Leather and Lace

  • Leathers and laces are all over the runways for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
  • We will be looking at the assortment of faux leathers (that is pronounced ‘fo’, not ‘fox’), and laces to see how versatile the materials are in making garments. It does not have to always be a coat or jacket. (photos from Vogue Runway Fall 2017 Collections of  Iro and Louis Vuitton)


Laser Cut Faux Leathers – Daytime or Evening

Kick up your weekend glam look and make a vest or the classic jacket using Butterick 6328 with Pine Green Laser Cut Faux Leather.

Spice things up and make an edgy LBD using Black Laser Cut Faux Leather with McCalls 7282.  Add an exposed zipper in the back.  

Red Faux Leather for the Holidays!

Red is trending this fashions season but it’s also popular for most holidays like Christmas and Valentines Day.  Pair a Red Faux Leather skirt (Vogue 8750 or 9090) with a classic white shirt or a sleeveless lace top and create two different looks with one skirt!

Moto or Bomber Jackets

Look fashionable and keep warm as the weather gets cooler with a moto or bomber jacket in Black Embossed Faux Leather and Burda Style 09/2017 #105!  


Wear Lace During the Day

Traditionally an evening fabric, lace can look great in the daytime.  A causal dress made with Burnished Gold Lace and McCalls 7530 or an A-line skirt with Black Guipure Lace and Simpicity 8421.  Add a faux leather or denim jacket to complete the look!

 Laces Create Glamorous Looks.

Creating a garment with lace always makes a statement for glamorous events! Use the Amelia Sunset Yellow Lace with Vogue 1471 for a formal affair.  For a more relaxed event, the Black/Gold Stretch Lace made as a top and pants with Vogue 1572 will turn heads.

Weekend Glam

Novelty laces in navy, ivory, and java brown will make a funky and fun cropped jacket. Use pattern Burda 03/2017 #101A. 

Head over to Sew Much Fabric to see the faux leather and laces and have fun sewing with these specialty fabrics!  Don’t forget to research your techniques for handling laces and faux leathers before you get started.  Enjoy sewing with these on trend fabrics!

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

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