As I wandered through the store with Laurel to pick out fabrics for the collection, I found that I was drawn to the lush greens and rich browns - earthy forest colors. And since I'm a lover of all things in nature, it should come as no surprise that I would choose these colors to start my Fall wardrobe. (Hmmm...when I think about it, I think that my color choices for my summer wardrobe were reminiscent of the ocean - deep turquoises, blues, etc.)
Autumn is all about the earthy smells and rich colors of changing leaves. Among my favorite trees is the magnificent Redwood. Though not deciduous, it's beauty can be enjoyed in all seasons, but particularly in Fall. Redwoods are conifers, which means they have cones and needle-like leaves. Their rich reddish-brown bark and deep green needles are right in my wheelhouse of color choices for Fall.
(These photos were taken in Laurel's yard in Fair Oaks. Lucky girl...)
With the cooler weather coming, I choose fabrics for the "basics" to start my Fall wardrobe - a lightweight jacket, tailored slacks, a wrap skirt to wear with tights and boots and a simple blouse.
The jacket: Vogue 8430 Marci Tilton
|Vogue 8430 Mari Tilton Jacket pattern|
The slacks: Colette Patterns 1024 "Juniper"
|Colette Juniper Pants Pattern|
The wrap skirt: Very Easy Vogue 8835
|Pale Sage wool crepe|
|Vogue 8835 skirt pattern|
It's a good start to the Daughter's Collection, Fall 2013, wouldn't you agree?
Silk, especially the fabric with lycra in it, can be a little tricky to sew. It's slippery, so to speak, and keeping it in control while sewing is not for the faint of heart. That's why you should choose a simple pattern if it's your first time sewing stretch silk.
Love this little blouse.
After a little vacation hiatus, I'm back on track too. Stay tuned in for more of my Fall collection and fabric buying adventures!
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