Here in Colorado, it’s still quite warm but you can definitely feel fall moving in: cool evenings and cooler mornings hint at things to come. The October/November 2015 issue of Sew News can help you get ready for the coming season change. This issue features three stunning jackets to choose from – instructions for altering a pattern to include a peplum and double lapel (featured on the cover), a great technique for creating buttonholes with impact and the versatile Sewn Square One Upline Jacket for next month’s sew along.
How awesome is the Upline Jacket pattern? I love its stylish urban edge with a little bit of sporty flavor. The pattern includes a number of variations – I would love to sew up the longer version, the perfect antidote for those icy winter winds along with the high neckline.
All that and a variety of cool-weather garments and accessories for your fall must-sew list. Have a favorite blazer in your wardrobe? Learn more about menswear trends in fashion in this issue’s Haute Topics.
And if your space needs updating for fall, we’ve got you covered on that front, too. Ready-made pillows are surprisingly pricey. Make a set of three embellished pillows for your home with easy-to-follow instructions. From running stitch in a rainbow of colors to textural felt circles and binding strips, this set looks straight from a custom boutique.If you’re sewing up costumes this October, get inspired by our expose on Cosplay. Cosplay is the costume trend sweeping the nation and, gladly, inspiring people to start sewing or simply improve their skills. From elaborate princess warrior characters to mystical beasts, cosplay costumes range from very elaborate and formal to simple, subtle ensembles based on favorite characters. Find more in the issue!