{Capsule Wardrobe Sewalong} "Fall Layers" Round-Up

It's Friday!! Which means I've got a whole recap of the week's "layering" sews to inspire your Fall sewing, just in time for the weekend!  Have you been following along all week? Think you've seen it all? I have a not-yet-seen bonus sew JUST for you!

Here's the awesome talent we had sewing for our series this week. Please click their photos to see their styling tips, reviews, or experiences with each of the patterns:

I LOVE all these sews! And applaud you all for getting your Fall wardrobes well on your way. I had the best of intentions of whipping up this cowl neck pullover for myself, but the last week of Summer vacation has proven no more productive than the rest of the season. Preschool starts back up next week, so expect to see some new sews from me then! In the meantime, enjoy these oldies-but-goodies, my Fall layering sews from all across the internet:

And - ALL NEW, just for you! A Guest post from Jane featuring the upcoming Little Lizard King Library Cardigan for Women! Check out her thoughts, and leave lots of love for her in the comments! Take it away, girlfriend:


Hi, I’m Jane of Not Sew Plain Jane.  I don’t know about you all, but when I think about fall I picture it being the coziest season of the year.  I can’t even tell you how much I look forward to the first day of cooler weather when I get to put on a pair of jeans and layer it with one of my favorite long sleeve tops.  I wish I could say that every time you saw me I was totally put together and accessorized, but that wouldn’t be even close to true.  I am the mother of 4 children who keep me very busy.  I like to look nice, but I also have to wear things that are functional as an active mother.  When I received the Little Lizard King Cardigan pattern by Cassie Nicole I was so excited to test it.  I love that this pattern is available in girls and women and is something that we can both gets lot of use out of.  The cardigan is so versatile and can be worn dressy with a fun pair of heels or boots and can also be worn casual cozy with some comfy flats or sneakers.    

My first attempt at this pattern was the girl’s version.  I immediately thought about making a funky cardigan for my daughter and her best friend.  The pattern was an easy sew with great directions and I just LOVE the slouchy pockets.  It has so many design options…..one solid color, a main fabric with contrasting binding fabric, elbow patches no elbow patches, etc.  Plus, it’s such a great way to use those knits you’ve ordered online that arrived and were a little too thin to use for much else.  I was so excited with the results and to make it even more fun we did a trendy nerd photo shoot to show off the new “Library Cardi”.

My second attempt was the ladies version, which has even more options….three different lengths including hip, mid and boho, wrist cuffs or tabs, optional lace inset in the back and 3 sleeve lengths.   When I think about how I can combine these options with all the different fabric design options, the possibilities are endless.   However, I immediately knew that I had to create a cardigan that I could wear again on its own, but could also be used in a second trendy nerd shoot with my daughter (I just couldn’t resist….it was so much fun the first time around).   I have more fabric ordered already and can’t wait to make another one in a solid pink sweater knit in the boho length for that soft comfy fall look.  I hope you love yours as much as we do!

I want to thank Jane so much for coming by to share her Fall sew with us!! Keep up with her other sewing projects on Facebook and EtsyBut first... kick off your weekend in "Trendy Nerd" style ;) I'm just dying over this photography shoot from Henpeck Lane!


Last - but certainly not least - here are your inspiring sews! Your sews help introduce the other women of the capsule group to new patterns, styling tips, and fabric selections to guide their wardrobe building process. Thank you for taking the time to share your Fall Apparel projects!

Join us in the Facebook Group as we "ooh" and "ahh" over next week's Fall sews! It's Tops and Tunics week with these talented ladies: