Autumn 2013 sewing inspiration

Autumn Sewing Inspiration

It’s probably no surprise that I’m not a huge fan of the colder, darker Autumn weather. But I guess one thing I’m getting pretty excited about is Autumn sewing. The thought of all those delicious Autumn fabrics like tartan, wool and jacquard. Mmm… jacquard.

So I thought I’d share with you the things on my Autumn sewing hit list (totally ignoring the fact that I only managed 50% of myΒ summer sewing inspiration).

Yes, there are a lot of skirts, but I’m having quite a thing with pencil skirts at the moment so I’m afraid you’ll just have to forgive me.

What about you, what’s on your hit list this Autumn (clothing, or otherwise)? Or maybe you think I”m missing out on some big trend? Let me know what you think – see you in the comments.

Summer Sewing Inspiration

1. Floral Leggings

I know a lot of people were keen for me to share some tips on making trousers, so I thought I’d walk you through making a pair of leggings. And floral leggings seemed so much more exciting than everyday black leggings.

image credit / zara

2. Lace pencil skirt

Like I said, I’m obsessed. I love the colours on this, but suspect I may need to make something in more sedate colours. Burgundy and black perhaps?

image credit / atterley road

3. Black dress

You can never have enough high quality, stylish black dresses in your wardrobe, right? I’m thinking of making something like this in a jacquard. Classy and a bit retro.

image credit / mod cloth

4. Coloured pencil skirt

Yup. Another one. This time I’d like to make it in a bright colour (like pink) and clash it with a more traditional fabric, like tweed. Still looking for the fabric, but fingers crossed I’ll find it!

image credit / elements of style

  1. Reply
    Annie

    oooh, i'm excited to see how to make leggings! I can never find jazzy enough jersey prints, it's always plain or stripes. If you do find floral stuff I'd love to know where you got it from πŸ™‚

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      I've found some great fabric. Will share all in an upcoming post!

  2. Reply
    Tiffany

    I'm excited. Just found your blog and I am going to use your recommendations to make a dress. Newbie sewer here. I am also excited about the leggings. I love pencil skirts as well but they don't fit as well on me post children. My stomach is a huge issue, sucks.

  3. Reply
    Sierra@guttercover

    Hey! I love all of these – wish I was young enough to wear them all. My other wish is that my sewing skills progress a little quicker so that I can make something on my own to wear that can be seen in the daylight! I love your choice especially that #3 and #4 wears. Thanks for sharing.
    Lots of love
    Dorothy

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