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Video: Winter sewing plans

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So let’s take a look at my sewing plans for winter! I really like to plan out my makes this way, where I create a mini wardrobe and stick to a certain theme. It can be workout clothes, a stash buster, basics or as in my latest video a color combination, which was not pre-planned, but the four garments have a very limited color range.

Hopefully, November and December will allow for more sewing time since all the sewing for my book is finally done. I still have a little work left on my Fehr Trade top, but that should not take more than a day.  I might squeeze in a pair of matching track pants after I’ve done the top before I start tackling my winter wardrobe, we’ll see! I do look forward to sewing proper garments again and I really like the sewing patterns I’ve picked for my winter collection. Stylish but not overly complicated, with the focus being on high-quality fabrics.

Do you plan out wardrobes or just sew what you are currently feeling? I can see the merits of both approaches, but because I’m so addicted to planning that I sometimes have a hard time being spontaneous with my sewing.

Things mentioned in the video

Esther’s blog

Wendy Mullen’s Sew-U book (affiliate link)

Burdastyle liberty lawn blouse


  • Summerflies
    November 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Joanna, you are way too hard on yourself. I love the raglan dress and think you can definitely wear it. I have a problem with white clothing too.. but mine is from sunscreen and deodorants. I too will check in for tips if anyone has some.

    • Johanna
      November 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      A lot of people commented on YouTube with some great tips to remove the yellow, such as vinegar and also some brands that we don’t have in Sweden unfortunately, but perhaps in your country?

  • Esther
    November 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I was wondering when you were going to sew the eyelet fabric from Barcelona! 😉 . I believe this fabric is so beautiful it is a pity to hide the blouse under a cardigan…. and be careful that the cardigan’s colour doesn’t transfer to the eyelet, cotton tends to get dyed very easily.
    I do know of some products to keep white garments white, there should be something similar in Sweden
    Good luck


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