2015 Fall Sewing Plan

After seeing Lladybird's sewing room tour and her brilliant corkboard with line drawings of patterns matched up with fabric I decided to do something similar to plan my fall/winter wardrobe. Also, I have a cart full of fabric from fabric.com and I needed to actually figure out what I would use it all for and how much I needed to buy.As I was copying/pasting the fabric swatches into a document I began to notice some color trends:[responsive]Fall_2015_SewingPlan-1[/responsive]So we're looking at plum, blush pink, coral, camel, dark teal, turquoise (of course), soft royal blue and navy blue. Looking pretty good for fall! Darker, desaturated colors but not completely boring. I think planning like this is really going to help me break out of my usual color choices.The next step was taking all my fabric choices and figuring out which patterns would work for them. I tried (and succeeded!) to only use patterns I already own. A little photoshopping, laying them out in Illustrator and ta-da! The 2015 Fall/Winter collection has emerged:[responsive]Fall_2015_SewingPlan-3[/responsive]1. Fabric  |  Pattern2. Fabric  |  Inspiration  |  Pattern3. Fabric  |  Pattern4. Fabric  |  Pattern5. Fabric  |  Pattern  (camel wool already purchased)[responsive]Fall_2015_SewingPlan-2[/responsive]1. Fabric  |  Fabric  |  Fabric  |  Pattern2. Fabric  |  Pattern3. Fabric  |  Pattern4. Pattern  (fabric already purchased)5. Fabric  |  Fabric  |  Pattern The breakdown:1 Wool Jacket1 Ponte Blazer1 Button Down Shirt5 (!) Dresses1 Zip Up Hoodie1 Pair Stretchy Pants3 Jersey Tees (2 long sleeve, 1 mid) It does seem like a lot of dresses, but I love how easily they transition from summer > fall > winter (with tights). Some of them also feature long sleeves and should work well for cooler weather.I don't have any pants on the list other than some comfy sweat pants but I do have denim to make another pair of Gingers if I feel so inclined. My jeans stock is already pretty full, though, so I don't really need another pair. I also have some fabric set aside for a quick summer tank top with some pink floral rayon challis, an open front sweater with some gray slub knit and a sleeveless button down tank top with some yellow patterned cotton. So...we'll call those projects "end-of-summer" plans.Also, Brad wants a shirt. I hilariously miscut the pattern and fabric pieces for Brad's shirt assuming he would be the smallest size. I had him try on the pieces once the front and back were joined and I might as well have made it for a child. No idea why I didn't measure him first to check. A serious brain fart moment.This seems like a daunting list, but I'm excited to tackle it! On to the sewing machine...

Chili sin Carne

20120905-175149.jpg I know it's early for chili, but with the rain outside it looks so dark and gloomy and positively autumnal so I made my favorite Fall comfort food.