Last fall I wanted to participate in the Fall Essentials Sew Along but I didn’t get my act together in time. I’m ready and willing this year! The aspen are starting to turn and there is a nip in the air so I have fall on my mind and my wardrobe could use a few new additions.
ABOUT THE SEW ALONG
- hosted by Rhinestones and Telephones
- it runs from September 12 through November 14, 2015 (yep, it has already started and I’m just getting around to blogging about it.
- there are seven categories for fall/winter to kick off the creative planning
- Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather – Trousers, skirts, leg warmers and more! Anything that keeps your lower portion fashionably cozy fits perfectly here!
- Chic Chemises for Cold Climates – Blouses, tops, vests, cardigans, and sweaters! These wardrobe essentials can carry you from day to night, not to mention provide necessary layering to keep out the chill.
- Fabulous Frocks – Dresses of all styles; mini midi, or long! Keep yourself warm in your modish designs layering with tights and boots!
- Underneath It All – When you are spending months covered from the neck down, a glamorous underpinning of your choice adds a secret, luxurious touch that chases the cold away!
- Tender Tootsies – Let’s not forget your frosty feet! Socks, slippers and the like are the order of the day. Keep those tootsies warm and dry.
- Those Cozy Nights – Is there anything better than snuggling up in a cozy pair of pajamas with a hot drink and a book whilst Jack Frost works his magic outside? I think not! Sleepwear of all types are the way to go here!
- Baby It’s Cold Outside – Coats, hats, and mittens donned to keep the cold at bay, especially when out enjoying the spectacular fall colors!
I started some soft and cozy pajama bottoms in a cute Riley Blake print, kind of a bookworm print. I will be hanging out around the house in these with a long-sleeved teeshirt and reading a book or two.
I also started a Schoolhouse Tunic in Amy Butler Alchemy this afternoon which I plan to wear with jeans or leggings.
Amy Butler’s Liverpool is on my Fall sewing list. I haven’t decided it it will be a tunic or shirt. I’ve been drawn to this pattern for a long time and there are many Amy Butler fabric prints that will work well with this pattern.
The “Liverpool” Tunic or Shirt by Amy Butler
To Knit – Anvard Boot Toppers by Romi Hill
To Knit – Infinity Baby Alpaca Scarf