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It’s starting to get chilly here in parts of Indiana. It’s not as sunny all the time and temperatures, on some days, have dropped into “Leila needs a sweater” weather. I’m wanting to sew up some maxi dresses and jackets, comfy pants and other dresses that will keep me warm.

Here’s some inspiration I’m finding- tho I’m not done with my inspirasearch.

This first dress I just love cos of the colorblocking. I’d probably do 3/4 length sleeves or basically a longer sleeve. Funny thing is that if you’re looking at this post on my blog, you’ll notice that this dress looks an awful lot like my TNG skant.

You can see I’m thinking long sleeved Tiramisu, right?

If you didn’t see my tweet yesterday, go look at Cation Designs’ maxi Tiramisu dress. It’s to die for!

This next maxi kinda looks like the one I made that I haven’t blogged about.

I want some plaid in my life! How about a plaid buttondown dress? Yup. It’s got my name written all over it. I saw a picture last weekend at my inlaws house and my Gram was wearing a shirtdress with the plaid on the bias for the top and straight for the skirt. I’m totally doing that as an homage to her. She’s quite the awesome woman. I’m gonna seriously consider installing a zipper instead of doing all the buttonholes. I’m having a huge buttonhole aversion lately. It’s part of my lazy streak.

There are lots of maxi’s on the Nordstrom website that you could make with the Saltspring dress from Sewaholic. I’m definitely jumping on the maxi dress trend.

As far as pants/trousers, I’m gonna be looking in my pattern stash before setting out to buy another design. I’ve got a couple that I’m eager to try. I do have my Burda pants that I liked so I could make those again but y’know, better.

I need pants and cardigan pattern suggestions. And I’ll probably get another blog post on coats. I swear this year will be my coat year…not like the last two years that were supposed to be my coat year but then weren’t.