Winter is here and that means it is the perfect time to get cosy with our winter-ready fabrics and sewing patterns!
When it comes to planning your winter wardrobe, you don't need to sacrifice style over warmth and comfort. Choosing the right combination of patterns and fabrics will allow you to showcase your style and keep you toasty warm. In this blog post, we'll explore a some of our sewing patterns along with fabric choices to create a perfect match!
As the colder months approach, we all yearn for that perfect winter loungewear. There's nothing quite like wrapping yourself in cozy fabrics and feeling effortlessly chic. Today we’ll discover some fantastic patterns and fabrics that will have you feeling cozy and chic all season long. Get ready to indulge in the art of lounging with elegance and discover the perfect pieces to elevate your winter wardrobe.
Closet Core Patterns Mile End Sweatshirt and Plateau Joggers
Closet Core Patterns' Mile End Sweatshirt is a modern twist on a classic staple. With its slouchy, oversized fit and clever details, it's a pattern you'll love. Choose from the classic crewneck style, add a twist with the gathered front band and fabric tie, or opt for the unique crossover neckline and kangaroo pocket.
Another gem from Closet Core Patterns is the Plateau Joggers. These elevated knit jogging pants feature a high rise, wrap-around pockets, and a comfy elastic waist. With a relaxed fit and optional drawstring waist, they are the epitome of loungewear comfort.
The Modern Sewing Co. Sunday Trackies and Rib Sweater
Another great option for loungewear patterns is The Modern Sewing Co.'s Sunday Trackies. Designed with comfort in mind, these trackies are simple, easy, and roomy in fit. They are meant to feel like a second skin on those lazy Sundays when all you want is to relax and unwind. Pair them with The Modern Sewing Co.'s Rib Sweater, and you'll have the ultimate loungewear ensemble.
For those looking for a versatile loungewear piece that can transition between seasons, The Rib Sweater is a must-try. With its clean and sophisticated design, featuring a two-piece sleeve, a simple collar, and three welt pockets, it's a true wardrobe staple.
Bamboo Dream FleeceLet's talk fabrics because the right fabric choice can elevate your loungewear to a whole new level of comfort. Our range of
Bamboo Dream Terry FleeceFabrics are perfect for winter loungewear. They are soft, cozy, and provide that extra warmth you crave during the colder months.
This gorgeous bamboo sweatshirt fleece that feels as soft as a cloud and with its brushed fleece back, it offers the ultimate comfort and warmth. This fabric is perfect for sweatpants, sweatshirts, cardigans, and other layering garments. Available in a range of colours,
Bamboo Dream Terry Fleeceis the perfect fabric to bring your winter loungewear dreams to life.
When it comes to winter sewing, one item that should definitely be on your radar is a fabulous pair of trousers. The beauty of winter trousers lies in their versatility. Whether you're going for a casual day out or a fancy evening event, there's a style that suits every occasion.
Closet Core Mitchell Trousers
These high-waisted beauties feature a fly front zipper and a hidden waistband facing for a sleek and continuous silhouette. The deep pleats in the front enclose a unique angled pocket, adding a touch of stylish flair. Choose between a tapered leg ending at the ankle or a full-length wide leg with adjustable waist straps for a touch of versatility.
Pattern - Mitchell Trousers
Peach Twill FabricThe Peach Twill fabric is a stunning cotton twill with a delightful soft finish that feels luxurious to the touch. Although it doesn't have a visible nap, the slight brushing of the cotton gives it a peachy feel, making it even more appealing. With its weight of 245 gsm (approximately 7.2oz) and 3% elastane for a touch of stretch, it is an excellent choice for bottom-weight projects such as jeans, trousers, and lightweight jackets like denim jackets or chore coats. Its versatility and comfortable stretch make it a fantastic fabric for creating stylish and comfortable garments.
The Modern Sewing Co. - Daphne Trousers
These smart and flattering trousers boast a high waist and a wide leg, making them a go-to choice for a polished look. The 'easy-fit' construction method allows you to tailor the cut to your specific body shape, ensuring a perfect fit. Opt for mid-heavy weight denims or twills for these trousers, and you'll achieve that effortlessly chic vibe.
Pattern - Daphne Trouser
Oeko-Tex 4.5 Wale Cotton Chunky Corduroy
Who can resist the allure of corduroy? The Oeko-Tex 4.5 Wale Cotton Chunky Corduroy is a truly delightful fabric that exudes high quality and comfort. Soft, smooth, and made from fine cotton fibers, this jumbo 4.5 wale corduroy adds a chunky effect to your winter wardrobe. Ideal for pants and jackets, it's a fabric that will have you feeling warm and stylish all season long. Its Oeko-Tex certification ensures that it meets stringent environmental and social standards, making it a sustainable and responsible choice for your sewing projects.
Closet Core- Jenny Overalls & Trousers
If you're a fan of vintage workwear, the Jenny Overalls & Trousers by Closet Core Patterns are perfect for you. Inspired by classic overalls and wide-leg trousers, Jenny offers an ultra-high rise, functional details, and a comfortable fit that lasts all day long. With optional details like curved slash front pockets, faux fly front, and back patch pockets, you can truly make it your own.
Pattern - Jenny Trousers
Designer Deadstock Blue Cotton Denim Fabric
Indulge in the timeless appeal of the Designer Deadstock Blue Cotton Denim Fabric. This lightweight Italian denim offers a classic blue hue that is synonymous with timeless style. Crafted from 100% cotton, it provides the ideal choice for non-stretch denim projects. As part of our designer deadstock collection, this fabric is a limited edition, ensuring its exclusivity. Once sold through, it won't be restocked, making it a rare find for your one-of-a-kind creations.
Who says dresses are only for the warmer months? Winter is the perfect time to rock a fabulous dress. Whether you're running errands, attending a cozy gathering with friends, or celebrating a special event, a winter dress can be the perfect choice.
They are the perfect canvas for layering and experimenting with different styles. You can wear them as they are, or pair them with tights, boots, scarves, and jackets to create a stunning winter ensemble.
Closet Core Patterns - The Nicks Dress
The Nicks Dress is all about bohemian glamour. With its soft gathering, delicate details, and multiple variations, it's a joy to make and even more delightful to wear. Choose between different sleeve lengths, neckline finishes, and skirt tiers to customize it to your taste and style. opt for long sleeves with an elastic gathered cuff to add that cozy winter touch.
Pattern - The Nicks Dress
Atelier Jupe Winter Viscose FabricFor those seeking a touch of French elegance, Atelier Jupe Winter Viscose Fabric is a dream come true. Soft, smooth, and drapey. Plus, it's sourced from FSC-certified forests, Oeko-Tex certified, and free from harmful substances.
Tilly and the Buttons’ Lyra Shirt Dress
This on-trend dress offers endless versatility. The easy-fitting bodice, button front opening, and gathered skirt make it a stylish and comfortable choice. Plus, the option to add full-length billowy sleeves with elasticated cuffs and side seam pockets makes this dress a practical and stylish choice for winter.
Pattern - Lyra Shirt Dress
Roo-tid EcoVero Viscose Fabric
If you're looking for sustainable fabrics, Roo-tid EcoVero Viscose Fabric is a fantastic choice. Known for original prints on sustainably made and eco-certified fabrics, Roo-tid offers a lush green floral design on a lightweight fabric with a soft, flowing drape.
Tilly and the Buttons' Marnie Dress
If you're looking for a romantic and floaty dress, the Marnie Dress by Tilly and the Buttons is your go-to pattern. Its breezy smock-style bodice, optional tucks and ruffles, and two-piece full-length bishop sleeves adds a touch of whimsy. With two-piece full-length bishop sleeves and a keyhole back opening, this dress exudes femininity and grace.
Pattern - Marnie Dress
Lise Tailor Eco-Vero Fabric
Indulge your love for pretty prints and sustainable fabrics with Lise Tailor Eco-Vero Fabrics. This fabric range, which has been making waves in European fabric stores, is now available in NZ, offering a delightful choice for the mindful maker. The Matrioshka design showcases a folk-inspired floral print in shades of pinks, yellows, and blue against a black base colour. Made from Eco-Vero fabric, this woven and opaque material provides a wonderful drape and does not require lining. With its eco-certification and absence of stretch, it's an excellent option for bringing your creative visions to life while prioritising sustainability.
Patterns by Masin - Dayo Dress
For a dress that can be dressed up or down, check out the Dayo Dress pattern by Patterns by Masin. With its back split, balloon sleeves, neckline tucks, and shirring at the waist and cuffs, this pattern offers a classic and feminine shape. The Dayo Dress and Blouse can be dressed up or down depending on the fabric choice and accessories. It's a pattern that allows you to express your personal style and create stunning dresses for any occasion.
Pattern - Dayo Dress
Lady McElroy Chambray Linen Blend
Experience the elegance of Lady McElroy's Chambray Linen Blend Fabrics. Renowned for their exceptional quality and eco-ethical production, Lady McElroy fabrics are a true delight for any sewing enthusiast. With a stable and opaque linen blend composition, this fabric is perfect for dresses. Its subtle drape and gentle volume create a graceful silhouette.
Jennifer Lauren - Pinafore Dresses
Embrace timeless style and versatility with Jennifer Lauren's collection of pinafore dresses. The Dulcie Pinafore is a structured dress with a square neckline and a lined bodice. Its deep square pockets and princess seams offer both functionality and a flattering fit. This dress can be layered over blouses, shirts, or fitted knit tops for extra warmth in colder seasons.If you're looking for even more variety, The Ivy Pinafore pattern has got you covered. With button-down straps that can be functional or stitched in place, as well as two different silhouettes—a tent dress and a slim-fit variation—this pattern allows you to create feminine and comfortable outfits that can be worn throughout the year.
Atelier Brunette Gabardine Cotton Twill Fabric
Indulge in the luxurious quality of Atelier Brunette Gabardine BCI Cotton Twill fabric. Known for their impeccable craftsmanship and contemporary designs, Atelier Brunette doesn't disappoint with this collection. With a weight of 364gsm (approximately 10.7 oz), this fabric is perfect for creating durable garments. Crafted with non-stretch properties, this fabric offers stability and structure without the need for lining. Elevate your sewing projects with this exquisite fabric that combines style and durability effortlessly.
Get Inspired!Choosing suitable patterns and fabrics is key to creating a stylish and cozy winter wardrobe. I encourage you to embrace your creativity and experiment with different styles and materials to create your own unique winter wardrobe. Remember, comfort and warmth should always be prioritised, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on style. With the right patterns and fabrics, you can achieve a perfect balance.
Now, it's your turn! I invite you to share your winter sewing creations with us by tagging @harmerandhuff on Instagram.
Let's inspire and support each other as we embark on this winter sewing journey together.