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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
       It's time to look ahead to the time when temperatures begin to moderate, bringing relief from heat and humidity.  It's time to plan  your transition from summer to fall, incorporating long sleeves, full-length or cropped pants, vests, and midweight fabrics.  Ideally, the colors will coordinate and allow each garment to be paired with many other garments.  We've put together an example of such a wardrobe to give you ideas for your own version.  We hope you'll find some inspiration here.

transitional wardrobe
Scroll down to see some of the many outfits that can be created from these garments.
Have fun planning your own transition.  Make use of our PDF booklet called
"Cutting Between the Lines", where we take you step by step through wardrobe planning.
Anything but Ordinary, One-seam Pants
Everyone needs at least 1 white shirt.  This one is made from the jacket pattern in Anything But Ordinary.  Make more than one in casual to dressy fabrics.  Pair them with One-Seam Pants like these in dark blue.
Anything but Ordinary, One-seam Pants, Discover Something Novel
Here's the same shirt and pants.  We've topped them with the vest from Discover Something Novel.  This vest is a great opportunity to use up the little pieces left over from the other garments in your transition.
Anything but Ordinary, One-seam Pants, Discover Something Novel vest
And again, the same shirt and pants, with the short jacket from Color Me Chic. Once you've chosen a color palette, it's easy to see how to add.
Easy Ageless Cool, Anything but Ordinary, Discover Something Novel
Do keep in mind that jacket patterns can also make shirts.  Here's the same white Anything But Ordinary shirt and the same Discover Something Novel vest.  Now they've been combined with a cadet blue pair of cropped, straight pants from Easy Ageless Cool.
Anything but Ordinary, One-seam Pants, Discover Something Novel
And now, pick up the green in the vest to pair the same Anything But Ordinary shirt and Discover Something Novel vest with green One-seam Pants.
Anything But Ordinary, One-seam Pants, Danger Curves Ahead
Here's some innovation.  The same white Anything But Ordinary shirt and dark blue One-seam Pants.  But we've added the shell from Danger Curves Ahead styled as a vest.  It could have easily come straight in from a summer wardrobe, doing double duty in the transition.
Anything But Ordinary, The Third Piece, Easy Ageless Cool
Here's the top in the Anything But Ordinary pattern, along with the cadet blue Easy Ageless Cool pants.  See the clever pocket built into the overlapping side panels on these pants?  So easy!  Then the View A vest from The Third Piece ties the colors together.
Fun with Fabric, One-seam Pants
Here's the top from Fun with Fabric.  Normally, I wouldn't try to match the stripes on the body with the stripes on the band, but I didn't have enough fabric to do otherwise!  You can change the stripes on yours.  Note the buttons on the band-a great accent.  It's paired with the same green One-Seam Pants.
Easy Ageless Cool, Fun with Fabric
The same Fun with Fabric top, here with the cadet blue Easy Ageless Cool pants.  This is the bonus of coordinating fabrics--you can switch garments around to make more outfits.

One-Seam Pants, Easy Ageless Cool, The Third Piece
You've seen this beige campshirt from Easy Ageless Cool above.  It's paired with the same dark blue One-Seam Pants, and we've added one of the samples we created of View A from The Third Piece.
Easy Ageless Cool, The Third Piece
Here's the beige Easy Ageless Cool campshirt paired with the cadet blue pants from the same pattern.  Here's another version of View A from The Third Piece.  I love combining the various fabrics from the color story.
Pick Stitch Perfect
This shirt is View B from Pick Stitch Perfect.  I think it's terrific with the dark blue One-Seam Pants.
Twist and Shout, One-seam Pants
From our newest pattern, here's View A from Twist and Shout with the dark blue One-Seam Pants.
Twist and Shout, One-seam Pants
Of course, the same Twist and Shout View A shirt can work with the green One-Seam Pants.
Easy Ageless Cool
Sometimes, we can just keep it simple.  Here's the beige campshirt and the cadet blue pants from Easy Ageless Cool.  Just add a scarf and you're set.
Ebb and Flow, One-Seam Pants
Choose your prints to go with the solid colors you select first.  That gives you the greatest degree of versatility.
Here's the Ebb top from Ebb and Flow with the Easy Ageless Cool pants.
Ebb and Flow, One-Seam Pants
And the colors in the Ebb top are just right to work with the green One-Seam Pants.
Anything but Ordinary, One-Seam Pants
Like I said, sometimes you just need a scarf.  Here it pulls the dark blue of the One-Seam Pants up to the white Anything But Ordinary shirt.