Sewing on Trend – Well Suited

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Sewing on Trend – Well Suited

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.

Sewing on Trend - Well Suited - Workroom Social • Sewing Instruction and Inspiration • Brooklyn

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.

Sewing on Trend - Well Suited - Workroom Social • Sewing Instruction and Inspiration • Brooklyn

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)

  • allison davis

    i love those high-waisted trousers! so cool!

    • They are, aren’t they! I really like the look of them. Might need to try them out.

  • Oh, I love the fun suit inspiration! I’ve never worn a suit since my work environment is so casual, but these looks are so cool! The Papercut pleated pants are on my fall list– I’m so excited to try them! The tuxedo pants are way cool, too, although I would have to work pretty hard to find things in my wardrobe to pair with them.

    • allison davis

      Ginger, would love to see the pants when they’re done! I think the fun thing with some of the floral or printed suits is that they’re meant to be playful, not businessy… so they’re more like a fashion-forward alternative to a date-night dress (although if you did need office suits, they’d make a great day to night item!)

    • allison davis

      p.s. I think the tuxedo pants would pair really well with a more casual top; a shorter length sweatshirt (cropped, but not necessarily tummy-baring), or a casual tee tucked in and a cute pair of modest heels 🙂

      • allison davis

        this is a really great example of pairing a casual top with dressy pants. obviously the silver is a big jump for most people for daytime (although we’re definitely seeing an emerging trend in it, so maybe in a year or two it’ll be more common place)… but in a more subtly dressy fabric, could be really fun and chic http://markuslupfer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/0271.jpg

        • Thanks, Allison! Might have to try something like that this fall.

    • You’ll have to let me know how they go! I’ve never used a Papercut pattern, but I love the look of them.

  • Carly

    I’ve been muslining those pleated pants for the last month, and I will get them to fit if it’s the last thing I do!