So I present to you Shannon's Spring Sewing Plan, or SSSP for short.
My plan (loosely) consists of 7 items: 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 1 work dress, 1 play dress, and one jacket.
Here you can see my tentative storyboard. I have one woven top (NL6831), and one knit top (NL6648). I have one skirt (BWOF 01-2009-132) and one pair of pants (BWOF 09-2009-113). The plan is for each top to go with both bottoms. For my work dress, I'm thinking BWOF 03-2008-115, and for the play dress I'm considering S2694, the sundress version. I actually have two jackets on my storyboard. I can't decide which one I like best, so I might make both. S2443 is the cool new Cynthia Rowley pattern from Simplicity, and the "denim" jacket is BurdaStyle 02-2010-109. Both jackets need to go with all four top and bottom combos and both dresses.
As always, none of this is set in stone and any one of these pieces could change with no notice. As a matter of fact, I just ordered the new Hot Patterns Weekender Track and Field Cargo Pants and the Wong Singh Jones Kyoto Skirt so who knows?
So is anybody up for a sew-along? Feel free to borrow my plan, or better yet, come up with a custom plan that works for you. Anything goes as long as we all have fun sewing and we all have something pretty to wear come Spring!
In the meantime, smocking continues on Kitty Mittens. I'm thinking when it's all done, I'll put it into this dress:
The Princess still likes the smocked kitties and wants to wear them, and this little dress is suitable for an older girl. And we've made it before, so I know it goes together easily.