Who’s ready for fall? I’m always sad to see summer go, but I sure love fall. I was asked to be apart of the Stylish Fabrics Blog Tour “Sew Ready for Fall”. Even though I’ve lived in Utah for 7 years now, the California girl in me still has a hard time transitioning into colder seasons (including my wardrobe!). So, I was excited to jump into this tour, and make something to add to my wardrobe as we get ready for cooler days.
The challenge of this blog tour was to make something you could ear now in summer, but also take into your fall wardrobe. I think this top works great for summer nights, or cooler summer days paired with sandals and will become a staple for my fall wardrobe layered with a scarf, jacket and boots-so many great combos with this one!
So first of all, this fabric! I chose a pink/mauve french terry slub fabric. It’s soft and cozy, but also light and airy. I really love it so much! It washes up beautifully too.
I decided to go with the Halifax Hoodie Pattern I picked up from Indie Sew. It is so good. I made view B in size small, and sewed the whole thing up in about 2 hours. It’s a very easy and quick make, I will definitely be making more. My husband also seemed to be quite impressed with it, saying it looked “store bought”, and that’s always the goal!
I did take out about 1″ out from my neckband. If you use this fabric I would suggest doing this because it is a little bit slinkier; otherwise your neckband will fall over the neckline edge, and not sit up straight as it should.
I wish you could see what’s on the other side of this photo above. My photographer (brother) moved out of the state last week (so sad!!), so I asked Nicole of @nf_merritts on Insta if she would be up for a photo swap sesh. Behind the camera she’s got my 18 month old in one arm (a very hard feat) and our two 3 year old kids corralled behind her somehow, keeping them from jumping in the picture with me. So this photo deserves an award, or Nicole deserves an award! Thanks Nicole!
There’s a HUGE giveaway going on as part of this blog tour, and it’s a good one guys. You can enter here!
Also, don’t forget to keep up with the rest of the tour for more great fabric, pattern and fall inspiration! Thanks Stylish Fabrics!
Sewing By Ti and Rebel and Malice
Gray all Day
Wild and Wanderful and The Sara Project
Doodle Number 5 and Sweet Red Poppy
Paisley Roots and Dos Natural Sistas and My Crafty Little Self
Made By Melli and Sew Far North
Sew Sophie Lynn and Creative Counselor
Frivolous at Last and EYMM
Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jubejube
Adventures with Bubba and Bug and All Things Katy and Sewing by Ti
18 thoughts on “Stylish Fabrics Blog Tour: Sew Ready for Fall!”
Love your fabric, it looks so soft
I love that color! You’ve sold me on this fabric.
I got similar fabric in a different colorway and it is just so soft! Now I wish I had gotten this one too.
I want every top in French terry for fall. It is pretty much my favorite material. You look super comfy.
Is this the regular length of the sweater, or did you lengthen it?
This is exactly how the pattern comes! I didn’t add any length.
Love this fabric and the color is perfect on you!
Thank you! It’s such a great pattern! 💕
Great job! I love this pattern and am looking forward to making more when the weather finally breaks. I may have to pick up that terry, just love it.
Thank you! It comes in lots of other great colors too! 👍🏻💕
I love your fabric and pattern choice!
That shirt is amazing!!!! I love the fabric, the fit, the everything!
Beautiful! I love your pink!!
Not thinking about fall yet, our summerholidays must start still but I like this shirt anyway ;-). It suits you great!
Like your husband, I’m impressed! You made a good pattern/fabric choice.
I love your pictures and the backstory is very funny. It’s always a laugh to hear what was going on behind the camera. I have the Halifax hoodie pattern but haven’t tried it yet. After reading your review, it just sailed up to the top of my to-sew list!
Haha thanks! Life is crazy sometimes! You will love it!!
That looks comfy AND stylish – perfect! Thanks for the info on trimming the collar so it lays correctly… :))