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Patterns for Fall Fashions | Web Extra

Try one or all of these three garment trends.
Threads #199, Oct./Nov. 2018

Explore garment and fabric trends for fall 2018 with “Fall Looks,” by Erica Redfern, in Threads #199 (Oct./Nov. 2018). This season, individuality and comfort are key. Cozy layers, eye-catching jackets and coats, and revamped blazers are just a few of the garment trends. Fabrics range from plush wool to light-as-air chiffon and everything in between. Here are three more trends to consider, along with some patterns to try. Let us know in the comments which style you’re most excited to start sewing.

High/cowl necklines

Besides being warm and comfortable, these two neckline styles have the versatility to work for almost any occasion. Pair an oversized cowl-neck sweater with a pencil skirt, or a high-neck top with flared pants. To add a chunky knit cowl neckline to a jacket pattern, follow the directions in “Pattern Hack: Ripple-Effect Jacket” by Patricia Keay, Threads #193, Oct./Nov. 2017.

Butterick 6247

Cowl neck and layered bodice Butterick

 

Named Clothing Talvikki Sweater

cowl sweater Named Clothing pattern Talvikki

 

Silhouette Patterns Mani’s Off-The-Shoulder Top 118

Silhouette Patterns Mani's Off-The-Shoulder top

 

Simplicity 8529

cowl neck sweater Simplicity 8529

 

Victory Patterns Jackie

princess lines and flared skirt Victory Patterns Jackie

 

Vogue 1569

layering with sweater and jackets Vogue

 

Collared shirts/dresses

These staple garments are excellent for layering under jackets, cardigans, or tunics. Add a pop of color at the collar or keep it simple and let the rest of your outfit do the talking. For help perfecting your collar construction, watch Threads Essential Techniques video “Sew Perfect Collar Points.”

BurdaStyle 6527

burda style 6527 blouse

 

Butterick 6070

Butterick 6070 blouse

 

Hot Patterns Jermyn Street Shirtdress

shirtdress by hot patterns

 

Islander Sewing Systems Every Bodies Shirt

blouse options Islander Sewing patterns

 

Jalie Women’s Shirts 3130

Safari style shirt

 

McCall’s 7387

shirtdress options McCalls

 

Midi-length skirts/dresses

This length is versatile and flattering for many different body types. Explore different silhouettes and fabric patterns to find what works best for you. To add pockets to your midi skirt or dress, check out “The Low-Profile Pocket,” by Kathleen Cheetham, Threads #195 (Feb./Mar. 2018), and download this free pocket pattern.

Butterick 6597

Butterick midi-skirt with pockets

 

Marfy 6264

shirt dress with fancy bodice by Marfy

 

McCall’s 7813

wrap skirt McCalls

 

Named Clothing Reeta Midi Shirtdress

Ritta midi shirt dress

 

The Sewing Workshop Memphis

shirt dress Sewing Workshop

 

Simplicity 8421

Lace skirt Simplicity

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