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Spring Inspiration sewing

Sewing with Spring Inspiration

Inspired by the vibrancy of this season, my Spring inspiration colour palette is a mix of soft pinks with animated floral patterns in reds, yellows, oranges and blues.

Thank you to Sharaine Talip for creating this Spring inspiration blog for our Below The Kōwhai community.

To see more of Sharaine’s beautiful work you can follow her on Instagram at @anak.the.label in addition you can follow along with her Waldorf teaching and lifestyle posts at @head.hearth.hands

spring colour palette

A little seed for me to sow.
A little earth to make it grow.
A little hole, a little pat,
a little wish, and that is that.
A little sun, a little shower,
a little while, and then a flower.

Waldorf Spring verse

Spring Fabric Inspiration

The warm winds and sunny days of Spring have arrived, and they’ve brought with them hungry butterflies, bees and birds in search of nectar.

Daffodils, jonquils and tulips in vibrant colours of yellows, pinks, lilacs and reds are pushing through the ground after their long Winter sleep.

The world it seems, has come alive with beauty and spirit.

The dull and dreary days of Winter now seem but a distant memory.

Below the Kowhai sewing patterns

Pops of colour are everywhere, and the wild Spring wind brings with it scents of blossoms and flowers that carry the promise of sunny fun-filled days ahead.

Inspired by the vibrancy of this season, my Spring colour palette is a mix of soft pinks with animated floral patterns in reds, yellows, oranges and blues.

Light linens are layered for extra warmth on cooler days, while the versatility of each piece means they can be worn and treasured for many more days to come.

Tui Pinafore from Below the Kōwhai

Garment details

This season’s garment details feature not one, but two makes:

The Kea Top in the long sleeve version, and the Tui Pinafore.

Both pieces coordinate perfectly for a layered Spring look in an heirloom quality cotton-linen blend.

Sewing with Spring Inspiration

The Kea top was made in a light pink, with long sleeves (perfect for cooler Spring days) and a whimsical Peter Pan collar.

The Tui pinafore draws inspiration from vibrant floral patterns that are mirrored in the beauty of Spring outside.

Tui Pinafore with straps by Below the Kōwhai

To add an extra special touch to this season’s make, a request for a matching doll outfit was lovingly granted.

The mini set has easy Velcro tabs for dressing and undressing by little hands. Similarly, it features all of the same details as the Big version!

Doll Clothes sewing pattern

These matching mini and big makes will surely become a new favourite for any season!

Kea Top by Below the Kowhai

Thank you for sharing your spring inspiration with us Sharaine!

Sharaine is also working on a blog post about how to create a miniature version for your doll!

Readers, stay tuned for that!

We would love to see your own sewing with spring inspiration colours and textiles. Share your works in progress in our VIP Community or tag us on Instagram!

Love this? You can grab your Kea Top and Tui Pinafore as a PDF or Paper sewing pattern here.

Love and happy sewing,

Sophie x

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