Time for Some Fall Sewing

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 6/26/2015 to Commentary
When the month of July rolls around each summer, most people think about vacations, bbq parties, parades and days at the beach. Not that I donít think about those things, but when July rolls around for me, I think a lot about sewing for fall. 

 Sewing for fall can be hectic for many sewistas with kids - those back to school clothes and requests can keep you busy all summer long. What I love most about sewing for fall is the traditional fall colors. This is my best color palate and I am looking forward to brown, gold, burgundy, etc sliding across my cutting table and sewing machine. 

 I reviewed the coverage of the fall fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and New York - now long finished in March. Here is a summary of the things that hit the runway that are most likely to make it into our everyday wear. 

 Orange is not just the new black - orange is the it color for fall, adding a bright spot to that traditional fall palate that I like so much. The nice thing about orange is that it is playful and bold. The drawback is that it just doesnít look good on everyone. It it does look good on you, however, this is the season to sew it and The Smuggler's Daughter has some great orange choices. St John - Tangerine Dream Knit  Maggy London - Burnout Paisley in Persimmon

Orange is also a nod to the 1970s, a decade that is getting a fair bit of reincarnation this fashion season. A festive looking folk vibe showed up on several runways in Paris and New York, along with some bohemian fabrics. The 1970s have popped up in a couple of other fun ways - have you noticed the jumpsuits, even in the pattern books? This was a fashion trend that I particularly enjoyed. What about the capes and ponchos? These were all well-represented on the runways and make such simple sewing projects. Great to incorporate these for outerwear, especially for sewing days when you just need something simple. 

Sophisticated floral prints still made a strong showing on the runways. Faux fur was everywhere, especially for accents like collars and cuffs.
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