Mornings here have been downright crisp this past week, which only means one thing: fall is a-comin'! The Rebecca Page Turning the Page: Sewing for Seasons Blog Tour is all about sewing for the changing seasons, and on this side of the globe, that means cool air, crunchy leaves, and putting away the sandals.
Call me basic all you want, but I love fall and everything it brings. Especially when it comes to getting dressed. I'm always a little lost in the summertime when it comes to my wardrobe. But fall is totally my season. Cute boots, layers, comfy cardigans, scarves-- you're talking my language!
This was my first time sewing for Rebecca Page and I went with the Cora Cocoon Cardigan and the Peggy Pencil Skirt.
This cardigan is awesome. Slouchy, cozy, and soft. I used a sweater knit from Sincerely Rylee and it was perfect. And it is SO easy to make. It's a perfect gift to sew too, since the sizing can be so flexible.
I haven't worn a pencil skirt in ages, but I'm loving this Liverpool one I made! I'm totally hooked and already have plans to make one from a black quilted knit I have on hand-- talk about perfect for fall!
Remember Hancock Fabrics? Remember their giant tables of random cuts of fabric at cheap prices? Not just remnants from bolts in the store, but truly random cuts, no info on the fabric type. It would be a giant mountain of fabric to dig through and you never knew what you'd find. Sigh. Obviously, I'm reminiscing. I miss that mountain of mystery. Anyway, the point is, that's where I found that Liverpool. It was one of my last pieces of Hancock's fabrics.
I loved the Cora Cocoon so much, I had to make another one right away.
Again, I used a Sincerely Rylee sweater knit-- this one had a waffle texture. It's light weight, soft, and perfect for layering.
Honestly, this cardigan just blew past my former favorite cardigan. I love how effortless it seems-- the whole slouchy, comfy thing, it's just perfect for fall! Just hand me a Pumpkin Spice latte, and I'm good to go ;)
And shout out to my jewelry makers! Wandering Willow Designs made this awesome jade bracelet (the picture does not do the colors justice!), as well as my necklace I wore with my blue outfit. She has the most amazing boho pieces. This tassel necklace was made by CRAVE-- I pined over this necklace for months before I finally ordered one. CRAVE specializes in upcycled leather, and I am seriously inspired by her on the regular. Shop small, friends! I love supporting other makers. <3
Annnnnnd support the other bloggers too! Hope on board the blog tour and check out everyone else's awesome outfits!
- 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
Thanks for stopping! Annnnd, it can be fall now ;)