Autumn has officially arrived so it's time to start sewing the key trends of the new season. I've picked out six Autumn trends from the High Street plus the sewing patterns and fabrics you can use to recreate the looks. You can even mix and match the individual pieces to create a capsule wardrobe. Get ready for some autumnal tones and seriously cosy vibes.
The Next Coatigan
A simple, relaxed coatigan is a great way to keep out the cold and look smart and super stylish. I loved this version from Next in this seasons key colour for outerwear - brown.
To recreate a similar look you could sew view Simplicity 8742 view B in our gorgeous blocks suiting fabric in brown. It even has a little sparkle with subtle metallic flecks running through the fabric - ooooh pretty!
This pattern looks like a great way to dip your toe in the outerwear waters if you haven't dabbled yet or are looking for a quick make. There are no fastenings with a simple lapel finishing the neckline.
Wear with a classic pair of jeans and a denim or chambray shirt for a put together look on out of office days.
The Warehouse Pencil Skirt
You can't beat a classic pencil skirt, especially in this season's must have print, check. Wear with a turleneck to look super smart whilst managing to feel nice and toasty.
Choose from a midi length version with a deep waistband or go for the knee length version with on trend feminine ruffle detail.
A little tip for pencil skirts - you may need to taper the side seams in at the hem slightly to create a nice silhouette.
The Whistles Maxi Dress
All the heart eyes for this ultra feminine maxi dress in dark florals. This season it is all about channelling your inner little house on the prairie. Feminine ruffles and floaty silhouettes are dominating the cat walks and high street.
We think McCalls 7973 view C in our dark floral polyester fabric would have this look well a truly nailed. Pretty neck tie, check. Pulled in at the waist, check. Feminine gathered sleeve detail, check and the all important skirt ruffle, check!
Wear with knee high boots and a biker jacket for an ultra modern look.
The Warehouse Ruffle Blouse
For those of you who just aren't that into dresses, fear not, you can nail the ruffle trend in your separates too. We love this ruffle neck blouse from Warehouse paired with a simple denim skirt.
Sew McCalls 7977 view B up in our uber pretty satin floral and bird print fabric and you'll be ticking the dark florals trend box too. We love the ruffle detail plus deep cuffs with a pretty gathered sleeve for extra romance.
Make the blouse up in a plain fabric such as our John Kaldor Prestige crepe and pair it with the check pencil skirt for ultimate office chic.
The Whistles Turtleneck
Once again turtlenecks are a girl's best friend this Autumn. We spotted them everywhere in rich, autumnal colours that have you dreaming of log fires and golden woodland walks just looking at them. This claret coloured number is from Whistles and looks like a total wardrobe winner.
This Kwik Sew 4069 sewing pattern is my best friend every winter. Sew it up in our scrummy, super soft, super warm John Kaldor Isabella wool jersey and you just won't want to take it off. Mix and match it with the pencil skirt on those colder days and still look super smart or pair with classic jeans and the coatigan for a laid back look.
The Roman Originals Sequin Dress
Every girl needs a party dress in her wardrobe and what better way to sparkle than with some sequins.
We would opt for a simple shift dress design with minimal seams and design details such as Burda 6721 to make sewing with sequins easier. Whip it up in our John Kaldor Luxor sequin fabric in blue paired with our John Kaldor stretch lining for a little added comfort then dust off those dancing shoes!
So there you have it, a bite sized chunk of sewing inspiration for Autumn to help you create those key new season trends.
Have fun sewing!
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