Fall is just around the corner and before you know it, it will be time to put away your bathing suits and sundresses and pull out your cozy sweaters and corduroys. Fall fashion is also full of wools, velvets, flannels, plaids, denim, and leather. Sewing fall fashion can be fun and easy when you pick out simple shapes to sew. Purchase a few key patterns, fabrics, and sewing supplies, like those from Hi Fashion Sewing Machines, and you'll be on your way to a new fall wardrobe. The following pieces are easy to construct and are also on trend for fall 2015.
Velvet Swing Dress
A swing dress in velvet is cozy and warm. To bring the swing dress trend into fall, you will want to find a pattern that has sleeves. When you sew with velvet fabric, make sure that you use heavy weight fabric needles. Another tricky thing about velvet is that the pile of the fabric can look different when brushed in opposite directions. If you lay out your pattern on top of the fabric and face it the same way as the direction of the pile, you shouldn't have a problem. You may want to purchase an extra yard of fabric just to make sure that all of your pattern pieces can be faced the same way.
Corduroy A-Line Skirt
A-line skirts were all over the runway for fall, and corduroy is the quintessential fall fabric. A skirt is also one of the easiest pieces that you can make on your sewing machine. Pick your corduroy fabric in an autumnal hue like navy blue, hunter green, burgundy, or rust. For a final touch that really says fall 2015, make your skirt so that it buttons down the front. Just like velvet, corduroy can look different when brushed in opposing directions. Take care to ensure that your pattern pieces are facing the same way on the pile of the fabric.
A poncho is easier to make than a coat, but can be just as warm. Another nice thing is that your sweater can be extremely bulky but you won't have any trouble fitting a poncho over it like you would with a coat or jacket. Pick a good thick wool for your poncho, as well as heavy duty needles for sewing it. A poncho may look intimidating to sew, but it's just a large semi-circle. For a special touch, add fringe, which you can purchase already made, or that you can make yourself by knotting wool yarn.
These pieces will take you into fall 2015 and winter 2016. Pair these pieces with knit hats and scarfs, thick tights, and a cup of hot cocoa by a warm fire.