Canva Woman Sitting Outdoor Near Tree
Canva Woman Sitting Outdoor Near Tree

September, back to school, and the Seamstress

September is my favorite month and fall is my favorite season of the year; especially as a seamstress. The leaves are changing their wardrobe into a wild array of colors, the days are getting shorter, and the evening temperatures are getting colder.  Which means for us cozy sweaters, flannel shirts, hoodies, and boots! I love wearing my collection of boots! It is Minnesota after all!

Then….there is hot chocolate, hot cider, bonfires and everything that is pumpkin spiced! Mmmmhmmmm…..YUM!

Oops! I got a little off track there.

September also means the kids are headed back to school here in Minnesota. Yesterday, I saw all the first day back to school pictures on Facebook and Instagram This cause me to recall how exciting it was to finally get to wear all my new clothes and choosing that first outfit to wear on the first day of school!

What fall can mean for a seamstress

Now, as an adult, we may not have the first day of school to get excited about new clothes or a new wardrobe for the year; yet as a seamstress or dressmaker, we can create the same excitement for ourselves through sewing. Pattern companies release their catalogs to herald the change of the seasons (Fall/Winter & Spring/Summer) with enough advance notice for us to select patterns that speak to our unique fashion sense and flatter our body types. Then, the fabric companies coordinate the release of fabrics to match the upcoming clothing season, which further allows us to choose fabric and colors that best flatter our skin tone. Ultimately allowing us to create and curate a wardrobe uniquely our own. When you do that, each day can feel like you’re getting dressed for the first day of school.

What are you making this season that excites you?