I’m in-between sewing projects right now. This summer hasn’t been as productive for me as past summers, and the summertime is usually when I crank out a fair amount of projects, like easy sundresses and tops (however, I turned out the above dress for a party last weekend in less than 24 hours). I guess it’s due to: the mild summer, my more-intensive travel schedule the past few months for work, and because I already have a fair amount of summer me-mades in my closet. There’s a project or two I was planning on making before vacation in Maine this coming weekend, but when I look at my sewing pattern queue on Evernote, nothing is jumping out at me as a “must make now” project…except for what’s on my fall sewing list.
That’s right everyone, I’m starting my fall sewing now. Call me a party-pooper, say I’m “rushing summer,” but I really just want to dig in and start sewing now so I’m prepared for when the cool weather hits (and lasts a loooong time in New England). We do that when it comes to spring/summer sewing, right? So why not fall, I say. Fabric and patterns I bought for this summer? Step aside, you’ll need to wait until 2015.
Fall 2014 is going to be all about jackets, I can feel it. Blazers, bombers, boyfriend style, anoraks, toppers: I have JACKETS on the brain. Oh, and pants, but I’m going to hold off a bit on tackling those again. Here’s what’s haunting my stash right now:
McCall’s 6711 – this is an awesome pattern collection of mix-and-match separates, and this blazer looks like a basic, easy-to-fit blazer with princess seams. Lots of possibilities with this pattern.
Simplicity 1421 – a little bit of a longer blazer style, but what I like about this pattern are the different views with options for contrasting trim or the possibility to make the jacket out of ponte instead. This one is unlined.
Rigel Bomber – I got bomber fever after seeing all of the great renditions of this jacket this spring! I have a reversible black and white polka dot twill in my stash that I may use for this guy…
Minoru Jacket – I’ve had my eye on this pattern for awhile, and recently bought this pattern at the Grey’s Fabric party a few weekends ago. To hood or not to hood, that’s the question.
Vogue 8884 – Morgan of Crab and Bee had a pattern contest this spring, and this is a pattern I won! There’s got some classic-style trench coat options, but I like the swingy silhouette of this topper. Maybe a flannel-lined raincoat?
When do you decide to start sewing for new seasons?