Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fall/Winter Sewing Plans

Hey there! I thought I'd better lay out my fall and winter sewing plans before fall's over. I really do love this time of year. I love the warm golden light, the crispness in the air, and, of course, planning all my upcoming projects. This year, I'm definitely shopping my stash and, after sorting through all my fabric recently, I'm also on a fabric diet until next spring. 0

First off, gotta have a cozy cardi for the fall/winter, right? I haven't tried the revised Blackwood version yet with cup sizes, so I'm excited about that. This fabric pictured here, a ribbed modal from Blackbird Fabrics, isn't exactly what I'll be using. I have a lovely mushroom-colored light sweater knit from Blackbird but forgot to take a picture. (BTW, this modal is on sale at Blackbird, like, right now.)

I'm already dreaming of lazy holidays and weekends spent lounging around in these flannel pjs. I found some red cotton in my scraps that I plan to use for the piping. Fabric is from Fabric Outlet in SF—that's Cali Fabrics for you online shoppers—and was purchased during one of their annual 40% sales. I really should make sure this is high up on the queue so I can prioritize lounging!

I will probably make a top version instead of this dress, but I'm not sure yet because a cozy knit dress is SO desirable in the winter months. If I go for a top, I'm picturing something with a  drawstring waist. Fabric is bamboo rayon from Blackwood; color is spice. 

I've noticed lately that my wardrobe is missing drapey button-up blouses. I've already FBA'd and cut this out and hope to finish up this weekend. Fabric is a cream-colored rayon from Britex with a bit of stretch that I bought ages ago. I think it will make a nice layering basic.

I had this fabric in mind for another pair of Pietra pants, which I have yet to blog about, but I think I want to line them for both comfort and swishability (technical term), and the Emersons seem easier to line. Fabric is a window pane crepe from Blackbird that I purchased over a year ago, I think.

Doesn't this fabric scream fall? (It's actually not quite this bright orange in real life, though.) I would like a simple, notched collar button-up in my wardrobe. Fabric is rayon crepe in persimmon from the Fabric Store. When I offered to make Beej another hoodie in merino, I somehow managed to convince him to buy this for me as well, since we were already paying for shipping. 

I love this linen so much and can't wait to sew it up. I'm not fully convinced that it wants to be a Wiksten, though. I don't even own the pattern. On the other hand, I've seen so many gorgeous Wikstens out there that the magnetic pull is hard to resist. Another option: Make a Cielo top with extended 3/4 sleeves. Fabric is from Blackbird.

So that should keep me busy through the holidays and January. I also have some altering projects and some gift-making as well. Seeing all these projects laid out is getting me excited and also makes me realize that I have a lot of really nice fabric which I'm excited to sew up.

The week is almost over. Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for reading!


  1. I can't wait to see everything made up! Love all your fabric and pattern choices! I need to get started on another blackwood cardigan. Maybe this weekend.

    1. Thanks, Diane! The Blackwood cardigan is such a wardrobe workhorse. Can never have too many!