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My DIY Spring Wardrobe from 2017 by Sewing Daydreams

My DIY Spring Wardrobe from 2017

Spring is almost through here in upstate New York and I am pleased to say that I had a rather productive one!  I got to sew up some pieces that I had been thinking about for a really long time and it feels so good to finally be able to wear them.  I caught up with the talented photographer, Dave Blenis, recently and got to show some of my newest sewing pieces off.  Read through and check out my homemade spring wardrobe pieces from 2017.  After wearing them for some time, I have some new insight into them that I’m going to share here.  From my Red Riding hoodie to my embroidered Bohemian tunic to my Mad Men inspired skirt… Enjoy!

Also, as a side note, my husband enjoyed this spring wardrobe photo shoot because he got to take a brief vacation from being my Instagram Husband.  🙂

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Hooded Wrap Tutorial

DIY – The Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

I like wearing it open without the self-tie belt as well.

It’s cold where I live, and I want to make something cozy that I can layer on to help keep the chill off.  I also want it to be versatile enough where I can wear it out or wear it in while cuddling on the couch. So, today, we will be making a hooded wrap long sleeved shirt with a self-tie belt at the waist.  Of course, there will be pockets, so no worries there.  Here we go!

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Pencil Skirt Tutorial

DIY – The Perfect Pencil Skirt Tutorial

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Sewing Daydreams - Perfect Pencil Skirt Tutorial

Sewing Daydreams - Perfect Pencil Skirt Tutorial

Sewing Daydreams - Perfect Pencil Skirt Tutorial

Today I will show you how to make a pencil skirt, and this pencil skirt tutorial is one that I have been thinking about making for a while now.  I actually haven’t made a skirt since my Golden Skirt Tutorial which is from way back when I just started this blog!  Now that I have my little kiddo, it’s hard to find the time to do any intricate sewing.  This one is quick, easy, and to the point.  Can’t go wrong with that.  Read along for my DIY perfect pencil skirt tutorial.

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DIY – The Long Sleeve Sheath Dress Tutorial

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long sleeve sheath dress tutorial

I am pregnant, and am ready to show the world!  Well, at least my coworkers.  After months of wearing baggy shirts, I’m ready to make a form-fitting dress with my long sleeve sheath dress tutorial.  I want to show off all my new maternal curves.  So today, we’re going to make a sheath dress, plain and unadorned, but one that fits to your body.  Since I am pregnant and hoping to wear this for a little while yet, I’m going to add a little bit of room around the midsection to accommodate some belly growth.  It’s still quite cold outside, so this one will adorn long sleeves.  For those pregnant ladies out there, other dresses you can make that will grow with your bump include Simplicity’s 1360 dress, my Breezy Trapeze Dress Tutorial, and my Double V-Neck Boxy Dress Tutorial.

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