Happy Fall everyone! I love the heat of the summer and the sundresses that go with it but come Fall, I am ready for cozy sweaters, blue jeans, boots, capes and blanket scarves. The thing is…. it’s still too warm for those layers yet so I turn to gorgeous colors like this one to dress for the season. For now I will wear it like this but as the temperature drops, I’ll add boots, a cropped jacket and a scarf. Gotta go with the flow here in Eastern Canada…one minute you are freezing your tush off, the next, you are sweating like a pig! Isn’t that a pretty picture?…you’re welcome.
Okay, lets talk about the jumpsuit. Betcha thought it was a dress at first glance, huh? Nope. It’s Vogue 9075, view B, the jumpsuit. I made it using Fabricville’s Antonia Stretch Twill Suiting. It is a polyester/rayon spandex blend. This stuff washes and wears well and has the perfect amount of stretch. Then there is the “swishy” factor…it’s a real thing…at least in my mind it is….it has beautiful drape and fluidity. Stretch and a soft hand…perfect for both fitted and non fitted garments.
I don’t have any tips for sewing up this fabric like I did with my linen coat. That’s because it has the stability of a woven and the comfort of a knit….it sewed up beautifully for me. I used a lovely Burgundy Bemberg to line the bodice and I don’t find that it inhibits the comfort factor at all.
There you have it….my first make of the season and I’m off to a good start. So, what are you sewing and wearing this fall? Any new trends you want to try or are you padding your wardrobe with new basics? Do tell!
* Margo is a fabric addict and pattern hoarder extraordinaire, and justifies it all on her blog, Creating In The Gap.