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Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along)
Welcome to the autumnal sew-along!  It’s the hottest summer in forever over most of the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in Sweden it has been over 30 degrees C for a long time (and the most we usually get is 25 here and there).  So I don’t blame you if you think that sewing for the autumn is the last thing on your mind.

Nevertheless the world is turning and the seasons changing.  And with that in mind, it’s time to sew a six-piece basic wardrobe for autumn.  Styles have changed too, with loose and boxy tops now firmly ensconced and long skirts beginning to make a comeback.  I continue to hope for the demise of the skinny pant but that doesn’t seem to have quite come about yet.  So, review your wardrobe and consider whether you have your six basic pieces ready and what you need to sew.  As always, I urge you to concentrate on simple designs and excellent fabric, the best you can buy.  Take some time to fit one or two new shapes as well as relying on old friends.

Choose one neutral colour as your base (neutral being traditionally: black, grey, white, cream, brown, tan, stone and various dulled colours such as navy and olive and perhaps even plum or rust).  Add to it a colour or another neutral.  Choose the neutral and colour to flatter you and to go with the rest of your wardrobe.

RESIST the temptation to splash out on pattern and go for fabric quality instead.  For autumn, excellent choices are wool crepe, high quality ponte or double-knit, boiled wool, thicker cottons and quilted cottons.

The basics of autumn:

    A jacket or cardigan in your neutral colour.  This layer sets the tone for the whole collection, so think it over carefully.
    A second lighter layering piece in either a tone of your neutral or your colour- cardigan sweater or shirt for example, or unlined jacket.  Autumn is tricky, it’s nice to have layers in two levels.
    Two tops – one neutral, one in the colour.
    Two bottoms — in two tones of your neutral.

As you plan your wardrobe, I urge to to test it very thoroughly in your mind.  Imagine opening your closet door in the morning, getting ready to go to work or go out for the day.  How does it feel to reach for these pieces? Are they perfect?  A second way to test is to get a sketch program like Adobe Sketch on you tablet and use a picture of yourself as a layer, and, using the line drawing as a reference, sketch the clothes to see whether you really like the look.

The formula is simple but it works well to vary it.  For example:

Your budget is tight but it’s important that you look nice at work, although you don’t work in a formal workplace.  You choose brown and purple as your neutral and colour. You make a boiled wool jacket in brown, a purple and brown checked shirt, a purple tee and a brown tee in the new square shape, a long brown tweed skirt and a pair of deep brown velvet trousers.

You have to attend a series of functions and conferences for work, so you need a wardrobe that can go from day to night easily.  Black is the obvious choice for a neutral, and instead of a colour you pick as second neutral, a very pale yellow.  You make a light jacket in black satin with black lace back and sleeves, as well as a black cashmere cardigan. Pale yellow raw silk makes a skirt and tank top that can work as a dress, and you add a second tank of black raw silk and a pair of wide-legged black wool crepe trousers with a detachable sequinned belt.

You will be travelling a lot and you need easy-care basics.  You pick navy and pink as your neutral and colour.  You make a kimono-style jacket in a thick print Japanese indigo gauze, and a long pink light wool lace knitted cardigan.  To that you add a dark pink long-sleeved merino turnip top and a navy short-sleeved merino tunic top.  A pair of jeans and a pair of navy ponte leggings complete your wardrobe.

You’re retired and spending time at home where the autumn temperatures are mostly hot until they’re not.  You choose tan as your neutral and green as your colour.  A natural-coloured linen jacket, unlined, and a long green cotton cardigan hoodie are your layers.  You add matching wide-legged linen pants and some tan skinny jeans, as well as a boxy tan t-shirt and a longer lime green tunic t-shirt.

I invite you to think of your own challenges this autumn.  Don’t forget to go through your own wardrobe first and see what you’ve got as a basis — once you have your six basics it’s fun to embellish – add a print dress, or a coloured bottom.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 07:09:15 PM »
Have to say I am posting this for others as the thought of sewing for Autumn is currently a complete block for me.

However I will come back to this probably next month when I'm not wearing shorts round the house after work.

Are others up for the Autumn sewing and if so what would you sew?

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 07:48:53 PM »
Me too, the temperature is rising again here today and tomorrow it’s forecast to start being back to 29 degrees again for a few days.  I can’t imagine Autumn clothes right now and am still trying to sew up Summer dresses and tops.  I appreciate you putting this up though and will start thinking about it all in September  :)



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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 07:58:47 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Ruthie.

Between my handmade and rtw items, I have a pretty complete and coordinated (thanks to 6-PAC and SWAP!) wardrobe at this time.

I think if I sew in the next few months it will be new patterns or experiments of some another kind, but I don't think I'll pass it off as any kind of PAC.

Time will tell, I have a hard time resisting these threads   :)

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 08:58:42 PM »
Perhaps I can manage to make 6 pieces by the end of October.  I have a trip coming up at the beginning of November so that's an incentive.  I've just placed an order for 4 Vogue patterns that appeal to me right now and I am anxiously awaiting some samples from Linton Tweeds.  I have a reversible dressy skirt which pairs nicely with at least 2 jackets but I have only 1 top that fits in this grouping.  I don't have a lot of any of the coordinating fabrics so I'm thinking Vogue 9004 https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9004 might be a solution to combine fabrics.  A few weeks ago I bought a pair large square silk scarves to use as a jacket lining -- got to be creative about buying fabrics!  I am liking Vogue 9339 https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9339 and that's why I ordered samples from Linton.  While I was cleaning out my fabric stash [5 boxes to the thrift shop], I came across another piece of tweed that may be suitable.

Weather here is alternating between foggy and hot but even if it's not ideal for sewing, there is planning to do first.  My sewing room/guest room will be occupied next week but after that, I should be able to get started.  I am working on a Cashmerette Montrose top muslin.  I do have a winter coat under construction but it will wait for the winter 6PAC.  I am finding that my personal style is going in 2 directions.  Lagenlook is what I am wearing almost everyday but I find myself making more fitted clothing too, for example the 2 garments described above.  But then, there may be occasions when lagenlook just doesn't cut it.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 10:01:12 PM »
I might go back to teal for Autumn as I didn't do as many teal pieces in reality as I planned in my little notebooks.

Teal wool coat
Teal knit cardigan
Teal knit top
Teal woven blouse
Teal trousers
Teal skirt

If I leave the coat to nearer the end I might be motivated to sew it.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 06:51:06 AM »
Ruthie, thank you for forwarding this 6PAC. Keeping the coat for the end is a brilliant idea, and not only for weather reasons. I used to tackle the demanding garment at the beginning, but making quick and easy successful pieces first is more encouraging.

Susan, my 3 maxi dresses which are not too dressy and in good condition are in heavy rotation. However, just like you I'm considering sewing more fitted items for autumn. LL is too forgiving and can lead to weight gain  :D

I have a navy trench coat that I can wear with pieces from my wardrobe, however it's the only navy piece I have (not counting my dark bootcut jeans). I've inspected what I have and settled on a navy, olive and orange 6PAC.

Plan for minimum sewing, ** is for what I already have and * for fabric/yarn in stash :
Dark bootcut jeans**
Olive pleated pants**
Burnt orange scoop neck sweater**
Burnt orange viscose/rayon blouse*

Navy trenchcoat**
Navy cardigan (yarn, boiled wool, knit fabric ??)

So if I'm short on time I can get away with making only 2 pieces and buying the materials for only one of them.

Plan for ambitious sewing
Navy dressy pants
Olive button down skirt*
Burnt orange button down collared shirt
Navy, olive, cream and orange Ravello sweater
Navy cardigan

Olive cardigan

Obviously I'll have to begin with the viscose blouse  :D




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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 07:08:51 AM »
Sizun - what a lovely idea to colour the text the same as the garments  ;D
for me that wouldn't work as a planning aid because I mainly wear light colours !
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 07:43:16 AM »
I'm sure you could find some code to color the text. Like black or blue  for grey and brown or orange for tan ?
I imagine your wardrobe like a Bypias lookbook  :D

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 07:47:20 AM »
Many thanks for that lovely inspiring site Sizun, I didn’t know of them
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 12:05:50 PM »
Thanks for posting this Ruthie, like you I'm not thinking autumn just yet, but I suppose it's at the back of my mind.

I only managed 3 in the last one so for this I'm going to try to make 3 pieces that will fit for late summer and another 3 that will be more autumn weight and colouring.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 12:55:42 PM »
I'm in! I'm gonna keep sayin' it 'til I get it right git 'er done. ;)

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 09:59:57 PM »
I am thinking teal as a neutral too. 

Linton samples arrived today.  The best one is turquoise cotton and the scarf lining may show through a bit too much.  I'm going to wash it in hot water and put it in a hot dryer.  I'm hoping it will shrink and become more opaque -- not that I'll machine wash the jacket afterwards.  Puttering in my stash some more, I did find a red wool with flecks of salmon which coordinates with the scarves.  In both cases, I have to think about what will work for trousers.

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2018, 01:49:24 AM »
We're currently freezing (not literally, it's about 10°C here) with storms and high winds (tail end of cyclone weather up North).  And looking at Spring and Summer.  Elizabeth has put together a really useful 6PAC description as usual, that will work for our opposite season just as well.  I might revisit my SWAP and pull some ideas from there and see how that works.
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 07:51:16 AM »
Hot Patterns has some ideas for a basic outfit of tank/top, pants, soft layer - with 3 patterns for each on 20% sale (sale only this weekend), and suggestions for making the 9 items in 3 different styles by using different fabrics
http://www.hotpatterns.com/easy-outfit-formula-1/
http://www.hotpatterns.com/easy-outfit-formula-1-downloads/

P.S. if you’re a more ‘classic casuals’ person, make the same group from Pamela’s Patterns as recommended by Nancy Nix-Rice
https://www.nancynixrice.com/courtneys-capsule-wardrobe/#more-19602
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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 07:40:49 PM »
DH has informed me that I need to make myself at least 3 new dresses.  I will need them after I start teaching seminary again in 2 weeks.  Now, if I wasn't spending so much time helping DH work on his boat and chasing down boat parts, I might have more sewing time.   ::)

On Sunday I tried on a shift dress with pockets that I made several years ago.  I can now get it on, even if it is still a bit too tight for public decency  :-[ .  I have located the pattern and can make fitting adjustments.  I'm almost done with my stash bolting/shelving project and there are several ponte knits.  I will start with one dress and see how that goes.  My personal thermostat has been running hot the last couple years and I am a little concerned about being too hot in the ponte.  If I recall correctly, I have ponte in red, teal, forest green, grey, navy, burgundy, and a camel-ish color.  I think I may have some purple in there, too.  So, the goal is at least one dress done by August 18.  Test that one for comfort and either proceed with the others, or make new plans.  If it's too hot, I can always use the linen-like fabrics.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2018, 06:51:58 AM »
Hey! Back on the board having finally organized myself! My autumn set is navy/dark blue and bright emerald green (Sizun this sounds like what you are planning)

So far I've got a solid plan, and have sewn one top and cut another, as well as having knitted test squares for my machine knit project. Basically I'm on fire!!
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 07:02:06 AM »
Hey! Back on the board

I'm delighted to hear you're here again   :thumbsup: :heart_smilie: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2018, 08:00:11 AM »
Everything here has come to a grinding halt unfortunately, as we're preparing to move house in the next month - hopefully I can fit some sewing in around the decluttering and prepping!
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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »
More progress today!! Cast on the back of the sweater and am maybe a quarter way done. Every other row needs hand manipulation of 25 or so stitches so it's slower than ordinary. Then also sewed a tiny bit on the navy top (full plan is on my blog).!trying to tidy as I go!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 08:17:44 PM »
Elizabeth, welcome back! You were missed!

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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 10:43:12 PM »
Yes very pleased Elizabeth is back.

I am still thinking teal and more teal for my Autumn 6 PAC. I have done nothing other than think about it, though maybe this cardigan could go in as a first piece.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2018, 05:45:19 AM »
Thanks so much everybody!  Nice to be back!  Time flies -- Johnny starts school next week, and Charlotte will start 5th grade at the same time.  They're still little babies to me.  Have you noticed that time has stated accelerating as you get older?
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2018, 05:59:58 AM »
Thanks so much everybody!  Nice to be back!  Time flies -- Johnny starts school next week, and Charlotte will start 5th grade at the same time.  They're still little babies to me.  Have you noticed that time has stated accelerating as you get older?

Yeah.... For me it seems like every year is shorter than the one before, and I really don't know why.
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
Good to see you back again Elizabeth! I'm convinced the year has lost a month somewhere..........

My PAC is still in planning mode but maybe next week I'll get a bit more motivated.
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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2018, 09:25:23 AM »
Elizabeth, welcome back! You were missed!

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2018, 10:44:33 AM »
Love the striped cardigan Ruthie.

HelenM now maybe the temperature is back to normal in the UK it will easier to contemplate Autumn clothes? 

I’m still trying to make summer dresses but think now we’re back to the usual August sunshine and showers I can stop glaring at the coats in the shops and imagine planning Autumn clothes  ;D

Welcome back Elizabeth  :)



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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 11:27:06 AM »
OK!  Progress report!  This year I started with tops for some reason.

1) green long-sleeved T:  done!  But very boring, as soon as the sewing machine shop guy comes back from vacation i'm going to get some sheer mesh stabiliser and embroider the front.  I think.

2) navy long-sleeve T: half-done!  One more decent length session will do it -- the neckline and shoulders are done, so just putting in the arms and hemming.

3) alpaca machine-knitted cardigan: The back is done, I hope to cast on one of the fronts today.  Had to pick out many many rows or I'd already be on the front!

4) Liberty silk shirt; 5) navy ponte trousers; 6) navy wool pleated trousers: none of them done, but fabric and patterns are chosen.  Everything is going extremely well!
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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2018, 05:30:56 PM »
Yay Elizabeth, glad things are going so well.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2018, 08:19:54 AM »
Anyone still sewing? I only have my hems to do on the navy t-shirt, and half of one front is done on the cardigan. I'm trying to mix it up since I know the cardigan will take a long time and then I get tired of sitting at the knitting machine and want to do something else, so then I sew.  I think I will try to sew the Liberty silk shirt next when this t-shirt is done.
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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2018, 08:08:14 PM »
I am still sewing but not in a cohesive PAC sort of way.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2018, 08:11:23 PM »
That's nice!! I'd wear it all the time! Although I'm heading away from stripes and into flowers, truth be told.
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2018, 08:17:39 PM »
I quite like it though it has long sleeves so won't get worn yet.
Its just I was doing teal and its not, so maybe I'm doing burgundy, or maybe its an abberation.

Work is back full on, so I am a bit blotto in the evenings as I used all my brain power up earlier in the day.

I have August Burda, and new Ottobre arrived today and I bought some cream lace knit on Monday.
That is almost too much inspiration and I am a bit lacking in direction.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2018, 10:06:20 PM »
I will be sewing a dress on Saturday.  At least that's what DH has planned for me.  He said I am being grounded from my sewing area revamp until I have made myself some clothes.  I've been a bit sneaky about a few things but he will definitely notice if shelves and drawer stacks are moved.

Fall is definitely in the air and high temps are in the 50's low 60's F so I am finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable.  I'm not ready to start wearing a sweater or jacket yet, but I think a ponte dress would be okay. I'll probably start with the camel solid so if it's a disaster I won't be as sad as if I had used the teal or red.  If it's wearable, I'll probably add some machine embroidery to give it a little character.

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Re: Autumn 2018 6-PAC (six-piece sew along): 1st Aug - 31st Oct 2018
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2018, 06:08:06 AM »
we've been in the middle of an ongoing heat wave, so all I have managed to sew so far has been a summer popover dress, which I overdyed a teal color.... I've been wondering about what to make to coordinate with it, that will also work with my overall wardrobe?

My next sewing project, currently already cut out and waiting for me to dig into it, is a wearable muslin to transform my TNT popover diagram into a tunic/blouse. If the concept works I can make a few more, in various blue/navy/indigo toned fabrics already on my shelves. I've got some fun VW microbus fabric for my initial attempt:

Last year I was gifted with a dress length of turquoise/navy shot linen cotton blend fabric, which would be great for a "transitional season" pinafore, particularly if I added a bit of narrow dark trimming stripes, in either indigo or black. I am, somehow, being drawn to adding just a bit more color occasionally to my wardrobe!?! A teal pinafore would actually coordinate with a number of the fabrics I have and with some of my current wardrobe.

Given how hot is is here, the idea of a jacket or cardigan is somewhat challenging at the moment, though I know the weather will hopefully turn cooler and more damp in a few months time. I have been mulling over what sort of fabric, or combination of fabrics, would coordinate with a turquoise/teal pinafore, and so far have not settled on anything. If I was a fast knitter, I would consider making up a multicolor knitted cardigan, though that idea will have to wait until the weather is a bit more cooperative, like for the wintertime 6PAC.
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