Autumn Sewing Plans

 
Autumn appears to be arriving in the UK (although we are promised another spell of warmer weather next week) and my thoughts are turning towards what I want to sew for this Autumn/Winter.
 
I have to say I love Autumn, I think its my favourite time of year.  I love being snuggled up in dresses and cosy cardi's, with some thick tights and boots.  Autumn clothing just feels so much more "me" than summer clothes.
 
So what am I planning on making?
 
First up, I think it will be another version of Butterick 5246, which is now sadly out of print. 
 
 
 
I made version A pre-blog, soon after I got back into sewing after a few years break, and I've worn my first one to death.  So much so that I'm getting bored of it.  My new one will use this lovely geometric jersey I bought recently from Bluebell and Brook.
 
 
 
I think this is going to be pretty much the perfect Autumn/Winter dress.  Cosy but still stylish.
 
Next will be Papercut Patterns new Clover dress.  Have you seen this one?  Do you love it?
 
 
 
I'll be making mine longer, and possibly lengthening the sleeves too.  I think I might make this in some black ditsy printed chiffon, from White Tree Fabrics.  The fabric has strips of lace sewn onto it, then the print is applied on top of that.  Depending on the pattern pieces (I didn't buy the pdf pattern, but the printed version - so I'm still waiting for it to arrive) I'm wondering if I can unpick one of the lace strips and use that for the bodice insert.
 
I also want to draft myself a dress.  I tried on this gorgeous Ghost dress today, but the neckline was indecently low. 
 
 
 
It's a fairly simple drop waisted style, with the "drop" being lower at the back than the front.  I'm thinking it would be fairly simple to draft myself?
 
My major project this year is going to be a coat.  I downloaded this Burdastyle pattern last year.  
 
 
 
I got as far as printing out and taping together the pdf, and even bought some fabric to make it with.  This year I'm definitely going to make it.
 
Apart from these that I've already identified I need some separates, particularly trousers.  I like slim legged styles, preferably with a side zip, but am finding it a bit difficult to find a pattern that works well for pear shapes.  I do have a Simplicity one that I've muslined once, made some alterations to and am soon to muslin again.
 
I also need tops, but haven't identified any patterns for those yet!  I suppose I've got more than enough to think about with my dresses and coat.
 
Have you made any plans for Autumn sewing yet (or Spring sewing if you're in the Southern Hemisphere)?  What's your favourite season?
 
 
 
 

 


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  1. Wow! I really like all your choices..especially the Burda coat. Love that! I'm not as fond of winter as I used to be and fall leads into it so I am hanging on to every bit of summer that I can. Summer is my fav.... I'm not great at sticking to my plans so I don't make too many when it comes to my sewing.

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    1. I'm not normally that great at sticking to plans, but I've found that if I don't plan a bit I get side tracked by every new and shiny thing I see and end up with a wardrobe full of clothes that don't go together or don't fit into my lifestyle.

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  2. LOVE the coat. I really want to make a coat but unsure if it'll happen this year. Although it is coat weather from about April-October! Maybe if I start one mid winter I can wear it when the temps start to climb :)

    The ghost dress is really pretty. I'm not a huge fan of the Papercut dress but it's always fun to see what someone does with a pattern that I don't 'get'. Oh and view A is cute with the cowl-like neckline. Very cute.

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    1. I made a coat 2 winters ago and it was a real labour of love, but I loved every minute of it and was so proud of myself for completing it!

      The Ghost dress looked gorgeous on, except the neckline was so low that you could see the whole of the front of my bra! If the neckline had been decent I would have bought it, no doubt.

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  3. Thanks for the pointer to Bluebell and Brook as I've not come across them before and their fabrics look lovely. I'm planning some wardrobe staples for autumn and winter rather than the "Oooo that looks like a challenge - let's have a go at that " approach that ive had lately! If you're making a coat can I just recommend you toile, toile and toile as I learned from my make of the Pavot jacket. Im sure you'll do a lovely job judging from your previous makes.

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    1. Bluebell and Brook were new to me to prior to purchasing the jersey. They were grwat to deal with - I did a review post a while ago.

      Oh, yes I'll definitely be toile-ing properly before making the coat. I don't want to spend all that time on it only to find it isn't right!

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  4. Great plans! I especially love that jersey. Would the Ultimate Trouser pattern by Sew Over It work for you? It's on my list for autumn.

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    1. The jersey is very soft and yummy. The Ultimate Trousers might work, I shall investigate...

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  5. Good post. You know I am like you...when it comes to sewing I am like a magpie! The coat looks fab. I also was thinking of a drop waist dress...I have a papercut pattern for one but I don't know what it would like on me. Guess there's one way to find out...

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    1. I love drop waisted dresses, but they don't always suit me. This one looked fab as it had some shaping at the waist, rather than going straight down from bust to hips, which I think is the key to making it more flattering.

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  6. You're plans look good. I know tops were an issue as I ended up back in Winter. I've used Tessuti Alexa tee; a Kwik Sew 3790 with an asymetric neckline and Cj Patterns cowl tops. Once these patterns work, I made at least 3 at a time.
    I like your fabric choices.What a great coat choice too.

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    1. I hope the coat works out, as I love that style. I'll investigate those top patterns you mentioned.

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  7. I am still in denial, i'm nowhere near ready for it to be autumn yet! But I have started knitting a cardigan and I would like to make a sensible denim skirt and perhaps jeans. I have also got an Archer on my list so I suppose that is quite autumny enough for now! I love that purple coloured geometric jersey, I look forward to seeing the finished dress and the coat!

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    1. I am actually ready for autumn now! Your plans sound a little autumnal, but I can tell you're still clinging to summer!

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  8. I love Autumn and Spring - layers and boots! The coat pattern is wonderful, looking forward to seeing your version :)

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    1. Mmm, yes, layers and boots are perfect!

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  9. Wow the Clover is amazing!! can't wait to see your one.

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    1. It's a fabulous (and easy!) pattern. I got the pattern in the post Saturday and wore the finished dress Sunday evening.

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