It seems like everyone is posting their winter wardrobe plans and now that it’s snow sprinkling here in Chicago with a chance of accumulation Saturday night I suppose it’s time that I start accepting the fact that fall is over and get started on winter. Honestly I feel like I just posted my spring wardrobe inspiration…9 months ago? This year really got away from me with all of the new and printed patterns! Anyway, back to a few things I’d love to be making and wearing this winter. All of these items, and more, are on my Winter ’14 Pinboard.
I haven’t been wearing many dresses in the past year or two except for the summer months. I used to wear them with thick tights all winter long but I’ve somehow I fallen totally out of that groove. The first two dresses above are pretty predictable silhouettes for me, but the third is something I might like to try out. I feel like it’s not too sweet so maybe I could pull it off. I have a really hard time feeling like myself in anything with ruffles, too full of a skirt, or too many ‘extras’ on it which can rule out a lot of things.
I’m imagining this collage as an outfit with some black jeans and I really wish I was wearing it RIGHT NOW. I hate certain cardigans, the kind that are thin and sort of fitted with the lower v-neck, but this bulky grandpa style cardigan is right up my alley. The little shell I can imagine in a lightweight wool and it just seems perfect for layering – I kind of want one in black, navy, and ivory! I’ve been seeing a lot of bulky hats lately and I always think they’re so cute, I’d love to give making one a try, plus if it’s even half as cold here as it was last winter I’m going to need to be wearing something much thicker than I currently own. I threw in my actual glasses and bag just to pretend that I totally own this outfit. Internet dreaming my friends, internet dreaming.
I’m kind of overly obsessed with grey marl knits at the moment, it’s actually carrying over from last year. These sweaters with the oversized soft cables are soooo dreamy. Anyone know of a knitting pattern that could easily be turned into something similar to either of these? My semi-in depth Ravelry search hasn’t turned up anything yet. Another chunky hat, had to throw that in there. I will definitely be knitting one before the year ends! I really also need to get myself a pair of sneaks, I’ve started doing yoga (omg that’s a whole other post) and I’ve been wandering two and from the studio in some pretty funny footwear. Not so weird if you’re not wearing your yoga getup, but penny loafers or clogs paired with yoga pants are a weird combo that will definitely get you stares on the street…
Outfit three, inspired by this photo of a cozy sweater in a boat (hi Stonecutter!) cause who doesn’t love a cozy sweater and a boat! It’s possible you may remember this tee shirt from my spring wardrobe inspiration post, I have not given up on how perfect it is! I have the perfect bamboo knit to make something kind of similar based on the Linden pattern and I’m super excited about that! The cardigan is another example of the type of cardigan I don’t hate, the kind that’s like a social acceptable blanket. That’s my kind of cardigan. Pair all this with some little Dieppas (my all time number one dream shoes) and a super cute nautical knot ring and in my dreams I’m totally all set for cold weather!
These are just a few things I’d love to have a version of this winter and I’m going to try this thing where I make something for myself at least once a month that isn’t related directly to a pattern tutorial or some sort of sewing tip. I really need to make a few Hemlock tees for yoga as well as a few Archers and another Archer/Alder dress in this super dreamy forest green silk crepe de chine I have. I’m getting excited just thinking about it! What styles or silhouettes are you guys super into for winter? Do you have a sewing wardrobe planned already? Fill me in so we can collectively get excited for the cold weather sewing season!!