Welcome to the second installment of Sewing on Trend, a series that follows trends in fashion and pop culture and brings them here to the sewing community. Jenn and Allison are back this week to tell us more about what’s in this fall.
Hi Workroom Social readers! We’re calling this week’s trend Well Suited. This trend is based on women’s fashion borrowing from menswear and encompasses a wide variety of fashion staples, from chunky metal watches, to dainty loafers and oxfords, and suits in feminine fabrics and fits. For more Well Suited, be sure to check out all our coverage over on The Drift.
Yes! Jackets!! Though I never wear them, I do love suits, and nothing beats a well-fitting jacket. Tailored, sleek blazers make good late summer/early fall projects. I don’t have many, but they are so versatile. I love the cropped Victoria Blazer . It’s so sassy! And for something a little more polished, the Simplicity 2446 would make a great wardrobe staple.
And then there are the pants. I’m not sure how I feel about the menswear look on me, but I do love these more masculine looking pants. (PS – has anyone tried the Named patterns? Would love to know what you think of them!)
What do you think of this week’s Sewing on Trend? Do you plan to make any suit inspired looks this fall? What patterns would you recommend to sew this trend?
Image credits: 1. Amanda of Bimble and Pimble wearing her By Hand London Victoria Blazer || 2. Erica B. of Erica B.’s – D.I.Y. Style! wearing her Simplicity 2446 || 3. Named Charley Tux Pants || 4. Papercut Patterns Pleated Pants
Runway – All images from Style.com (Specfically L-R: Banana Republic, By Malene Birger, Blumarine, Behnaz Sarafpour, Dries Van Noten, Kate Spade, Libertine, Norma Kamali)