- 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.
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
Black with Ruby Flecks Wool Blend(Sold Out) for a jacket using Vogue 9274 Chamois Wool Calvary Twillfor the pants using the same Vogue 9274
- Scarlet Red Lace for an evening look that goes beautifully under the jacket using Burda 07/2017 #124B
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
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 Pr
int 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.
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.