October 6, 2014


Getting Your Wardrobe Ready for Fall and Looking Forward to Winter

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Fall is very firmly here, so I have sweaters, sewing, autumn, and upcoming winter, on the brain. I’m certainly not the only one.

Andi at Untangling-Knots, asked her readers to show off their favorite fall sweaters, and the response was some seriously beautiful sweaters.

Faith at Faithfully Geeky, listed her criteria for her ideal fall sweater – including “was it enjoyable to knit” – which made me think some more about the gap that sometimes appears between what we like to make, and what we like to wear.

Caroline at Sew Caroline, gathered up some fall sewing inspiration.
Including this coat from Vogue (#V8930), which looks amazingly cozy, and simple to sew. And the Cascade Skirt from Megan Nielsen, in my opinion you can never have too many long flowing skirtsā€¦ luckily, pairing boots & tights with your skirts is an easy fall update.

Kate at Design Diary, has some interesting thoughts on dressing for fall, even while the temperatures remain warm.

Elise Blaha, is doing an autumn capsule wardrobe project/challenge for the next three months, that I can’t wait to follow along with. (If you don’t know, a capsule wardrobe is, it’s a very small wardrobe, made up of very versatile pieces – Unfancy has a great page explaining capsule wardrobes here.)

Mandy at The Wardrobe Project, is planning her fall sewing, and is working on garments that will get worn all year around. I love that!

Heather at Closet Case Files, has an excellent round up of easy to knit fall sweaters, and it’s making me want to knit Beaubourg by Julie Hoover.

And Into-Mind has an amazing list of resources for updating your fall wardrobe.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go bury myself back under my pile of half finished sweaters…

…and stock up on tights…

…and try not to panic that winter is coming…