Fall Sewing Plan

Now that we’re pretty much settled into the new house, I need to get back into some routines. I’ve got a bunch of sewing projects lined up, and am going to set aside time every week to complete some.

I’m hoping that posting all of these projects will stop me from buying more fabric and patterns. At least until a few of these are knocked out 😉

Short Sleeved Blouse

This project is underway this weekend – Very Easy Vogue 9204 in a poly charmeuse. So far it’s a fast little project, and the charmeuse is easier to sew than I expected.


PatternReview.com Outerwear Contest

Once the blouse is done I am immediately starting on a cape for the Pattern Review Outerwear Contest. I picked up 2m of 150cm wide pure virgin wool in Calgary over a year ago, and sadly, that’s not enough fabric to make the coat I really wanted.  So a cape it will be. Granted a cape is more useful in this climate. I’m thinking about lining it with silk, but that means another fabric shopping expedition so it may be lined in something a bit more basic. We’ll see. The contest entry has to be submitted at the end of October.

By the way, I don’t have a hope in hell of winning the contest, but I’m competitive so this is the push I need to sew up this luscious fabric.

PatternReview.com One Pattern Many Looks Contest

This contest runs from October 15 to November 15 so I have some time to figure out exactly what I’m going to make, but it will likely be a top pattern. That’s what I need – and I’ve also got a lot of 2m cuts that should suffice for a blouse. I’m hoping to wind up with 3 or 4 new tops, but if nothing else, I’ll really work on my skills.

Vintage Blouse

I picked up a really pretty cotton voile in August and have a vintage pattern that seems to be just perfect. The fabric is a bit sheer, but adding a camisole or tank underneath will just make it perfect for fall. I’m thinking of making Version A of McCalls 7053.


Wrap Dress

Recently I found this ITY that has a teeny little cat print, and I figured that wouldn’t be too crazy for a garment. The fabric seems to be just right for a wrap dress, and I have a choice of two patterns (Butterick 5898 or Simplicity 2369).


I love the nighties at Soma, but have a hard time shelling out $89 for one. I’ve found some great fabric on Crafty.com, and am going to try Butterick 5932. The pattern isn’t perfect, so I’ll likely use the camisole version (A) and lengthen it into a nightgown.

Precious Liberty Fabric

Hovering at the edge of the projects is a piece of precious Liberty Tana Lawn that I picked up in London in May. It feels so soft on the skin so I’m thinking of using it for this Tillie & the Buttons pattern that I also got at Liberty. The print may be a bit spring-like but it’s still on my list for this fall.

There is more, but this is a good start for the fall.


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