Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

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. 

For this emerald green top, I could use the Montrose top pattern by Cashmerette, or the Lou Box Top pattern by Sew DIY.  What pattern should I try for the fitted leather skirt?
For this emerald green top, I could use the Montrose top pattern by Cashmerette, or the Lou Box Top pattern by Sew DIY. What pattern should I try for the fitted leather skirt?

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.

The Lenox shirt dress pattern by Cashmerette would be perfect for this animal print dress.
The Lenox shirt dress pattern by Cashmerette would be perfect for this animal print dress.

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.

I’m looking for pattern suggestions for this look. Any ideas?

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!

These wide leg plaid pants could be the Glebe pants, a free pattern from Muna & Broad, or the Rose pants from Made by Rae.
These wide leg plaid pants could be the Glebe pants, a free pattern from Muna & Broad, or the Rose pants from Made by Rae.

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!

Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, guest blog post by Sierra Burrell
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4 thoughts on “Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra”

  1. Catherine Edwards

    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.

  2. 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.

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