The transition between seasons is often a hard time to plan for â€“ who knows if it will be cold or still balmy come late August? There is only one solution for this kind of weather: layers! What we need are hardworking pieces that will suit the temperatures now but also see us through to winter, which means we will get great use out of them â€“ all-important when you think of the many hours involved in handmaking a garment.
You probably wonâ€™t need a proper coat until autumn begins in earnest, so make the most of the late summer warmth and hook Simone Francisâ€™s Tweed Jacket (right). Reminiscent of a Chanel classic and worked in a gorgeous Debbie Bliss yarn, this will work perfectly as a chic and lightweight top layer until the chill bites, when you can layer it for extra warmth.
Versatility is also key for transitional pieces and this issue we have plenty of lightweight accessories which, when layered up, will take you right through to the colder months. The accessory I have been looking forward to finishing is the Mystery Scarf by Emma Varnam on page 36, which is finally revealed this issue. This pretty, summery piece works well as a gorgeous wrap with a dressy outfit, but also makes a very warm and attractive scarf when tied around your neck this autumn. However you decide to wear it, donâ€™t forget to send us your photos so we can showcase them online!
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