2017 Fall/Winter Capsule

After seeing so many cute fall clothes on some of my favorite fashion bloggers this past week, I got inspired to start taking a look at the “holes” in my fall and winter wardrobe. Since we generally don’t have many freezing temps, I am focusing on pieces that I can layer and will work throughout the next few seasons…and be appropriate for keeping up with my preschooler.


1) B6026– This Butterick pattern has been in my queue for awhile, and I am hoping I can locate the right broadcloth or chambray to make it. I love the rotating pin tuck details on the waist!


2) Farrow Dress– This Grainline Studio has been traced and is now waiting for me to cut out and sew. I love the look of those pockets!


3) Wrap Blouse- This Burda Wrap Blouse has also been in my queue for quite a while, and I think it would be lovely in one of the new Cotton + Steel rayons. I really like the asymmetrical hem and the simple detail of the overlapping bodice. Burda suggests wearing the top with low rise bottoms, but I think I prefer pairing it with a higher rise.


4) Bruyére– I bought this Deer and Doe pattern the day it was released, but never made it. As a rectangle, I generally like pleat details because they help give an illusion of a smaller waist and wider hip. I am on the hunt for a poplin or a crisp shirting that will give me the finished look I am after.


5) Simplicity 2054- This pattern has been retired, but I found a few for sale via Google. I have made this dress a few times in the past, but the time has come for them to be retired. I recently purchased a sweater knit that I think will be perfect for this pattern, but I am also considering looking for a skater style dress.


6) Vogue 8876– I made View A of this dress when I was pregnant, and it was one of my greatest accomplishments at the time. As with any Marcy Tilton pattern, there are so many pieces to put together, but in the end, it’s rewarding. Overall it was a quick sew, and I loved how comfortable it was. This time, I want to make View C out of a fun quilting cotton for the main pieces and a cotton lawn for the sleeves and contrasting details.

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7) Aubépine– I bought this dress about 4 years ago, and I have yet to make it. I was drawn to the pin tucks on the sleeves and bodice, as well as the flared skirt. I have seen various versions, and I especially love the ones that played with the pin tucks a bit. For this dress, I have a voile in my stash that I think will be lovely.


8) Archer Button Up– If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love button-ups, especially in the cooler months. I particularly like the ruffle detail on the second version. I have a chambray in my stash that I may use…but I won’t commit until I am ready to sew!

So, have I left anything out? Pants! What are your favorite pants patterns to make? I have a few from Burda and McCall’s but I’m open to any other recommendations.