New season, new wardrobe, amiright?  Fall is officially here in St. Louis, although you wouldn’t know it by the heat.  This whole week we’re in the 90s here (low 30s celsius), but the trees have started turning.  It’s odd for it to look so fall-ish but to not be able to wear a sweater!  Still, the itch to sew a fall wardrobe is fully felt.  So today we’re talking fall 2017 trends!  One of the best things about sewing is the ability to sew runway trends in a way that works best for you.  You can get yourself a new wardrobe faster than you’d be able to shop for it!  All of these images are available on my Fall 2017 trends Pinterest board, but the fabric is linked directly to the source in this post.  Otherwise, images are linked to my pin!

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Fall 2017 Trends

Colors for Fall

Mmmm, I love fall colors.  Jewel tones look much better on me than pastels, so I’m always excited to wear them without shame!

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Pantone has a list of fall 2017 trends for colors, and they’re all gorgeous!  My favorites are navy peony, shaded spruce, autumn maple, and tawny port.

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I’ll definitely be using this color combination palette to try and organize some outfits!  I think my favorite combo is wine night — for multiple reasons!

Here’s a few mood boards for my favorite colors:

Navy Peony
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Shaded Spruce
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Autumn Maple
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Tawny Port
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Fall 2017 Trends

Fall sees a continuation of a lot of the trends we’ve been seeing all this year, like throwbacks to earlier decades and lots of embellishment.  It all feels leveled up this season, though, which is so fun!  And I always feel like fall brings us back around to menswear for women.  This season, the focus is definitely more on the menswear, though — it’s hardly feminized at all!  Plus we have the return of cozy fabrics for cooler weather.

The 70s are here!
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Velvet forever
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I love the velvet trend.  It looks so chic!  Plus it makes me think of a friend from home who hates velvet.  Now to integrate it into my own wardrobe…

Menswear for women
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May I remind you of how the Yona wrap coat is a perfect pattern for this trend?

Sleeves, sleeves, sleeves
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We allllll know it’s the year of the sleeve.  The bottom middle reminds me of the Valley Blouse from Cali Faye Collection.  Check out my modification inspiration and review posts!

Big-ass coats
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I neeeeeeeeed that green trench coat in the top row!

Embellishments through the roof
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I’m so happy embroidery doesn’t seem to be going anywhere!  If you’re new to this, check out my two post series on setting up embroidery and some basic stitches.  That second link even has a sampler, and you can download another free embroidery pattern here!

Winter florals
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Sew It Yourself

My favorite part of the whole thing!  Here’s a couple images that you can soooooo make yourself — I’ll even tell you the pattern and the fabric to use!

Bib Dresses
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Isn’t the Cleo dress from Tilly and the Buttons the perfect match?  It seems like the perfect dress to wear apple or pumpkin picking!

Flare Jeans
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I really want to make a pair of Birkin flare jeans, but I’m not sure what kind of flat shoes to wear with them.  Heels are fun but not always practical for my job.  Any advice?

Fur Coat
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I used Sara’s tutorial on fabric.com last year to make my own fur coat.  It’s soooo extra and I love it!

Bell-sleeved top
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The Megan Nielsen Dove blouse is a great fit for this pattern.  You could also definitely use Allie’s hack with the Hey June Handmade Charleston dress, too!

Button-front mini skirt
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I love Beth’s tutorial for adding a button front to a skirt, and Grainline Studio’s Moss Skirt would be so easy to adjust for it!

Moto jacket
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I’m dying to make a Ziggi jacket, but I can’t justify another coat!  Or can I…?

Boho dress
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You know I’m totally in love with the Kalle shirtdress, and I think I may need to add this popover dress style to my wardrobe!

So there we go, a pretty comprehensive look at fall trends.  If I do say so myself, of course.  There are even more inspirational photos and fabric choices on my Pinterest board, too!  I can’t wait to integrate some of this into my wardrobe, like the color palettes, velvet, and menswear.  What fall trends are you most excited to make?  Anything here really jump out at you?  Let me know in the comments!  And don’t forget — if I inspire you to make something, I want to see it!  Tag me on Instagram with @maddiemadethis or #maddiemadethis.