What *MUST* you sew?

Ok. It’s in the mid-sixities today and no one is wearing a coat!! Warm enough to make me forget that it’ll be only in the 30s with a chance of snow this weekend. But, of course it has me thinking about what I *MUST* sew for the spring / summer.

Photo From Sigrid's Sewing Projects
Photo From Sigrid's Sewing Projects

I think, it’s a shirtdress for me. Likely, this Knip Mode modeled after the Bottega Veneta dress. So, what about you guys? What is your *must* make for Spring / Summer?


  1. Knit dresses. I ride my bike to work a lot, especially during the summer and it’s really convenient to be able to roll up a knit dress in my backpack to ride to work. Then, when I get to work, I can just clean up, pop on the dress and some hose and shoes and I’m good to go.

  2. To tell the truth, I haven’t thought of it yet and won’t be able to think of it until temperatures rise tremendously here but I love this dress. Which Knipmode issue is it from ?

  3. I know. This weather is such a teaser. It’s making me feel it’s finally spring. But, it’s a cruel cruel joke.

  4. My first warm weather sewing project is going to be the Butterick 5314 you mentioned in the earlier post in the sleeveless version. I need to hit the weights though before spring to tone up those winter arms-argh.

  5. I have an acid green cardigan and I really want a turquoise or teal skirt/dress to go with it, I’m dreaming of this fabric http://www.gorgeousfabrics.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1484 or this one http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=de91e7b0-b520-4474-9cf9-2b6d96b45e1c though I’ll probably go with a solid linen or cotton bought locally as I can’t really justify the shipping from the US *sigh*

    Also very badly wanting the skirt from B5335 http://www.butterick.com/item/B5335.htm??tab=list/whats_new&page=all probably in navy, with a nice mint green top to go with it. I think the cardigan would work with a navy skirt as well, though not with a mint green top, so I’ll need to make a navy-and-white-striped version of the top as well! 😉

  6. If you are going to make this, Sigrid and I both made some changes to this. Take a look at Sigrid’s review as she did a great job of illustrating what we both ended up doing. I’d make a muslin. I extended the button stand so that it folded inside itself and became a self interfaced button stand. You don’t have to do it this way, but it is a neat way to finish the front. I love this dress, so I look forward to your version.

  7. I have a lot going through my mind right now. I have a lot of inspiration from the new Boden catalog. A nice spring printed coat is one item!

    I love, love the shirtdress. What issue of Knipmode? Can’t wait to see your version!

  8. Shirt dress and knit dresses, cool cotton skirts…I so want it to be warm!
    I was able to ride around with the top down on my old convertible today, but I hear bad things about this weekend (they said the “S” word – snow!aaaarrrrgggghhhhh)

  9. I was sooo trying not to think about spring and then I peeked at Liz Claiborne’s garments from I. Mizrahi – Ahhhh! There’s a floral shirtwaist with my name all over it!

  10. Really cute dress! It has been so cold these past couple of days here in California that I haven’t really thought about Spring/Summer. But, I’ve been thinking about a lightweight trench coat…

  11. I’m thinking I might just make a dress or two for the spring. But then I worry about how pale my legs will look and how repulsed my coworkers might be at the sight of them…. So maybe I’ll just stick with the cute jackets from BWOF 2/09.

  12. Heeeeey, I think you held that shirtdress back when I was perusing Knip Modes! Heh. That will look so cute on you. For Spring I don’t have any particular elements, just short sleeves and short skirts.

  13. Dresses always make me feel pretty. This dress is adorable. Which Knip Mode issue is this, and how do you subscribe to the magazine?

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