Fall in Utah is my absolute favorite! The vibrant leaves, cooler weather and trips to our favorite pumpkin patch are things I look forward to all year.
It was so fun sewing for this week’s Project Run and Play challenge- I’m an Autumn: using the warm colors of Autumn for your primary color palette (red, orange, yellow, and brown). Now admittedly, I’m NOT an autumn and I’m drawn to much cooler colors so this was initially a bit of a challenge for me. I had nothing at all in my stash in those colors so we took a trip to the fabric store (five fabric stores to be exact!).
I had a vision for this dress right from the start and finding the perfect fabric proved to be harder than I thought it would. With our short time frame I knew I had to find it locally and I finally settled on this gorgeous charmeuse from Joann. It has such beautiful drape and worked so well for this maxi.
I used the Lil Luxe Dress from Lil Luxe Collection as the base for this dress. I added the long sleeves and pockets from the Starlight City Dress, also by Lil Luxe Collection. I cinched the sleeves with elastic to create a bit of volume in them. I used the width of the fabric for the skirt portion adding to the drama of this dress.
I raised the back curve a couple of inches. This dress will get worn to church ALOT and I wanted her to feel comfortable in it. And boy does she! She absolutely loves it! She’s all about the maxi dresses and this is her new favorite!
To complete her look I made a luxurious faux fur vest. She’s always wanted one and this was the perfect outfit for it!
I used my go-to t shirt pattern the City Park Tee from Hey June Handmade to start with. I drafted the vest using the bodice pieces with only slight modifications. It’s fully lined in a super soft tweed and closes with a hook and eye at the chest. She’s anxious to wear it with her favorite skinny jeans and boots once the weather stays cooler.
I was so excited to sew for this little guy too! He’s not the easiest to photograph but he’s always a super grateful recipient.
The highlight of his outfit is a vest made using the BBC Vest from Shwin Designs. Flannel and leather are such an amazing combo for fall.
It’s so soft and cozy and will make a great layering piece in his wardrobe. I lined it in cream stretch denim to make it a bit more structured.
The leather details elevate it and I was a little nostalgic digging through my great-grandma’s buttons for this project. These were exactly what I was looking for to finish off this vest.
His pants are Moto Maxx bottoms from Love Notions. I love the details on these and they were so fun to play with.
In my endless fabric search I was trying to find soft, comfortable khaki twill. Everything I found was stiff and not what I had in mind so I headed to my hubby’s closet. I stole his beloved well worn khakis and they worked like a dream! I did diamond quilting on the knees and lined them with flannel from the vest. Comfortable, warm pants will be well loved this fall.
I did triple stitching on the waistband and slightly cropped them to be more like the joggers his big brothers are so fond of. This little man wants to be exactly like them so he loves his new cool pants!
His tee is an ode to another fall staple- long days at the soccer fields! This little guy is so excited to be on his first soccer team after spending much of his life watching all his siblings play. He’s definitely got the soccer thing down and this tee is a winner.
I used the Made for Mermaids Rowan Raglan and slimmed it down to fit better under his vest. I love this pattern and all the options it comes with. He loves hoods so I’ll be adding them whenever I can.
These two are just loving their new looks!
Make sure to head over to Project Run and Play to see the other competitors looks and to vote for your favorite! We hope you like our Autumn look as much as we do!
12 thoughts on “Project Run and Play: Week Two-I’m an Autumn”
gorgeous! my oldest would go nuts for a dress like that! and the fabric print is just perfect for that style.
So beautiful! I love both looks so much. That dress is dreamy!
Gorgeous as always! Love that your little man got in on the action too!
I love all the wearable pieces you created and you picked such a beautiful location for photos. Such a great combination!
You have some great makes for the theme! I am totally an Autumn and could have happily let you shop in my stash for all things brown, green, orange, and yellow. hehehe Your dress is lovely and you got some great detail shots of your makes. Those are my favorite!
Wait wait wait. You have five fabric stores within driving distance? I’m coming to live with you! As usual, your children are gorgeous and you’ve made them gorgeous clothes. I love flannel and leather together! And you’re kind of making me wonder if I could pull off a fur jacket or not. Great job, girlie!
Gorgeous styling! I’ve always considered myself and my children NOT autumns because of our blonde hair and fair skin but I think you’ve proved me wrong.
I especially love your little dude’s ensemble, too.
Your post has made me gasp and sigh over and over again! Absolutely in love with how you interpreted this theme!
So many great pieces! I usually wait untill my favorite pants have a hole in them before I upcycle them, but they sure make my son’s favorite pants. That dress is stunning!
Beautiful work! Great combination of colors and textures, and so awesome that the kids love their outfits, too!