Although I haven´t made everything I planned on making, and even if I have made some changes, I feel that I have completed the Fall Essential Sew Along. It´s been so much fun to see what everyone have been doing over at the Flickr group, and reading all the blog posts! I love these types of sew-alongs, where we all just cheer each other, and everyone can sew in their own tempo. It fits my schedule perfectly, as I have some of spare time in certain times of the year, and zero in other.
Just to refresh your memories, dear readers, this is what my original FESA- plan looked like:
Now, I made some changes during the fall, and you can read all about my different choices here.
I ended up not using the houndstooth fabric and one of the dress patterns. I do plan on using both the gorgeous fabric and the pattern, but I´ve decided that fabric and pattern didn´t work together that well. I want to make a little outfit with a skirt and jacket out of the houndstooth fabric, and I am itching to make a red dress pretty much like the one on the cover of Simplicity 7766, but I don´t have an appropriate fabric in my stash, so I´ll have to go hunting for one, if I´m going to be able to make it.
Out of all the items I made, the BurdaStyle dress is the one item I´ve used the most. I wear it all the time! I work from home a couple of days of the week, and there isn´t much that can compare in comfiness to a knit dress, warm tights and a cardigan! The yellow shirt is what have gotten the least wear, I´m not quite sure why, but I´ve been in a casual dressing mood of late, and silk shirts doesn´t really fit into that category. I am sure I´ll get more use for it when I change into another, more up-dressed mood.
Here you have them, all of my FESA- items in one collage:
As you see, I´ve added my Tabby Tam as well, as I thought it fitted into the color scheme rather well. It´s been great fun sewing and knitting this autumn, and a big thanks to Ali, Sarah and Alessa for arranging the Sew-Along!
If you are participating in this or other challenges, how are you doing? Have you been making any changes in your plans?