Autumn sewing inspiration
I have always loved this season for some reason. The air is crisp and it's truly the season for coziness and slowing down. Cuddling up in the sofa with a blanket and a cup of tea... I love it! Candles, scarves and wool coats in every colour...? Yes please!
It depends on where in the world you live of course but here in Stockholm the weather turned from summer to autumn real fast. The sun is still warm the few times it comes out but lately we have had more rain and cold wind. How is it where you live? I know some of you live in Australia so of course it's completely different for you :)
In this week's blog post I'm talking about Autumn sewing. An alternative title for this blog post could be "My sewing plans if I had unlimited time". I always have a lot of sewing i would like to do but I rarely have time to do most of the things on my to-sew lists. Most of the time I choose to work on patterns for Ploen Patterns because I want to release new patterns! But every now and then I sew things from other indie designers and also some big 4 patterns. Today I'm going to share some things from that list! The patterns that are on my mind at the moment :)
1. Trench coat(s)
I love a good trench coat... just look at this vintage trench from Rohdi Heintz.
It's the Dixi Coat, one of his most famous garments. I think it's 70's. I love to wear this trench and I'm sad that I only have one... and I have never actually made a trench coat myself. So one of my dream sewing projects is a really nice trench coat with all of the details, fancy lining etc. Now let's see some pattern inspiration!
At the very top of my list is the Isla Trench Coat by Named. It ticks all the boxes... The design is perfect, all the right details... I would like to make it in a colour like cobalt blue, red or maybe yellow... or pink! Since I already have the classic beige one.
Some other beautiful trench coat patterns are The Taylor Trench by Rebecca Page, The Luzerne Trench Coat by Deer and Doe, The Robson Coat by Sewaholic and of course The Hendriks Coat by Make my Lemonade (this one is a close second... They are all beautiful but I really like the classic, long, structured versions and not the more feminine ones. I will definitely make a trench coat some day. I want to say I will make it this season but I'm pretty sure that's not going to be possible :(
2. Second on my wish list is the Sicily slip dress. This pattern has been ALL OVER my instagram feed. I mean there are some drop dead gorgeous versions out there to drool over. I think I actually might be able to sew this dress because it seams like a quick sew. Then I just need to wait for the pandemic to be over and I can go to Sicily and stroll around looking fine :D This pattern is from Sewing patterns by Masin. Might be more of a summery pattern but I also live the look of a slip dress with a chunky sweater and boots... Could definitely work for autumn too!
3. This is a project I might actually finish his season! It's the Abi Jumpsuit pattern from AK Patterns. I have chosen the fabric already! If you follow me on instagram you might have already seen this photo:
I'm planning to make the culotte version... so pretty! I have not made a jumpsuit in a very long time but I jus love the put together look of them. I like the idea of a jersey jumpsuit as well. So comfortable and easy to fit.
These three projects are just a tiny bit of my sewing dreams... there are so many more and I always add new ideas too. I have started on a shirt for my dad that I really want to finish. And i've promised my mom a little jacket too. And I'm sewing sweatpants for me and my boyfriend. Are you also feeling like you have so many ideas and not enough time to make them a reality? the only thing that helps for me is planning the projects out and sewing a little bit every day. One step closer all the time. However for me it goes in cycles. Right now I'm spending a lot of time creating toiles and developing new pattern. It has higher priority than sewing for my relatives and I'm ok with that. I just have to stop myself from adding too many additional projects to my plate for a while.
I will let you know more about my next pattern soon. Best place to get updates is instagram so make sure you follow me there.
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