Sew Long Summer!

Today I'm ending off the Sew Long Summer blog tour this week. There have been some really fun and inspiring creations this year and I hope you go check them all out.

Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those things we meant to make this summer; and well, basically whatever Sew Long Summer means to you.

The full tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you'll follow along and comment on their posts this week. Sept. 9th Sewing A La Carte, mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex, Sewing With Sarah, Fils Anddraps Sept. 10th The Bear and Pea Atelier, Auschick Sews, Stitched by Jennie, Miss Marah Sewn Sept. 11th Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, A Rose Tinted World, mahlicadesigns Sept. 12th Little Heart Threads, Lulu and Celeste, The Crafting Fiend, Sept. 13th Petite Font, Sew 4 Five, The Sewing Scientist, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Kitty Makes It

It's time to say so long to summer. I love summer, but living in Texas, by the time September rolls around I am ready. The days of 100 degree temps take their toll on me as August comes to an end. But they often don't stop until we are a week or two into September. We don't get super cold here and I don't make many items that are truly wintery. To get me through Fall (and most of winter) I sew up lots of 3/4 length sleeve tops and pants made with heavier stretch wovens.

In preparation for fall, I made a Love Notions Margot Peplum and Sabrina Slims. I really love these two patterns and had not made them in some time. I felt like it was a great time to dust them off for some new pieces  to add to my wardrobe. The Margot Peplum has so many options - two bodices, three skirts, and 4 sleeve options. The Sabrina Slims are also versatile as you can use a stable knit or a stretch woven. They also have two different styles.

I have had this Art Gallery Fabrics Splendiferous Knit in my stash for a few years. I'm not a floral person, but was drawn to the colors and there was something about the pattern that caught my eye. I also purchased this design in the Art Gallery Cotton Woven - it is still sitting in  my stash as well. 

I loved that the colors are a mix of autumnal colors (mustard, rust, and shades of taupe) and spring colors (fuschia, soft pink, and mint). I made the solid bodice version of the Margot Peplum to prevent breaking up the design with the princess seams. I also used the swing skirt for my peplum along with the 3/4 length sleeves. I will be able to wear this from now until May.

I made the Sabina Slims last year with some cheap fabric to check fit and have had good intentions to make some with my "good" fabric. I had a stretch twill in my stash that I bought at the Dallas Fabric District that happened to match the denim blue color in the Splendiferous print really well. It also had the required 30% stretch for using a woven with the Sabrina Slims.

This outfit has me ready to embrace the fall season while also adding a few year round pieces to my wardrobe.

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  1. What a great outfit! Love the Art Gallery fabric.
    I feel you on wanting summer to's not going to for a looooooong while where I live, either.

  2. This is really fun! Love the fabric you chose! I do need to get my sabrina slims sewn up!


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