Saturday 10 September 2011

DRESSMAKING Autumn.......

There is alot of change in the air, yes it's autumn!!! Can you tell I'm excited, I feel autumn gives me a really big handful of energy, I love it.
Trying to hold back the enthusiasm I have been considering my autumn/winter wardrobe carefully. Trying to acknowledge what my wearing patterns are like through the cooler months. Also working with what I already have. Being mindful.......
So I know that I already have a pair of cords, and jeans and yoga pants that I love to wear ALOT! So I feel that my plan for the winter should be what I need as I need it (remembering my over all aim is to have a waldrobe of clothes I have made myself). Therefore I think I will need tops, I'm thinking about 4 and these are patterns I already have and like.

Ok a little confession, I really like that jumpsuit too!

AS I've mentioned before I also have the Burda magazine to inspire me as I go along, in fact the Sept issue has a lovely cape, short trousers and wonderful coat. I may not need or get round to any of these but having them in my stash makes me a happier person.
Continuing on being mindful I know that through the season I will want something nice for Christmas, and I always have has a love for suit trousers, so I have a pattern that I aspire to..

Isn't it just wonderful!
Well happy autumn and happy planning, I know my to do list change like the colour on the leaves !


  1. I have that Simplicity '40s reprint pattern too, and though I wasn't too sure about that blouse when I first saw the envelope (mustard? So not a good colour on me) it's growing on me. I may get around to doing it this fall...maybe :)

  2. I'm excited to see your version of the Simplicity trousers!! I've had that pattern in my stash for awhile ... but have never gotten brave enough to tackle it!

  3. lots of lovely plans and patterns Charlotte - what fun!

  4. This suit pattern is inspiring... What fabric are you considering?

  5. I love all the patterns.. I look forward to seeing what ever you make..
    Isn't it fun to pick out stuff for our fall.. So enjoyable.
    Have fun and Happy sewing.

  6. Great patterns Your going to be busy:) The simplicity pattern is really great, I have only made the trousers so far from this pattern, which were surprisingly easy, I always though trousers would be really difficult, but these were simple to make and best of all quick!