Thinking Spring in Rainbow Stripes: Wardrobe Sewing

You’re likely there. I’m definitely there. Texas and surrounding southern states are in danger because of low temps. We are all ready for a warm-up. Being in the midst of one of the toughest weather-months of the year, I’ve been contemplating what I’d like in a spring wardrobe. I re-use my minimal wardrobes from previous years, but one thing I don’t have much of is comfy and loose clothing that can double as workout and lounge wear, while still looking good at the beach.

So, my first sew for spring is the Ellie and Mac High Hopes Dolman pattern, modified to be a few inches shorter and sleeve cuffs looser as well (they come pretty snug for the smaller sizes, and I didn’t want this one as structured). Sometimes I choose the pattern first, and sometimes I choose the fabric first. In this case, the fabric was the leader: “happy” watercolor rainbow striped jersey from Boho Fabrics — it’s so cheery and embodies everything I want to feel when I have it on.

The High Hopes pattern has a scoop neck and off-the-shoulder option, and I went with the off-the-shoulder vibe this time. For practicality sake, I usually stick to round necklines, but I knew I wanted a beachy feel. This style will be perfect in the sand and on my yoga mat!

Also, if you haven’t tried Boho Fabrics yet, you can use this link for a discount code! It’s one of my favorite places to buy with consistent quality and natural-fiber options. Every time I receive a package, it’s wrapped like a gift. Needless to say, that does something special for the soul!

Happy spring, y’all! And happiest sewing!



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