New Fabrics and Back to School Projects

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.

For the perfect back to school pattern, consider Mary De by Children's Corner or Playtime by Judith Marquis.

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?

Our Raspberry Ric Rac is also the perfect match for Helen's Meadow and our Navy Blue Crochet Cotton is terrific as well. So what are your sewing for back to school, or yourself?

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