Sometime, I will blog about the travel wardrobe that I made for it, but for now, I am looking forward to FALL!
There are so many patterns that I want to try, and fabrics that I love, that I find I get more done when I sew with a plan, narrowing the focus of what I want to make. I spent most of a day going through my stash of patterns and fabrics, and have selected my color scheme for Fall to be the colors of the harvest- burgundy and golden wheat.
I've collected a number of solid burgundy fabrics through the years,mostly coming from Fabric Mart Bundles. So, I'm going to challenge myself to make more detail oriented garments than I'm used to, and to mix fabric textures together. I'm excited, and I hope that you'll follow along with my progress. I'm always so tempted to use a print fabric and a simple pattern to get something done fast, so this really will be a test for me to see if I can sew a little slower, and make things a little richer.
For patterns, I'm going to try to work on getting a good fit, so I'm looking at quite a few Palmer Pletsch and Sandra Betzina patterns that address fit issues. However, my first venture is Butterick 6066. This is one of their Lifestyle Wardrobe patterns, that includes three items- pants, top and dress.
What really sold me on this pattern was the separate pattern pieces for different cup sizes for the top/dress. I made the 16 with the D cup pieces, and added 2" to the length.
I went for the peplum too. It is just a partial peplum that tucks into the waist seam. My fabric is a raw silk. It has a rough, linen like texture to it, not what most people would describe as "silky". I washed a little square of it, and the washing removed the sheen and shrunk it quite a bit. I liked the sheen, so I decided to skip the washing, and will have dry clean this dress.
The dress is fully lined. Here is what it looks like on the inside!
I don't usually like to line things, but I think that it will help prevent wrinkling, and since this will be a dry clean only dress, may keep the perspiration away from the silk.
I would have liked pockets. I think inseam pockets would be fine, even with the peplum version.
What about you? Have you started thinking about Fall sewing yet?
I think it is my favorite season to sew for, so I'm probably thinking about it year round.