Fall/Winter Sewing Plans
See? No Garden Path today. I've been really wanting to sew on other things, but I need to get Garden Path done, too. While I'm finishing up GP, I've been planning other things. My daughter needs a new church wardrobe this winter - she's worn the same one for two years now and has grown out of *everything*. That I've figured out, but still need to purchase most of the fabrics. She'll be getting 3 tops, 2 skirts and a jacket, plus a special Christmas dress. That should be enough for her to mix and match for different looks.
My son wants some school clothes, too. He's easy to please with plaid shirts and cool trousers. I actually think I'll be making these things in the next few weeks.
I plan to edit my church wardrobe this winter, by getting rid of some outfits and adding new ones. The plan is to make Vogue 1132, in the blue wool plaid shown below if there is enough fabric. It is 60" wide, but there is less than 4 yards. Even being petite might not be enough to get the suit out of that fabric.
Before I cut the wool, I plan to make the Vogue 1132 jacket in the red shown on the right, as a trial run, and then make a straight skirt or sheath dress out of the fabric on the left. I'll need to be careful to keep that simple, as I could easily end up looking like an old couch. That might take some careful print planning. I certainly wouldn't want to end up with a large flower on my butt, either.
Of course, I've got a red dress planned, too. Not sure of the pattern just yet. I'm thinking something simple. I should be able to finish the vest shown below soon, too. I got it fitted today and will make the lining tomorrow. I might even get the lining installed and finished on Sunday.
I know that seems like a lot of red, but my church wardrobe has quite a bit of brown and black and not much color in it right now.
For things like ensemble practice and more casual church events, I am going to make a skirt out of the corduroy on the left and a few Jalie tops out of the two knits on the right.
I think that should keep me plenty busy this fall/winter, right?!? Really, some of these items will be very easy to sew and I should have them done quickly (like the Jalie tops). Other things I might not get to this upcoming season. That's ok - it is always fun to plan!
Parting Shot: Woodchuck. Yes, you know you live out in the country when you see woodchucks on your front lawn. Sigh.