Fall Essentials Sew Along: The Summary

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:

Fall Essentials Sew Along 2011


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?

Happy sewing!



  1. Sarah on 10/12/2011 at 02:58

    You are a brilliant seamstress, knitter, and all around crafty person! I’ve so enjoyed seeing your progress – you are so inspiring!

    I’ve trimmed down my list dramatically, too, and my summary post will be coming along next week. 🙂

  2. Catherine on 10/12/2011 at 08:28

    I agree very inspiring….any one who can make a plan or list and even partially stick to it I admire!! I am not so organised.I just love the cloche hat..truly superb!!

  3. Alessa on 10/12/2011 at 16:07

    I love your FESA items, Solvi! Thanks for participating!
    I’ve decided to stretch my FESA plan into winter, since it was pretty flexible to start with, anyway, I’m pretty sure I’ll be itching to start spring sewing in mid-February at the latest… 😉

  4. Debbie on 11/12/2011 at 08:31

    I like the FESA items you made Solvi. Especially the jersey dress and I can see why you wear it a lot. Maybe the silk blouse is going to come into use more in spring. Love the hats too. x

  5. Alexandra Mason on 11/12/2011 at 21:07

    I love seeing your sewing plans! Your jersey dress is lovely.

  6. Sølvi on 11/12/2011 at 22:22

    Thank you so much everyone for your nice words! You´re so kind! 🙂

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