Fall Sewing Roundup

I finished up my Fall Wardrobe sewing plans just in time to start getting ready for the holidays. I love how these pieces turned out. I've already worn the dress and the refashioned skirt a few times. I have lots of DIY ideas in the works so stayed tuned for some holiday crafting coming soon as well as more sewing projects.

Fall Sewing No. 3 Orange Printed Pants

I finished these crazy orange printed pants just in time for Halloween last week. I didn't wear them for the holiday because I would have died if someone asked me what my costume was and I had to say, "What? You think these pants are a costume?". That said, I think these pants are really fun and I hope I get some good use out of them.

I based the pattern for these pants on Vogue V8657 which I also used during my Spring Wardrobe sewing with a knit fabric. I redrew the pattern, making the same adjustments I did for the knit pants and tapering the legs. These pants are super fast to make. There are just four pleats in the front and the waistband is gathered with elastic.

My styling here is heavily inspired by this outfit which I really, really love. Here I'm wearing my fancy new pants with:

Draped Sweater (similar here and here)
White T-shirt from J.Crew
Leather Belt (similar here and here)
Grey Booties from Sole Society

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Fall Sewing No. 4 Teal Pencil Skirt

Last week I took a little detour from my full throttle sewing pace to bring you a knitting project. But don't worry I'm still working on my Fall sewing projects. Today I have number 4 on my list, the teal pencil skirt, to share with you. I did hit a few bumps in the road but I'm pleased with the final result.

I drafted the pattern myself using the method described in the book Design-It-Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch. I really love this book and highly recommend it if you want to try making your own patterns. The writing style is a little conversational and fun to read while being highly informative.

I made a muslin for a very fitted skirt, cut my fashion fabric, sewed it up and it was really, really tight. I think the problem is that my muslin was a really thin fabric and the fashion fabric is really thick. So that extra thickness just scooped up any extra wiggle room. To give myself a little extra room, I let out the seams and used an exposed zipper. I love the shape of this skirt and I still want to make this pattern extra perfect.

This skirt is such a great shape that it goes with almost anything. I hope that I do get a lot of use out of it.

In outfit above:
Statement Necklace (similar here and here)
Scoopneck White T-shirt from J.Crew (currently on sale!)
Becky Ankle Bootie from Sole Society

On an unrelated note, I wanted to mention the lipstick I'm wearing is Model Co. Party Proof Matte Lipstick in Dusk 'Til Dawn. It's a very, very light color, almost a non-color. At first I wasn't sure about it but it's grown on me. I got it as part of a Birchbox shipment. Birchbox is kind of a beauty subscription program. For just $10 a month you get a box with five high end product samples sent to your door. I've been a subscriber for about 4 months and it's really fun to get a little surprise every month. If you're looking for a little way to treat yourself, try it out!

Check out the earlier posts in this series here:
Fall Wardrobe Moodboard
Fall Wardrobe Sewing Plans
Fall Sewing No. 1 Lace Top Dress

Summer Sewing posts
Spring Sewing posts
Sewing posts
Falling into Autumn on Pinterest
DIY Fashion on Pinterest

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