Raspberry Creek CLUB Fall Line – Part 1

I seriously love fall sewing.  It’s become one of my favorite times of the year as I’ve grown older; likely because it causes me to remember the nostalgia of starting school again (maybe not the reality ;)) and the anticipation of learning.  The changing seasons are always beautiful too.  In Chicago we don’t get a very long fall before the exceptionally looooooooong winter, so it is a bit depressing to be heading into that but I still am very partial to it.  The leaves are always so beautiful too.  We haven’t had an insanely hot summer this year, though it has been pretty muggy lately so I would welcome a nice 65 degree day!

Of course, fall also means the launch of a new big fabric line with Raspberry Creek Fabrics!  Clearly one of my favorite fabric companies, this is very exciting!  The RCF CLUB line is always so beautiful and in a style I particularly am drawn to.  High quality, custom artwork on American milled and printed fabric…what could be better?!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m obsessed with making matching sets for my boys. ❤  So of course I couldn’t resist another one!  How cute is this mountain print?!  The colors are bright but not too bright for my aesthetic and the design is not cartoony.  All in all I just love how they turned out.  I used the French terry version of the Sketch Mountains print (available here) and the CLUB solid charcoal French terry (out of stock at the moment, but available here soon).  I decided to do the charcoal body/print sleeves for Brian and the opposite for baby.

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The baby raglan is the Raglan Coverall from Brindlle and Twig.  Hat is the P4P (free) Teeny Beanie.  I made a few modifications to the raglan to accommodate my limited fabric (I had a yard of each).  Namely, adding a back seam and color blocking the faux “cuffs” on the ankles.  I’m actually pleased with that addition because I think it breaks up the print nicely.  The pattern is not difficult, but a bit more time consuming than the Rolled Hem Rompers I made earlier.  I did have a few issues with my Kam snaps and the bulky binding + hem on the ankles.  So that’s why you can’t see the last snap on the ankles, because it was too bulky to go through all the layers; it only goes through the inside of the hem fold.  But it works (I hope!).  Either way it is freaking cute!

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Brian’s raglan is the Jerry’s Raglan, which I’ve made a ton of for him.  I always add about 3″ to the sleeves and 1″ to the length, due to his height.  I find the fit is pretty nice on him.  Thread Theory released a new raglan pattern recently, which I have been meaning to try…just need to get the energy to glue and cut a new pattern!

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Can you believe this cuteness?!  I can’t wait until the little guy gets here and we can get some adorable daddy and me matching shots together. 🙂

Elisabeth

Patterns: Jerry’s Raglan, Raglan Coverall | Fabric: Raspberry Creek CLUB Sketch Mountains French terry, solid charcoal French terry

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