Autumn sewing plans

I don’t know about you, but the changing weather always gets me thinking about my sewing plans and what things I want to build into my wardrobe.

Sure, it’s probably pretty nerdy to draw up a plan, but I’m embracing the nerd. I get so distracted by shiny new patterns and fabrics ย I’d seriously never get anything made without some sort of plan.

Plus, I’m trying to sew with a bit more intention and part of that is making things I know I’ll wear again and again. You know – all that meaningful wardrobe stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

So here we go A/W sewing plans (spoiler alert – there are A LOT of knits!)

A/W Handmade wardrobe inspiration from Randomly Happy


I’m really keen to get some solid ‘wear-anywhere’ dresses. You know, those dresses that just work no matter what the weather or your mood.

I’m really feeling the two new Named Pattern dresses. The Helmi is a shirtdress with great details, and the Pilviย is like a cross between a coatagin and a dress. I know, genius, right?

I think I might just have enough fabric from my Sarah shirt to make the shirt dress, but I’m still searching for fabric for the coatagin dress. I’m imagining an olive or rust ponte would be ideal, but still looking for the perfect contender.

And then there’s the totally opposite other end of the spectrum – this gold lame dress. It’s definitely not a wear anywhere dress. But it sure is bags of fun. I wonder if I might be able to recreate this using the new Colette Rue

I guess I feel the need to balance out the sensibleness with a bit of not so subtle bling

A/W Handmade wardrobe inspiration from Randomly Happy


Look familiar? I was all set to get a pair of Closet Casefile Morgan jeans sewn up for summer but never got the time (life – you’re so needy!)

I’m still really digging pale denim and could do with another pair of jeans. I have 1 pair of blue jeans and they are seriously starting to show they’re age – and bit in a good way.

A little side note/update – I had some nice denim, but it just wasn’t the right colour so I bleached it. It’s gone well (even though the bleaching has come out a bit stronger on the acid denim side then I would have liked) and an currently sewing this up.

Soft knit tees and tanks

Maybe it’s just me, but my me-mades are pretty much exclusively ‘legit’ clothes – you know, things you’d wear out in public. Legitimately.

But I’ve been noticing a real gap of home-time clothes for slouching around at weekends or after work. Which is silly really since I’m at home 4/7 days a week.

And silly because slouching is my number 1 recreational activity.

So I’m really keen to get some slouchy knit tees and tanks in my wardrobe that I can layer up. I’ve got my eye on a few patterns, including the basic tee by Seamly and the Santa Fe top by Hey June.

Full slouch means super snugly and soft so I’ve ordered some bamboo jersey (I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about that). I also have some lush navy jersey I bought in France and some peach-rust jersey I was gifted by Contrado UK which I can’t wait to use.

Turtlenecks and cardigans

So I already know that 2017 is going to the year of the turtleneck. Well for me. Everyone else was there way ahead of me.

Whatever, I’m cool with being late to the party. Especially when it’s such a cool party.

I’ve got my hands on some ah-mazing merino wool from The Fabric Store and think I might use Papercut’s rise and fall pattern or Kwik Sew’s pretty easy version.

Andย I’m keen to make a long-line, boyfriend style cardigan. Something like the driftless cardigan but a bit more fitted. I’ve lined up the Muse Jenna cardigan as a potential hack. I’ll let youย know how I get on ๐Ÿ™‚

I also really like the Lola coat in the new Sew Over It City Break eBook. I think that would be lovely for layering (though not sure I could pull off that much volume!)



And that’s me sorted.

See, I told you it was all about the knits! Hope my overlocker is up to the challenge!

What’s on your sewing hit list? Are you going knit mad, or doubling down on some comfy home-time clothes?

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  • Nice plans! Good start too with your cardigan made. The cardigan I’ve just finished was started last winter, when I also cut out a paper cut patterns waver coat – hopefully I’ll get that finished this winter too!

  • Love it!! Our plans are very similar ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially the turtleneck part. I am also very late to the party but I don’t care. I’ve already bought the Rise and Fall Turtleneck pattern and I can not wait to try it. I really like your dresses line up!