Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fashion Inspiration

Need some fall fashion sewing inspiration

Take this from JCrew Factory
source JCrew - see link above

I think this would be a good pattern for that top - change the front lines of the pattern or keep it as is. You will have to add sleeves but this is a free pattern from Teach Me Fashion

or this top also from JCrew factory
Source JCrew see link above

this top with or without the band looks like a good match.

How about a trendy sweatshirt, like this one from JCrew
Source JCrew see link above

Use some of your nice fabric extras or other fabric using this McCall's 6992

Looks like tuxedo pants are still around here are a pair from JCrew
source Jcrew see link above

McCall's (6707)had a pattern out for this last year.  Instead of using the full stripe on the side, Use half of the stripe a contrasting fabric and the other half the pant fabric.  Also do the top of the front pocket in the pant fabric to re-creat the JCrew look

Finally how about a bomber jacket, these are still going strong, this one is from Net-a-porter

Patterns are plentiful here a a couple

first, McCartney Jacket from 8 days a week collection

and Rigel Bomber from Papercut Patterns with a v-neck front

Tell me do you like this kind of blog post?  Was it helpful?  If it is I will try to start doing it occasionally.  


  1. I love to see patterns matched to RTW trends. Great post!

  2. Enjoyed the post too. Its always great to see RTW converted into patterns. Great food for thought and inspriation.

  3. I really like the comparisons . Thanks for the inspirations . I liked MCCalls 6992 with the lace overlay

  4. Love this kind of sewing inspiration. Thanks for doing the research and posting the pics and links. btw the dress you made for your business trip is fantastic.

  5. Yes, I enjoyed this post! Seeing the patterns that match or are close to the fashion statement piece are inspiring. It gets me geared up to sew!!

  6. Thanks for this post, I was pinning some fall inspirations this morning I'm partial to the sweatshirt trends for Fall judging from my pins (LOL), probably because they are so comfy and easy to wear. I did pick up the Cynthia Rowley pattern and have a few ideas in my head for that one! The Parsian top pattern looks interesting I have never sewn a Go To Pattern before may have to give it a go.

  7. Second the motion for more like this! I love inspiration to reinterpret patterns!

  8. I really like McCall's 6992. It feminine, sporty and relaxed.

  9. Keep them coming. Love it.

  10. Great post! Thanks for doing this homework for us!


  11. Yes, I really like these kind of posts. Helps me to match what is happening in the fashion world to sewing patterns I can make myself for 1/3 the price!! Thanks so much :o)

  12. I just finished recording a podcast where I complained about the lack of bomber jackets, then went to catch up with you and find two! Only thing is.... do you spend $30 for patterns? I know people need to be compensated for their work. But it seems kind of high to me. Those are certainly inspirational garments they are made up in, however!

    1. Subscribe to pattern company newsletters, many times they have sales. Also, look at the country and check the exchange rates. I hope that helps. It is my attempt with this type of post to show various pattern companies and not just focus with one.