Hey guys, I hope you’re all fine. I just returned from a late summer vacation in Greece and although German weather has been gentle (no rain storms and quite a lot of sun), it’s still hard to accept that autumn has arrived up here. I always want to hold on to summer as long as I can and there’s nothing worse than people telling me “Well, I guess summer’s over now” in the middle of September :-D
Anyway, now that it’s undeniably autumn over here, I might as well make the best of it. Last year I wrote about my autumn sewing plans here on the blog. Only four of those garments made it into my closet (one store bought), but the sketching and planning was so much fun!
So here are my sewing plans for autumn of 2015.
Plaid Granville Shirt
Oh, how many times I found myself dreaming about this project already. With it’s blue and black and red it’s a perfect addition to my wardrobe.
This fabric and I are IN LOVE. It’s the most awesome, soft, luxurious thing that ever sat in my stash. The Karen Cardigan pattern by BurdaStyle is perfect for this. I’m still searching for the perfect trim for the edges, though. I’m thinking something thin and lightweight. Suede bias tape would be awesome. Or maybe wool binding. Or even velvet? Any ideas?
Red Burda Shorts
Somehow, I didn’t get around making these in summer. But the colour is so perfect for autumn, I’m sure they will look lovely with tights as well. The fabric is a simple dark red cotton from my stash.
A Simple Knit Skirt
There’s still a good amount of fabric left from my Françoise dress. A simple mini skirt would look lovely in this fabric.
Green sweater with floral hood and quilted shoulders
I’ve been dying to make this one forever. Green is my favourite colour and the quilted shoulders were already fun when I made my self-drafted grey hoodie (you can see a small picture of it in this post) That awesome floral fabric is a heirloom from my grandmother. Green, quilted shoulders, granny’s fabric – all enough reasons to make this.
Only problem: I’m still searching for that perfect emerald sweater knit. Most of them are too thin for my taste. But I just ordered some swatches so hopefully there will be something among them.
Knitting: Another green sweater
In other news, here’s a sneak peek of my current knitting project, the Snowflake sweater. It’s my daily companion on any public transportation. That lace yoke gave me several headaches but now that it’s all knit stitches, I kind of miss the challenge of it.
Okay, I’m off to cut the red shorts and the Granville muslin now.
What about you guys? Do you have autumn sewing plans? Or are you among the lucky ones that still get to enjoy sunny weather and trips to the beach?