For those of you who've found yourself in a sewing rut (believe us, we've been there!), we've pulled together some outfits with some of our staple fabrics that will help you hit refresh on your winter wardrobe.
Come along as we walk you through them!
1. Play With Texture
Rich textures paired with simple, timeless silhouettes make this match a no-brainer! Choose textured fabrics from the same colour family for a monochromatic look that will really highlight your fabric's texture, or add a little intrigue by mixing in a deep analogous shade.
2. Try Out A Trend
Whether it's wide-leg pants or fanny packs, not all trends force you to sacrifice practicality! Find a trend that suits your lifestyle and take it for a test drive.
Wide-leg pants are great for wearing with winter boots and also give you a little more wiggle room to layer base layers underneath, for those of you in snowy areas. Bodysuits help you avoid an awkwardly tucked in shirt and, despite their reputation, snaps at the crotch make it just as easy to get on and off as any other top. Test the waters of GORP-core fashion with a fuzzy fleece that's guaranteed to keep you toasty warm on even the coolest of days or a belt bag (read: fanny pack) that'll stash your phone, keys, and favourite snacks!
Bodysuit: Megan Nielsen Rowan Bodysuit (up to a 56" chest) in our Striped Cotton Jersey in Ivory, Rust, & Royal Blue
3. Test The Waters With A Subtle Print
For the pattern-averse, small-scale prints offer a quick and easy way to switch up your style without too much commitment. Look for a print that picks up on some of the other colours in your wardrobe for easy layering or keep it simple with a neutral print that will go with everything!
Dress: Friday Pattern Company Saltwater Slip (up to a 63" hip) in our Playful Shapes ECOVERO™ Challis in Black & Stone White
4. Find A New Favourite Fabric
Take note of what fabrics are in your comfort zone (aka the fabrics you usually sew with) and then push yourself to step outside of it! Whether it's a baby step or a whole leap, trying out a new fabric can lead you to new skills and new styles that are sure to freshen up your wardrobe.
If you know you tend to stick to classically crisp linens or cotton lawns, take a baby step out towards more relaxed and textured versions of those fibres like our Washed Linen or our 4.5oz Sandwashed Cotton. Now, if you're ready for a full-on leap, think big with unique fabrics like our Waxed Cotton Canvas or our Linen Ramie Cotton Double Cloth!
5. Experiment With Bold Silhouettes
Last but not least, trying out a new silhouette can make a world of difference! Dig through your favourite pattern company's website or use a tool like The Foldline to search for interesting shapes or style lines that'll shake up your wardrobe. We love the unique scalloped hem of True Bias's Salida Skirt and the exaggerated length of the Merchant & Mills September Coat.
Pullover: Paper Theory LB Pullover (up to a 56" chest) in our Multi Stripe Cotton Crepe Jersey in Ivory, Ochre, & Navy
Let us know what your top tips are for getting out of a wardrobe rut in the comments below!
I really enjoyed this post. Hopefully these will be a regular feature?
That puts such a big smile on our faces! We’re so happy to hear that you find these posts helpful, we will definitely keep them coming. Good luck with your Christmas preparation!
I really appreciate your post today. I have always hesitated ordering fabric on line because I didn’t know what fabric would be suitable for my project, and my budget does not allow for mistakes. You have made it so easy, you not only show the patterns, but also which of your fabrics would be suitable.
Like everyone else I am up to my ears with Christmas preps, but as soon as I have a moment I am going to dive into the suggested patterns (which are just my style) and fabrics.
Again, thank you so much. Jean