The weather here has been getting warmer and warmer, and I must tell you that it truly feels like we just skipped over winter altogether! Yeah, we've had some rainy, cooler days, but nothing that resembled cold weather. So God seemed to give us early spring weather when it should have been winter, and now it feels like we are headed into summer.
Who knows about the weather anymore, but I will tell you one thing--I am looking forward to making the most of this March (warm, cold, or whatever). I have a few things I am working on, and I will be checking back with you soon, but I wanted you to know I am still sewing.
In the meantime, I thought I would talk about a couple of cute spring patterns:
If you are following the trends (or if you have done any shopping for clothes lately) you will see that everything is trending back to short again--namely shorter shorts and skirts. As for me, I definitely won't be participating in this trend. I prefer a jegging or skinny jean anyday to a pair of short shorts. It's just not my style. But this top is me! I prefer View B, and I like the added fabric waist tie.
I recently bought a shirt with a fabric waist tie and it is one of my favorites to wear, so I would like to experiment with this style more.
Now, believe it or not, I (at one time) owned a dress exactly like this about 11 years ago! It had horizontal stripes in blue and pink, and it was adorable. Now, mind you, it was also a little too tight, but I loved the way it hugged my curves. So when I saw this, I immediately thought "I would love to own a dress like that again." Of course this time I plan on making it with a more relaxed fit that I had back then (to my hubby's approval, I am sure).
And here is a top that is a little more sassy! It has an interesting shape for sure, and I like the asymmetrical hemline. I would definitely have to see this sewn by someone else, though, before I jumped on the bandwagon. Have you ever done that? Saw a pattern you liked, but waited patiently to see if/when someone else would sew it so you could see if it was you? Or maybe you stalked Patternreview to see if a review was ever written for a pattern you thought was cute? I have done it because I usually don't take risks unless I really love something. Hey, sometimes you don't know you love something until you see what someone else does with it, right?
NL 6107 is one that I could probably pass over, except for the blouse in View A. Love it! I like the slightly ballooned sleeves with the ruffle tie in the middle. And as far as the skirt goes, it is simple and classic, with a good yoke.
This dress is oh so adorable (the little girl is too)! This may be something I could look at sewing later on for my princess. And when I say princess, that is what she really is!! Growing up, I never was a "girly-girl." I was mostly a tomboy, and wanted to play rough and play hard. How did this tomboy have a princess? My little one takes pride in choosing her outfits for the day, and even has requests for styles when I do her hair. I'm only glad that she hasn't really gotten into wearing a bunch of cute shoes (one or two choices suffice for now), but I feel like she eventually will. So I say all of that to say, I love this dress, and I know my princess will too!
This last pick is also too cute for words! The ruffle going down the front of the dress with the attached bow is darling!
Well, those are my picks for New Look's spring collection. Though I really like these, I am doing my best to not get distracted, and to sew patterns I already have. If you want to see more, click here.