One of the best things about August is the arrival of all the September fashion magazines, giving us a mega-dose of sewing inspiration just when we need it. We spent some time looking through hundreds of pages of fashion editorial to come up with the four key trends we think work best for those of us thinking in terms of fabrics and patterns: Quite Romantic, Luxe Bohemian, Mostly Mod, and Military Orders.
Quite Romantic: Blouses and dresses with high necks, the return of ruffles, and soft, flowy fabrics like chiffon, georgette and crepe de chines. Patterns that fit the Romantic trend include 1) Vogue Patterns dress V9076, 2) Butterick dress B5985, and 3) Butterick blouse B6133.
Luxe Bohemian: Rich fabrics, like brocades and silks shot with gold, with contrasting prints mixed together in the same garment. Patterns that work for this trend include 1) McCall’s dress M7246, 2) McCall’s vest M7257, and 3) Kwik Sew jacket K4139.
Mostly Mod: A-line shapes and simple lines reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s. Faux suedes and double knits. Patterns that translate include 1) McCall’s dress M7241, 2) Vogue Patterns jumper V9122, and 3) Vogue Patterns skirt V9132.
Military Orders: Sharp lines in navy or black, with brass buttons and other military-style trims. Patterns for this trend include 1) Butterick jacket B6103, 2) Vogue Patterns pea coat and pants V1467, and 3) Vogue Patterns suit V1466.
What do you think of these trends for your home sewing plans? If you’re participating in the #V1467sewalong where we’re making the Vogue Patterns Anne Klein pea coat together, then you’ve already embraced the military trend. Tell us about your fall sewing plans in the comments.