With all the time earlier in the spring taken up by planning and executing our move, it’s now time for me to play catch-up making some spring and summer clothing. I need some quick “wins” to fill out my work and “better” casual wardrobe. Here are some possibilities I am considering:

True Bias Sutton Blouse

A loose fitting V-neck top with kimono sleeves, a one piece yoke, and a back inverted pleat. Looks like it would be easy to make up in rayon challis or cotton voile for a lightweight, breathable summer top. An added plus, this PDF pattern comes with a copy shop version, so I’ll save time on the piecing together of pattern pages!


Named Clothing Alexandra Peg Trousers

“Soft” pants, either in a wide leg or tapered leg version, are a good lightweight alternative to traditional structured pants for the summertime. I can see these made up in challis, a lightweight stretch cotton, or a linen blend.



Butterick 6169 – Lisette Dress

This is the belted version of the dress in this pattern (which also features a moto jacket). It’s designed for both lightweight woven and knit fabrics. This dress looks really comfortable, in my opinion.



McCalls 7127 Tops

I love the design of both the front and back on this knit top; from the boat neck and dolmen sleeves to the wrapped-look back.

At first glance, this dress may appear no where near as flashy as most Vogue designs, but in my opinion,  it’s really quite a lovely design that is also easy to sew.