Warning: list post ahead! Turn back now if you find planning posts dull!
I hate that summer is slowly coming to an end, but I love that the changing season gives me a chance to make plans for new sewing projects for cooler weather! I had a huge clear out of my wardrobe last week when we moved, so theres a few holes which need to be filled. My standard daily outfit is usually jeans, a tee shirt, and a cardigan, with extra layers of merino as it gets colder. Boring, but functional and easy to put on in the dark at 6am! This is the list I’ve put together of things I’d like to make over the next six weeks to see me through Autumn and into the start of Winter…
1) Another button down shirt. The Grainline Archer is a no brainer for the pattern, I know it already fits! I have some lovely polka dotted chambray set aside for it, so that I can match pretty much every other sewing blogger on the internet.
2) The Augusta Hoodie, from the new Named collection. I think if I make it up in a thick merino sweatshirting or double knit it will be perfect for wearing on cooler mornings, when it isn’t cold enough for a proper coat! I’d love to make the sleeves and hood out of a striped or plaid fabric, I’ll need to see what I can find!
(This is the gorgeous Flora skirt Elisalex made as part if the Flora Sewalong on the BHL blog)
4) Trousers! I still haven’t printed out my Ginger jeans pattern, I really should get onto that. There is also a casual trouser pattern in the latest Great British Sewing Bee book (which is awesome, by the way!), which I’m pretty interested in trying out in a lightweight wool.
5) Some extra wool layering pieces. I’d like a merino Linden Sweatshirt, and I’d like to try out the Jenna Cardigan from Muse Patterns. Both are nice basics, so I’ll try out some fancy embellishments! I want some merino Espresso leggings too, to wear under my new skirts!
What are your seasonal sewing plans?