Fall Sewing Plans

early fall 2012

From left to right: Simplicity 1880 in chevron crepe de chine, Simplicity 2054 in grey sweater knit (maybe), Simplicity 2145 in abstract crepe de chine, Vogue 1194 in raspberry rayon spandex, Simplicity 2368 in floral ITY jersey

It happens every year at this time: the weather starts to turn cool and my thoughts turn from sewing cute summer clothes to knitting comfy wool sweaters.  I always lose my sewing “groove” when the mercury starts to dip but I’m determined for that not to happen this year – my sewn wardrobe consists of only warm-weather clothing and that needs to change.

So yeah, what can I say – I love my dresses.  As much as I’ve tried this year to diversify and expand my sewing horizons, I always gravitate back to dresses, especially now that boot season is in full swing.  I have a nice collection of spring/summer dresses, but only one or two dresses that I can wear for fall/winter.  So that’s where I’m starting off for the fall, and then adding in some separates after I get dresses out of my system.  Plus, I already have the fabric and patterns on hand for all of these.  Sweet!

The other great thing about stitching up dresses for fall is that I get a complete outfit without that much of a time investment.  My job is about to get really crazy really fast (as in, next week to be specific) and I’m not going to have a lot of time to devote to sewing in the next two months I’m afraid.  These dresses are pretty straight-forward without a whole lot of fitting that needs to be done (except for Simplicity 1880 and Vogue 1194), so I can sit down for a few minutes each day and stitch up what I can.

Oh man, I’m so ready for fall…just not the craziness that is retail at this time of year.



  1. September 25, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    I'm looking forward to seeing your new dresses!

    Simplicity 2368 could become an "old" pattern soon, since it seems to have been around for a while. I have this pattern, and have yet to make it up – some day!

    • September 25, 2012 / 11:44 pm

      I love Simplicity 2368! I made the top earlier this year and really want to make the dress version of the pattern. I highly recommend it!

  2. September 25, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Your plan looks great! I've made the Vogue and I love it, you've made me think I should make another in a solid… Long sleeve knit dresses for fall are next on my list as well!

    • September 25, 2012 / 11:43 pm

      I don't think long sleeve dresses for fall/winter get enough love…it was hard for me to find ones that were cute and stylish. So many options for warm weather but not enough for cool…especially knit dresses!

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