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Five Must Sews For Fall

  So much to sew but so little time? Narrow your project list down to the five must-haves to sew for this fall/winter season: 1. Big boxy coat: Fast and easy to make when you don't have to worry about fit details. Sew it out of Mood's red cashmere/wool blend coating. (Inspiration: Jil Sander coat, available at Net-a-Porter) 2. Brocade skirt: Rich brocades are super-hot this season. Sew a Mood brocade like this one into a little pencil skirt. (Inspiration: Marni brocade skirt, available at Net-a-Porter) 3. Sweatshirt: Go casual and pair a sweatshirt with jeans or glam it up with sleek leggings and heels. Lace gives it a feminine vibe. Make your sweatshirt out of Mood's wool jersey. (Inspiration: Vanessa Bruno wool sweatshirt, available at Net-a-Porter) 4. Elegant blouse: We love the versatility of a pussy-bow blouse. It softens up your workwear during the day and then looks chic with jeans or pants for an evening out. Sew your blouse out of Mood's zebra print silk charmeuse. (Inspiration: Emilio Pucci silk blouse, available at Net-a-Porter) 5. Pants in a print: Whether you prefer a slim pants leg or a wide leg, make your next pair of pants in a print. Solid black pants are just so boring! We like this Carolina Herrera silk brocade for a pair of striking pants.  (Inspiration: Malene Birger pants, available at Net-a-Porter)  

11 thoughts on “Five Must Sews For Fall”

  • renee

    I love this list! Great inspiration. And, all the items are fairly simple. Thanks!

  • Erica B

    I've been wanting to make a sweatshirt... thanks for highlighting that great wool jersey. And I want to make a pair of brocade pants too.

  • Victoria

    Nice list!!! I especially love the brocade skirt, tie blouse, and wool coat. The latter 2 were already on my Fall sewing list. That brocade skirt is great. I love the idea of using an ultra dramatic fabric for a pencil skirt:)

  • Toby Wollin

    Meg - how about something more 'work friendly' for pants in a print. I can see wearing brocade pants to a party or out for an evening, but not for work. Ideas?

    • Meg

      Hi Toby! For work, maybe tone the brocade down to a more muted print in darker colors. Or make a silk pant with a slightly wider leg in a small print. You can still switch to prints even if your workplace is conservative, just as long as you keep the scale of the print on the smaller side and opt for darker colors.

  • Lori

    Really like that zebra silk.

  • phamgold

    love it!!!! one down
    (pussy bow blouse) four to go!

  • oonaballoona

    i NEVER considered sewing a sweatshirt, but it's one of my favorite things to work in... and i love the idea of making it fancy!

  • Ginger

    What a fun list! Love all of these ideas! :)

  • Katerina

    Thanks for the inspiration. I've recently bought a Carolina Herrera brocade fabric form Mood. It's stunning! I'd like to make slim cropped pants, but wasn't sure if I needed any lining for the pants since the fabric is quite thin and doesn't give. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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