It’s that time year again, the kid are back in school and I’ve knocked a bunch of projects off the sewing list. Most of those projects were for the kiddos and now I am ready to sew a couple of things for myself! I call it selfish sewing but really mama needs a turn too right??
Well I am not the only one who thinks some selfish sewing is in order. Imagine Gnats and Made with Moxie are challenging people to spend a little time selfish sewing. Isn’t that awesome?? Whether it’s quilting or clothing, get sewing!! You can pop over to either site, grab a button and join in!
I thought in honor of Selfish Sewing week (Sept 23rd- 29th) I would do a little round up of wonderfully inspiring fall things you can whip up in no time.
1.Type writer dress by Sew Sweetness
I love the style of this dress and I think it would be great with a cardigan. The fuller skirt has tons of movement and would be a fabulous addition to any Autumn wardrobe.
2. Ruby Dress and Top by Made By Rae
This pattern is the newest one released from Made by Rae. I love the color block on the top and how many ways you could alter this. Tunic style for over leggings, a shirt to go with dress pants, and a dress. If it’s anything like her Washi dress I know I will be making a few of them in different variations.
This infinity scarf is perfect for crisp Fall days and staying warm. You can find the tutorial here.
4. Fall Coasters by Purlbee
If clothing isn’t what you like to sew check out these simple and gorgeous fall coasters. They’re great for adding a seasonal feel to your home.
5. Fall Jacket from Molly Sews
I adore this jacket from Molly Sews. It’s stylish, warm and perfect for the cooler days leading to winter. It has a flannel lining that will keep you nice and cozy too.
6.The fall Cardigan by Mama Says Sew http://mama-says-sew.blogspot.ca/2011/09/fall-cardigan.html
Every wardrobe needs a sweet little cardi to cover up with and here it is! It’s the perfect piece to complete any outfit and this free tutorial is super simple to follow.
7. Scrap Buster Fall Pillow from Cluckclucksew
Wouldn’t this pillow look great in your home? I can already envision it on my couch in a bunch of different color palettes. It’s a great beginner project too!
8.The Jasmine from Colette
Very cute and very versatile, the Jasmine makes a great transition piece with it’s mid length sleeves and scooped neck. You can find the pattern here.
9.Fabric Acorns by Zemphira http://zemphira.blogspot.ca/2010/09/fabric-acorn-tutorial.html
I am in love with these little acorns. They are so stinking adorable I just want to whip up a ton of them. A super quick sewing project and so many ways to display them.
10. The Coco bag from Chris W Designs http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/2012/02/free-bag-pattern-coco.html
The final item in my round up is this gorgeous bag, and free tutorial, from Chris W designs. I love this bag and with some fall fabrics this would be perfect for Autumn. Pop over to her site and find the tutorial here
So that’s it! Hopefully you’ve found some inspiration for selfish sewing week. I know I am going to be busy! Take some time and treat yourself, you deserve it
The Sewing Stash