Fall Sewing: Make it Cozy

While styles overall this fall are a bit more tailored, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your cozy knits! Instead of sewing up another basic sweatshirt, why not change things up with a comfy v-neck pullover or snuggly cardigan. Here is a look at a few of our favorite indie patterns and suitable fabrics, along with our dear friend Lori’s, @girlsinthegarden.sews, take on a comfy/cozy fall outfit!

Sew House Seven Tabor V-Neck with possible fabric options

Sew House Seven’s Tabor V-Neck—One of our most versatile knit patterns, the Tabor V-Neck can be sewn in just about any weight knit fabric and comes with a variety of options to mix-and-match. This fall we are loving the relaxed look of a softer, drapier knit, like a flat or textured sweater knit. Pair it with trousers, jeans, or even leggings for a comfortable, yet put-together autumn look!

Fabrics Show Above: Stripe Sweater Knit, Thermal Rib Sweater Knit, and Agate Print Sweater Knit

Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater with possible fabric options

Megan Nielsen’s Jarrah Sweater—Closer to a classic sweatshirt, the Jarrah Sweater is anything but traditional! This is another pattern loaded with options and possibilities for a wardrobe full of different looks. Don’t be afraid to experiment with hemlines—try a split, curved, or banded hem. Or, one of our favorites is the tied hem, shown above, which pairs beautifully with softer, less structured knits for that comfy polished look!

Fabrics Show Above: Marbled Sweater Knit, Autumn Floral Sweater Knit, and Chenille Rib Sweater Knit

True Bias Marlo Sweater with possible fabric options

True Bias’s Marlo Cardigan—One can never have too many cardigans, and the Marlo is definitely a must-sew! It is perfect for layering over tanks, tees, or dresses, and can easily be dressed up or down to suite any style. Choose from two cozy lengths and show off some of your favorite buttons with this comfy classic.

Fabrics Show Above: Sweater Double Knit, Brushstroke Sweater Knit, and Cozy Rib Sweater Knit

Girls in the Garden Comfy Fall Outfit with marbled pullover and denim joggers

Now let’s take a look at a comfy fall look featuring fabrics from our fall collection! When we asked Lori about her fall wardrobe she had these denim joggers on her sewing list and was looking for the perfect top to pair with them. After looking at a few different options, we both knew this cozy marbled sweatshirt fleece was just the right fit for her casual, yet stylish fall outfit!

Girls in the Garden Comfy Fall Outfit - detail and closer look at the fabric

Lori’s Outfit Details—Fabrics: Marble Dyed Sweatshirt Fleece and 6 oz. Denim Shirting, Patterns: Viki Sews Nikki Sweatshirt and Love Notions Allegro Bottoms.

Girls in the Garden Comfy Fall Outfit with marbled pullover side view with sleeve cuffs and tucked hem

We love how she added extra large cuffs to her sleeves to change up the look a bit more. She mentioned that this not only added a nice detail to her top, but also made it so that her sleeves would stay when she pushed them up! Thanks for sharing, Lori! Find more of Lori’s amazing makes over on her blog HERE and on her Instagram account, @girlsinthegarden.sews.

For lots more cozy fabrics and patterns, check out our “Make it Cozy” mini collection and shop the rest of our fall fabrics available now!

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