Our kick off to the new season continues with a quintessential fall look! We are thrilled to have Alex, of Masson Lifestyle, join us to share more about her three new garments—not only do they work so beautifully together, but they will also make great staples in her seasonal wardrobe to pair with other favorites!
Warm days and cool nights—fall is without a doubt my favorite season of the year! I live in the Midwest and fall is here to stay. Not only do the leaves change and pumpkin spice permeates the air, but I get another great excuse to sew a few key garments that I can wear again and again.
Every year Style Maker Fabrics unveils their new fall collection and I was so excited for all the lovely fabrics I got to choose from, like the Soft Even Repeating Stripe Sweater Knit! Its weight is perfect for a knit top or cardigan. Talking about cardigans, I used the Marlo Sweater Pattern from True Bias. I’ve been meaning to make myself a new cardigan and this pattern is downright perfect.
I decided to do a middle of the road length, between the cropped version and the long version, by taking 4” off the length from the bodice, omitted the pockets, and sized down from the suggested 18 to a size 16. I also kept the four buttonholes because I couldn’t pass up on the Pearlized Marble Swirl Buttons in Pink. The Soft Even Repeating Stripe Sweater Knit has a soft rose color, brown, cream, and a little bit of a subtle copper hue. You can mix and match so many other items with it—like my new pair of Mid Wale Corduroy Solid Chocolate!
I’ve been making the True Bias Lander Pants on repeat and felt I needed a corduroy pair. I opted for a zipper fly, ankle length and rounded corners on my back pockets. This fabric did not disappoint. So soft! Not only does it keep me toasty during the cold evenings but it’s also comfortable enough to wear during the day when it gets a little warm. Looking at all the other color ways I know I will need to get myself a few more yards. Just remember to pre-wash your fabric because it may shrink a little on you, as all fabrics tend to do. The last thing you want is putting all that sewing love and effort into a new garment and then its way too snug… Ask me how I know!
Corduroy is a great fabric to make blazers, skirts and pants. Just make sure to pay extra attention to the grainline, cut your pattern with a nap (decide which way you want the pile to run), serge all the edges before washing and use a scrap piece of corduroy as a press cloth so you don’t squish the pile. (Find other info and tips for working with corduroy HERE)
I finished my outfit with a mid-weight cotton/modal jersey knit in solid rose using the Jalie Mimosa T-shirt pattern. I went for a long sleeve, because you can never have enough t-shirts or enough t- shirt patterns! The best part out of my new garments is that can wear them all together, or mix and match with so many other pieces in my wardrobe.
What are you making this fall season?
Find more of Alex’s beautiful makes on her blog, Instagram, and YouTube!