Since participating in the Coletterie’s Wardrobe Architect series I’ve become quite partial to planning out my sewing as a collection, so thats how I decided to lay it out for you guys here. I also have been inspired to create more wearable, everyday pieces and I tried to make this the driving factor in choosing what to make this season. I also decided to use the opportunity to force myself to do some sketching – something I’ve been trying to keep up even though school is not longer requiring me to do so.
First on the list is an Archer button-up. You may have noticed that my collection is very Grainline-heavy. I’m a huge fan of Jen and her designs, and when I decided to make more wardrobe staples I knew it was finally time to make my first archer (along with the next two which I’ll get to in a minute). I plan on using this buttery (in feel and color) unidentified fabric I bought from my school bookstores sale bin a while back – although I have some light navy silk twill that I’m also considering. I think I’m going to go for view B with the gathered back tail.. thoughts?
Last but not least on the Grainline front is Jen’s newest pattern the Linden Sweatshirt. I’m a sucker for cute-but-comfy sweatshirts and it just so happens that I acquired some FREE black sweatshirt fleece that I plan on pairing with some FREE white slubby sweater knit fabric that I have. I also have some fabric that I’m eyeing for the short sleeve version of this but its woven so we’ll see how that works out.
Another pattern that I’m late to the party with is Colette Pattern’s Laurel dress. I saw this modification on their blog and fell in love – now I’m FINALLY going to make it.. I have this perfect white novelty woven that I plan to use (it’s not pictured because it is at the bottom of a difficult to reach fabric bin and I was too lazy to get it out for just a swatch!)
Last but not least there are TWO self drafted patterns I plan on whipping up. The first is a knit pencil skirt in this mustard wool jersey that will be perfect for everyday fall wear. Should be another easy make to whip up in no time. The second is this lovely Raincoat that I know you’ve seen in my past two seasons goals lists (depressing right?) BUT – I have the fabric, and I’m so ready to finally make this little gal and this year it WILL happen!
And thats it gang! I’m feeling super optimistic (perhaps overly-so) about getting all this done before spring creeps up on us. Although I must note that I’m sticking to actual calendar seasons – not this Texas weather mumbo jumbo! So you better believe if its 80 degrees in February and I still haven’t made that sweatshirt its going to happen anyway.
Great talking with you on Saturday! Good luck on your fall/winter sewing!
susie q says
hihi! love this post! I can almost hear your enthusiasm popping out of the screen:) I am in love with your fabrics for the self drafted knit skirt and the raincoat! the idea of such a post is brilliant, except i don't think i would be able to follow through with the sewing before i get distracted by new fabrics and new projects!