Are you RED-y for early fall?

  • Sometimes there are colors that we just don’t wear because we think they don’t look good on us with our skin tones. The truth is- you can wear any color. It just needs to be the right shade to enhance your skin tone. Notice the variations at right. One has more blue in it while the other one has more yellow in it. Both are great reds!
  • Red is a very hot color for Summer and Fall and has been shown all over the runways in New York and Paris. Make sure you include a smashing red outfit in your wardrobe for the fall.
  • Let’s look at what inspirational fabrics are here at Sew Much Fabric!

Daytime Looks That Move into Evening

On days when time is not on your side, a dress that will take you from daytime to nighttime activities is a must!  Torch Red Rayon Jersey Knit and Vogue 8825 is a great way to solve this dilemma. 

Another great option is Vogue 8995 matched with Red/Eggplant Reversible Scuba Knit.  Use both sides for the still trending color block look! 

Casual Outfits for Weekends of Fun

Red, mixed in a print like Fiery Hues Rayon Matte Jersey (Sold Out), is an easy and more subtle way to enjoy the color.  For the weekend, make a breezy top like Vogue 9111.

Pair the knit top with pants made with Cardinal Red Stretch Denim  (Sold Out) and McCalls 6901.  

Evening drama- Long or Short Versions

A red dress for evening says romance is in the air! Use Red Wool Tricotine (Sold Out) which drapes beautifully with Butterick 4731 and use Scarlet Red Lace for the shrug.  

When the event calls for cocktail attire, Burda Style 03/2016 #122 with Chili Red Silk/Wool Suiting is an elegant choice!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different tones of red. You’ll find the perfect one that suits you and your personality! No matter which shade of red you choose, you will be totally on trend for Fall 2017.  Happy sewing!

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.


  1. Sharon
    July 27, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Red is my happy color! I'm glad to see it return again this season.

  2. Roz
    July 28, 2017 / 2:31 am

    Thanks Shanron!

  3. ADLynnSpeaks
    July 28, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I see red pants and perhaps a jacket in my future.

  4. Roz
    July 28, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Andrea, I think I see that, too! LOL!!!

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