Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is in the air...

October...that really snuck up on me.

The temps have dipped into the 70's (downright chilly after our 100+ summer) here in sunny San Diego which means our version of Fall is just around the corner. Of course, as soon as I even thought of Fall, I thought of a Fall wardrobe. There's no "new wardrobe" budget in our house so this means I get to plan sewing projects. Geez, what a chore. :)

My first Fall 09 project is this little jacket from Chic & Simple Sewing. The fabric is a cotton/poly blend with a nice body to it that I bought at my local discount fabric store (Yardage Town). The trim and tie belt will be made with the Joel Dewberry print hung on the shoulder. And if I don't totally screw it up, I'll post a finished picture at some point.

By the way, I'm still on the fence about the Chic & Simple book, but since it's bought and paid for I'll try to get some outfits out of it. I did get this dress that I've lived in for the summer - well worth the time. And, if you live in the San Diego area, the no-frills Yardage Town is a must-see. Not only do they have all the essentials and great prices, the ladies who work there actually sew and are incredibly helpful.

Hopefully, Fall is inspiring you in some way this week. Have a great Weekend! Pin It


  1. That's really nice, I love the color! I just came over via the little girl's smocked top/dress that you added to the One Pretty Thing Flickr group. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it, I'll be linking to the project in this evening's Weekend Roundup. Off to explore the rest of your blog...

  2. Thanks, Rachel! And thanks for linking to my little smocked number - how fun!


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