plans for fall 2011 sewing

14 Sep

i suppose it’s time to get crackin’ on my new season wardrobe.

i already pooled through my fabrics & clipped swatches of what i want to use… yardages are noted on the swatches. look at how organized i can be!
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as a side note… i don’t have a whole lot of storage in my sewing room, so i box up my out-of-season fabric & store it elsewhere. opening this box & pulling out all the pretty wools & autumnal colors was like christmas! wheeee!

now i’m pulling out my patterns & trying to figure out what to match up with what. i can already tell i need to go buy more fabric. my life, it is so hard.

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here is my ~board. it is very simple because i really can’t be arsed to make it pretty. ha!

some discussion:
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butterick 5078 – i bought this really sweet knit dress (also maggy london, actually) at the thrift store a few weeks ago and I WANT TO LIVE IN IT FOREVER. so comfy! clearly, i need more knit dresses. i consider myself a global ambassador of the knit, but i’ve never actually sewn a knit garment from a pattern (as opposed to the zillions of self-drafted knit stuff i’ve made… seriously, queen of knits over here). i would love to make this in a deep jewel tone, like that lovely green (which is actually a shantug over at gorgeous fabrics but the color is A+)

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self-drafted circle skirt – i’ve already started this one! i had *exactly* enough of that tweed to cut it on the fold – barely under 2 yards at 60″ wide, cut for a 27″ waist & 26″~ length (knee-length for me with a 3″ hem). the pink is the lining – i bought too much so it will probably end up lining something else. ooh matchy!

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vogue 1059 – thinking about making me some wide-legged denim pants. i will wear them with a vest & button-up shirt & pretend that i am annie hall.

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parfait – ok, my corduroy is a little more navy (navier?) than this one pictured, but same idea! the parfait looks great layered, and corduroy is very seasonally-appropriate.

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ceylon – i have a nice olive green wool twill that i think would work with this dude. well, provided i can finagle the cutting layout – i only have two yards. SHIT.
anyway, yeah, covered buttons & a covered belt, y/y? ooh i just love olive + red. or olive + cream. a beautiful beautiful marriage indeed.

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clover – my favorite of colette’s new pattern offerings! i never even realized i needed skinny cropped pants until these came out lol. i want to make mine in a stretch suiting – tweed or herringbone – cropped at the ankles. LOVE.

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simplicity 8155 – continuing my annie hall fantasy… a vest in grey herringbone. btw, this is *exactly* want i want for the clover pants, except the one i have doesn’t stretch. boohoo.

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violet – i think this will be lovely in this autumnal floral fabric, with matching self-covered buttons.

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vogue 8280, aka the galaxy dress – been hanging onto this pattern for a hot minute, waiting on the perfect fabric. i think i have it: tweed wool suiting. yeeeeesh, this stuff is itchy! depending on how much i can squish the cutting layout, i may be able to use the rest of that pink lining for this dress. i want to line the whole thing.

i also have simplicity 5154 that i would like to make, but i need to find a good fabric. and by ‘good fabric’ i mean exactly that plaid that the model is wearing. i need that plaid in my life!

sooo my fall/winter sewing plans are a little ambitious, to say the least. i doubt all of these will be completed by the time i am sick of winter clothes, but it’s nice to have a plan written out, at least for my own record.

what are your plans for fall sewing? tell me!

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7 Responses to “plans for fall 2011 sewing”

  1. Suzie September 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    mmmm – love all your pattern and fabric choices!!

  2. Lakaribane September 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I really like your color + pattern choices. And the Maggy London patterns are auto-buys for me were patterns are concerned.

    I have the Butterick and the Vogue but you are making me want so wide-legged trouser jeans too!

  3. prttynpnk September 16, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I’ll be watching closely when you do the galazy dress- I’ve been wanting to try it but scared of it being too complicated for me- so get your tips ready!

  4. Rebecca September 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Where you buy your fabric on-line?

  5. Rhonda Grice September 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    That cork board for our swatches is the best idea I have seen in a sewing room. By doing this you know exactly what material you have, and how much of it you have. Such a simple idea, and I didn’t even think of it. Thanks

  6. zilredloh September 29, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I love all of your patterns & fabrics! Are you making anything with the leopard print fabric?

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