WIWW // Handmade Fall Fashion Inspiration

Every now and then the stars align.
Today I’m showing you how my ‘work’ sewing stars + blogging stars + ‘new creative inspiration’ stars aligned to bring you a post all about pulling together an amazing HANDMADE fall wardrobe.

As I was sewing up samples for Robert Kaufman, I was optimistic that several of the pieces I was sewing would fit me and I’d know whether or not I would want to sew them for myself personally … because, as you’re about to see, the patterns + fabrics were pretty fabulous and perfect for fall.

Hoping to do slightly better than my ‘in the mirror’ shots with my phone’s camera, I enlisted the help of my 10 year old son … so keep that in mind as you view these less than professional shots.


Outfit #1 – Sleeveless into Fall Dress
Pattern credit: Grainline Studio / Alder Shirtdress (sz. 4)
Fabric: Cotton Chambray Dots (Indigo)



While sleeveless might make you think of summer time, all I could picture this dress with was a pair of thick tights (or leggings), boots & a sweater. Perfect for the crisp mornings/evenings + warm afternoons of early fall.
Boots: Frye / Sweater: Target


Outfit #2 – Twist on a Fall Jacket
Pattern credit: Liesl + Co. / Woodland Stroll Cape (sz. Small)
Fabric: Shetland Flannel (Mustard)



I love a good ‘poncho’ style jacket. It’s not really a jacket, not really a sweater … just a fun twist on the two and perfect for a little extra warmth on a fall stroll.
Blouse: Target / Jeans: GAP / Shoes: Aerosoles


Outfit #3 – Tunic for Fall
Pattern credit: Liesl + Co. / Late Lunch Tunic (sz. 0)
Fabric: Studio Stash Yarn Dyes (Orange)



You might remember I stitched this same tunic up for myself earlier this year and I just love how comfortable it is, especially paired with my favorite ‘jegging’ (I mean I think it’s the sewn on pockets that take them from leggings to jeggings, yes?) & boots. I went with the same effect here.
Jeggings: HUE / Boots: Frye


In the midst of all of this ‘work’ sewing I stumbled across a great new pattern collaboration called Indiesew.
Indiesew strives to provide the highest quality sewing patterns created by independent designers to sewing enthusiasts in a manner that fosters creativity and connection among the online sewing community.

I was immediately struck by:
– Great graphic design (identity, website, etc.)
– “Real Life” patterns I could see myself making and actually wearing
– Bloggers doing just that, sewing up the patterns and then showing you the results


Indiesew just got done featuring their Fall Collection in two blog posts (Part 1 // Part 2).

I can not wait to finish up my work, so I can move onto some ‘fun’ sewing and create my own version of:


Natalie Top (by Liola Patterns)


The Lane Raglan (by Hey June)

Seriously, I’m thinking both of these would work very well with my jeggings (or I could make myself a pair of Sew Simple Leggings) or skinny jeans + boots.
But seriously, the thing I love most about Indiesew is that you can go check out all the creations for each pattern and get inspired!!

Grab a cup of hot tea, pick a pattern + fabric and start creating your own handmade wardrobe!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore series.


  1. lauragerth says:

    Wow, I love all of these! I’m usually not a huge tunic person, but I really like the drape and cut on this one.


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