Blimey, it’s suddenly got cold! I’m sat typing this with a long sleeved top, cardigan and my me-made Haori jacket on and I’m still freezing!
But, despite being tool cold it’s a lovely sunny day and I’m excited to start planning my Autumn/ Winter makes and add some useful staples to my wardrobe. I made lots of lovely dresses this summer and want to make sure that I can wear these items through the winter months too paired with chunky knits, cosy coats and practical shirts.
I’ve been looking at high street trends to get some ideas and as always Instagram and other makers are a massive source of inspiration.
Here are a few of my favorite Autumn/ Winter trends and some fabric and pattern pairings to get the look for yourself…
Velvet tops are always a Winter winner, they look luxurious, are great for social events …probably less relevant this Winter, unfortunately, but sometimes it’s still nice to be fancy at home! It can be dressed up or down easily with denim and is lovely and cosy!
Some patterns we would recommend are:
Pinnacle Top/ Sweater by Papercut Patterns
The Ilford Jacket – Friday Pattern Company ( I made one in velvet earlier this year and left off the buttons so it’s like a fancy cardi!)
Cashmerette – Dartmouth top (great for a stretch velvet)
Cord is back in again…in fact, I don’t think it went away! Such a warm and versatile fabric. Perfect for menswear…I’m definitely planning on doing more un-selfish sewing and making a few things for my husband!
Again, the Ilford Jacket is great as it’s unisex
I would also recommend the following:
Mimi G Jean Jacket Simplicity 8845
Thread Theory Designs – Fairfield Button-up shirt
Simple elastic waist midi skirts are really easy to make and made with a luxe fabric are perfect for Autumn/ Winter teamed with a band tee and chunky boots.
We’ve got some lovely plisse fabrics and chiffons in stock so you can get the look.
Patterns to try:
Sew Liberated Gypsum skirt
Sewaholic easy skirt pattern
Also, have a look on You Tube for a free tutorial! All you need is some fabric, a sewing machine and elastic for the waistband.
Shop the pleated sparkling jersey here
I’ve made a Wiksten Haori already for Autumn (Which is fabulous by the way and I would totally recommend making one in denim or quilting cotton for a lighter transitional jacket) but think I’ll need something a bit more substantial for Winter.
Checks, teddy and borg are all in again. The trend for oversized coats and chore style coats is big for Winter and we’ve got some lovely wool mix and teddy coating in stock.
Here are a few great patterns you could try pairing with our fabric range:
Stacker Jacket – Papercut Patterns
Sapporo Coat – Papercut Patterns
The Coat – The Avid Seamstress
Opium Coat – Deer and Doe
Cascade Duffle Coat – Grainline Studio
Let us know what your sewing plans are for Autumn/ Winter.