Is it too early? Probably, but I am over summer! Here are the patterns I plan to make this fall… the fabrics are mostly tbd, though I will use up at least a few of the knits I got from fabric.com. I also have a fab damask doubleknit from Joann’s (it was hidden on an endcap) and two (count them!) leopard print doubleknits. My love for animal prints is still there, so I’d better use them up before they go out of style again!
Top row: Simplicity 2054, Vogue 1258, vogue 1253, simplicity 2219
Middle row: Butterick 5676, Vogue 1159, Vogue 1252, Vogue 1191
Bottom row: Butterick 5674, Vogue 1257, Butterick 5672, Butterick 5675
Yes, these are all knit or doubleknit patterns. I want to focus on knits this fall, as I probably wear my knit garments 4x as often as the wovens. They just suit my lifestyle better – I like to be dressy, but I need to be able to breathe freely. I’ve been keeping track of what I wear, and it’s pretty much all knit dresses all the time (with cardigans – so at least that love is justified!) Luckily the fall offerings from the big 4 pattern companies were really heavy on knits this year. Of course, I’m sure some woven dresses will sneak in there – I do need formalwear, and knits don’t cut it for that (other than the occasional matte jersey.) I would also like to make a vintage pattern or two, but I haven’t gone through the pile. What am I not making? Jackets. I just don’t wear them, as I prefer sweaters. And goodness knows I don’t need any suits!
I’m thinking about going ahead and starting the Vena Cava dress. My recent success with slim silhouettes has made me less afraid of the proportions of that one! I pulled out the instructions for the sleeveless Tracy Reese design, and it is way complicated, with stays and a lining. I am just not up for that right now – the end of summer has me a bit frazzled! I have an abstract sort of animal print that I’m thinking might be nice for the pattern.