Inspiration: Slouchy tops for Autumn/Winter

Now the school holidays are over (It was Elliott’s first day at primary school this week, sigh….) my thoughts can finally begin to return to my sewing plans. Namely my Autumn/Winter sewing plans; although it’s been such a scorcher this week it’s verging on ridiculous to even contemplate it. But I have it on BBC authority that the weather is on the turn and, first thing this morning, there was a different kind of feel in the air. A definite and distinctive whiff of autumn. I’ll let you in on a little secret….to me it was a very welcome whiff. Autumn is my favourite season of them all; and right now I feel the need to celebrate it’s imminent arrival with some new, slouchy and comfy tops for the cooler weather.

Here’s what I’m thinking….

I have a drawer full of skinnified jeans in various hues. So I’m good to go for Autumn on that front. But I need me some more tops and have either refashions or fabric in mind for at least half a dozen of the styles above. (You can find all the original image sources on this Pinterest board). And I’ve found the perfect jumping off point for a whole slew of slouchy tops….

Grainline’s FREE Hemlock Tee Pattern!  I’ve already utilised this in two new makes, (pics to follow) and undoubtedly there will be more! It’s a great little pattern. Quick and easy and very generous of Jen to share it. I’d definately recommend it. And don’t be put off if you don’t have a serger….neither do I 🙂

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  1. opportunityknits September 6, 2013

    I love these slouchy tops, I wear them ALL the time. So I’m looking forward to seeing your versions, especially the fabrics that you will be using. I would love to know what kind of fabrics are suitable to achieve this kind of slouchy look.

  2. sewmuch2learn September 6, 2013

    I love slouchy tops, they can be dressed up or dressed down. Plus if you have a little extra lump around the waist it can hide it so cleverly. Looking forward to seeing your garments!

  3. lisa g. September 6, 2013

    i’m all about the slouchy tops for fall! hope to add a few to my own wardrobe. and i’m with you–fall is my favorite season!

  4. Anonymous September 8, 2013

    I’m an autumn person too (as well as spring) I dont do extreme weather 🙂 I love comfortable tops and layering works well for me. The only problem I have is find suitable natural fabrics. Yvette

  5. Lilly September 8, 2013

    I discover your blog, and appreciate your work.
    I love this type of garment whom we can wear as well with a pants or a skirt.
    Thank’s much for the link 😉


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