Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fall Essentials Sew Along 2015

I look forward to the Fall Essentials Sew Along every year.  While I have not been able to blog as much as I normally do this year, FESA is something I would not miss.  Even though the weather forecast calls for 30+C temperatures all next week, I cannot resist planning my fall sewing.

Fall is often a very busy season for many of us, filled with activities that often have us running hither and yon. Making things should be a form of relaxation; a time to slow down and enjoy the creative process. The goal? Stock your wardrobe with staples.

FESA is open to all crafty types: sassy sewists, knifty knitters, and clever crocheters!  You can make as many or as few items as you like.  Some participants create from each category and others from only one or two.   

The sew-along runs from September 12 to November 14, 2015.
For those of you in the southern hemisphere, please feel free to change the categories to suit your season. Please take a moment to stop by the Subversive Reader's blog, who has wittily renamed the fall categories to something more warm weather friendly (i.e. Brief Bottoms for Boiling Weather! Ha ha!)

There are seven categories for fall/winter wear to give you lots of inspiration!  Feel free to find your inspiration from any era - vintage or modern - and create your ultimate list of fall essentials.

Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather
Trousers, skirts, legwarmers and more! Anything that keeps your lower portion fashionably cozy fits perfectly here! The chilly weather necessitates the donning of bifurcated bottoms and sassy skirts!

 Chic Chemises for Cool Climates
Blouses, tops, vests, cardigans, and sweaters! These wardrobe essentials can carry you from day to night, not to mention provide necessary layering to keep out the chill.

Fabulous Frocks
Dresses of all styles; mini, midi, or long! Keep yourself warm in your modish designs, layering with tights and boots!

Underneath It All
When you're spending months covered from the neck down, a glamorous underpinning of your choice adds a secret, luxurious touch that chases the cold away!

Tender Tootsies
Let's not forget your frosty feet! Socks, slippers and the like are the order of the day. Keep those tootsies warm and dry!

Those Cozy Nights
Is there anything better than snuggling up in a cozy pair of pajamas with a hot drink and a book whilst Jack Frost works his magic outside? I think not! Sleepwear of all types are the way to go here!

Baby It's Cold Outside
Coats, hats, and mittens donned to keep the cold at bay, especially when out enjoying the spectacular fall colours!

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I hope you'll join me on another mad crafting adventure!  Please use #FESA2015 on your favourite social media sites.

The FESA 2015 Flickr group is now open.  Please click here to join.

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