Yup, there's no denying that Autumn is here, you should see the amount of yellow leaves outside my door! Its chilly too, temperatures went down till 10C in midday but last 2 weeks we had beautiful sunshine with temperature in between 12C to 16C. But I have to admit, it is beautiful, sweaters and wool coats are out again and everyone is busy shopping for winter boots. There's a cool fresh breeze blowing and activities seem to be winding now, everyone going into hibernation !
I found some gorgeous winter fabrics, beautiful rich babyrib corduroys , knitted jerseys and my favorite, knitted velour ! Velour has the plush look of velvet but with less fluff and a cotton underside, it is so easy to sew. I used my normal foot and size 11 needle on my machine, perfect. I've tried sewing with velvet and it was a nightmare, never again ! So here's a tunic and legging set made from velour, pattern from Ottobre 1/2010.
Suklaatwist Tunic n Ruusunnuppu Leggings from Ottobre 1/2010
One metre of each in a size 128cm
Simple but comfortable, love the twisted ballon sleeve. I used Framilon, a clear elastic tape to gather the sleeves and skirt, excellent invention.
I fell in love with the picture above, but I couldn't get that rich brown velour :)
Wild Nature top from Ottobre 8/2008, made from fine baby cord. Made matching pink corduroy comfy pants with elasticated hem.
Blouse pattern from above, that skirt has been on my list of 'to-do's' for like forever!
Scenes of autumn from my house :) Gorgeous hues, yes ?
Anyone in Malaysia interested in the Ottobre magazine, please let me know soon , delivery will be 4th week of December. I can also get the velour knit , at RM42/ meter, just let me know the color and I'll go shopping for you :)
Watch this space, I'll be posting sewing stuff and notions that you might be interested in soon :) Till then , keep on sewing.
ps, anyone sewed any fall kids clothes ? would love to see them.