Remember Sierra’s plans for a colorful and classic work wardrobe? She’s back with another fun wardrobe planning post, this time using her new hand-on-hip croquis from MyBodyModel 2.0 to “try on” some of the latest fall style trends! Read on to see what fall trends have caught her eye, and how she plans to incorporate them in a way that complements her fun and classic style!
Fall has just arrived in Georgia. The mornings have a crisp chill and the leaves are turning. I’ve started reaching for jackets to layer over my summer clothes. These changes made me think about planning some makes for this season. I decided to sketch some ideas for fall makes based on this season’s trends.
Fall trends: Leather + Jewel Tones
The first sketch combines a trend with a classic – leather and a jewel tone. I have always wanted a fitted leather skirt. There is something about taking a simple silhouette and adding an interesting texture. I find that it elevates an overall look. I paired it with an emerald green blouse. I have a few pieces of emerald fabric in my stash that could work for this look. I don’t have any garment leather, but I might have to try a faux leather to recreate this look. After looking at this sketch I truly think emerald green might be my new power color.
Fall trend: Animal Print
The second trend I wanted to try was animal print. I am super excited about this trend because I have always felt powerful in any sort of animal print. I wanted a more neutral base color so I went with an abstract cheetah print. This trend pairs well with the design elements of a shirtdress. There’s just enough variety in the print to skip pattern matching. I already have a sewing pattern in mind for this.
Fall trends: 80s + High Waisted
Next up we have two trends in one – 80s and high waisted pants. I am already a fan of a higher rise because this type of pant tends to be more comfortable for me. I thought a high waisted pair of jeggings would be reminiscent of acid wash jeans from the 1980s. A French tuck adds in a modern element to an oversized button up shirt. I was inspired by the Catherine “Big Shirt” from Alice Alexander Co that was recently released. It made me want to explore oversized tops with fitted bottoms. I am really interested in trying this combination in multiple colorways.
Fall trend: Fun with Plaid
The last sketch focuses on a print that seems keep resurfacing throughout the years. I’m talking about plaid. This trend can be tricky. Finding the right combination of colors along with the right scale can be difficult. I decided to make my ideal plaid with interesting colors that are already in my closet. If I can find something similar to this, I might make a full on suit!
I enjoyed “trying on” some fall trends with my croquis. Sketching these outfits helped me visualize the trends on my body and made them less intimidating.
Do you have any pattern suggestions for these looks? Are there any fall trends you’re looking to try? Let me know in the comments!
Sierra is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She is a veterinarian by day and avid sewist by night. Sierra began sewing at the end of 2017 as a meaningful therapeutic outlet. It quickly became an important part of her life as she discovered the joy of making clothes that fit her body and style. In addition to sewing, she enjoys listening to podcasts, cooking all sorts of things, spending time with her family, and learning how to knit. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can find her makes on her Instagram @SierraBurrell and blog.
4 thoughts on “Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra”
Love your pictures, the colours are fab!
I’ve had a lot of luck with the Sabrina slims from love notions patterns for the jegging type pants.
Thank you! I will have to try that pattern!
For the skirt, Liesl and Co has the Extra Sharp Pencil Skirt. It’s got side panels that make adjustments easier. I’ve made two so far and I’ve been super happy with the fit. You could also just do the leather on the panels. Or do the main parts leather and do something contrasting for the side panels.
I love that idea! I never thought about that. Thank you for the suggestion!