A Harvest of Fashion for Fall/Winter 2017

This color story lets you mix textures and colors to make an entire wardrobe! Even though you’re only using 7 fabrics (with a few basics thrown in for good measure), the combinations are endless and will take you from daytime/work to evening to fun weekends.  Let’s take a look at some possible combinations!

1. Floral/Stripe Rayon Matte Jersey Knit  2. Red Faux Leather  3. Black/White Stripe Red Floral Brocade  4. Torch Red Rayon Jersey Knit  5. Black with Ruby Flecks Wool Blend  6. Chili Red Silk/Wool Suiting  7. Tan/Walnut/Black Lightweight Interlock Knit 

Daytime/ Business

Start off with a polished jacket using McCalls 7549 with Black/ Ruby Flecks Wool Blend or Red Faux Leather.  Make a skirt (Vogue 9209) with the Red Faux Leather then add a classic white blouse with Dove White Shirting and Butterick 6028.

After Work Cocktails and Social Events

Take a traditional office look like Vogue 1560 and use Chili Red Silk/Wool Suiting to create a professional outfit for an after work social setting. 

This is a great look for those social events that don’t require all out glamour!  Use Vogue 9267 and Black/White Stripe Red Floral Brocade.

Weekend Events-Informal Concerts, Museum Exhibits, Lunch with Friends

Time to kick back and enjoy the weekend with family and friends!  Try a swing top (Butterick 6136) made with a comfortable matte jersey like Floral/Stripe Rayon Jersey Knit (Sold Out) andTorch Red Rayon Jersey Knit.  Wear it with the Red Faux Leather Skirt.  

And just for fun… 

Add one more swing top using Tan/Walnut/Black Lightweight Interlock Knit (Sold Out) and McCalls 7435.  This top can go over the Red Faux leather skirt or the Chili Red Silk/Wool Suiting pants.  Additional options are slim fitting pants in Black Ponte or the Coral Ponte knit.

The combinations from these fabrics are endless and you can have so much fun mixing them and matching them. Accessories will be easy to coordinate as well.  Head over to Sew Much Fabric to see the Harvest of Fashion Collection and get started making your own fall collection!  

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

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