Fall/Winter To Sew List

It never fails that I wait until the seasons change to start thinking about all the garments I want to sew. A wise sewist would plan in advance and be ready with a least a few completed projects when the season officially hits, but not me I procrastinate. I say this to share with you that I just put together (ie jotted down in my sewing journal) what I want to make for this Fall/Winter season.

First up a few of the projects I have started.

New Look 6226
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NL 6226 is an OOP pattern for a lined bomber style jacket. I wanted to make an Ankara print bomber and couldn’t decide between this pattern and McCall 7100. Since my sister not so subtly requested one for herself, I decided to test both pattern so see which I like best. I started with the New Look because honestly it had less pieces and it included a lining unlike M7100.  I had some issues with this that I will blog about later but long story short I sewed it up to small and lost interest. Hence it remains unfinished on my dress form.

 McCalls 7100

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Speaking of this pattern I cut out the pieces for this jacket  out of another ankara print for my sister but those pieces have not made it anywhere near my sewing machine. As soon as I finish the order I’m working on I’ll try to get back to this.

 Sew a Little Seam Ollie Bomber

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Apparently I’m on a bomber kick right? Well if my sister and I were going to get one I couldn’t leave out Lil Miss so I started on hers in conjunction with mine but stopped after I misplace a front bodice piece. It has since been found, but not restarted.

McCalls 6992 / McCalls 7273

I just did a blog post on these. Check it out here.

New Look 6298

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I’ve already sewn and reviewed this pattern on the Fabric Mart Fabricista blog to see how it turned out!

Now on to my long list of projects I hope I get to.

Jackets

McCalls 7100, yes I know its already listed but I one to make a knit version and I have 2 quilted double knits that I think would be perfect. I just need to decided which one. I think the other will be a sweatshirt.

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S8177. I really like this duster length coat. I need to decide if I want to make it in a medium weight wool or a heavy ponte knit.

McCalls 7262 I have already made two of these but neither were for me. So I think it’s about time I get one. I have this large print houndstooth knit that I think has the perfect scale for this jacket. The hoarder in me hates to cut into this fabric and houndstooth in my favorite print and ponte is my fave fabric. I want to make sure I use this for the perfect project and I’m not sure this jacket is “special” enough.

Dresses

View B of McCalls 7186 is right up my alley with it’s ruching in the midsection great for hiding a holiday tummy. I have a burgundy ponte knit that I think I will use simply because I have about 3 yds on hand.

McCalls 7430 is a simple dress pattern I almost didn’t purchase. I figured I could chop up M6886 and get the same result, but at $2 on sale I went ahead and grabbed it to save myself some time. I love a colorblocked dress so I purchased this pattern when it came out in the Early Fall McCalls collection. I have some smaller ponte pieces in pink and gray that I want to use for this dress, I hope I have enough.

I see view B of  Burda 6829 in a stretch velvet, maybe because that is what’s on the pattern envelope? What I can’t decide is which color and where I would ever wear a velvet dress, but those are just details, it’s on the list.

Burda 6851 is a pattern I’ve had for a while. I loved the colorblocking and had to have it. I spent a few days contemplating color combos and then I forgot about it. Recently, Anita of Anita by Design posted about her AMAZING version of this dress and now it has been moved up on the to sew list.

Pants

I said I was going to attempt Vogue 9032 last year. Pants are still my least favorite garment to sew because the fit is so crucial. I’ve had a few turn out ok, but others not so much. Still I’ve heard this is a great pattern so I want to give View C a try. I’ll definitely start with a muslin, (which I never do), then use a woven with some stretch.

As much as I love V9032 and despite the amazing review I might start my pants sewing with Simplicity 1017. This pattern is apart of the Simplicity’s Amazing Fit line and features a contoured waistband and wide leg fit. I am thinking these will be more forgiving in regards to fit and will pump me up to attempt the more fitted silhouette of V9032.

I’ve never claimed to have a desire to make my own jeans but if I do it will definitely be Simplicity 8222 by Mimi G. Jeans truly seem like a ton of work to construct and not look homemade. All that topstitching, all those pattern pieces…SIGH. Maybe if I had a problem finding jeans that fit, but I don’t. I get most of my jeans from Old Navy or Target and usually on sale. Still it seams like a good challenge for a on going project and Mimi does offer video sew alongs for all of her patterns and that should help me stay motivated.

Joggers aren’t pants exactly, I mean they are glorified pajama bottoms really. Still they are comfy and lil miss has been requesting some so I might as well sew myself a few while I’m making hers. Simplicity 8268 includes a pattern for adults and children so I’ll be using this to make matching jogger soon.

Tops

M6839 has been on my to sew list for 2 years! I love the drape back of View B. I must get this done this year. I’m thinking something holiday festive, maybe the red jersey or the gold sweater knit in my stash.

The collar of View A of Butterick 6132 is interesting to me and I want to try it. My love for all things colorblock means I must make view B as well, mostly like in black and white but I want to do an actual color pairing as well.

Last year I made V9111 twice, which is rare for me. I just loved the criss-cross front, I actually still plan to make it one more time lengthened to wear as a dress. This year I’m going to try McCalls 7127 to see if I love the criss-cross detail as much in the back as I do the front. I also like the keyhole back of view C.

So though I’m sure I won’t get to all of these, this is my goal. I’ll settle for 2 in each category, but we’ll see. I’ll be blogging along the way so you’ll can keep me accountable.

What are your fall/winter sewing plans? When did you start sewing for fall? Do you sew ahead a season? or for the current season? How soon will you start switching over to spring sewing?

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