Fall started this week, not that you would know it here in Texas as it’s still super hot still. Despite the never ending summer here, Project Run and Play had me in the mood for some fall sewing with the “I am Autumn” theme this week so I’m sewing along. There are two more weeks left and a couple of great themes. You should sew along too!
This week’s theme is all about the colors of Autumn. I found this amazing Autumn print from Finch at Emrose Fabrics (If you run, they are having an awesome clearance sale right now). Yellow and Orange aren’t always the most flattering on me and my little so I decided to play up the red, berry, and blue tones from the fabric accents for my other fabric choices.
With the Finch panel I made the Heidi and Finn Cocoon Dress. I love this dress so much, it has a really cute shape, doesn’t take much fabric and sews up quick.
I added a little reverse coverstitching to the back with maxi lock Tie Dye Punch. I love how it turned out but I will admit that the choice was partially made due to not having any yellow or orange thread around 😛
The cardigan is the Heidi and Finn Slouchy Cardigan, another big favorite around here. My daughter gets cold in class even in the summer so we always keep a cardi in her backpack. This one is her favorite. The cardigan is sewn in a Burgundy thermal knit that I scored for $2 and Austin Creative Reuse. If you are in Austin you have to check out Austin Creative Reuse. I have found so many amazing supplies there recently.
The hat is the Free Ribbed Beanie Pattern from Delia Creates. I used a scrap of lacey jegging fabric I found at Joann a couple of years ago and paired with a plummy color stretch velvet, another score from Austin Creative Reuse.
The leg warmers are from the Abby’s Trailblazing Socks pattern from The Wolf and the Tree. As you can tell from my last few posts I can’t get enough of the socks pattern. I still have versions I haven’t tried so you will see them again. This is the legwarmer view with side snaps. The legwarmers are sewn in the velvet from Austin Creative Reuse and the snap placket is from the Joann Jegging material. The tights are store bought.
So there we have it. One day it will actually be fall here and she will be able to wear the full outfit but in the meantime she is excited to wear the dress to school on Monday with some leggings.