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Transition to Fall - sewing for business casual
transitional clothing to carry from hot early Sept to cooler times
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Date: 9/5/11 10:27 PM

Anyone interested in a sew along on this topic? What types of clothing do you have in mind to transition between 90+ deg F to cooler days and evenings
I am starting with:
Linda Style Arc stretch pants
McCalls 6078 draped neck top (in various print knits)
Cardigan - yet to be determined - candidates include:


Pamelas patterns draped cardigan

Simplicity 2206

Simplicity 2148 view B

Simplicity 2603

CJ Designs Keyhole top with changes
I am considering altering this into a cardigan by adding a CF 1" band and 1" wide neckline band, and adding some fabric flower embellishments or bias ruffle on to the curved neckline taken from Pamela's patterns perfect Tee... imitating a RTW sweater I am wearing to death and cannot replace.

I am thinking layers will help during the fall season when early AMs are very chilly, with hot afternoons. Any other ideas from others?

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Date: 9/11/11 10:04 PM

Those are all really cute cardigan patterns. You will have a hard time picking just one out!

I need to do a bunch of sewing, as I'm finding my closet dwindling as I weed out stuff I can't fit into anymore. I'll be having my 50th birthday in less than 2 weeks, and all of a sudden I've become thicker. It's kind of like when you need a hair cut and you don't notice it until you need one NOW. Well, I know my clothes didn't get tighter over night, but I need bigger sleeves, bustlines and waistbands. I'm thinkin' the elves did it

I'm going to start with my tried and true Lois Hinse dress pattern that I've chopped off to a top. I think I just need to make the sleeves bigger on that one. NY dress

Have to look in the stash for a layer for over the top. I'll get back to you on what I find. Need some encouragement to sew, as have not completed anything but mending in several months.

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Date: 9/13/11 9:56 PM

Hi Frozzy! I hate mending, too... I would rather sew a whole garment from scratch than hem or sew on a button! I had to force myself to take five pairs of new RTW pants on a sewing retreat this past January to finally get to finishing them. I started the Style arc pants and have tweaked them but they still await their waistband... events intervened and I have gotten no more sewing done yet... not even a single simple cardigan... The dress you selected looks really nice. I have that one in my stash (unsewn) Hope your elves don't get into too much mischief! They really grabbed me this year, too... in the bust and lower tummy.

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