Fall Sewing PlansTuesday, September 09, 2014
Let's mix it up a bit shall we? I'm sure your all getting tired of reading about organization so I thought I'd squeeze in a post about my fall sewing plans. While I'm a big fan of summer I tend to get restless towards the end of the season and start to look forward to the cooler months and layering clothes. Sick right? Sarah has kicked off the 4th Annual Fall Essentials Sew-Along and I thought it was the perfect kick in the pants I needed to get busy on my Fall wardrobe.
If you aren't familiar with FESA there are seven Fall/Winter categories to get your sewing juices flowing. Let's take a look at the categories I've chosen to focus on. To see all the categories visit the official FESA post here.
Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather ~ Trouser, skirts, legwarmers oh my!
My main focus this season is lots of skinny trousers for work. I've had the Clover pattern in my stash collecting dust for awhile now so it's about time I brush it off and put it to some good use. My first pair will be attempted with this houndstooth suiting, leftovers from my failed Junipers.
I'd also like lots of leggings for lounging around the house. I've made McCall's 6173 once last year and it's one of those no brainer 1-hour projects. I haven't a clue why I've not made more. Pictured here with a boring navy blue knit that doesn't photograph well but I've got many more colors planned.
Chic Chemises for Cool Climates ~ Blouses, tops, vests, cardigans & sweaters!Ok I've got a lot planned for this category. I probably won't get through half of it but a girl can dream right? If I sew anything at all this season it will be the Bruyere! I'm patiently waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail. I've got a wrinkly light blue pinstripe cotton waiting for a good hot iron.
Another pattern I'm patiently waiting on the mailman to deliver is the Carme Blouse. My fabric is probably a little too busy for the pin tuck details but we're just gonna roll with it.
Next up Tilly's Mathilde Blouse. I've had this pattern and fabric paired together since last year....or maybe even the year before. I promise I'll get to you this year!! Another fabric that's probably too busy for the pin tuck details but if you can't already tell I have some strange phobia for solid colors.
McCall's 6991, going for the mock wrap look , version B. I'm questioning my fabric choice because the instructions say version B is unsuitable for prints. I was totally confused about this at first but after reading tips on McCall's blog about this top the front of the shirt is all once piece that twists to form the crossover so that means the wrong side of your fabric will be showing. So it's important that both sides of your fabric look the same. Totally makes sense now and I can see it!
Another McCall's, there must of been a 99 cent sale or something. Going for the short sleeve version C. I don't believe I have enough of this lovely fabric for longer sleeves.
And finally ending out the category with McCall's 6844 and a brown sweater knit from Mood.
Fabulous Frocks ~ no explanation needed!
Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap dress with a leopard print ITY knit...meeoooww. I'm also sewing this up for Miss Crayola Creepy's Cat Lady Sewing Challenge.
Currently I'm working on Jennifer's newest pattern the Dalloway Dress. Hopefully I'll have a finished garment to show you next week. Here's a crappy Instagram pic. I will go ahead and tell you the pleats did not work with my fabric so I had to change up the skirt a bit.
Those Cozy Nights ~ PJ's!!
I'm not sure what version I'm going for here. I kind of like the idea of a nightgown but my experiences with nightgowns involve me waking up in the middle of the night with the whole thing up over my head. I flop around a lot.
Baby It's Cold Outside ~ Outerwear!
Scarves and lots of them. A quick make using my serger and a rolled hem... great use for scraps!
Holy moly that's a lot of sewing to do! I'm looking most forward to the Bruyere. What project are you looking most forward to completing this season, whether it be Spring or Fall??