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Fall Flannel Inspiration

Hi all, Tara here sharing a bit of fall and flannel inspiration with you!
As I sewed up my first Harriet during testing, I immediately pictured a fall version in plaid flannel with tights and boots. Something about the gathered waist and sleeves just screamed plaid to me, and how can you resist that gorgeous handkerchief circle skirt?! I wanted to play around a bit, so I went to Pinterest for ideas. I fell in love with a girl’s dress that had bell sleeves, and a baby romper with a gathered waist. So with the lightbulb in my head I was off to my local Joanns! I browsed so many flannels and plaids, and this one just jumped out at me. I then went home and went through my Simple Life patterns looking what I could mash with Harriet to get the look I wanted.
For the dress version, I left off the sleeve. Instead, I used the Patricia ruffle for the bottom of the sleeve as my base. I knew the armscye would be much wider than the arm opening at the elbow, so I added a bit of length to have a fuller bell sleeve. I also added a little extra height. I gathered the ruffle, and attached it the same as the tutorial instructs you to add your sleeve.  I then went on to finish the sleeve and bodice. The remainder of the dress was to follow the tutorial. How easy is that?! And such a fun look, that I think compliments sweet Harriet, so well.
For the romper, I used the SLPCO romper add-on. This worked perfectly for my girly, as she is a 2t.  I followed the Harriet and Romper Add On tutorials, no modifications, and love how the fit turned out! For the sleeves, I again used the Patricia sleeve ruffle. I cut my Harriet sleeves at the 3/4 length, then laid the short sleeve pattern piece over the entire sleeve, and cut, separating each sleeve into a top and bottom. I added the Patricia ruffle in, then sewed the top and bottom together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. I love just that little extra bit of frill on the sweet gathered waist and sleeve! Such a fun mash of three great Simple Life patterns!
I hope this fun fall look gives you a bit of inspiration, and ideas of how to mash patterns to get the look you’re going for! Have fun, and I am so excited to see your fall SLPCO outfits!
Tara

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