FALL ESSENTIALS SEW-ALONG
With the success of the Summer Essentials Sew-Along and the amazing-ness of my two co-hosts, Queen-of-the-Sorbetto Sarah of Rhinestones and Telephones and Alessa in all her drool-worthy knit dresses, we're doing it again!
A major shout-out is way overdue to these ladies, who have whipped up an incredible plan while I was away. Check out their intro posts for more info (linked above), and enjoy these fun categories. As always, this is just a guide, a way of jogging your brain to think about what you'd rather not live without this fall.
Chic Chemises for Cool Climates
Blouses, tops, vests, cardigans, and sweaters! These wardrobe essentials can carry you from day to night, not to mention provide necessary layering to keep out the chill.
Dresses of all styles; mini, short, or long! Keep yourself warm in your modish designs, layering with tights and boots!
Underneath It All
When you're spending months covered from the neck down, a glamorous underpinning of your choice adds a secret, luxurious touch that chases the cold away!
Let's not forget your frosty feet! Socks, slippers and the like are the order of the day. Keep those tootsies warm and dry!
Those Cozy Nights
Is there anything better than snuggling up in a cozy pair of pajamas with a hot drink and a book whilst Jack Frost works his magic outside? I think not! Sleepwear of all types are the way to go here!
Baby It's Cold Outside
Coats, hats, and mittens donned to keep the cold at bay, especially when out enjoying the spectacular fall colours!
Sarah is keeping a Member List on her blog. To officially join the sew-along, just join the Flickr group.
COLETTE PATTERNS FALL PALETTE CHALLENGE
I was blown away by this challenge in this spring and to the best of my ability, I'm hopping on board this fall!
Here's a quick description from their site:
"So what is the Fall Palette Challenge? In a nutshell, it’s a 10-week challenge to get you thinking about sewing pieces that work together, coordinate, and work for you. It’s designed to inspire your thinking about color and help you make clothes that fit your style and wardrobe.Check out the intro post here.
Here’s how it works. You choose a color palette for Fall, choose how many pieces you want to make, and try to complete them within our 8 week timeframe. It’s really fun and low pressure. If you don’t finish, who cares?"
Another me-made month after my own heart.
I'm not officially participating this year because it's such an insane month hereabouts, i.e. big work shin-dig tonight in which I have 1) nothing appropriate and me-made to wear and 2) no time to make it. But I have participated in every me-made month prior to this and the experiences have absolutely changed the way I sew and dress. In fact, I feel most days I dress with me-made wears, me-made month or no!
If you're considering it, hop in! You won't regret it. And I'll be seeing y'all in March.
Drooling over J. Crew, Emerson Made and Colette Patterns. Snapped up that Clover cigarette pants pattern like nobody's business. I'm thinking of layering neutrals, pops of color, clean lines, contemporary comfort meets vintage details.
As always, sewing from El Stash. This is what I've got so far. Brown, gray and navy as neutrals. Purple and that lovely green for pops of color.
I'll be plugging away at a few projects these next two months. And unlike the free-for-all creative playing and sewing I did this summer (which was fun, but left me with a number of unwearable garments), I'd like to slow down and focus on quality as cool weather approaches.
What are you cooking up for fall??