Transitioning to Fall


M7387 front

Hey, Sewists!  Now that I knocked the last bit of summer sewing off my list, I am ready for fall.  Fall is my absolute favorite season because of the wool textures.  Plaids, houndstooth, herringbone, you name it when it comes to wool and I want it.  It is still a bit too warm around here for wool just yet, so I am easing into it by making some pieces that will work well for both summer and fall.  Enter McCall’s M7387!

M7387 front 2

I am a sucker for a buttondown shirt dress.  I made view D without the pockets using this great Tan Rayon Challis.  Because the tan is a great neutral it allows me to style and accessorize my version of the pattern in so many ways, making it great for summer and fall.

M7387 back

Can we also just take a moment to talk about this back pleat?  It is not your traditional buttondown shirt pleat.  This one overlaps at an angle creating a cool modern look.  I am in love with the effect it gives. Too bad it is mostly going to be covered up with sweaters and cardigans this fall.

M7387 M6084 angle

Here, I paired it with view A of McCall’s M6084, an oldy but a goodie.  This one is made from this luscious Olive Green Modal Jersey Knit.  Oh boy, is this modal jersey soft?! It is lightweight and drapey.  I have actually been pairing this cardigan with several other outfits as well for summer.

M7387 M6084 angle 2

I have actually been pairing this cardigan with several other outfits as well for summer.  Both of these pieces are in the military-inspired color neutral family that is very popular right now.  But because they are both neutrals I can add other pieces in bright bolder colors and they work for both summer and fall.

M7387 M6084 front 2

M7387 M6084 front 3

M7387 M6084 back


M7387 M6084 angle 3

M7387 front 3

I think this dress would be great with some open-toed boots, and now I am on the hunt for the perfect pair.

Do you make pieces that transition between seasons? What are some of your go-to patterns for these pieces?

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2 thoughts on “Transitioning to Fall”

  1. Such a great transitional outfit! I love your color choices. I actually just ordered some tencel denim to make the same pattern (and view!) and now I’m thinking I may need a sleeveless cardigan to pair with it 😀

    1. Thanks! Ooh travel denim would be perfect for this dress. I did shorten mine a bit, so definitely tissue fit for length before cutting it out.

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