Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My autumnwear dreams and plans!

The weather today is doing all it can to remind me that autumn is coming. Thunder and lightning really close, rain and hail hammering on the windows and a miserable 13°C outside. I've had three cups of tea and one cup of coffee so far. Although a bit depressing, I decided to start thinking about what to wear this autumn, and soon got super inspired! I've been trolling the vintage patterns wikia for a while now, saving and sorting pictures of patterns I love for the future. Some I hope to be able to draft, others to find and buy online, others again I have perfect substitute patterns for!

Also, having acquired the book 'Patternmaking for fashion design' by Helen Joseph-Armstrong, I think the drafting part soon will improve!

Anyway, I made some collages using pattern pictures that represent what I would love to wear this autumn. Hope they will inspire some of you blogreaders too!

I have combined vintage patterns from the late 1930's to early 1950's with some pattern sets from early 70's to early 80's, and I threw in a few early 90's patterns. I think the overall idea is pretty consistent though, despite the patterns being from very different time periods!

Obviously I don't imagine sewing all these things now/this year/in a foreseeable future, but I have some plans! First up will have to be something to wear to my friend M's wedding in September... As soon as I have a clear plan, I'll let you know!


  1. Love your inspiration...especially that 1930's McCall :)

  2. Hiya,
    I'm just in the process of sorting out my autumn/winter wardrobe. I really need to make the most of the summer while I'm off, or jobs will pile up pretty quickly.
    Love the collages too. A really creative way of showing ideas simply and clearly.