Spring inspirations: Boden

There’s some cute stuff in the new Boden catalog. Spring seems possible today, since it’s sunny and not too cold here, rather than wet and freezing. So here’s some springy ideas.

Contrast-trim coat

This would make a lovely spring coat. I like the black and white version better than the other colorblock options. If you zoom in on the picture, the white trim looks like a line of embroidery stitches, rather than piping or trim. Could be an excuse to use the fancy stitches on my new machine.

If you wanted to do a princess-seam version, with stitching on the seams, the Indygo Junction Trench Topper would be a good pattern to start with.

Spotty Tea Dress

This new version has a different placket that gives the dress a more 40s vibe. There have to be tons of vintage and vintage-inspired patterns that would work for this.

Intarsia Jumper

I’m no knitter, so I have no idea how tricky reproducing this as a handknit would be. You could definitely make a version with jersey or interlock knit, though, and use up your scraps for the contrast. It’d be adorable in a kids’ version too.

Scallop Applique Top

The applique livens up a simple empire-line top without being too fussy. Butterick 4549 is a perfect match, sans the contrast bands which would be easy to add (or just do as trim).

Fun Skirt – Stone

Every year Boden does a collection of ‘fun skirts’ with various color combinations and trims. I like this stone version with white daisy dimensional applique – interesting but not too fussy.

Fizzy Spot Top

Almost exactly the same as the new Jalie pattern 2794. Separated at birth?

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