Remember, my main goal is designing the Social Sew link-up was to make the theme narrow enough that someone unsure of what to make next could find some guidance, but broad enough that someone with sewing plans could find a way to make their pieces fit. If you're a bit stumped on what to make for this month's theme let me suggest...
Patterns: True Bias's Hudson pants seem to be the blogger favorite when it comes to joggers (and there's a matching pattern for littles!). There's loads of options, though, when it comes to leggings: Sewaholic's Pacific leggings fit me perfectly (seen here), but I've been wanting to try Simplicity's new legging pattern 8212, and of course Jalie is the go-to when it comes to active (or not-so-active) wear.
A sweatshirt/sweater or cardigan: Stretch those last evenings on the porch late into the evening with a new sweater or cardigan in french terry, sweatshirt fleece, or sweater knit! Just look at the J. Crew sweatshirt with the ruffle, too... Liberty anyone??
Patterns: "Cute sweatshirt" sounds oxymoronic to me but there are so many cute sweatshirt patterns! This geodesic dome-inspired sweatshirt has the most interesting pockets, Sloane has french darts for fit, and I think version #2 of the Toaster sweater has a nice vintage-casual look. For a snuggly wrap cardigan, I love my Seamly cardi, and every version of McCall's 6844 I've seen has been adorable and so flattering!
A jacket or coat: Do you, unlike me, live in a place where it is legitimately cold already? Make something that will actually keep you cozy and warm!
Patterns: Waffle Patterns's Bamboo coat leaped straight to the top of my sewing list for its timeless minimalism (not a word I usually associate with my style!), but other favorites for winter outerwear include the Grainline Cascade for a bit of British style, and, for those of you who swear by "secret pajamas," the Yona wrap coat--stay in your robe all day!
I'll be working on my Bamboo coat this month, but I have some additions to make (see, I told you I don't do minimalism...) so I'm not sure if I'll get it totally finished by the end of the month. I intend to make a decent amount of progress, though!
What are you thinking of making? Let me know in the comments, I'm nosy and I love hearing people's sewing plans...
ps: I'm muslining my bamboo coat this weekend (yay!) and i have high hopes for minimal adjustments as i just want to get sewing! you know that feeling?
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