Autumn & Winter Sewing

PicMonkey Collage

Fall is approaching and I am beyond excited!, I can honestly say summer will not be missed by me. I have already begun planning my fall and winter wardrobe and I thought it would be nice to do a post of the garments I hope to make and share some of my inspiration for these items.

My Color Palette

One of the steps in the wardrobe architect process is to pick out about 20 colors that you love to wear and to separate them into 3 categories. Neutrals, Nearly Neutrals ,and statement colors. The aim is to focus the fabrics you pick out to these colors so that you have a cohesive wardrobe. I tend to go for darker and muted colors during the fall and winter ..

neutrals color story

nearly neutralsstatement colors

My projects

I went through my patterns and picked out the ones that would be great for the cooler weather.

Vogue 8696


I’ve had this pattern in my stash untouched for almost 2 years, I will most likely make this in a classic black like this..

.waterfall coat

McCall’s 7472

M7472_aview F caught my eye so I grabbed it during the mccall’s $2.49 sale.I’m not sure about fabric yet but I have some inspiration for this blouse…

longline blouse

McCall’s 7094

M7094_aI plan on using one of these 2 fabrics for this blouse  ..


Safran Pants 


I have some olive-green stretch twill that I think will work well with this pattern, I ve also been wanting some burgundy jeans for a while so those may come once I find the right fabric.


Chambray Shirtdress

I have been wanting a shirtdress for the longest time. I think a chambtay one would be great for fall. I’ll be using using either McCalls 6696 for this one.



Maxi cardigan 

I defiantly want a maxi cardigan this year. I have two patterns that I can alter and lengthen to get this style, I will either use McCall’s 6803 or the Oslo cardigan from seamwork mag.


Striped Boxy top

I already have the fabric for this top I just need to figure out which pattern to use. It will either be the Hemlock tee, Mandy boat tee ,or our fave top. ALL 3 are FREE patterns by the way. you can find the hemlock here  and the other 2 on tessuti fabrics  website in case anyone has been wanting to make a similar top.

striped tee


Black Skinny jeans 

I am working on these at the moment!  I am using my much-loved Ginger jeans pattern. I decided to make them mid rise instead of high-waisted using Heather lou’s tutorial on her blog. The denim I have is not super black like most RTW jeans. The ankle zips may happen but i’m not sure yet, right now I am in the process of basting the legs and waistband to check the fit, can’t wait to wear them!



Thats all I have planned for now!  Though things always change so we’ll see how many of these I can get done this fall, I’m so looking forward to it!

What are your sewing plans for fall? Do you find it harder to sew for the fall and winter? 

As always  thanks for reading!

XX- Tai

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