Can you believe that fall is knocking on the door? It feels like it was just yesterday that I was stalking and trying to figure out what to use for spring and here we are getting ready for another season change. Naturally, I’m sitting here reviewing my must-haves for fall wardrobe patterns.
The short answer: all of them. Ha!
Obviously this is not sustainable for the amount of time that I have available to sew but there’s a method to how I decide what patterns to use.
A Guide To Your Fall Wardrobe Patterns
When it comes to deciding on fall wardrobe patterns, it’s best to use a mix of more complicated patterns with some easier patterns. My normal makes don’t take longer than an hour to make from cut to finish.
Bananas, yes. But this is because of my lifestyle. I run a business (or 3) from home where I also homeschool my 3 children. Time is of the essence and I don’t have a whole lot of it. But those simple patterns can’t be the only thing in my wardrobe!
Depending on your sewing capabilities, these are normally your basics made with knits that don’t involve any extras like buttons, zippers, or ties. Some of my faves are:
- Fall in Love Sweater by Ellie and Mac
- Game Time Hoodie by Ellie and Mac
- Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids
- Mama Bear Joggers by Patterns for Pirates
- Comfy Cowl by Rebecca Page Patterns
- The Rory by Petite Stitchery
- Fusion Leggings by Petite Stitchery
And these are literally just a couple of my go-to patterns.
More Complex Patterns
The harder the makes, the more accomplished I feel. I’ve yet to fully jump into jeans patterns (namely because it’s hard to find plus size jeans patterns). This fall I do plan on making some of them though as well as some harder skirts. I’m loving the Women’s Sundance Skirt from Petite Stitchery–this is a must make for me this fall.
Define Your Style
This will be the key determining factor in what patterns to use. I’m sticking with a more boho-chic feel–think flare jeans, crop tops, flowy dresses–with accents of bold Ankara prints. Because I plan on using a lot of woven fabrics, this will influence my choice in patterns as well.
So tell me–have you gotten your fall style together? What are you must-have fall wardrobe patterns?