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What Are Your Fall Sewing Plans?

I'm finally back from my sewing hiatus. I didn't know how long it would be, but was not feeling it lately...like in the last two months. Between traveling for work and things to do on the weekends, I really had no time to sew. The last time I sewed, I was still thinking summer and now when I think about sewing, I realize I really need to change gears as the temperatures are dropping! But here's the problem...I don't know what to make!

How do you get out of a "funk" like this? First, I allow myself to think it is ok not to sew. I think that is the hardest thing for me to come to terms with. As every weekend rolled around, I would thnk about sewing. But as the weekend went on and things piled up on my calendar, I had to tell myself it is ok to not be sewing. Then when I'm in a sewing funk and want to try and get back into sewing, I think about what projects I want to make. But this time around I was having a hard time deciding. I tend to look for something simple because I don't want to fall into the funk too quickly again with an involved project. I also look at inspiration from many sewing bloggers! 




So what I decided on as my first project is New Look 6230. I have always liked the baseball style tee, but I'm going to be putting a little spin on this one. I was inspired when on a trip to Fabric Depot in Portland, OR. They had a really cool charmeuse panel with a vintage woman printed in black and white. They were sold out of the panel, but eventually found it from another online retailer. (They are now sold out of it too.) and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since. 

Model example at Fabric Depot, Portland, OR. March 2014

I will be using the charmeuse panel for the front and a coordinating knit for the rest of the top. I think any charmeuse print, whether panel or not would work great for a shirt like this. I have seen a lot of fabirc mixing in RTW and I really would like to try it out. 





I'm really excited to get it started and will definitely share the final project with you. But in the meantime, I need to start thinking about what else I should makes for my fall wardrobe. What are you making right now? What do you think are some of the trends for fall? 

~Julie

Comments

  1. Most of my plans are "un-sewing" by which I mean going through my closet, getting rid of stuff, mending, etc. But I do have a piece of cashmere/ wool blend to make a short jacket out of, and a piece of stretch denim that I think will become one of those new-fangled high waisted skirts.

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  2. Oh gosh I love that top!

    I made a "fancy" sweatshirt with that fabric and maybe I need another one! :)

    When I need to get my sewing mojo back I almost always go for a simple knit.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your shirt idea!!!! I want that!!!

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  4. That's a really great fabric! Can't wait to see your shirt!
    I've not sure what the trends are, but I'm on the hunt for the perfect coat fabric to make the new Lee Ann Marshall Simplicity coat pattern.

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  5. I recently picked up that New Look pattern and wondered how it would turn out so I can't wait to see your version! As far as trends, I always feel like I'm a bit out of the loop, but really have wanted to make a wool coat from a vintage pattern my Mom gave me. Sewing funks can be kind of hard to get out of and I think its ok to take a creative rest from it at times.

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    1. I definitely think it is good to take creative rests! I like to be creative and I can be on creative overload at times.Then I get burned out :O( Glad to know I'm not the only one out there that feels this way!

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  6. What a great idea! Are you planning on using a knit or a charmeuse for the back of the blouse?

    Rose in SV

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  7. I will be using a knit for the back and the charmeuse panel for the front.

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