Fabrics For Spring Sewing

ray stitch poplin

No chocolate bunnies to share here, but I can definitely feel my mood shifting from all those sombre winter black fabrics I’ve been sewing for the past six months. Spring prints are calling to me, starting with the above poplin from Ray Stitch that I think would make a beautiful version of the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress. (I’ve already made one version here.)

sew over it lawn

Okay, so maybe I haven’t entirely abandoned black in the above WIP, using lawn cotton – now sadly sold out, as far as I can see. The pattern has been a challenge to my body and I’m still waiting to see if this is going to be a success or a failure.

And then there are all the other fabrics I’ve been purchasing…

spring fabrics

The silk on the left was recently featured in one of Lisa’s Youtube videos. The fabric on the right is a peached cotton poplin from Fabric Godmother. I can’t see this particular one still in stock, but there are other peached cotton poplins available such as this and this.

And then there are the fabrics I can’t stop myself from buying, even though the colour ways are startlingly similair. What would you sew with either of the below? I can envisage pussy bow blouses, but could you make other suggestions? I need inspiration to use up all my Spring!

spring fabrics ii

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22 Responses to Fabrics For Spring Sewing

  1. I love those peachy colors too! They look like they would make nice, flowy dresses for spring or summer.

  2. redsilvia says:

    Love those pink fabrics! Your Pussy Bow blouses are super cute but trolling through my links: True Bias Sutton Blouse, Deer&Doe Mélilot shirt, or for something super duper springy like Aime Comme Marie Magellan blouse http://aimecommemarie.bigcartel.com/product/aime-comme-magellan for a hint of ruffle.

    Will stay tuned for what pops up!

  3. Debbie Jones says:

    It is so nice to be seeing all of the pretty spring fabrics starting to come through. The two peach fabrics you have are gorgeous and would look amazing made into pussy bow blouses. I can’t wait to see them made up.


  4. Ooh they are pretty! A kimono jacket? Simple shell top for under jackets? Or perhaps a flippy long skirt?

  5. Amy says:

    What is the one on the left with the birds? Must have some!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Ooooohhhhh you have such pretty new pieces! I love fabric posts and it’s interesting to see what’s available in your area! These are going to make some wonderful garments.

  7. norma says:

    Pretty fabrics! I am looking for something spring like to make my 1930s blouse

  8. norma says:

    Whoops – pressed by mistake…Yes, so 1930s blouse – your fabrics look the sort of thing. I’ll have to get going or it won’t be ready for spring.

  9. PsychicKathleen says:

    Beautiful summery peaches. I love all your fabric choices – lovely cool summery dresses, flouncy skirts or even skorts – sleeveless blouses. It will be fun to follow all the beautiful things I’m sure you’ll decide to make 🙂

  10. Kathy Lynch says:

    Oh gosh, your navy blue poplin with little white floral sprigs…….my all time favourite bikini, circa 1972, was made in a cotton SOOO similar to that. (Before lycra swimmers.) Ahhhh, long lazy days spent on the Aussie beach – bliss! I’d say a Vintage Shirt Dress would be perfection in that fabric! Happy Spring, Karen! 🙂

  11. Oh my, what pretty fabrics -essence of spring while still edgy. I was talking to a friend today who confessed she has 71 dresses in her wardrobe. I have 7. I pretty much wear nothing else. No wonder my blog is so boring, unless you are interested in the stage career of a late blooming cabaret performer!

  12. tinygoldenpins says:

    Be still my heart. All those fabrics are just incredible! I can’t wait to see what you do with them. I so love your makes!

  13. sewandsnip says:

    All those fabric are gorgeous. Whatever you end up making iis going to look fantastic with those purchases.

  14. Jen M says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I live in a super-hot summer climate (Tucson, Arizona, USA), where the temps are generally above 100F (38C) June-October. My default pattern for such fabrics is a nice, loose, bias-cut tank. Good under a cardi for winter, too! 😁

  15. So pleased I also own the pansy fabric from fabricgodmother! It’s my most favourite and I’m scared to use it!

  16. Kelly Mannino says:

    I made a maxi Zinnia skirt with the left fabric. It’s very flowy 🙂

  17. manorgreen says:

    These fabrics are so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what you do with them!

  18. Gail says:

    I hope the fan fabric works out. It is my personal favourite, but all gorgeous pieces.

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