September Song

  • Oh the days dwindle down to a precious few… We are grateful for Autumn with crisp mornings and cool evenings.
  • The change of seasons inspires us to think about sewing an outfit that is versatile and trendy.
  • Let’s look at some of the choices from Sew Much Fabric.

The concept: 

A jacket, trendy skirt, classic pants, and a blouse to complete the look. Maybe two tops just for fun!  The idea is to be able to mix and match these pieces that will go perfectly for daytime/work into late evening or dinner. And for the weekend, more relaxed looks can be mixed and matched.

Color Palette #1

1. Black with Ruby Flecks Wool Blend  2. Jasper Red Floral Print Rayon Challis  3. Chamois Wool Calvary Twill  4. Scarlet Red Lace  5. Cardinal Red Stretch Denim  6. Egyptian Cotton-Venetian Red 

Versatile pieces 

Pieces to complete the look

Make a trendy mid-calf skirt using Cardinal Red Stretch Denim (Sold Out) and Vogue 9209.  Pair with Burda 06/2017 103A using Jasper Red Print Rayon Challis (Sold Out) or Egyptian Cotton Venetian Red for a shirt to pull the look together.

Color Palette #2

1. Heather Brown Wool Flannel  2. Navy Floral Print Rayon Challis  3. Silk Charmeuse-Apricot  4. Elegant Navy Blue Tropical Stretch Wool  5. Smokey Taupe Sequin Stretch Lace  6. Classic Brown Tropical Stretch Wool  7. Tan/Walnut/Black Lightweight Interlock Knit

Pull this look together using warm colors and a variety of textures.

Elegant Navy Blue Tropical Stretch Wool works great with the Vogue 9172 pattern and pair it with Navy Print Floral Rayon Challis (Sold Out) for the blouse with Vogue 1509.
Make the pants in Classic Brown Tropical Stretch Wool while you’re at it. Heather Brown Wool Flannel works beautifully with this Vogue 1562.

Evening or Weekend

Smokey Taupe Sequin Stretch Lace works with Butterick 6299 or McCalls 7653. Wear the brown jacket with the dress.

Use Classic Brown Tropical Stretch Wool for the Burda wrap skirt 08/2017 #101  and Tan/Walnut/Black Lightweight Interlock Knit (Sold Out) for the Neckband Shirt 08/2017 #112A.

The beautiful colors of Autumn are so inspiring and you can find them all at Sew Much Fabric!  Head over to the website and see all the fabrics in Color Palette 1 and Color Palette 2. Whatever your favorite colors are, make them work for you and extend your wardrobe for the season!

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


  1. Audrey
    September 15, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I love the Red color palette fabrics and the pattern suggestions.

  2. Roz
    September 15, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Red is a great color for you! Happy you enjoyed the post!!

  3. Lone Star Couture
    September 29, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Great post and beautiful fabrics! Both palettes are gorgeous!

  4. Roz
    October 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Thanks Dorcas!!

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