I don’t have a particular favorite season, I love all of them because they come just in time when I’m beginning to feel fed up with the current one ?.
But if I had to pick favorites that would have to be Spring and Fall.
Spring is a bringer of beauty and joy. There’s nothing like seeing the first sprigs of green or the first colorful flowers show up after a cold and monochromatic winter.
And Fall is warm and cozy. After feeling sweaty and sticky for months, it’s fantastic to feel the first Autumn breezes and be able to wrap yourself up in yummy scarves, cardis, and sweaters!
Here in the Netherlands, we are gearing up for fall, but not quite there yet.
The weather is still nice, warm and pleasant. With that in mind, my first fall sew was a pattern that I was excited and skeptical about at the same time.
Well, maybe that’s not really the right word…
I was just very conflicted about this one because even though it looks amazing and super cool, it’s a silhouette that doesn’t really flatter my body shape. I love flowy and loose dresses and tops, but always end up looking like a circus tent in them 🙁
So in one hand, I was super attracted to the pattern and shape of it, I was keeping my distance. 😀
But Rebecca’s patterns are amazing and I just had to give it a go, and am SO glad I did!
I freaking LOVE this shirt!!!
I did go a little rogue with it and sized it down to have it be a bit less billowy and I didn’t adjust for my height (the pattern is drafted for 5’6″ and I’m 5’10”). The reason for not adjusting it for height was that I find that loose tops that hit me around the hip bone area make me look a lot wider and tops that end at the beginning of the hip curve are more flattering on me.
The fabric I used is peachskin, I find it a bit annoying to work with, but it was a perfect choice for this pattern.
I really enjoyed making this shirt, the process is simple, straightforward and as usual with all RP Patterns, the instructions are super detailed and full of options.
The Neve is super versatile, it can be made with knits or wovens and can be dressed up or dressed down. Not to mention the obvious, it’s oh-so-comfortable!
I love that it helps hide all those extra pounds that found their way into my body in the last few months! 😛
I was so happy to see that it paired perfectly with an all-year-round RP staple in my closet: The Pippa Pants.
Pippa is designed for knits and is my go-to for comfortable pants that don’t look like jammies. 🙂 My favorite style is full length, high waisted, flat waistband with the full-width leg. I still need to try the 3/4 length, it’s another one I’m on the fence on how it would look on me.
Because my Neve is a bit shorter than it’s intended to, I’ll probably mainly wear it with high waisted bottoms, that way if I need to lift my arms above my head the mommy tummy will be nicely contained and hidden lol.
Another fall staple in my closet is definitely the Kingston Jacket.
This one has already made an appearance here on the blog, but it really is one of my favorite and most used makes.
Paired with a denim knit Pippa and a white tee or tank and some sneakers, it’s the perfect outfit to run errands around town.
I’ve made 3 Kingstons, but this one with the jacket hoodie add-on is my favorite!
Summer vacation and life, in general, kept me from sewing but now I’m ready to start our fall wardrobes and the list is full of RP patterns, both my kids are demanding kingston hoodies, I need a Taylor Trench in my life, as well as more Pippas, another Neve in sweater knit, etc, etc, etc… 😀 What about you? What’s on your list?
I hope you enjoyed my stop on this amazing Blog Tour.
Please visit all the stops on the Turning the Page: Sewing for the Changing Seasons Blog Tour with Rebecca Page. Don’t forget to comment on the blogs each day and enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some fantastic prizes from our fabric sponsors!
- August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), Sewjourns, Soul fed on Thread
- August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitch, Flaxfield Sewing by Anca
- August 22: Princesse et Tresors, Bellephant, The Scatty Sewer
- August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie’s Place Handmade
- August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
- August 25: LIVIALITY, Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
- August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs
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