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We think you'll "fall" in love with some of the projects that we've sewn up with our new Autumn Fawn collection. Like its springy predecessor, our new line is a melodious contemplation on the natural world. This time the palette shifts to that of an Indian Summer, where the sun kissed colors of fall take center stage.
Once we finished designing the line I knew we had to sew up some garments for our annual apple picking trip. Here in the Hudson Valley, excursions like these are as American as, well...apple pie!
Not only did we arrive this year looking much more fashionable than usual, it was an especially fun morning since my little niece could now toddle around with us for the first time. My daughter enjoyed helping her little cousin to find the low hanging fruit.
However, it was immediately apparent that little Ava required no help in putting those apples to good use...
In fact, this little munchkin was usually double-fisting her fresh picks!
Can you guess baby Ava's favorite part of the dress? Those deep pockets - the better to stuff apples with!
That, along with the fun racer back bodice, is what sold me on the style for this fun outing. The pattern is the Baby Lucy Tunic and Dress from Simple Life Pattern Company. The cute Toadstools are a sweet choice for skirted bottom, and the Mountain Stripe in Shell is just the sweetest baby pink around. The leggings are the Baby Chloe pattern, also from SLPCo, and the knit is available in our shop from Art Gallery Fabrics.
My daughter's dress is also available as a pattern from Simple Life Pattern Company. The Jane Romper and Dress features a button down bodice with whimsical gathers. The elastic waistband makes this one a comfortable, easy fit.
For a rustic look, we chose the Indian Corn design; with its palette of Golden Canyon, Stone, Taupe and Shell Pink it evokes a lovely fall harvest. The ruffled gathers and capped sleeves are Manchester Yarn Dye in Taupe from Robert Kaufman.
And of course, a day of apple picking requires a bag for your bounty of fruit! We made sure to make one big enough.
The bag pattern is the Essential Tote from Pat Bravo and, at 16" tall x 18" tall and 4" deep, this can hold more apples than either of these girls can carry!
As for the dresses, with a couple of cardis and some new fall boots, I think these dresses will be on heavy rotation this season.
After all that walking around the orchard, the girls were ready to enjoy the bounties of their labor. For that very occasion we brought along a minky-backed throw made from the lovely Golden Slumbers design.
My niece just loved picking out all the sleeping fawns, as would any little tot I expect. This print marries all of the colors in the collection for a rustic yet sweet palette.
And I'd say her big cousin had a pretty swell morning too! The Autumn Fawn Panel makes for a big comfy pillow for lounging on lazy days.
I see an apple pie in our future. The Golden Slumber fabric would make for sweet bedding and nursery decor as well. I just love the lyrical flow to the design.
Thanks for joining us on another adventure. We hope you try some of these fun makes for fall. Be sure to tag your projects with #AutumnFawnFabric and #HawthorneThreads so we can share!
And to see these lovelies in action, here's our Autumn Fawn inspiration video!