In planning my fall sewing, I’m really leaning towards basics in solids, stripes, and easy to wear prints. One of the first pieces I tackled for myself is a top that I know will get tons of wear- the Apres Ski from Striped Swallow Designs.
I was immediately drawn to those sleeves (you might remember I used the girl’s version for yesterdays post). The full bishop sleeve is so on trend and I love the detail it gives an otherwise simple design. I scoured the internet and looked at many different versions and was really hooked on the solid versions that really let those sleeves stand out.
I headed to my favorite fabric shop, Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and picked up this beautiful Dana Cotton Modal in Huckleberry. The color was just perfect for fall. This knit is lightweight and has amazing drape which really suited this style. I love the feel of this fabric- so soft and heavenly!
I made a small with the banded hem. The only adjustment I made was to make my bottom band a couple inches smaller to really cinch in the bottom. I’m such a fan of raglan tees and sweatshirts and know this pattern will become a new go-to. I love that those sleeves give it a little more personality but are not over the top. I think this top really embodies my classic, comfortable style.
I’ve got a few more things on my selfish sewing list this fall. I’m really hoping to conquer some woven bottoms (I think I’ve got the jogger thing down, lol). What’s on your sewing list heading into fall?