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Fall/Winter Fabrics Trend Report by Mood: Soft-Colored Coats

Fabrics Trends Fall 2013 Mood Fabrics

If there's one thing we learned from the Fall/Winter fashion shows, it's that it's time for a new coat. Preferably a little oversized and in a soft pastel color. Keep the lines simple and you can make a new coat in a weekend. Scroll down for Mood's fabric suggestions and some pattern suggestions as well.

Pattern suggestions: If you want really oversized (see Carven), then head to Etsy and search 1980s coat patterns. I'm in love with an early '90s Vogue Pattern—2692—for a coat that's loose but not too voluminous and sews up fast. Other oversized but not overwhelming coat patterns are: Vogue 8860, 8933 Butterick 5822, 5960, 5823 New Look 6153 BurdaStyle 7020, 7177 Now get sewing that new coat!

3 thoughts on “Fall/Winter Fabrics Trend Report by Mood: Soft-Colored Coats”

  • Karen Mulkey

    Love the pastel fabrics you've posted. It's just hard to wrap my head around light colored coats for the fall/winter seasons but the designers are slowly gaining on my "mature" thoughts.

  • Mona L Morse

    I am looking for winter white cashmere and wool blend for a winter dress coat. haven't found anything I like in designer or off the rack items. Thought I could make the style I want myself. Do you have any suggestions in finding the fabric I'm looking for? Thank you

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