Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Sewing Plans

Although it is still summer for a little more than a week (I'm a firm believer in not rushing the seasons!) I am ready to start thinking about fall sewing.

Fall is my favorite time of the year - cooler temperatures, changing colors, boots, fun scarves, soups, and pumpkin flavored everything.

I have never made a sewing plan for myself, but I am really trying to focus on creating a wardrobe of quality, well fitting pieces that I will actually wear. I am also on a budget for fabric, so I'm hoping to sew mostly from my stash.

First up, a long sleeve Marigold Dress. I've made the peplum top  already, so I'm excited to make the dress. There is a sew along happening in the Blank Slate Pattern facebook group right now, so I'm hoping to use that as motivation to sew my dress.

This will be the fabric for my Marigold. 

Next, a Gabriola Skirt from Sewaholic Patterns. This pattern was on my pattern wishlist and I received it for my birthday back in July! I have the pattern printed, taped together and traced. Now I just need to find the perfect fabric. I had the perfect lighter weight wool for it, unfortunately it was not enough yardage.

Last, a button down plaid shirt. I have no button down shirts in my wardrobe, so this will be the perfect excuse for making one! I want to make it out of flannel, so this will be one exception for buying fabric because I don't have flannel in my stash. I don't have a pattern yet either, but I have been admiring the Archer for awhile. There is also a pattern I tested recently that I'm hoping will be out soon - it would be perfect.

I really like these from Joann's is also having a sale this week, so I might go a see what is available there. Any suggestions on where to buy flannel fabric?

I'm not limiting myself to only sewing three items, but this gives me a plan and will hopefully keep me motivated to sew. I have a full time job now, so it has been hard to find time to sew.

What is on your fall sewing list? Are you excited for fall?



  1. Love the fabric you're using for the Marigold dress!

  2. I love your plans Elizabeth! I find a list of things I want to make for each season helpful in keeping me on track and at least giving me ideas. Can't wait to see your Gabriola but holy cow it uses a lot of fabric! :)