Friday, May 13

Summer Sewing Inspiration

The last couple of days have been glorious! Clear skies, sunshine, flowers everywhere...what's not to love? But apparently the weather gods have decided it's time for the "ice saints" to show up in the next couple of days. Ugh. So, what's the next best thing to enjoying summer days? In my case it's sewing something pretty for summer and here's my inspiration plus a few suitable fabric choices:

Kids reversible bucket hat

 all cotton fabrics from here
Pleated beach dress
tropical fabric from here
Drawstring backpack
Hexagons / Owls
DIY espadrilles

I've always wanted to sew a pair of canvas espadrilles. They just scream summer, don't they? You can purchase the sole online or at craft stores. They are really not that difficult to make, but there is considerable handsewing with a darning needle involved. I seriously want to make a pair, but I need to purchase the soles first. Have you got any fun summer sewing projects lined up? Do tell!

Happy Friday :)

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  1. Hallo liebe Duni,
    die Stoffe sind ja wunderschön, die Du ausgesucht hast. Das tropische Muster gefällt mir persönlich besonders gut. Ich freue mich, dass Du auch ein paar sonnige Tage hattest und ja, die Schuhe machen Lust auf Sommer.
    Viele liebe Grüße, Synnöve

  2. Hallo, liebste Duni,
    das sind ja zauberhafte Stoffe! Und die Esparilles sind super geworden!
    Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Nachmittag und ein schönes Pfingstfwochenende !
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße, Claudia ♥

  3. Cute project ideas! Your fabrics are beautiful as always. I hope you try making espadrilles. That will sure be a unique experience making shoes!

    1. I really want to! The sewing isn't difficult, but the darning will require some concentration and effort :)

  4. Gorgeous fabrics! The espadrilles look hard to make to me! On my summer to do list is staining decks, landscaping and vacations!

    1. Well a vacation is always a good plan :)

  5. I've actually wanted to make a pair of shoes for a long time, but I haven't done so yet. Unfortunately, I don't have any summer seeing projects planned - planning a month long trip/stay somewhere I can't count on having electricity or running water has consumed most of my planning energy!

    1. A trip that long does take planning! Best of luck with that :)

  6. Great inspiration pictures. I like that beach dress. Looks very comfortable. Fun fabric choices for all of these too.
    We've been getting the same screwy kind of weather. We'll get a few nice days and then we get hit with either much colder temperatures or lots of rain

  7. oh no! the ice saints! well that is just not fun. I hope the summer weather returns soon. I do love a pair of espadrilles .. they do so look and feel like summer!

  8. Your summer fabric choices are wonderful! So colourful and fun!

  9. Hi D. :)

    Lots of inspiration :)

    I had a phase of wearing espadrilles but then couldn't find them in the US & stopped wearing them, maybe it is time to make a pair, sounds fun, thank goodness for online availability :)

    Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

  10. You have a very beautiful fabrics in your store. It is a pity that I no longer sew ...

  11. The vintage newsprint is great!

  12. The vintage newsprint is great!

  13. Ich würde Dir gerne von meinen Sommer-Nähprojekten erzählen, liebe Duni!
    Die Betonung liegt auf würde! Heul! :-(
    Aber die Espadrilles wollte ich mir dafür schon zweimal dieses Jahr kaufen. Mit schicken Streifen. Aber leider war ich dann immer vernünftig, da ich an meinen vollen Schuhschrank dachte.
    Aber für mich sind diese Schuhe einfach Jugend-Erinnerungen.
    Liebe Grüße


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