As most of you know by now, my family has made the cross country move from California to northern Virginia. We are taking in the east coast, enjoying the green landscape and the rain and humidity that come with it. Although it is currently crazy hot and sticky here, I know the cool weather is upon us. I haven’t experienced a true fall or winter in about 10 years now, so I am beyond excited. But, with that excitement comes a huge gap in my wardrobe I desperately need to remedy. I know if I wait until the weather cools down to start sewing clothes for cooler weather, I’ll be forced to buy an entire wardrobe of ready to wear clothes. I don’t want that to happen, so I’m getting started now. I’ve started with Megan Nielsen’s newest release, the Harper shorts. “What, shorts aren’t for cold weather!” you may be saying. Well, I took her pattern and extended it into a pair of more fitted tapered pants. I went ahead and created a tutorial with detailed graphics to explain the process I took to achieve the look I made. The tutorial is available for you on Megan’s blog, Design Diary. Let me know if you attempt to make a pair of Harper pants.
I’ve got a lot of ideas brewing for fall and winter clothes, but I’m certainly open to some ideas! If you have a favorite pattern you like, especially any for those garments you wear day in and day out, I’d love to hear them! My kids start going back to school this week and I will actually have more time to sew again. I’m just a little excited.