Bonjour, mes amis! I hope today is finding you well. As for those of you in France, I hope you are able to get back to some normalcy after the recent tragic events. My heart goes out to all of you affected. Stay strong!
This post features a piece by Deer and Doe, a French indie pattern company. A little while ago, I fell in love with some pieces from their 2015 fall/winter collection and had to make my first purchase.
Ugh, aren’t they all tres cute? The one on the far left, the Ondee, is not one of the newest patterns, but it’s the one I’m sharing today.
I’m wearing it with Moneta #2, which gets a LOT of love.
I made a size 40, grading to a 42 at the waist. My measurements put me at a 38, but after making the free Plantain T-Shirt pattern from Deer and Doe, I found sizing up helped. I’m not sure it’s the case for the Ondee, though. It looks a little big to me due to the wrinkles, but I wanted to make sure it would fit over my dresses without being too snug.
The fabric is from GirlCharlee.com and has been in my stash for a couple of years. It’s a ponte knit, so it’s a little thick, stable, and easy to sew. I really love the color mustard yellow, but I realized an entire dress made out of this fabric would really wash me out. So I settled for a half-outfit and still have enough fabric left over to make a skirt.
I’m just so happy that we finally have real autumn weather here in Tucson. We’ve had a few chilly days and a few warm days, but after the rain (yes, check out that wet sidewalk!) it’s going to be chilly and stay chilly. And by chilly, I mean 65 degrees F (18 degrees C). Hey, after a summer of temperatures over 100 degrees F, I think it’s acceptable that I’m cold when it gets under 70 degrees!
I’ve got a long list of fall/winter sewing to do and I am so excited to get started. I haven’t sewn much cold-weather clothing, so it’ll be something new and challenging (I bought faux fur and a wool blend… oooh!). DD and I plan on doing a bit of international travel in the next year – definitely Japan in early March and maybe hit up Oktoberfest in Germany in September! I’ll definitely need some warm clothing then!
What about you – are you working on your cold-weather wardrobe yet?