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.
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.
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
Happy Sewing xxx