Transition into Fall with CKC in SSE

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With the kids settling into the new routine of the school year, football season in full swing, and the smell and flavor of pumpkin spice surrounding us, we can’t help but notice that Fall is just around the corner. Although the official kickoff to Autumn is September 23rd, the weather may feel otherwise. Anyone else longing for cool, crisp air after a sweltering hot summer? Even though we are ready to pull out all the
cozy Fall apparel, it isn’t always that easy to dress for this transition in seasons. Deciding what to wear for Fall can be a bit tricky with the varying temperatures. The staff of CKC Patterns took on a Fall challenge to create outfits with So Sew English Fabrics in order to demonstrate transitional wardrobe essentials for the shifting seasons.

Adult Apparel

A great way to transition your wardrobe is to layer your look.

Instead of stowing away all the tanks you made this summer, why not layer with a cozy cardigan? This is a great way to transition your existing wardrobe into another season. Another perk? No sleeve bulk underneath the cardigan!

Tiffany Vela, Co-Owner of CKC Patterns, is wearing a tank made of light gauge sweater knit.  The light sweater knit is cool enough to wear in the late spring or summer, but nicely transitions to the cooler seasons, too. The cardigan is made with melange hacci, a cozy, medium weight sweater knit.

Shannon Donoghue, Co-Owner of CKC Patterns, is wearing a soft MVC tank, rayon spandex bell leggings and a sparkle sweater knit duster cardigan. What a fun look!

 Michelle Fata, Kid’s Designer, is wearing turtleneck tank in Brianne DBP, a cocoon sweater in brushed hacci, and flared pants in solid ponte. She is professionally dressed and definitely on trend this season!

Is comfort your key for transitioning into Fall? Check out these looks!

Lynndi Price, Kid’s & Adult’s Designer, made a drape front cardigan in modal stripes and a swing top in Blush Lilly rayon spandex.  The pants are a fun mix of the joggers with a technique from the moto leggings pattern. Can you believe they are made with yoga performance?! Talk about comfortable!

Tiffany Vela also made a T-shirt dress in Chloe DBP and layered it with a light-weight gauge sweater knit cardigan. This is such a classy look, but we all know she feel comfortable wearing it!

Forget the skinny jeans this Fall!  The denim paperbag pants are on trend and actually comfortable.  The pants are paired with a 3/4 sleeve fitted top in Blush Lilly french terry.  To top off this look, a relaxed long sleeve top made of honeycomb sweater knit drapes nicely around the shoulders to add a nice and professional, yet relaxed vibe.

Kid's Apparel

To transition your kids wardrobe into the Fall, here are a few great options!

How adorable is that cozy balloon sleeve top in plaid hacci?  I love how Suze Vinton, Kid's Designer, paired it with the pleated skirt and knee boots.  Wait, now I want to this trendy Fall ensemble, too!

Tank dresses are definitely a summer staple for many kids, but did you know they also layer perfectly over fitted tops and polos to add extra warmth for the Fall?  Brooklyn Barlow, Kid's Designer, made a princess tank dress in ribbed cotton spandex.  What a perfect look for school!

One of the best options for kids (and adults) is the classic hoodie.  Whether your kids wear joggers, jeans, skirts, or dresses, a hoodie is a must-have garment for Fall.  On cool mornings, you can send them to school in a hoodie.  By recess, they can throw it in their backpack or tie it around their waist.  These color block raglan hoodies are made with solid cupro and coordinated with Cynthia modal.  Why cupro?  When the garment is inevitably stuffed in the bottom of the bag, the wrinkles will be minimal.  Cupro is buttery soft and comes in amazing Fall colors!  The kids especially love wearing their french terry denim joggers to school during the Fall as well.  They are definitely P.E. and playground approved!

By layering your garments, your wardrobe will easily transition into Fall.  Are you up for a Fall challenge?  Join the CKC Sew-Along group to make a Fall ensemble with your SSE fabric.

Want to chat about some of these looks?  Join us in the CKC Learn, Chat, & Share facebook group.

We look forward to seeing your Fall look in SSE, too!

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