Every now and then the stars align.
Today I’m showing you how my ‘work’ sewing stars + blogging stars + ‘new creative inspiration’ stars aligned to bring you a post all about pulling together an amazing HANDMADE fall wardrobe.
As I was sewing up samples for Robert Kaufman, I was optimistic that several of the pieces I was sewing would fit me and I’d know whether or not I would want to sew them for myself personally … because, as you’re about to see, the patterns + fabrics were pretty fabulous and perfect for fall.
Hoping to do slightly better than my ‘in the mirror’ shots with my phone’s camera, I enlisted the help of my 10 year old son … so keep that in mind as you view these less than professional shots.
While sleeveless might make you think of summer time, all I could picture this dress with was a pair of thick tights (or leggings), boots & a sweater. Perfect for the crisp mornings/evenings + warm afternoons of early fall.
Boots: Frye / Sweater: Target
I love a good ‘poncho’ style jacket. It’s not really a jacket, not really a sweater … just a fun twist on the two and perfect for a little extra warmth on a fall stroll.
Blouse: Target / Jeans: GAP / Shoes: Aerosoles
You might remember I stitched this same tunic up for myself earlier this year and I just love how comfortable it is, especially paired with my favorite ‘jegging’ (I mean I think it’s the sewn on pockets that take them from leggings to jeggings, yes?) & boots. I went with the same effect here.
Jeggings: HUE / Boots: Frye
In the midst of all of this ‘work’ sewing I stumbled across a great new pattern collaboration called Indiesew.
Indiesew strives to provide the highest quality sewing patterns created by independent designers to sewing enthusiasts in a manner that fosters creativity and connection among the online sewing community.
I was immediately struck by:
– Great graphic design (identity, website, etc.)
– “Real Life” patterns I could see myself making and actually wearing
– Bloggers doing just that, sewing up the patterns and then showing you the results
I can not wait to finish up my work, so I can move onto some ‘fun’ sewing and create my own version of:
Natalie Top (by Liola Patterns)
The Lane Raglan (by Hey June)
Seriously, I’m thinking both of these would work very well with my jeggings (or I could make myself a pair of Sew Simple Leggings) or skinny jeans + boots.
But seriously, the thing I love most about Indiesew is that you can go check out all the creations for each pattern and get inspired!!
Grab a cup of hot tea, pick a pattern + fabric and start creating your own handmade wardrobe!
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore series.