Are you planning any projects to sew for fall yet? Sarai's recent post on Coletterie is all about planning ahead and sewing for fall. Already?! I still have things to sew for this summer. But I have to admit that it's a great idea to think ahead a few months, especially if you're a slow sewist, like I am. I put together some things that I'd like to sew for fall:
Upper left corner: I've already cut out the fabric for this Bettine dress. It's double gauze, which should stay cool in the summer and warm in fall. I can add a cardigan, tights, and boots for extra warmth. (See how I'm talking myself into believing that this isn't just a summer dress? It will work for cooler weather, too! Really!)
Upper right corner: Anna pants in a dark green french terry. Hopefully they would look good enough to go out running errands, and they should definitely be cozy and comfortable for around the house.
Lower left corner: I love the look of and the reviews for this Linden sweatshirt pattern. I chose a turquoise french terry. A good-looking, comfy sweatshirt was seriously lacking from my wardrobe last year.
Lower right corner: Sailor Sue pants in drapey jersey. The taupe is probably more practical, because patterned wide-legged pants can easily be too much. But in theory, I like the dark blue with white squares. Maybe the pattern would be subtle enough for pants?
Four pieces might be a reasonable goal for me to sew before fall arrives, but it's fun to daydream. If I were to have time to sew a bunch, I'd love to make the following clothes, too:
Upper left corner: the Oslo cardigan, possibly without buttons. A stripey blue would be nice.
Upper right corner: a v-neck Aberdeen in a black and white aztec print jersey would get a lot of use. I've only sewn a knit v-neck once before, and I didn't quite master the technique. This shirt would give me a reason to get more practice!
Center left: a cropped Astoria sweatshirt would be great with high-waisted skirts and pants. Avocado green french terry seems like a good match.
Center right: this easy-to-sew Danni dolman sleeved dress seems quick and simple. I couldn't decide what color I'd want. I think I'd go with a print, but I'm curious about that yellow-green colored jersey. According to some seasonal color analysis websites, that is one of my colors - but I've never tried it.
Lower left corner: an Italia shirt dress in two-toned chambray would be really fun! This dress would make me stretch my sewing skills, and would feel like a big accomplishment if it turned out well.
Lower right corner: this Mesa shift dress could come in handy in so many colors! I'm imagining an off-white french terry to stay warm on a brisk day, and a messy plaid jersey print when I feel like I don't want to wear sweatshirt material (could that happen? I don't know if you noticed, but I have four different colors of french terry included in this round-up! I think it's a theme.)
What do you think? Will you be sewing any sweatshirts and sweatpants this year? What are you planning for fall and winter?