakes June 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    I think you did a great job! These are all very wearable and cute! Maybe you’ll find a more suitable lace in the future– it would be so fun to have a lace top!

  • Reply Gail June 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    You can’t complain about this output. Your cambray blazer is personal favourite of mine.

  • Reply StephC June 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Your wardrobe looks really great- you should be very proud!

    Don’t you love a nice simple shirt that’s easy to make and wear?

  • Reply Kasey June 8, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Incredible job! I didn’t do any planning for my handmade spring, and without goals, I’m useless! So, thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be setting goals for my handmade summer. Can’t wait to see yours!


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