This looks like fall, at least my outfit does. Here in Wisconsin it feels like fall and it certainly smells like fall, but we are just beginning to see some color. I find this encouraging because I still have so much fall sewing to do that it will be fun to see the garments develop as the color does.
It started to rain on us a bit as Chuck was taking these pictures before I headed off to the Kingdom Hall for the Sunday talk.
A reminder of my fall inspiration.
I need to find some of the blue in this picture in a blouse weight....I really need some blouses!
The silk blouse I am wearing was from this vintage Vogue pattern, which was not vintage when purchased in the 80's..sigh.
The apricot silk was also purchased in the 80's from International Silks and Woolens a favorite haunt of mine from my days in California.
Both were tenderly packed and brought to Wisconsin. I did not originally purchase the silk for this pattern specifically, but kept saving it for "just the right thing" and to think all the time I had them both-lol. I made the blouse a year of two ago, and I do love it with this skirt. I have plans to make the short sleeve version on this pattern as well from a black silk jacquard by Ralph Lauren...hope I can accomplish this before the pattern is considered an antique!
This is my husbands favorite shot, so I had to include it.
The belt is leather, another item I have had since the early 80's
The shoes were a "find" on Pinterest, which led to a purchase at
For my next Fall item I have started the pumpkin wool vest and I would like to make another vest from this skirt fabric as well, I have just enough left over...how thrilling. But blouses..yes blouses.
Are you drawn to certain weights of fabrics over others? I am thinking I must be, because I have a serious lack of blouse weight fabrics in my stash....hmm, yet I can always find something to make a jacket from:)
What is your favorite item to make?
- Home decor?