Spring means so many things:
The warming thermometer, getting out in the garden, time spent outdoors rediscovering what the winter left behind... and rainy days spent indoors sewing!
I always think of Spring as a great time to sew new garments: breezy, flowing tops in cotton voile, three season jackets in linen, maxi-skirts in flowing rayon. And there's never a bad time to make a new bag (or two!).
Currently, we're in love with the new Esme Top sewing pattern from Sew Liberated Designs, and the Washi Dress from Made by Rae has been wildly successful.
For bags? I am still enamored with the Spice Market Tote from Amy Butler (what a great way to show off a favorite print!) and of course I am using my Here We Go Bag from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings book as my everyday bag. It's great for toting around all of my necessities, plus the army of things I need for Baby Bert.
What about you... what are you itching to sew in between the raindrops this Spring?
Whatever you are planning for the coming weeks, we hope you'll find some inspiration here at Alewives Fabrics!
Rhea and Barbara (and all the ladies) at Alewives Fabrics