Anyway, it's mid-August, which means fall is practically here. Can you smell it? In Charlotte, while we're a ways away from actual fall--at least a month--it is getting cooler and the light has changed outside. Soon Pumpkin Spiced lattes will be available and I'll buy some mums for the front porch. Soon!
I would like to sew some garments for fall, despite my lack of sewn clothing lately. I find fall and spring clothes the best to sew, perhaps because they're my favorite seasons. I'd love to sew more summer dresses, but if I even think of wearing a lining in the summer, I melt immediately. Just like that, in my closet, from heat exhaustion. And let's not get started on winter. But fall is inspirational and beautiful. I must plan!
Here's what I've planned so far:
First and foremost, I need a Colette Anise. Need it! Version 1, with covered buttons, please. My mom gave me black-and-white houndstooth wool, which I was so excited to use...until I saw I'd need over three yards, and only had 2.5. If you've made this, how are the cutting layouts? Would 2.5 work? Otherwise, I need to find some wool!
I could wear this with black pants to work, jeans on the weekend, and pencil skirts too! I'd like to find red buttons but those are negotiable.
Is it too crazy? In a bad way? I need your thoughts!
Do PJs count? These are on my to-do list for sure. I change into pajamas as soon as I get home from work, so I really can't have too many. I've heard awesome things about these--the fit is spot-on!--and really want to make some comfy pajama pants for fall--and also for Christmas! (I can't be the only one who wears new pajamas on Christmas!)
Birch Fabrics is debuting their Charley Harper line--I'm dying, it's so good--and they'll have a flannel line! I should use the cardinals for Christmas, right?
But for everyday use, Cloud9 has teamed up with Rae from Made by Rae for her new flannel line, Fanfare. I think the Confetti print is perfect for jammies:
What are your fall sewing plans? I'm also very excited to see the new patterns come out this fall. I'm sure I'll need those too!