Like so many of you, I’ve been busy finding ways to cope with social distancing and the everyday uncertainties of these trying times. Sewing has always been a way for me to express myself, and it has also been a great way to relieve stress. Mood Fabrics has been essential in providing us with creative content and tools to help us feel connected all while staying safe at home. Although we may not know when things will get back to normal, I’m sure it’s something we are hopeful for and looking forward to. So, whether you’re getting dressed in your Sunday best to attend a live streaming of church service, or getting all dolled up for a girls night video chat, we are all yearning to feel some type of normalcy. With the help of Mood Fabrics’ free wardrobe planner, I’ve been able to plan and create my very own Back To Socialization wardrobe. Since it seems like most of our spring will be spent indoors, I’ve put together a list below of Moods free patterns that can help you transition nicely into the warmer months.
I like the simplicity of this wardrobe planner. It’s straight forward and to the point! Each section is clearly labeled so you can list items from each category as you see fit! Don’t worry about running out of space! Download as many blank templates as you like. The first thing I did after taking inventory of my closet, was to list the items I felt were missing. I then used my sewing planner to take a look at my fabric stash to see if I had any transitioning spring/summer fabric. Next, I sketched up a few quick ideas on my croquis! I think my new wardrobe is coming together beautifully!
Here’s look at some quick and easy downloadable free sewing patterns that are perfect for spring and summer!
If t-shirts are your go-to warm-weather item, then you’ll love the Lavender Tee . Try using cotton jersey or baby soft bamboo knit in beautiful solid colors. If you are looking to jazz up your basic tee, try this chic Lavender Tee Redux!
If you are heading back to work, the Kleinia blouse is definitely a must-have. The relaxed and sophisticated silhouette looks great in either a print or solid. Try using contrasting buttons on the back for an alluring look!
If you want to add more skirts to your line-up, the Indigo Skirt is a great option. The length is great for transitioning between seasons and the elastic waist is a no brainer. Try this bias-cut skirt in a silk print!
When having the time for separates is not an option, we can always rely on our one-piece ensemble! Whether it’s a dress, a jumper, or romper, we all love the convenience of slipping into a ready and go outfit! One of my favorite new patterns has to be the Forrest Jumpsuit. It’s packed with style and function. Try making it in cotton twill or stretch cotton sateen.