"Sew the Look" fabric and sewing pattern inspiration for December
The winter trends this year mix the comfy with the stylish with plenty of timeless classics thrown in there too. At Fabric Romance, we are all about key pieces that will see a lot of mileage and mix well with other garments you already own. The beauty about do-it yourself fashion — you can take your inspiration from the runway and high street and create a wardrobe tailored to your body and style and often for a fraction of the cost.
We have rounded up our favourite looks this month and paired them with suitable fabrics and sewing patterns. Check them out and let us know what you think.
1. Velvet Suit
Velvet is a stylish choice for any festive gathering or evening event, and as a bonus the thicker fabric will help to keep you warm too. Go all out with a statement suit a la Tom Ford or, if you don't think you will get as much wear out of a full suit — a velvet blazer and jeans add glamour without feeling overdressed.
2. Quilted Vest
Puffer jackets and bodywarmers are totally back to the future and guaranteed to keep you warm and toasty throughout the cold season. Classic, quilted or embroidered. Longline or cropped. There's surely a style for every taste out there.
Sew the look:
Quilted Denim Fabric in Khaki Green
Quilted Denim Fabric in Blue Blush
Ex-Designer Polyester Twill Suiting in Onyx Black
Irma Bodywarmer Sewing Pattern by Fibre Mood
Amelia Bomber Jacket sewing pattern by Wardrobe By Me
3. Tailored Waistcoat
A vest or waistcoat is a great way to add some smart to your outfit. Wear it as a stand-alone top, over t-shirts or a roll neck top, with a tunic, or over a buttoned shirt. Use classic wool suiting, linen, tweed or denim fabric.
4. Longline Cardigan
Update your knitwear with a longline or maxi cardigan — they are as cosy as they are chic. Wear it loose and open or try adding a belt to help streamline your shape. Use jacquard, terry, sweatshirt jersey or a heavier teddy and cable knit fabrics.
We hope these pattern suggestions sparked your creative sewjo! Let us know your favourite pairings down below.
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