Today’s cooler temperatures (we’re going to be 20+ degrees cooler today than yesterday’s high of 103) have pushed my fall planning into high gear.
So what’s on my list so far?
Kwik Sew 3434. I figure I’ve got to sew something from the ’80’s this year. I’ll skip the stretch velvetvelour like the model is wearing and go for a sweater knit instead.
I am still on a quest for the perfect pair of pants – this time I plan on trying out Jalie 2561. From what I’ve read on Pattern Review, their cut is very similar to Express‘ Editor Pant. Along with it, I plan on making a (matching?) vest.
Simplicity 4074 caught my eye quite awhile ago, not just because of the wrap dress, but because of the 2 piece skirt and top. I’ve already purchased material for this one – a nice burgandycranberry knit.
I love coats, so Simplicty 4109 – a Built by Wendy Pattern (the coat, not the cape thing) is high on my list. I found some wonderful light pink wool coating, but after visualizing it in my head, I’m not sure how the coat will look in pink (maybe something double-breasted for this fabric instead?). I certainly don’t need another black coat – so I’ll probably have to go back to the drawingboard with this one. If I don’t wind up making this jacket right away, then I plan on using her book, Sew U to make several pair of pants and tops.
The latest issue of Burda World of Fashion has a great looking pullover top – I’m still looking for the right fabric to use (it requires more yardage that what I had expected), but I like the fact this looks easy and fast to sew up!
I have several projects marked in Amy Butler’s In Stitches book – a kimono and pj bottoms just to name a few. I’m waiting to order some of her new fabric before I start these.
If you’ll notice, none of these have been added to the sidebar yet. Why? I seem to get so sidetracked and excited by new designs that these may never make it out of the concept stage. Planning for sewing is (almost) as fun as sewing itself!
So, what is everyone else planning?