Fall 2018 Must- Have Trends

Fall 2018 Must-Haves are pieces with trendy silhouettes that you can fit into your wardrobe to update it for the cold season. And have fun doing it!  Look at these great fabric choices from Sew Much Fabric!  Let’s explore three of these many exciting trends!
Trend #1 – Plaids 
Plaids are everywhere in many bright colors and patterns.  Think outside the box. Plaids are not just for jackets. 

A classic style that will take you to work easily and turn heads when you make it in Black/Ivory Wool Plaid Suiting or Black/Red Plaid Wool Plaid.  

Use Vogue 9209 for a classic look or McCalls 7813 for the trendy, flirty look to wear for drinks after work or a dinner date with that special person.

Trend #2 Menswear Blazers

Who would think that this boxy menswear-inspired jacket would be back in so many different versions? Well, here it is! 

Oversize and comfortable, this style is great to wear to a football game or a fall festival! Make this blazer in the season’s trending color, Peacock Blue Stretch Wool using McCalls 7818. Pair with your favorite pair of jeans.

Use the Navy/Pearl Grey Pinstripe Double Faced Wool for the classic blazer with Butterick 5926. Kick it up a notch with black faux leather trim and wear it to a dinner party with a flirty black dress!

Trend #3 Animal Prints

They’re back. Actually, they never left. The animal prints are always around. And whether you like them a little or a lot, you can incorporate them into your wardrobe in various ways. Growl!!!

Go to movie night in style wearing this top made from

Teal/Brown Animal Print Jersey Knit (Sold Out) from Vogue 9335. 

Try this flirty dress in Shades of Brown Animal Print Viscose Jersey Knit in Butterick 6585.  Great to wear to a weekend jazz concert! 

Whatever your choices are from this great selection of fabrics, have fun sewing!  Remember to be creative and understand that the traditional uses for fabrics have evolved.  Have a great October!

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

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