If you read my book “Sewing your dream wardrobe”, you already know that I’ve implemented a new way of organizing my sewing, which is working in collections. This idea was originally started by the blogger Emily Hallman and it has been adopted by other seamstresses lately (my favorite examples include Mimi G’s pink collection and Suzanna’s Indian Summer Collection).
I have made 3 collections during 2017 and early 2018, which you can see in my book, and I am now ready to start working on my next one, for spring and summer. Knowing myself -and if I manage to find the time- I’ll probably squeeze in another one in the next few months, but I make no promises right now, haha! I wanted to sew a collection that really speaks about my personality and my style and if anything characterizes me is that I am a very girly girl.
Think about a hopeless romantic, who loves anything floral and pink. Although I’ve changed so much over the last few years, I still love embracing my inner child. I am also starting to notice that my style is slowly changing and evolving and that some of the clothes in my wardrobe don’t make my heart sing anymore. So all these things provide the perfect ground for me to work on a new collection of garments.
As you probably imagine, my summer collection is going to be pink-themed. I know that Mimi G made a pink one recently and I have no intention to copy her, it just happens that we love the same color, haha! It’s also no secret that I find her truly inspiring and an amazing person, so she has influenced my choices (as you will see, many of the patterns I chose are hers). I’ve already gotten my fabrics and paired almost all of them with patterns. It is really exciting to plan your sewing makes according to a theme and I find this stage even more fun than sewing.
To organize my time and plan everything, I am using my Ultimate Sewing Planner. The project planning pages are made for this work and I just love having everything documented and in one place, to keep myself accountable and stay on track.
Having made three collections already -and written a book/guide about that subject- I think I have perfected my method by now. Believe it or not, it took me 3 days to plan the garments I wanted to sew and choose the fabrics for them. I still have a few “maybes”, but this has mostly to do with the fact that I bought my fabrics online and a couple of them are not suitable for what I had in mind (for example, my denim fabric is too thick for a summer jumpsuit, so I’ll need to be flexible and make something else with it)
If you want to see all the fabrics I gathered for my summer collection and hear my plans about each one of them, make sure you watch this week’s vlog.
I hope you like my picks and I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this project.