It has started, that back to school rush to get everything ready. I have to admit, I just hate it! I love summer and I don't want it rushed. But at the same time, reality must be faced. The nights are cooler here, the AC hasn't gone on for awhile and today I went and started purchasing some of the items that my son needs to head back to college in a little over a week. I suppose I should be thinking about fall sewing, but I am just not ready to go there. So instead, lets think of a fun back to school outfit that can transition from summer to fall!
I have some new fabrics in the shop that would just be perfect to bridge the gap!
These luscious berries are set on a navy blue background, so this fabric will tackle recess and still look good. And the perfect smocking plate for this fabric just happens to be a free pattern from Love and Stitches.
For the little boy or girl in your life, look no farther than this adorable print with smiling whales dancing on a teal background.
Then of course, we have the perfect bishop print with Raspberry Fields, or perhaps a cute top to pair with our Raspberry Corduroy. Our Raspberry Ric Rac is the perfect trim for this print which has a soft off white background and shades of light pink to dark raspberry.
Both can be worn now with a short sleeve top and then transition to long sleeves or a turtleneck once the weather gets colder. How about something for yourself? Do you ever look at the wonderful capsule wardrobe posts on Pinterest? I do. They often center heavily on solid pieces and create a sophisticated style. I admire the style, but as you might have guessed by now it isn't me. I just LOVE a good print! And Helen's Meadow is quite a print! I can just see this made up into a swishy skirt. It would just make your day to open your closet and see a skirt in this print hanging there! Who could not be happy running errands in a skirt make out of this print?