The start of fall sewing

The chill isn’t quite in the air here yet, but it is time to start thinking about fall.  I have plans for doing a Fall/Winter capsule like the one I put together for spring.  The main colors I will be using are going to be black, red and white.  This vest fit nicely into that theme.

Love Notions – Canyon Cardigan


This is the new Love Notions Canyon Cardigan, and it has a lot of options to it.  I made the vest with the waterfall front, and no pockets. Size Medium.  My material is a 2-way stretch that is partially transparent.  I thought the fabric was interesting when I got it a year or so ago, but had no idea what to make it into.  I think this was the perfect project for it.


I also bought the applique a few years ago, and wasn’t sure where I would use it.  Again, the stars aligned and it worked great for the back of this vest.

I am wearing the vest with the WBM Sneha pattern hack and a ponte maxi skirt that I made at the sewing retreat in July.  I love this skirt with a small exception.  I need to figure out how to fix it, and then I will share it in more detail.


I also made a long-sleeved cardigan, too, (Option A) though I made it 5″ longer. I knew I wanted to wear this with leggings, and wanted to make sure it would be long enough to cover my butt. I would have needed a few inches for my height anyways (5’7″). I had to patch the length on my arms, too, since I ran out of fabric for the full length arms.  The fabric is a textured knit.  Some sweater knits will stretch out during sewing so you have to really watch that for matching up the pattern pieces.


The suede at the collar was cut pretty much the same length as the edge, so I cut it a few inches longer than the pattern piece. I serged the edge of the knit first to make sure it wouldn’t stretch, straight-stitched it on, and then top-stitched. The leather elbow patch I glued in place before stitching it down. Can’t use pins with leather.  I also measured from my shoulder to the middle of my elbow to get the right spot for the patch, so I would check on the placement before sewing it on. Taller people have longer arms, so the placement should vary with height.

Love how this turned out!  I am wearing it with the brown top I made from my spring capsule and a pair of grey leggings I made a few years ago.


4 thoughts on “The start of fall sewing”

    1. Thanks, Lori! I was iffy on how the suede would work with attaching to a knit, but it did work out pretty well!

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