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?