Fall Palette Challenge: The Chosen Few

So, I’ve narrowed down my projects for the Fall Palette Challenge. I’m excited to get started on this; I’ve been thinking about a few of these pieces for a while, and now I’m inspired to get going!

pattern board

  1. Trench Coat: from a vintage Lutterloh pattern, in a light grey water-resistant fabric I picked up at Joann’s on clearance. I’m contemplating painting some stripes with a textile paint from Dharma Trading– I have no idea if this can be pulled off, so I’ve emailed them to see if they can help. The coat will be lined with an eggplant & cream argyle satin.
  2. Peasant Tee Shirt: I’ll be making this in a teal rayon knit from Simplicity 2484, one of my vintage patterns.
  3. Kimono Sleeved Blouse: This blouse should work for me through all seasons (with layering, of course). I’ve already converted Simplicity 9969 into a blouse pattern, and this will be sewn out of a white cotton poplin. I’ll also insert some lace at the shoulders. Depending on how ambitious I’m feeling, I may redraft the front and add a convertible collar.
  4. Pencil Skirt: For this I’ll be using a basic skirt draft that I made during my sewing class last spring. The fabric is a metallic tweed, so it should work for nicer events.
  5. Scallop Waist Skirt: A cut of blue moleskin that’s been in my stash for at least 7 years is finally going to be used! I’m pairing it with a free half-circle skirt pattern from Vivat Veritas.
  6. Swing Dress: I made up a muslin for this during Casey’s Swing Dress Sew-Along, but never sewed up the finished project. I’ll be using an eggplant polyester crepe (not my favorite, but it is in the stash).
Now that I’ve figured all of that out, it’s on to sewing!

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