29 August 2013

Autumn Sewing Wish List

As lovely as it is to roll up my sleeves, lie in the park and eat ice lollies every day, I do so look forward to Autumn. There's something about the crispness in the air, the cosiness of knitted jumpers and of course the joy of coloured tights which I simply adore.

Dressmaking plans and schemes that accompany a new season are always exciting too. This Autumn my wish list of sewing projects includes:

1) a coat like this gorgeous sixties one you can now make at a Sew Over It class
2) the classic looking Tyler shirt by new sewing pattern company Named
3) this 1972 Valentino sewing pattern that's been sitting in my stash staring at me and pleading to be made in a snuggly double knit
4) a simple jersey Breton dress like this one from Toast
5) a Mathilde dress hack like Em's red version
6) and the Watson jacket by Papercut Patterns with a very particular source of inspiration which I will reveal when I finally get around to cutting it out.

What are you planning to make this Autumn, please?

[Soundtrack: 'Autumn Sweater' by Yo La Tengo]

43 comments:

  1. Hi Tilly I love all of these - wish I was young enough to wear them all. My other wish is that my sewing skills progress a little quicker so that I can make something on my own to wear that can be seen in the daylight! I love your choice, a great post as always Tilly
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. I bought the Mathilde Blouse pattern 2 days ago and i'm itching to get started - just need my fabric to arrive! Excited much? Err, YEAH! :) xxx

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  3. Auughh - Number 4 has is also at the top of my list! In fact, I just pinned it a few hours ago and keep going back for another look...wondering how/if I can make something similar. Lovely selection. x

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  4. Great ideas, Tilly. And love the song, too!!

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  5. I love the Watson jacket, just wish the pattern was a little less dear. Having said that I am a huge fan of creative people getting paid a fair wage for their work. Maybe I will dig deep and buy it one of these days. It's so unique.

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  6. Can't wait to see your Watson jacket. I love that pattern but am a bit nervous as there doesn't seem many people who have made then blogged about it. Make it first please :-)

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  7. I love all of these Tilly - I am too much of a beginner to try anything like these but I have your Miette pattern and really want to give it a try in September.

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  8. I want to make extra work shirts, and hopefully hit the magic balance between "smart" and "room for thermals underneath". On which point the Tyler looks intriguing - I hadn't heard of Named before.

    And I want to make a hoodie ... and another waistcoat ... and one day I really must screw my courage to the sticking-place and make a pair of trousers, instead of just procrastinating about them.

    (Apologies if this shows up twice, I got a Blogger error the first time.)

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  9. I still feel like I haven't made half the summer stuff I wanted to...so I may just carry on making breezy dresses in time for next summer ;o) But, I've already got the Tyler shirt pattern printed out...just need to pick my fabric next ;o)

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  10. Please tell me the Watson jacket is going in a Moonrise Kingdom direction! :D

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  11. This is a great list!! I have some of the same things as you: outerwear, Named Pattern (Tyler Jeans!!!), something vintage from the stash, and a stripey Hemlock Tee hack inspired by a very similar dress.

    I'm in good sewing inspiration company!!

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  12. I only recently discovered Named and just love their style. I ordered the Tyler shirt only this afternoon and was tickled to see it on your to do list. I'm much bustier than the model and am already planning my alterations.

    Love that first coat styled. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Ramona
    Threadtime.wordpress.com

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  13. I gave up on making lists because I never stick to them. But what I'd like to make for sure is a trench coat and a winter coat. The fabric is already waiting for me!

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  14. Ooh, I had a look at the Papercut Patterns website and promptly purchased the Watson Jacket pattern and La Sylphide dress (it will be spring in Australia soon). I would love to see you make the Watson jacket - it is FABULOUS!

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  15. I am planning on completing some UFOs and a dress for a wedding in October and a trench coat.
    I will follow your progress.

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  16. have you ever made anything from cotton or polyester jersey? any hints for a beginner?

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  17. Ooohh, the Breton dress is exactly what I'm going to wear in autumn. Do you have a pattern in mind for this?

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  18. Love the Breton dress. Frugal Queen - I'm a recent convert to sewing with jersey fabric. Jump tin, the water's lovely! :~)

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  19. Great wish list! I've made The Watson jacket and it is an amazing pattern! I've recently posted my own fall sewing plan, it consists of the Minoru and the Robson coat and also some Archers :) I'm really looking forward to fall sewing this year! Can't wait to see what you make out of this list!

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  20. I really like the sixties coat - I'd love to make one myself in dusky pink.

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  21. Oh that little caped jacket is soooo cute and soooo you! x

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  22. Oh I really like the number 4

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  23. Great choices! I LOVE the Watson jacket, sadly my sewing skills aren't quite up to that at the moment but I'll get there one day. A Colette Laurel dress is next on my to-do list.

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  24. New pattern company you say love the Laurie striped tee

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  25. New pattern company you say love the Laurie striped tee

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  26. Hey, love your picks for the winter. I never plan season sewing projects. That is because I never know when I am in the mood. Most of the time I get inspired by what I see around the blogosphere :)

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    1. I meant fall! But hey, seems I am thinking of winter already. :(

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  27. I love the little cape (Number 6). You have really tempted me to check this one out. Maybe next year when my sewing skills have improved! I just bought some navy blue eyelet and I am going to make a Hawthorn out of it. And I also can't wait to wear my pink and blue leggings and tights again!

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  28. Lovely! We are just on the verge of spring. Im so excited to finally wear sleeveless dresses. I love tights too but by this time im very much worn of them!

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  29. I just want to make my first pair of pants!

    Actually, I'd love to add more casual and comfy dresses to my wardrobe too. In double knit, obvisouly. ;)

    Ooh, and a classic marinière with a boatneck, but I can't seem to find a pattern I like to make it from. Any ideas?

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  30. First time I've come across Named, I'm liking their style very much ! Love the Breton dress here.

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  31. Oh, I really like the number 1 coat! I hadn't planned any autumn sewing, but then I saw the new catalog from "Stoff och stil" (Cloth ans style)and was very inspired!
    http://www.stoffochstil.se if you want to look too, it's in Swedish though.

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  32. I adore the coat and the shirt and, of course, everyone loves the miete blouse / dress. I'm too short for a caped sleeved so no Watson for me but I love the idea of making an autumn to sew list (she said shoving all the unfinished summer to sew stuff out of sight) What pattern are you planning to use for the coat Tilly?

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  33. I hope to make a sixties shift dress, a halloween costume, and I have a third surprise on the way in the form of sew bossy! Perhaps I learn to tackle some sort of jersey while I'm at it.

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  34. I really love the third (I'm all into dart manipulation lately and raglan sleeves are simply the best - please make it red)
    Can't wait to see what will sew first ;)

    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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  35. Autumn is easily my favourite time of year and I adore number four the Breton style dress! Its perfect for those cooler days. Look forward to seeing what you create over the next season.

    Rhi @ The Sewing Boutique x

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  36. Oh, I SOO want to make the Watson Jacket. I've been eyeing it for some time, just having trouble swallowing the cost of the pattern. Though my birthday IS coming up at the end of Sept.......

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  37. Re #3- it's that jaunty scarf that's influencing you, isn't it?

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  38. All great choices but particularly love the Valentino dress and the Watson jacket!
    Next up in my sewing queue is a silk top to go with my maxi-Miette skirt. Yes I hacked your pattern and I love it - I hope you don't mind. I'll be blogging about it soon at yosami.wordpress.com
    Christine

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  39. Oooh - that Watson jacket really is tempting! I have a cape-like jacket already but with short sleeves, it's definitely a summer number. Autumn sewing list so far is starting with the very practical project of sitting room curtains but I'm also determined to make myself a nice 20 style winter coat and to modify a tweed circle skirt into a kick-pleat skirt. Wish me luck!

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  40. This is a great idea to list things that are inspiring you and that you're looking forward to making for a season! I'm not quite at the stage in my sewing where I can comfortably sit down and make a dress or even a coat but you always give me something to aspire to becoming: confident in taking on such challenging patterns!

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  41. You are going to be super busy this autumn! I'm planning on working my way through my stash of clothes alterations - I've got some t-shirts I've been hoarding for years that need to be taken in or have necklines altered. It will be super satisfying to be able to wear these clothes again, I'm attached to all of them in one way or another but there are so many now, I need to start sewing and get them back into circulation!

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  42. Hi Tilly, Ive been a long time reader of your blog but this is the first time I've ever posted. Just wanted to say a big thank you for the inspiration your blog has provided me with. Ive finally plucked up the courage to starting my first ever craft blog and for one of my first projects I have made a dress using the beautiful pattern you show cased back in July with your fabulous Blue Swallow Dress - hope you like my final result, http://betherewithbells.blogspot.co.uk/

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