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Autumn plans!

Sewing plans, of course! Somehow I didn’t manage to blog about this until now, when there’s only one month left of Autumn, but I promise I made this plan at the start of the season šŸ™‚ I was inspired by the many bloggers who create sewing plans, also the Colette Patterns Palette Challenges and the Handmade Wardrobe Flickr group started by Jen of Grainline.

This is the first time I’ve made a proper plan for my sewing, and I’m already finding it very helpful. I started by thinking about gaps in my wardrobe, and looking at my fabric and pattern stash to see if I had anything that would work. Then the fun part: fabric shopping! Also, a little pattern shopping too šŸ˜› I tried not to go too overboard here, I’m attempting to go for quality over quantity in my wardrobe!

Here is the current plan (I had way too much fun making this) :

From top left, left to right:

  • BurdaStyle Alexander, out of printed cotton voile from stash
  • McCall’s 6513, out of tencel jersey from
  • Loose Drape Top no.1 from Drape Drape 1, out of some mystery jersey from stash that I think is viscose
  • Gather Drape Dress no.3, also from Drape Drape 1, out of merino/viscose jersey from The Fabric Store
  • Peter pan collar blouse, modified from New Look 6407, out of printed cotton lawn from stash
  • Simplicity 1887, out of brushed rayon twill from stash
  • Sewaholic Minoru, out of organic cotton twill and rayon polka-dot print, both from
  • Vogue 1250, out of printed viscose/lycra jersey from Emma One Sock
  • Alter some old wide leg pants I never finished sewing, to be tapered leg pants!

I’ve made a couple of these already, hopefully I’ll get a chance to take some photos soon!


5 responses »

  1. Such a great idea – much more approachable than my sewing list…perhaps time for a do-over on my list

    • Thanks! Yes, I always have a long to-sew list, somehow having the projects mocked up visually has given me more motivation & makes them seem possible.

      • Also with the pictures there is a visual link to whatever idea was in mind. My list gest sooo long with ideas, that sometimes I loose track. So thanks…hmm yet another project – but I think this’ll pay of.

  2. I have lots of autumn plans too. Even if Autumn is almost over and here in Canberra we have a near-frost every morning!

    Love what you have in your plans there!

    • Those Autumn plans will magically turn into Winter plans if I don’t get them done, I’ve decided. You have my sympathy for those Canberra mornings, they are so brutal! Makes Melbourne seem very mild (which it is really, just wet!).


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