One day you’re walking through parched fields, slathered in sunscreen. The next, squirrels are scampering before you and leaves crunch beneath your feet.
Ah, Autumn! The time of year when women clamber back into their tights and cardies and breath an audible sigh of relief. I don’t have to lay eyes on my own flesh for the next six months. Is there anything more satisfying?
Yes! Sewing for autumn. It’s a whole new season of inspiration, just as you thought you couldn’t churn out yet another Ogden cami. So, I thought I’d do a quick round up of projects for this time of year.
I seem to collect pyjama patterns the way other women collect cats. I have several! You can’t really go wrong with a PJ sewing pattern as the fitting is close to negligible. The last pattern I worked from was the Kwik Sew 3553 and it was perfect.
If you prefer to stay cool, I recommend a quality viscose. I sewed a pair of pyjamas from this viscose at Stoff & Stil and I love wearing them.
Of course, the ultimate question is whether or not 2018 should be the Year Of The Onesie? People seem to have strong opinions on these, so maybe I’d better move quickly on!
To go with my pyjamas, maybe I should finally sew together these quilting squares. Any tips? I have 42 squares here and am a quilting novice.
You absolutely cannot beat a coat for a satisfying autumn make. Or if you’re in the groove, make two! I use my Sew Over It Lola coat in chambray as an early Autumn outfit and then shrug on my pure wool V9275 longline bomber jacket as it gets colder. Both are easy to sew and have been worn on heavy rotation.
Ridiculous Posing Optional
As the nights draw in, we can start to plan our parties – and the dresses we shall wear to them. I have several vintage sewing patterns to hand. But which to choose…? Such a dilemma, darling! Maybe I should sew a second Vogue 5098 as I love that dress so darn much.
I find these perfect for autumn layering with tights or leggings and a long-sleeve T-shirt. I have some black denim for another Cleo dungaree dress. I’ve made a lot of these and again they get worn on heavy rotation.
Okay, that’s your lot! In fact, right now I’m off to finish sewing something entirely different. More on that soon, I hope.
So, look. You still haven’t told me. When am I going to see you wearing a Onesie?