What are you sewing for fall?

comments (10) August 21st, 2009     

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_nikki_ Nicole Smith, contributor
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Now's the time of year when everyone begins replenishing their wardrobes. I absolutely love all of the lush and cozy fabrics that start turning up in the fabric stores for autumn. Their rich shades and fabulous textures always inspire me to start a fresh project.

Whether you're heading back to school, sewing for someone who is, or just starting a new project, share what new projects you're working on to get ready for fall.

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joyjoy77 writes: Lots of knits, actually that is all I seem to sew now. Two pencil skirts, two dresses, and one bag for work. Then I get to start the honeymoon wardrobe.
Posted: 9:25 pm on August 31st
clafaver writes: I am sewing lots of plaid pleated skirts and little menswear ties for my tween. She also has a passion for long skinny silk scarves so having a serger helps me a bunch! She looks so cute everyday!
Posted: 8:53 pm on August 30th
auntsusu writes: I am working on a small backpack for me. I am going to use it to tote my camera to all of these great fall events. I am also learning how to machine quilt on a long arm machine so that I can finish the four quilts that are stacked up under my cutting table.
Posted: 3:18 pm on August 26th
_nikki_ writes: This month I've made nothing but gifts! I have grand plans though to start my fall coat after Labor Day. I got inspired by one of the patterns we did with Pattern Review for Threads, and I can't wait to start it, complete with a wool interlining!
Posted: 9:33 am on August 26th
Harptraveler writes: I am redesigning some T shirts for a more feminine look, and will be making a jacket from a sweatshirt base using strip quilting for a colorful outer look. I also enjoy the Threads E letter !
Posted: 12:17 pm on August 25th
jansquires writes: Since losing 50#, I am enjoying sewing for myself. Just finished Louise Cutting/Linda Lee's Nine Lives jacket with Eleven/Eleven skirt with beautiful linen fabric. Tan with black foilage and complimenting tan w/black stripe.

Also, have made all of the tops in Linda Lee's Mix It Up pattern. Great pattern for fall shirts made of shirting and linen for the Fl weather.

Love Threads newsletter too!
Posted: 12:50 am on August 25th
Rosies_stuffnsew writes: I am sewing a Victorian costume ensemble. Comprising of a skirt waist, bell skirt, Eton jacket and lace collar ruffle.
This is for the Victorian Festival of Dance and Costume being held in Canberra during the first weekend in October 2009.
Posted: 9:01 pm on August 24th
lalarose writes: I'm stumped as to what to sew for fall. I now have my Lenexa, Kansas townhome on the market in hopes of moving to Florida to be closer to my son and his family (2 grandkids and one on the way)I'm thinking about continuing on with the summer sewing as it stays fairly warm in Palm Beach Florida most of the year. Any suggestions?
Posted: 8:24 pm on August 24th
emmyjay writes: I've pulled a lot of darker toned knits out of my stash to do some transitional pieces -- hoping to be able to wear them until the snow flies -- and I've got my eye on some of the stash corduroy as well. (Nothing says fall to me like corduroy!)
Posted: 5:16 pm on August 24th
BusyHands writes: My five year old son is going to Grade One ( or First Grade for you Americans) so I'm sewing him some pants with extra reinforced knee patches. This spring he put his knee through FIVE pairs of pants in one week!
As long as the pants are are roughly the same colour, I won't have to change the serger threads :-)
Posted: 7:34 pm on August 23rd
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