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Authentically Autumn: Special-Occasion Patterns

Threads #223, Fall 2023

Formalwear no longer has a clear-cut definition for most of us, and this offers plenty of room for personal expression when it’s time to dress up for a special-occasion.

Now that many of us are again attending weddings and other events, there will likely be opportunities for special-occasion outfits this fall.

“People are excited to make and wear beautiful statement pieces again,” says Heather Lewenza, owner and designer at Closet Core Patterns.

Butterick 6781: women’s fitted faux wrap dress with V-neck & sleeve variations in sizes up to 55″ hip

Butterick 6781

Vogue 1919: fitted lined dress has round neckline with purchased beaded trim

Vogue 1919

Vogue 1953: fitted, lined dress with length variations

Vogue 1953


VikiSews Fabia Dress: a close-fitting dress with an accentuated waist

VikiSews Fabia Dress

To find more styles, colors, and fabrics for the season, read Vanessa Nirode’s article Authentically Autumn.”


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