|Photo found on Pinterest/Polyvore|
|Fall Look Found on Pinterest/Polyvore|
Friends, I have been cruising pinterest and polyvore looking at Fall Fashion. The two looks above are absolutely my style. Fall makes me crave chunky sweater knits, boots, jeggings and a nice dash of leather for good measure. Temperatures can vary greatly in the Fall, so layering is an absolute must. I generally have camisoles and sleeveless tees under my waterfall or boyfriend cardigan. In looking at these Fall looks and thinking about what is in my closet now, there are some things that need to be sewn...and some things that need to be purchased (don't worry I am not breaking my no RTW commitment for 2015).
First thing that I am in desperate need of sewing, are basic shells/camis/tanks. It makes it hard to layer up a cute look when you are without the basic bottom layer!
I plan on making a cami pattern from a RTW cami that I already own. It's knit and lace and I adore it, and the way it fits. Beyond that I plan to make something similar to the popcorn tank in the first look using Simplicity 2409 from the Khalia Ali Collection.
|Photo From Simplicity.com Khaliah Ali Collection 2409|
The waterfall cardigan in the first look looks to be made of suede. I think I would try it in suede cloth first, and then if I loved it I would consider getting some real suede to make it out of. There are so many waterfall cardigan patterns out there, but most are intended for stretchy knits, and since I intend to sew this in non-stretch I am struggling to find the right pattern. Do any of you have recommendations pattern wise? I don't mind grading if the pattern is intended for non-stretch fabrics.
I already have similar jeans to the one's in the first look, so there would be nothing to make there. Although it is worth noting that jeans are on my Fall sewing list!
On to the sewing list for look two. First let's talk Jeggings. When I think of boot season, jeggings naturally are something that I know that I will need. I am planning a sewalong featuring the Misty Stretch Pull-On Jeans from Style Arc, and those are perfect for accomplishing this look. I promise there will be more coming on that endeavor in the near future.
I think that instead of the chunky knit waterfall cardigan in look two, I would like to make a kimono style cardigan. I like View D of Simplicity 1318 for this look, but with longer sleeves.
|Line Drawings of 1318 from Simplicity.com|
I am anxiously awaiting a pair of black and tan Ros Hommerson wide calf boots that actually are the boots from look two, just in a different color. These are their Chip Riding Boot. I found them on Amazon here. I have other Ros Hommerson wide calf boots, and I can tell you that they are fantastic. These are what I will call investment boots. You aren't going to wear them for a season and then donate them. My original black pair I have had for five years now. I wear them a lot through the Fall and Winter. The soles of the boots are still in excellent shade, and despite all the snow and salt the past few years have brought, the leather still looks great. If you have truly wide calves like I do (and some of those other wide calf boots don't even come close to zipping), this brand is worth a look.
|Ros Hommerson Wide Calf Black and Tan Chip Riding Boots from Amazon.com|
Friends, are you planning your Fall sewing already? Are you sewing for Fall already? Tell me what is on your Fall must make list!