Have you fully embraced the colder weather? Or, are you still holding on to those bright, floral prints that punctuated much of your summer wardrobe? Pinning down key pieces for autumn/winter can be great fun so we’re really excited to share with you our Autumn Pattern Edit. We’ve collated some gorgeous, on-trend garments that will help inspire your sewing and get you ready for the season ahead.
Who doesn’t love a cosy jumper when the colder nights draw in? The Classic Sweatshirt pattern from Simple Sew gives you two style options so you can choose between a slouchy boyfriend length that covers the bum or a shorter style that sits on the hips. Make yours up in a soft, knit fabric for a hug in a jumper.
Take comfort to the max with this dreamy loungewear set from Simplicity. The 8801 includes a range of jumpsuit and playsuit styles suitable for children and adults – perfect for wearing matching festive outfits around Christmas!
If you want to sew a piece of outerwear then the Cocoon Jacket by Simple Sew really is a great place to start. Its relaxed, cocoon shape makes it really easy wearing and, when constructed in a cosy, wintry print, it’s sure to add an air of luxury to any outfit. For this pattern we suggest boiled wool or tweed.
For a winter warmer offering a little more structure, we’re coveting the Butterick B6385 coat pattern. Perfect for those eager to boost their coat-making skills, this pattern offers up more technical sewing including adding princess seams, inserting two-piece sleeves and those oh so handy pockets. Flattering and timeless, you’ll enjoy wearing this coat for years to come.
What’s your favourite style of jean? With the Butterick B5682 you really can sew them all as it includes five different styles! Each different option includes all the traditional features you’d expect from this classic garment but you can also make it your own by using a colourful denim or adding some contrasting topstitching. Check out our tutorial videos for top tips and advice.
One of the great things about the Simple Sew Nicole dress is its versatility when it comes to fabric options. It pairs well with lightweight fabrics in the summer as it does a heavier corduroy in the winter. We teamed our Nicole dress with a long sleeve top for a timeless, autumnal look.
Have you started crafting for Christmas? Now is the perfect time to enjoy some stress-free sewing for loved ones and how about this easy-to-wear shirt? The McCalls M6044 offers five different styles with collar, sleeve and pocket variations. Plus, the pattern works with a range of fabrics so it’s perfect for whipping up a variety handmade gifts that appeal to everyone’s taste.
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