Uh, yeah.  I totally know that I haven't posted my August Dress yet.  a) It's coming; and b) I do what I want.  

Here's a dress I whipped together for September as part of the plaid challenge at The Sew Weekly.  If you must know, I'm reading P.G. Wodehouse.
I may not have to do any back to school shopping these days, but autumn does mean cooler weather and a shift in wardrobe regardless.  Goodbye tank tops and airy colors.  Hello sleeves and scarves.

I found this particular plaid a couple years ago.  I was going through a plaid phase at the time and was really drawn to the very vintagey color combination.  Now that I think about it though, the fabric looks an awful lot like the cushions in the 1974 travel trailer that my family spent summers vacationing in.  Maybe not the best inspiration (consciously made or not) for a dress.

I do think, however, that I should add lots and lots of simple sheath dresses to my dress collection.  I also am a big fan of 3/4 length sleeves.  There’s something so elegant about them.  I can’t put my finger on it, maybe it’s just the bit of exposed wrist or the option to add bracelets.

Maybe what I really should have done was turn this fabric into  a blanket.  With fall here and winter coming, I think blankets will soon be my outfit of choice.  In fact, I see lots blankets in my future.  

Blankets and books.
The Facts

  • Fabric:  Cotton.
  • Pattern:  Self drafted.
  • Year: Contemporary.
  • Notions:  Zipper, thread.
  • Time to complete:  4 hours
  • First worn:  For photos.
  • Wear again?  I would guess not.  I like the color scheme of the plaid, but it’s very LOUD.  I feel like it’s one of those outfits that everyone on the street would have a comment about – and that’s only fun when you love what you are wearing.
  • Total price: $0 – everything was from my stash.


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