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Weekend: Hello Fall!

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It’s that time of the year again when everyone from the barista to that rando in the elevator is talking about it – fall.

“Wow, can you believe it’s almost October?”

“Yes, can’t you see me shivering and clutching my coffee, sans ice, right now?”

Dimwit.

A lot of women past their teenage years haven’t created a shopping list since paper scissors were on it, but that helpful guide is important, especially when battling borderline arctic temperatures. Aside:Β Please winter 2015, don’t do that to me like last year. It seems like ages ago since Sarai’s Wardrobe Architect, but really, it has only been one season. Just like last spring, I’m using her methodical method, not only because I now realize that how I craft my closet and the clothes in it simultaneously crafts the image I portray to others, but also because my unique collection of me-mades I set out to make will keep me focused and away from RTW racks. Double win.

But I’m not a prolific sewer like Lauren, so my plans have to be deliberate, thought-out and realistic. What do I have in mind? Well, for one, a coat that is more Pheobe Philo than Captain Gordon. After that, definitely a statement piece to ring in the season whileΒ looking seriously fresh. Maybe a floor length Alder dress with a mandarin collar? And you knew this was coming – lingerie. Oh yes, lots of lacey lingerie. Let the fall sewing commence!

What are you stitching up this season?

 

17 Comments

  1. Reply

    AmyW_booksbobbins

    I’m not a fan of the cold either. I’m hoping this winter is less snowy this year. I always feel so ill-prepared for winter. I’m working on some quilts this fall (two baby quilts and a throw quilt). Attempting the Vogue sew along that Lauren is hosting is also on my to-do list.

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      No one can be prepared for arctic temperatures. That was horrid!

      • Reply

        AmyW_booksbobbins

        I’m from Texas living in Virginia and I’ve never been a fan of the cold weather.

  2. Reply

    Angela

    Can’t wait to see your fall makes!!

  3. Reply

    anto

    Exciting plans! our me-made lists are actually quite similar. I assembled the Archer pattern last weekend and I want to sew bras this fall/winter.

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Even thought we’re far apart, we’re one in the same.

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    Amanda Russell

    I am totally the same way! I have always made wardrobe plans and lists but up until recently I planned as though I WAS a prolific sewist, and I definitely am NOT. Now that I am consciously aware of this fact, and taking into consideration how much time it takes to do fitting and muslins, I have considerably pared down my plans, and it forces me to put more thought into the pieces I am making. This fall I will be making a coat, some pants and a skirt, and maybe an outfit for holiday parties πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations – they sound scrumptious!!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Yes, I had to make that realization a long time ago to be realistic about my goals. I have a full time job, there’s no way I can make upwards of 20 garments in one season!

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    emily marie

    Fall is my favorite, I am probably one of those randos in the elevator! πŸ™‚ Love your idea for an Alder, hope it comes to fruition! I’m definitely getting visions of a metallic-flecked voile or a rich, dark silk! As for me, flannel and French terry are in my near future. All the coziness.

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Girl, you got my wheels turning. A metallic-flecked Alder. Oh me, oh my, I must have.

  6. Reply

    Natasha Estrada

    I’m just sewing up t shirts right now. Unless I stop losing weight there is no point trying to sew anything that requires fitting. As of now I’m just sewing up a few shirts here and there as I need them.

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Losing weight? So I’m assuming you look like Jennifer Anniston now. You always had her face πŸ™‚

      Keep up the good job, Natasha.

  7. Reply

    hannah

    You’ve played Disgaea?

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      No. Why?

      • Reply

        hannah

        Captain Gordon.

        • Reply

          Maddie Flanigan

          I don’t watch it; my little sister does.

  8. Reply

    Carlee McTavish

    I’m trying to get the fit on my Simplicity 1873 right. What a pain! Plus lots of T shirts and maybe a Hot Cocoa sweater or two.

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