I often think my Fall wardrobe is practically non-existent – most likely because I look like I’m coming down with something when I wear those traditional, Fall earth-tone colors. Fortunately the Pantone Fall 2013 report brings new colors to the mix translating into exciting possibilities for my closet!
My first Fall sewing project needed to be a go-to garment. Being a lover of silk, I ordered this crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics by designer Thakoon—the gorgeous colors enhance every pair of pants I own!
True, the fabric would make a beautiful special occasion garment, but I’ll feel special each time this luxurious silk touches my skin, which should be often.
The pattern, Vogue 8833 is one I tried last year yielding less than stellar results due to my fabric choice (quilting cotton) and the addition of a ruffle.
No ruffle this time!
I followed the instructions from start to finish, adding a collar and collar band.
The pattern is sewn with princess seams which easily fit my shape – no adjustments other than length,
but it required topstitching everywhere – cuffs, collar, collar band, front facing and hem! The busy print was my friend as I stitched slowly and carefully.
But back to my excitement about Fall 2013. In addition to the new bright colors I’m seeing everywhere, I love the mixing of prints! I think this fabric will mix well with tweeds, small animal prints and more as I look forward to a color-filled fall!