That August break just flew by in a rush -- feels like I was only away from this blog space for about a week! But it really was a break from my sewing room. I hardly did a thing in August, except read and laze about. It was pretty great :)
I did finish up one dress that had been half done for ages; that review is coming soon. And I've been working on finishing up some summer sewing before I start in on my new fall wardrobe plans. That's basically a couple of more dresses, nearly done now and nearly ready to be shared here as well.
What I'm most looking forward to, though, is my new fall sewing queue. I signed up for the Design Your Wardrobe project with Seamwork this year for the first time. It was just the right thing at the right time, I guess, since I don't usually plan ahead much in my sewing but this time it really excited me. I worked through the 3 week process, answering prompts and working out what I wanted in a fall wardrobe right now. I came up with the concept words "Bold Playful Power Suit". Here's the mood board that expresses that feeling.
I'm not planning on exact replicas of the items on the mood board, but the idea of the skirt suit silhouette and the bright jewel tones and fun prints is what I'm going for. I have a couple of bright solids (unusual for me) that are going to be made into my first ever blazer attempts and a matching skirt or two. Then some fun prints for a couple of dresses that will match the colour scheme. And perhaps one or two blouses to coordinate as well. I don't have the exact patterns lined up yet but lots of ideas for what I want. The only problem is whittling it down to a reasonable amount for my timeframe!
Something funny is that a friend just gave me a bunch of her old Burda magazines ranging from 1989 - 1993. I've really enjoyed sorting through them & viewing the fashion -- which is surprisingly current, especially the 1993 mags. Many of the pieces are things I have seen on runways this season, from jackets to colours. And there are tons of skirt suits in each issue...these 30 year old magazines fit in perfectly with my fall sewing plans! In fact I have bookmarked a couple of skirts and 3 different blazers that are all super modern looking and would be a great addition to my queue.
And of course I can't forget that the next Literary Sewing Circle will happen this fall -- not sure of the exact start date, but pretty soon :) Stay tuned.