Fall has arrived in New England (okay so I’m announcing this late lol) and I have the cutest little outfit for the weather. Yes, it’s SWEATAH WEATHA in my best Boston accent. I love fall here in New England. The leaves changing color, the nights cooling down, the apple cider donuts and warm apple cider. The season of Pot Pie, apple pie, delicious comfort soups and the flu. Yeah, the flu, because this season isn’t all warm and cozy, I’ve already been sick twice!
Enough about being sick, I made the cutest little fall outfit using my favorite fall fabric, FLANNEL! To make it even better it was PLAID FLANNEL! I had this flannel fabric in my stash since last year. It was a scrap piece left over from making handkerchief scarves to sell at my kid’s school craft fair. This print and color was the first and the quickest one to sell and I was a bit sad because I wanted to keep all of it but super happy I made money off of it (lol). I love watching my makes get new homes even though it may be hard to depart with them.
For this outfit, I used McCall’s pattern M7845 to create my skirt. I made view A. Originally, I made the skirt with a faux suede cording for the tie detail but it was missing something. The suede cord didn’t give it that pop I was looking for for this skirt. I decided to use a shiny thick ribbon instead. Threaded through the eyelets it would give it a bubbling effect and it would definitely give the skirt the pop it needed. I was right, the ribbon looked perfect paired with this skirt. Making this pattern was fairly easy too but to be honest there were more pieces to it than I would have liked. I ended up making my skirt unlined because I wanted it to fit and flow a certain way. If I lined the skirt, the bit of give the flannel has would have been lost snd because I am not perfect and almost every project of mine contains some kind of mistake, let me tell you about that too. I sewed my waist band piece on upside down making it a little wonky. I knew that if I unlocked it I would ruin the fabric so I left it as is.
This skirt paired perfectly with my black knee high boots and a chunky mustard colored sweater. I actually styled my scarf from this same fabric with this same exact sweater I bought from Charlotte Russe before they closed and reopened their stores. I also wore a hat that I got from the same store. I thought the hat would look super cute with my new short, curly hair cut and I absolutely loved it paired with this outfit.
Let’s not forget about this amazing PURSE! I wanted so bad to make a purse to match my outfit. At first, I thought about making a beanie but I was inspired by a circle purse I have at home. I wanted to try and make myself a circle purse using the flannel. I went through two trials before I got the right pattern and interfacing. Lining it was also a whole brain buster for me. At the end of it all I came up with this amazing purse and I added the same ribbon to the chain I used as the bag strap. Since I knew I would be wearing a chunky gold chain with this new outfit, I decided I would add that to the purse as well. I think the purse really tied this look together as it carried elements from the skirt and from the accessories I wore. There are some modifications I will be making to my purse pattern but you all will be seeing another version of this purse in the future.
This outfit is the perfect 90s themed fall outfit. I realized after this one that most of my style is influenced by the 90s. It is difficult for me to style myself without it somehow looking very 90s. Hey what can I say? I’m a 90s kid!
I also wanted to make sure I mentioned that all these amazing photographs were taken by my friend who is an amazing scenery photographer. You can find her on Instagram @the_wandering_jewel , please be sure to check her out and give her a follow!
Thanks for reading!