Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Autumn Sew Along

The girls at Sewing Guild have proposed an Autumn Sew Along for Sept to Nov and I have thought about it for a while now and I have decided to join in. I am a bit worried about my level of skill and lack of time, but I will give it a go just the same.

The aim is to complete a wardrobe capsule of co-ordinating pieces that will see you through the next season and add to what you already have. It's Spring here now but who knows what the weather will throw at us, especially after the last two weeks, but I think I will plan as though we are going to have a Spring and not jump straight into Summer.

With that in mind, I will be aiming for 6 pieces. I have only decided on two patterns so far and think I will make those first and decide on the other items as I go along.

1. Pants or skirt -
2. Sleeveless Vest - Kwik Sew 3618 (on shopping list)
3. Lightweight Trench Coat - Burda 1/2008 #129 (traced yesterday)
4. Shirt -
5. Top -
6. Blouse or Top -

I have been adding to my little fabric stash and I am pretty sure I have enough fabric to pull this off. I have black denim, white drill, yellow denim, white stretch shirting with black/grey stripes, black/white/yellow floral stretch cotton, black rib knit, black stretch cotton with pinstripe, and a few more pieces that will also co-ordinate. Hopefully I won't need much more than a few zippers and some buttons.

Of course this is subject to change as I am more than likely going to change my mind at least once, or twice, or ....


  1. glad you decided to join in deb. it's my 1st sew along and i'm quite nervous whether i'll make it or not, but it'll still be fun to try


  2. I am still deciding on this one :-) I think I may be sticking to something similar to the WIAW, four co-ordinating garments works well for me. Go for it, and don't be so hard on yourself, we all were beginners once and never stop learning, after making my own clothes for almost 30 years and working in made to measure bridal, I would still class myself as only an intermediate sewer. Compared to when you had never made anything, you are an expert now :-)