Hi everyone! So today I started thinking about fall. I am probably a little late on this, but we had a cooler rainy day that seemed to be appropriate for fall thinking. Then I got an email reminding me that the pattern sale for Butterick patterns was going to expire today. It was a really good sale, and so I bought several of the new fall patterns that I had seen earlier that really appealed to me, plus, they came in my size! I probably will have just a few adjustments, but maybe I can just lay out the patterns and mostly simply cut them out without having to redraft the patterns.
I have a nice stash of some silks, woolens and blends for fall and winter that I will try to use for these projects. I prefer sewing clothes for fall and winter with these wonderful fabrics.
Here are two of them. The first one is patterned for knits, and I have some black slack weight ponte knit that has been lounging in my stash for a while. It’s not enough for both the slacks and the jacket, so I will probably get a different color fabric for the jacket, but I will search my clothing fabric stash first to see if maybe I have something that will serve. I also got the coat and dress combo on the right, although I have pretty much given up wearing dresses. This was such a lovely combination and I have fabric that would work well for this, so maybe I will make it even if it is a dress or at least I will make the coat and turn the dress into a top to wear with dressier slacks. They will look great, but perhaps not as great as on those models.
Then I got this really nice blouse pattern. I may not have the fabric for this, but I will check first. If it turns out as nice as I think, I will probably make several.
And I also got this tailored jacket for a project I am thinking of making with in-the-hoop embroidery using fabrics in my stash. I will use this project for videos. I have everything I need for this as I envision it.
Sew I am also working on some project designs for video projects and making progress. Taping for some of these will begin next week, since I have finally finished the pattern for the first one. Should I video the making of at least some of the clothes? I’m wondering. Tell me what you think.
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studios!