At Sew News Headquarters, we are moving on to all things fall sewing (okay, maybe after one more quick tank top!). Today, we’re featuring some of our favorite wardrobe planning tips and trends from stylish lady, designer, entrepreneur Mimi G. Next week we’ll discuss our individual plans! Take it away, Mimi!
Let’s talk about my favorite trends for fall and how I plan to work them into my sewing plan.
Vintage is going to be all the rage this fall, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Not only can I use some of those great vintage patterns that get re-released, but I can also go thrifting for some great pieces that I can modify. Just because I sew doesn’t mean I have to make everything from scratch; sometimes it’s fun to do some re-fashioning.
Simplicity #8255 and #8254 are on the top of my list to make. I also plan to make use of some great 70’s plaid that will be all over the runways this fall. Nylon coats are trending, and I’m totally looking forward to making one for myself. Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Céline all had some fantastic inspiration pieces. To add to the fun, wide belts are going to be very visible the fall and that means some DIY belt-making is in my future.
I’m a true believer in having a cool-weather-appropriate maxi skirt that I can pair with a sweater or turtleneck and boots or sneakers. For Simplicity, I designed a great turtleneck sweater and cargo pocket maxi skirt, pattern #8466, perfect for cooler months no matter where you live.
With so many trends, it’s easy to get caught up in making things that don’t really speak to you. When incorporating trends, make sure to focus on silhouettes that make you most comfortable. Otherwise, they’re just going to hang in your closet and that is no way to spend your time creating!