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Fall 2009 sewalong
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Date: 7/30/09 1:25 PM

I know that it’s hot and it’s hard to think about Fall. However, I want to re-vamp my Fall/Winter wardrobe and I am realistic about my sewing speed. I told myself so many times that I need to start on seasonal sewing a couple of months in advance, but I never followed through.

This year I am putting my foot down: I am not going to look at my Fall wardrobe and feel like I have nothing to wear because I am tired of everything I have. Would anybody be interested to join in sewing for Fall 2009 with me? Imagine if we started early: no last minute stress, we could actually accomplish a cohesive fashion-forward wardrobe and have time to find just the right fabrics (preferably in the stash or on sale). And of course there is back-to-school sewing as well.

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Fabric bought in 2009: 30 yds
Fabrc sewn in 2009: 19 yds
Fabric stash: 145 yds

3 Garments IN and 6 Garments OUT

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Date: 7/30/09 1:46 PM

I'll sew with you! I just started working on fall/winter clothes for DD and my boys have put in a couple of requests from the new Ottobre. I want some new clothes for myself for back-to-school (I teach), but the only way I'll get them is by sewing, so I've started. I have a skirt for myself done, plus the clothes for my girl. I really want to work on trans-seasonal pieces for myself.

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2012 - 55.5 yards out, 78.25 yards in

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Date: 7/30/09 3:07 PM

I just picked out a fall mini-wardrobe from my stash in dark brown and taupe. I think that two pair of pants and 4 tops makes a mini-wardrobe since that's what the contest usually requires. If one top can also be made into a cardi or jacket, then you can have even more combinations of the garments. I'd love to sew along with others. I usually can get a mini-wardrobe done fairly quickly if I use TNT patterns.

I have a new pants pattern I've made a successful muslin from. That will be my first pants in dark brown suede cloth. I don't like the fabric for the summer because the back against the skin can be way too hot, but for fall it is just right. I also want to make some twin sweater sets. They can work in the cool mornings of fall and then I can remove the cardi and have a short sleeved t-top to wear afte the day warms up while I'm teaching. I'll look a little more dressed up tooin the cardi.

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Date: 7/30/09 5:04 PM

That's what I'm doing now. The weather in North Texas is cooler than normal so I just stopped summer sewing and began fall sewing. I'm using some wool I got on sale last year and a stash pattern. I just purchased lining, thread and a zipper to match.

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Date: 7/30/09 6:32 PM

I'm in!!!! Even though it is in the high 90's (I live in Florida), I too have been thinking about a new fall wardrobe. I just subscribed to Burda and think I will start there. I have some fall/winter fabrics in my stash that I purchased last year, think I will go and pull it out.

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Date: 7/30/09 10:16 PM

I picked out my fabrics and got a picture taken. The fabrics are definitely for Fall since all but one are poly. They were from my in-home fabric store, AKA the fabric collection.

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Date: 7/30/09 10:43 PM

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From what others have said, the nasty message came from Fitting Woes, NOT Misc Hot Topics or the Civility thread.

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Date: 7/30/09 11:16 PM

Sherril, yu wasted no timeWhat do you have planned for the animal print? It'll be interesting to see how you'll use the "stripe" in it.

Em, I love your signature line. I had been feeling a lot like that lately - no more excuses.

I am going to shop stash first as well. I have tons of Fall/Winter fabrics. I am going to do some thinking and fabric petting over the weekend to decide on the plan.

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Fabric bought in 2009: 30 yds
Fabrc sewn in 2009: 19 yds
Fabric stash: 145 yds

3 Garments IN and 6 Garments OUT

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Date: 7/30/09 11:51 PM

Good idea Em to wait for the contest. Also, the vest could be worn as a summer top now and a vest later.

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Date: 7/31/09 8:55 AM

Sherrill,
I too have been looking at the fall fabrics in my stash. I was thinking about making 4 or 5 dresses. I made a couple spring dresses and they are so quick for getting ready in the morning, no need to find top and jacket and pants to corrdinate. I may join you. I never sew summer after the first of August...comes from my childhood of sewing my fall clothes for school. I have fabric picked out for 4 dresses. Now I have to get patterns traced etc. I too have to get some reviews posted I have been very bad at getting that done in the last year.

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