Top 5 Autumn Dress Patterns

Just because the temperatures have dropped there is no need to stop wearing dresses. It’s time to get out the trusty black opaques, layer up with a pair of boots and a chunky cardigan or leather jacket.

Here are my top 5 Autumn dress patterns.

I really adore The Raglan dress from the Avid Seamstress, it has a simple silhouette with long sleeves and in-seam pockets (love a dress with pockets). Make this dress in something with a bit of weight and drape, like this Inda Linen and Viscose mix, to make the most of the swing shape.

The Avid Seamstress Raglan Dress
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The statement sleeve is still going strong this season and what better way to show off your wrists than this cute Sea-bell dress from Papercut Patterns.  I would love to see a version in the really soft aubergine Victoria Stretch Cotton Twill.
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Stretch cotton dressmaking fabric
I recently made the Sew Over It Eve Wrap Dress in a bold Lorikeet Print Crepe. It is a real show stopper, the kind of dress that instantly make you swish as you walk. I think for the cooler months I would trade the tropical birds for the dramatic Nightingale Grove Crepe and wear over a polo neck with knee high boots 70’s style. 
Sew Over It Eve Dress (Intermediate)
crepe dressmaking fabric

Currently on my sewing table is a velvet version of the Closet Case Ebony Dress. This pattern is a simple pull on jersey dress, so no fixings or darts meaning you could easily finish it in an evening. Try a version in our Mellie Floral Jersey or if you’re not a florals kind of girl the plain Carlotta Velvet Jersey is just as jaw dropping. 
Closet Case Ebony T-Shirt & Knit Dress Pattern (Beginner)
floral printed velvet dressmaking fabric
I believe every lady should have a a shirt dress in their wardrobe and this year we have seen many different versions appear. I’m currently lusting over the Stella Dress from Named Patterns. With a cute pussy bow or the angular collar option you wouldn’t go far wrong making this in a retro geometric crepe like Ribband
Named Stella Raglan Shirt & Shirt Dress (Intermediate)
retro crepe dressmaking fabric

Happy Sewing xxx

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