Happy October 22nd! If you have been following along with #MeMadeFall2017, you’ll remember that today marks the kick-off of our second wardrobe category of makes – CARDIGANS! The perfect, timeless autumn wardrobe staple. For my interpretation, I had envisioned something slim fitting, but with a touch of drama, extending down to about mid-calf. See how I made it happen, here!
I don’t consider myself a creative person. I have a hard time picturing things when they are described to me, and I find I do much better if I’m offered a visual representation of a design. However, I’ve recently started to recognize that there is, in fact, something a little more creative somewhere in my brain, and it is finally presenting itself in my handmade clothing. Over the past year and half, my sewing inspiration has come from ready to wear garments, the print on a fabric, the silhouette of a pattern, among so many other things. Most recently, the lightning bolt of creativity struck in the form of blue fringed suede.
I first fell in love with midi skirts last year, and I am so glad the trend has stuck around. In my opinion, midi skirts can stick around forever and I’ll be happy with it! So in honor of the first theme of #MeMadeFall2017 being autumn appropriate midi skirts, I thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight this awesome plaid midi skirt I made for autumn 2016!
As a nice warm welcome to the autumn season, I’ve teamed up with a few talented fellow sewists to head up #MeMadeFall2017. Our goal is to feature one particular handmade garment over each autumn month, to help ease our wardrobes (and hopefully, yours!) into the chillier weather. We’ve chosen 3 great themes that are broad enough to suit anyone’s style, yet cohesive enough to collaborate with each other in our creations. Want to see how I’ve kicked off #MeMadeFall2017? Check it out here…