As soon as the stores start putting out their fall decor and clothes my mind heads right to the same thing every year- bring on all the mustard colored things! I love fall colors in general- plum, navy, olive, burgundy, ALL the jewel tones really. Something about those warm colors makes me want to cozy up with a good book and watch the leaves change outside my window.
My three latest makes for myself have all been in full muted yellow glory. It’s so fun to have a little break in pattern testing and blog tours to sew up a few things for ME.
This pretty mustard knit jumped in my cart during a button run to Joann’s. Don’t you hate when that happens?! I seriously couldn’t leave this fabric in the store and sewed it up the second I had a free afternoon.
The Toaster Sweater is a cold weather favorite of mine. I love the tall neck option of version #1. It’s not tight and constricting like other turtlenecks but is so cozy and warm! This fabric was just perfect for it.
This pattern sews up sooooo fast too! You know that’s my jam- something quick but with great finishes. I love the topstitching details.
I sewed up a medium which is what I had printed and ready. I fit into the small size chart now and might just have to size down for my next version. I love the chunky feel of this one though. I modified this a bit and added an inch to the length to make it hit mid hip.
While wearing this top I had one of those experiences that every seamstress lives for. While browsing in Madewell, wearing this sweater, a couple of ladies stopped me and asked if my top was from the shop. I blushed and let them know it was not from there. They pushed a bit more and asked where it was from. I hesitated as I told them that I had made it and laughed as their jaws hit the floor! They couldn’t believe it! I left the shop empty handed but renewed with a love of creating beautiful handmade garments that could indeed hold their own with the expensive trendy items from the mall.
My second make is a modified Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan. I grabbed this pretty windowpane plaid double brushed poly from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and knew it needed to be a pretty dress. I left off the bottom ruffle and added 6 inches at the lengthen/shorten line.
This is another one of those quick makes that looks amazing sewn up. I think I need a few more of these in my wardrobe. I sewed up a couple of these during testing and then set the pattern aside and kept meaning to get back to it. I can’t tell you how many of those patterns I have. I’m so glad to have sewn it up again!
What’s on your fall sewing list? Are you a mustard lover or do you steer clear of it? I’m so excited to see all the fall hues start filling my social media feeds!