Fall ’18 Sewing Inspiration and Plans

My Fall '18 Sewing Plans | Grainline Studio

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wanted to organize my fall wardrobe plans in a way that wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t set me up for guaranteed failure and I think I’ve got a solution and a plan. Instead of coming up with x number of garments I want to make, I’m starting with my fabric stash and a few fabric cuties I’ve collected over this past year and going from there. I’ve been pulling silhouettes I like and popping them into my Fall ’18 Wardrobe Inspiration board on Pinterest as a starting point, some of my favorites are above.

My Fall '18 Sewing Plans | Grainline Studio

These are the fabrics I pulled from my stash to start out – I have a few with plans and a few without. From top to bottom we have a black denim which I hope will become a pair of jeans and a black and white woven that’s earmarked for a Wiksten Kimono. The rust colored linen could possibly become a Hadley – I think it would look great with a few cardigans I’ve finished lately. Below that is a micro-check rayon that I’d love to do something simple with, though I’m not sure what that is yet, and finally a cotton/linen blend that would be perfect for another Alder / Archer mashup.

I’m going to try to keep it simple and go with the flow. I haven’t had time to sew much for myself over the last few years and we’re working on a big project behind the scenes this fall / winter so I’m not sure how much personal sewing time I’ll have. But these fabrics are all pre-washed and ready for inspiration to strike!

How are you handling your fall planning?

6 replies on “Fall ’18 Sewing Inspiration and Plans

  • kssews

    Really love those fabrics!!
    I am planning based on fabrics too this season…except I am about 70% done with a trench skirt that may drive the direction a bit.

    Trying to nail down my ‘fall vibe’! 🙂

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    • Jen

      Ooh I’m very interested in this skirt – what pattern are you using? Also I totally have the same vibe every season, but with slightly lighter or darker colors! 😉

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  • Meighan

    I’ve got the Wiksten kimono in my stack too. I lovvvve the fabric you’ve chosen. I’m thinking an indigo. And that rust is . I’ve also got the Hadley to make, so I may need to follow your lead on this color.

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    • Jen

      Kimono season is upon us! I just cut mine yesterday on a mental break from real work. I love the indigo ones I’ve seen, if I didn’t already have a dark blue kimono I’d be alllllllllll over that scene!

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  • Dara

    Just curious about how you purchase fabric. You always seem to have the best fabric and always the right yardage. I’m wondering how this is possible when you are buying fabric in the summer for your fall wardrobe. Are you that good at planning ahead?

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    • Jen

      Haha I don’t know if I’m that good at planning ahead but because of my job I am really good at guessing how much fabric I’ll need of a particular type of fabric when I do use it!

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