Fall is Coming and I'm Planning My Sewing List!

12:30 PM

So I spent my Sunday morning perusing the huge September issues.  I love fall!  This is MY season.  I'm a Virgo... my birthday is approaching... I love layering... wool, tweeds and boots!  I love seeing the foliage and feeling the crisp breeze.  I love all things fall!  I get overwhelmingly excited while planning my fall wardrobe.  I want to make everything!  My list is always a pages!  So here are some things that I've currently added.
I imediately spotted a major trend: The Bow Blouse.  They were coming at me from every direction.  I've toyed with the idea of making one for a couple of years.  

But being that I'm currently loving all things 1970's, I'm defintely making one this year.
And for added inspiration, notice the pants in this ad?
Vogue 1464 will be going on my list.

A fall maxi dress.  It's always so hot here, that I can't stand being swathed in yards of fabric in the summertime.  I like my maxis when it's a cooler.  And this beautiful interpretation from Chloe in a fall floral print is boho chic perfection!
McCall's 7242 is a great version.

A fringed skirt, which can be made by modifying a basic pencil skirt.

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  1. Hi Erika, love your blog! I'm a Virgo also, 9/19.

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    1. Mine is the 22nd. Thanks!

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  2. I just watched 'The September Issue', so I am even a little more curious to check out what the fashion magazines will bring us this month. It's really a fun thing to see if you can spot any trends and how you can make them work (or not - equally important!) for yourself. Interesting choices you have here! I am actually surprised to see how much classier the 'sailor pants' look when the buttons are not in a contrast color and when a sleeker fabric is used. And like you, I may succumb to the bow blouse this time around! I am looking forward to see your finished garments and how you style them.

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    1. A Sailor Pant has the potential to go kitsch really quickly. But the styling in that ad was everything! Just so chic! Definitely the look I'm going for! Thanks Sabine!

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  3. I love the new blog layout! I'm also a Virgo; my birthday is the 8th so I'm technically a summer baby. however, in New England grade school always started right after Labor Day, so I've always associated my birthday with the beginning of fall as well. I'm feeling that maxi dress!!

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    1. Virgos rule! I'm really feeling that maxi too! Thanks Grace!

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  4. Hi Erica,
    your choices are great! I'm a virgo, too! :-) 9/16 and I just love fall as much as you do! I'm looking forward to your sewing projects.
    Stef

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  5. I still remember the Hotpatterns Sailor pants you made a while back. How does the Vogue pattern compare?

    I never thought to wear maxis in fall...it is too hot to wear them in summer here too, so that is a great idea.

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    1. I've no idea yet. I'm buying the pattern this week when the Vogues go on sale. I love the idea of a maxi dress with that front split and tall boots. Thanks Katherine!

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  6. Fall is my favorite season cause I too love all the layering and warm-toned fabrics especially with my red hair. I've made my list and have started sewing despite the 90 degree plus temps we have here in Houston, TX. I always value the patterns you pick as you are one stylish lady! Karen

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    1. I'm right here with you about that weather. And then we'll wake up one morning and it'll be 35 degrees! Thanks Karen!

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  7. I just got the Vogue and InStyle fall issues-have yet to look at Vogue, I always save that for last. I love the bow blouses and glad you pointed out the Vogue blouse pattern!

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    1. The next time I get a minute to sit still, I'm looking at InStyle and Harper's Bazaar. I always ready Vogue first! Thanks Linda!

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  8. Loving the blog design!The 3C's I see... Clean, Crisp and Classy!

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  9. Hi, I have already eyed the Mccalls maxi dress myself. Can you imagine how cute it would look with suede knee high boots in a scrumptious color like burgundy and fabric to match! You are tall you lucky gal I instead am a shorty but I have figured out I can pull a maxi in fall colors if I use a light weight fabric like chiffon. I cant wait to see your version if you decide making it!

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    1. A fall floral in chiffon would be heavenly! Thanks Ines!

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  10. Absolutely love the new blog layout! I am so feeling the fall maxi. Looking for the perfect fabric. I'm a Virgo too, 8/27!

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    1. I'm looking for the perfect fabric as well. Virgos rule! Thanks Shawn!

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  11. Would you consider doing a bow blouse tutorial when you get around to making yours? Thanks in advance!!!

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    1. OMG Lisa! Your timing is perfect! I was just discussing on my Facebook page starting Facebook group. This will be a perfect sew-along! Thanks!

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    2. Brilliant minds do think alike!!! I will start to follow you on FB asap. Thanks!

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  12. I love bow blouses! I must have a fall maxi. Great list!

    Te'Rea
    www.chic-n-everything.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! And it's still growing!

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  13. These are some really nice picks.. I'm making a pussy bow blouse this fall too.

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    1. I have no idea why I kept putting off making one! Thanks Tanielle!

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  14. Loving the new blog layout.

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    1. Thanks Dibs! It was time for some redecorating!

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  15. Hi Erica,
    great sewing list! I'm looking gorward to seeing the results on your blog!
    On my list is a bow blouse too - for at least one year... It is time to finally make it real.

    I love the new blog layout!

    xo
    Sandra

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    1. I think I'm going to ease into mine. I'll make a sleeveless one first. Still too warm for a high neck AND sleeves! Thanks Verschiedenart! It was time for some change.

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