Hi, guys! I hope you are all well! I am in a particularly busy stretch right now, and what that usually means for me is that my brain is in overdrive, cramming sewing daydreams into every spare moment! So I thought it might be useful to type up my autumn/winter sewing plans to get them out of my head, and to hear what you guys are interested in sewing for the upcoming season change! (Note: all photos are the property of their respective pattern companies).
I am the first person to admit that I just don’t have any interest in wearing dresses once the weather turns cool. Tights just don’t feel that warm to me, plus, let’s be honest– I don’t prioritize shaving my legs on dark winter mornings and stubbly legs + tights = itchy city! But. BUT. For some reason I’m finding myself interested in shirtdresses these days, so I’m thinking I should try at least one! True to my style, these are loose and don’t really have a defined waist, so maybe I should just keep them short and sassy and just wear them over skinny jeans? Anyway, my #1 choice is the Named Clothing Wenona dress. I just love all the interesting details in this pattern- it’s so cool! I already have it in my stash as it was a Christmas gift from my brother, so it’s on the top of my list.
I’m also loving the lines of the Style Arc Italia dress! If the illustration doesn’t lie, it’s got a nice, body-skimming fit, and the lines are very flattering and fun.
I may also just try out a tunic version of the Grainline Archer. Also, I should really make myself a new Archer to usher in fall weather, yeah? It would be criminal not to! I loved Kendra’s silk Archer, and although my workplace is super casual, I’m tempted to try a dressier version like hers.
The Rèpublique du Chiffon Dominique jumpsuit is another thing that I’m super anxious to make! I’d planned to make it all summer long, but we had a particularly hot summer here in New York and it was just too sticky to wear pants! I really want to make this in the next couple of weeks so I can get some wear out of it before winter hits. But, I can always throw a blazer over it during cooler weather, so I guess it isn’t completely a summer garment, right? PS- anglophones, English RDC patterns are coming soon!!
Another transitional pattern that I may try is a pair of Style Arc Lola pants. I’ve had this pattern for nearly two years (!), but haven’t gotten around to making it yet (I’ll be honest… the instructions confused me every time I pulled the pattern out, so I kept shelving it). Are these even cool anymore?
This fall/winter, I’d also like to make real trousers. I found a cute pair at a sample sale in the Garment District that I’d like to copy, and I also like these Burda Satin Trousers 07/2015 #117A (uhhhhh… but not in satin).
If I can, I’d really love to join in the fun and sew a blazer alongside Gail and friends in October. Gail’s been making some AMAZING blazers lately, and I know it would be a great experience to learn from her! I like the cut of the Burda Essential Blazer and may try to give it a whirl. TRY TO IGNORE THE BIRD ON HER SHOULDER WHY BURDA WHY?!?!?!
This one is just a daydream… you guys, I REALLY WANNA SEW THIS JACKET, but I just can’t have any more casual jackets! I have way too many, and my coat closet is bursting at the seams as a result! But how cute is the Named Clothing Harriet Lumberjacket?!?! I looooooooove it! Can you guys please just sew lumberjackets so I can look at yours in a pervy, envious way?
Now let’s just disregard what I said about my poor, groaning closet because I am still hopeful that I can make the Grainline Cascade Duffle this year. I bought super awesome wool coating for it last year, but couldn’t get organized enough to sew it up before spring hit. I can always cram one more coat in the closet, yeah?
I’ve really enjoyed having a shiny new pair of jammies this summer, so I’d love to add a second pair of Carolyn pajamas, this time in flannel. What’s better than flannel for the winter months?! Nothin’!
I’m really, really getting excited about knitting this fall! I’m slowly but surely making my way through the Bradbury for Man Friend (both sleeves and the back are done; just the front left to go). I absolutely adore the Stonecutter pattern, and even though it terrifies me a little, I really want to give it a try. Survey: how many times do you think I’ll have to stop and rip back because I’ve screwed up a cable? My guess is 7 times…
I treated myself to a copy of Pom Pom Quarterly a couple weeks ago, and wow, it is serious eye candy! Now I basically want to knit EVERYTHING in it. But, I’m trying to be reasonable, so if I finish Stonecutter in a timely manner, I’d love to try the Magdalen scarf, featured on the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I also adore the Karusellen hat… SO CUTE GUYS.
Last but not least, I spied this scarf on Instagram just this morning and instantly added it to my queue. It’s the murmuration scarf by Kate Davies and man, it’s so cool! Even if I don’t have time to knit it, I’ll enjoy just thinking about it!
Alright, how about you guys? What are you daydreaming about these days? Any fun sewing plans? Tempted to try any of these patterns?