It’s true, isn’t it? For all us northern hemisphere peeps thoughts of more cuddle-some makes are to be seen popping up around the blogosphere as there is definitely something of autumn in the air….whether it’s that morning dew that remains on parked cars until the sun raises the temperature, or the smell in the air of damp cooling earth, not to mention the shortening days. So it is not with surprise that I’m thinking of autumn/ winter makes. I’m telling you I have started a sewing wish list and it is huge!!!! Therefore it is still in Evernote, work in progress, to be rationalised. Today I had an energising package arrive from jaycotts ( half price simplicity patterns until later in September to all you uk peeps). First of all, following my
bound buttonhole adventures and the satisfaction of checking out other sewsters’ cool sewing kit, I ordered one of these chalk markers….not expensive and most definitely a truly accurate marking tool. Having also seen karen’s success with using wonder tape or steam a seam as she used for facilitating tricksty hems particularly in slippery uncooperative knit fabrics, I popped some in my cart to give a go as well. And pins…..pins…can never have enough.
But of most excitement? A few simplicity patterns, funnily enough all project runway ones. I’ll show off the ” no plans yet” couple, which as they we half price and I have seen SO many gorgeous versions of I couldn’t be rude….
Simplicity 2444 ( it has really interesting darts from the waist) and potential for an autumn dress with a stand up roll collar and simplicity 1880 which after sunni’s shirt dress sewalong has produced an awesome volume of inspiration….but what I loved about it? The half placket and the front and back yoke…I sincerely do not have anything like this in my pattern stash…
Ok, so those are just additions with no plans ( as yet), but huge excitement to have selected a pattern for some fabric I bought this summer for my coat. Here’s the fabric
It’s hand washable which was a surprise, but is nice and cosy feeling with a nice wool content. Woven too, so I can forsee bound buttonholes being interesting…
No lining as yet.
I have been on the hunt for a suitable pattern, would have loved to see a vintage 60 s style, but had fixed in my head that I wanted a round collar, knee length, some waist definition but semi fitted. In the end, this came to the fore most readily….
I’ve already drawn my croquis
I don’t think I want the front upper chest flaps like this one here, what do you think?
I am also thinking I’d like to bring in some contrast fabric, possibly…collar? Chunky contrst buttons…Pocket flaps? Cuff bands? OR I could make a detachable fur collar….which might appeal to me. Any ideas?
And on top of this? I’ve also a burning desire to make a minoru …no fabric but at least I have the pattern. I’m thinking jumbo cord for that one.