Friday, September 2, 2022

September: Time for Fall Sewing plans!

I can barely believe it's already September again. I think many of us are feeling it this year - summer has sped by. Fall has felt so far away and suddenly I'm right in the midst of thinking about those projects that I had tentatively put on the list for "in the fall sometime". Well, the time is now, so here is my loose plan for my fall sewing so that I don't lose track of anything. 

First up are a couple of transitional pieces that are late summer/early fall wearable, both in busy cotton prints.

1. Simplicity 8014, View C but with the collar from View D added. The print has a pen for scale.

2. Merchant & Mills Factory Dress in this book print from Fabricville. I've been trying to decide what to make with this fabric, and I realized that I really like the Factory Dress and that it seems to work with prints. Also, I kind of work in a book factory, in a way ;)

Next up I want to return to my Fall 2021 sewing plans: some Bold and Playful Power Suit makes. 

I recently bought a cotton sateen floral on a white ground, and I really want to make a long blazer from it. I'm thinking either Burda 107 from April 2021, or an old McCalls pattern I thrifted. And I have a black floral cotton sateen that is also destined for some kind of jacket, I haven't decided which yet.

Then on to quite a few solids. There's hot pink silk noil and lawn green linen blend, plus three linens: acid yellow, cobalt and plain black, that I want to make a variety of simple fitted dresses from, to go under all those printed jackets! I'm sorting through my pattern stash to decide which dresses to choose for these fabrics; I have many choices.

I might come up with some more wintery projects a little later on in the fall once I see what fabrics are calling me - like a black and emerald knit I've had for a long while! But the key is really to use my stash and all the wonderful jewel tones I have there already. No autumnal tones for me, I'm all about the brights these days. Have you shifted to Fall sewing plans yet?

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