It seems that Fall is in the air in blogland. This week Casey shared her lovely Fall inspiration and Debi posted some great 1940s Fall Color Palettes. Last week I posted the beginning of my Fall sewing plans. I’m just going to pick back up from where I left off!
One thing I’m woefully short of is plain ol’ trousers. I have the hardest time finding a pair that fit properly as there is a ten inch difference between my waist measurement and hip circumference. This means, if I find a pair that fits in the waist, chances are, I can’t get it past my thighs. If they fit in the thighs, the waist will most likely be gaping! This Fall I’m determined to put an end to this and learn proper trouser fitting once and for all. While I like the pattern above quite a bit and bought it because the picture reminded me of Katherine Hepburn, I think I’ll be better off starting this project with a modern pattern. I’ve got several Vogues that would fit the bill.
Here in Florida, it isn’t all that often that coats are donned in the Winter unless you’ve lived here for a while and your “blood has thinned” as the locals say. I’ve still not lived here long enough I guess because usually a cardigan or sweater coat will suffice for me. I’m thinking of adding this little cutie to the “to knit” list:
I love the ribbing and the yoke detail! I’m thinking of knitting this up in a heathered forest green, deep mauve or lipstick red. Hmm, decisions, decisions.
While we’re on the subject of knitting I ordered yarn to knit up the Joan Crawford sweater. I’ve got a beautiful wool/silk blend in a pretty pearl grey with this pattern in mind.
But, I digress! We were discussing sewing weren’t we?? Up next is something really special. While not exactly fall garb, this little number will have to be started in the fall. My company has an annual Christmas party and I’ll be making this up for the occasion. Better start working out for sure!
And last, but certainly not least, many of my warmer pyjamas I’ve pretty much worn to death so it is my intent to replace them with vintage ones!
I plan to make the little pantsuit on the left. I’ve already plotted the colors, for the top, white, and the bottom, navy blue. Fabulous!
That about wraps it up! As a refresher, I’ve got a boxy jacket, a plaid skirt, a wool jersey dress with sweetheart neckline and bracelet sleeves, pants, sweaters, fancy dress and pjs! Guess I better get to work and I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks for reading!