Our favorite season kicked off with an amazing start! Eleven incredible seamstresses joined us for our biannual style tour and we can’t believe all the creativity and inspiration they shared. While the tour wrapped up earlier this month, we can’t help but take a look back at each stop, revisiting our favorites and refining our list for our own fall sewing! Here is a full recap, including links to each post and the fabrics and patterns used.
We kicked off the fall tour with two patterns from our must-sew list! First, we sewed up a tied-waist pullover in a cozy printed sweater knit. We paired that with a classic cropped trouser in an ultra comfortable stable knit. Both turned out to be perfect additions for our fall wardrobe and patterns we can’t wait to revisit. Learn more HERE.
Patterns: Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater | Friday Pattern Co. Joan Trousers
Fabrics: Print Sweater Knit | Solid Ponte Knit
Next, we visited Cassie to check out her stunning fall look. She totally embraced neutral colors and added extra interest with rich textures and a pop of animal print—a fall must-have! Each piece is sure to be a staple this fall and together they create the perfect fall look. See lots more photos and get all the details HERE.
Patterns: Made for Mermaids Darcey Cardigan | Hacked True Bias Ogden Cami | Deer & Doe Chataigne Shorts
Fabrics: Rib Sweater Knit | Animal Print Rayon Challis | Stretch Corduroy
Paula kicked things up a notch for Day 3 with this stunning look using two classic fall fabrics—flannel and corduroy. Complete with statement sleeves and flirty ruffles, her outfit beautifully combines color, texture and silhouette for this fall. Learn more about how she created each piece HERE.
Patterns: Hacked Grainline Studio Scout Tee | Burda Puffed Sleeve Bomber | Hacked Closet Case Fiona Dress
Fabrics: Flannel Shirting | Stretch Corduroy
Tori returned for her second style tour with two must-have fall pieces! Slightly oversized and super comfortable, her looks pretty much sum up everything we love about fall fashion. And did we mention how much we love these colors—Team Earth Tones, FTW! Get all the details about both garments HERE.
Patterns: Closet Case Kalle Shirt + Sew DIY Lou Box Top Mash Up| Sew House Seven Tabor V-Neck
Fabrics: Tencel Twill | Cotton/Modal Jersey
Heather went all in with this statement shibori rayon crepe for her stop on Day 5. She hacked a classic blouse pattern to create this stunning midi dress that truly lets the fabric shine. Learn more about her look HERE and find out how to lengthen your own favorite top pattern into a dress HERE.
Pattern: Hacked Hey June Lucerne Top
Fabric: Shibori Rayon Crepe
Karen truly went above and beyond for her stop on our fall style tour by creating four garments and two amazing fall looks. She sewed up a classic boiled wool sweater blazer loaded with details that she could dress up or down with her other fall pieces. Find out more about the fabrics and patterns she chose and see lots more photos HERE.
Patterns: Papercut Sequence Dress | Alina Designs Fulton Sweater | Tessuti Mandy Boat Tee | Ensemble Parasol Trousers
Fabrics: Rayon Challis | Boiled Wool Blend | Rib Sweater Knit | Stretch Corduroy
Becca got creative with her fall choices and selected a few of our favorite fabrics to create her two looks. Experimenting with texture and silhouette, she crafted three unique pieces that suite her perfectly! Learn more about her fabrics and each garment HERE.
Patterns: Self Drafted Jumpsuit | Pattern Mash Up | Self Drafted Skirt
Fabrics: Floral Rayon Crepe | Cotton Double Gauze | Rib Sweater Knit
Lindsey was back for another style tour with two more amazing pieces. Finally getting a chance to experiment with print mixing, she created this gorgeous fall dress featuring five different fabrics. To complete the look, she paired her dress with a faux suede bomber jacket and the combination was stunning! See both garments in action and get all the details HERE.
Patterns: Butterick 6169 | McCall 7894
Fabrics: Stretch Suede | Various Rayon Poplins
Another style tour alum, Lori was back with this designer worthy look! Mixing texture and pattern, she paired our slub linen blend with a classic plaid bottom weight for this outstanding fall outfit. She almost looks like she stepped right out of a magazine ad, right?!. Find lots more photos and learn more HERE.
Patterns: Butterick 5997 | True Bias Lander Pants
Fabrics: Slub Linen Blend | Plaid Bottom Weight
For Day 10, Michele sewed up this stylish fall vest in a soft brushed bottom weight. Such a simple and classic piece, she showed us how easy it is to style for an effortless but put together look we can enjoy all season long. Imagine the possibilities—so many layering options! See more photos and find her tips for getting the perfect fit HERE.
Pattern: Itch to Stitch Envigado Vest
Fabric: Brushed Herringbone Bottom Weight
Fall isn’t just about earth tones! On Day 11, Gillian wowed us with her floral rayon dress and splash of jewel toned color. To top it off, she paired her look with a snuggly drape front cardigan in a soft brushed sweater knit. A match made in fall sewing heaven! Learn more about her pieces and her fall wardrobe plans HERE.
Patterns: Closet Case Cielo Dress | Hacked Drape Front Cardigan
Fabrics: Floral Rayon Poplin | Brushed Sweater Knit
Kiera closed out the tour with this stunning combination! She paired a gorgeous rayon crepe dress with a soft corduroy jacket, both featuring a stunning shade of plum! Fall wardrobes take all different forms and we are loving her island inspired look. Find out more about both pieces HERE.
Patterns: McCall 7971 | Sew Over It Amelia Jacket
Fabrics: Floral Rayon Crepe | Stretch Corduroy
Thank you so much for following along and helping us kick off the new season! We so look forward to each style tour and always can’t wait to see what they have in store for all of us. This tour was no exception—loaded with inspiration, we can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into our own fall sewing and wardrobe. Hopefully you found it as inspiring as we did!
A huge thank you goes out to all of these amazing seamstresses. Their talent, creativity, and generosity is remarkable and we can’t thank them enough for joining us this fall. The sewing community truly is amazing and we are so excited to be a part of it!
Happy Fall Sewing!