At the end of each year, I like to make a little plan for what I might want to make in the upcoming year. I love planning and list making, and I find this has been a fun way to motivate myself! The first couple of years that I did this, I did the classic “Make Nine” plan, and I found that after some time I would find my style or wardrobe needs changing in a way that made the ideas I’d first had not applicable, or I’d find that rather than searching within the things I already had, I’d use a pattern choice on my Make Nine list as an excuse to buy more fabric!
The Berlin Jacket is one of my favorite patterns – I love the style lines on the pattern, I think it has a really impressive looking end result, and I don’t even have to tell anyone that it was one of the easier things I sewed this year. Or that it took me less than 2 hours. I can just humble brag that yes, I sewed my coat, and yes, I know it is awesome… And keep those other little bits to myself!
Hello! It is finally starting to feel like AUTUMN here in my area, and honestly? I’m waffling about the whole thing. Two days ago, we had temperatures in the low 80s. I lamented that while I love a nice 80 degree day, it felt like a full week into November felt a little late in the game to be holding out with warm muggy days! However, yesterday we woke up to temperatures just barely above freezing and spent the majority of the day in the 40s. Apparently, I cannot be satisfied, because this was also unsatisfactory to me. Does anyone like this type of weather? I most certainly do not. However, last weekend we spent a lovely weekend in the woods in Broken Bow, Oklahoma… And THAT was peak autumn perfection. Chilly evenings required a jacket, but sunny afternoons got close to the mid-70s.
I’ve lost track of how many garments I’ve sewn with the Minerva Exclusive line of viscose challis since their release this summer, but what I CAN tell you is that I’m not going to be done any time soon! Today, I’m excited to show you our matching spooky-season outfits.