As the warm weather of the summer months give way to cool autumn breezes, summer garb gets put in storage in favor of heavier-weighted and fuller-length garments. The good news is that there are plenty of sewing patterns for fall looks that are easy enough for even a sewing novice to tackle, and Fashion Fabrics Club has the perfect on-trend fabric to help you construct these fashion-forward fall designs. Here are five fun, easy and on-trend fall patterns complete with links to the perfect fashion fabrics to make them!

This pattern from McCall has easy-to-make semi-fitted pullover tops and dresses with a fun and sophisticated shawl collar and a variety of sleeve options from sleeveless, to three-quarter length, to full length and the option of a one-toggle closure design element. Use a medium weight double knit with a trendy design like black/hot pink diamond double knit and cream/black animal print double knit, or a lightweight tweed like brown/teal tweed wool suiting to create a stunning and fashionable design from this pattern.

This simple tunic pattern by McCall’s is perfect for fall, complete with the ever-popular convertible cuff sleeve that allows sleeves to effortlessly go from long to short – a useful design detail for those transitional weeks between summer and autumn. Use a lightweight, solid colored jersey knit like pewter grey jersey knit, cranberry red jersey knit, or vibrant purple jersey knit for a breathable, super comfortable flowing top.

This flirty bias skirt pattern by Vogue Patterns is labeled “very easy,” it has a side zipper, raised waist and has options for varied skirt length as well as a high-low hem shape option. Perfect for medium weight fall fabrics – for example, stretch knits like sandy tan double knit and eggplant purple double knit, stretch wovens like black linen, and stretch wool flannels like pale green wool flannel twill and smoke black flannel.

Lightweight fall jackets are a necessity. This easy Vogue pattern is for a semi-fitted lined jacket complete with flattering princess seams and fun design elements like two-piece sleeves with shaped lower edging, and contrast collar band. Pick a lightweight crepe or lightweight gabardine for this pattern and use synthetic leather for the sleeves and collar to make the look even more fashion-forward.

A semi-fitted, full-skirted dress is the perfect go-to fall garment. This pattern from McCall’s has a sexy back zipper, the option of a V or bateau neck and a range of sleeve options from sleeveless, to short, to three-quarter length. Make this fun flirty pattern in a medium weight woven like challis, crepe, or gabardine.

September 12, 2014 — Shopify API