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.

ABOUT THE SEW-ALONG
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!)


CATEGORIES
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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JOIN ME!
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.

26 comments:

Sarah Sparkles said...

I'm so happy that you're hosting this sewalong again! I definitely plan to participate. I have one or two projects that I can do for sure, and I'll have to figure out as I go what else I can realistically accomplish beyond that, given my current baby related time restrictions.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Boo to it being almost Autumn already. Come back summer.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Definitely in again this year. :D

Sarah Sparkles said...

YAY! I have big plans for Sep/Oct so I can really fit everything in. So excited; fall is my favorite season.

Sarah Sparkles said...

My life is one giant, constantly updating mental list - LOL! Glad you're on board, Joyce :)

Sarah Sparkles said...

Ooh count me in! I've also got a couple of things on my mental list (that doesn't really sound right, does it?) of winter sewing so it would be great to participate. A couple of pairs of badly needed winter pyjamas and wool trousers are waiting patiently in the fabric pile on my sewing table so this has come along at the exactly the right time.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Hooray!!! Love your avatar :)

Sarah Sparkles said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're joining in! There is absolutely no pressure so feel free to make as many or as few items as you like.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Yippee! Fall is my favourite season, too!

Sarah Sparkles said...

yaay - i'll be in. just seen this blog post shared on twitter - i think i wasn't following you here any more as i thought you had moved to blog on a different url!

Sarah Sparkles said...

I'm in too! I've recently started a knitting project which should be finished within the deadline, but is it going to count, as I've started it before the official kickoff of this sewalong?

Sarah Sparkles said...

I'm in. A wedding dress counts as a fall essential, right? :) This will be a kick in the pants to get those other UFOs done, too.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Hooray! Glad you're joining in :) Yep, still here - LOL!

Sarah Sparkles said...

The summer heat and humidity has been hard on my joints this year. I am all about moving forward into cooler weather :)

Sarah Sparkles said...

Absolutely!!! I am so looking forward to seeing your dress!

Sarah Sparkles said...

Can it really be time for FESA already? Where did summer go! I'm looking forward to playing along again!

Sarah Sparkles said...

It sure is! Despite the boiling temperatures outside!

Sarah Sparkles said...

Ooh, yes! Of course Cheeky Crocheters are welcome!

Sarah Sparkles said...

So am I. I have to cheat a little and get most of it done before September 12, though.

Oh, and what about us Cheeky Crocheters!

Sarah Sparkles said...

I thought about joining in last year, but ended up not because I was short on sewing time. This year I'm committing! Can't wait to see what everyone makes.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Hooray! Even if you end up making just one thing, it still counts!

Sarah Sparkles said...

I'm in, I'm hoping it might help me focus all the plans swimming around my head, wondering how long it will be until I need a coat!

Sarah Sparkles said...

Yes, it definitely counts. I'm glad you've joined.

Sarah Sparkles said...

Welcome, welcome! I have to sew with a plan or I'd never get anything done!

Sarah Sparkles said...

I definitely need to focus so count me in! My list of things i want to sew has got out of control so I am aiming to focus on just a few key items (though one of them is a coat so this may not work out!)

Sarah Sparkles said...

Hooray!! I know what you mean about focusing in key items. It's what I'm striving to do with my sewing, too. It can be so hard with all the amazing patterns and fabrics that keep popping up in my blog feed and Pinterest! lol!

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