The latest issue of Fibre Mood could not have come at a better time as we are bursting with ideas and plans for our Autumn Wardrobe! With 14 brand new patterns you are sure to find that perfect piece that is missing from your autumn wardrobe.
Read on for all the details of each pattern, including fabric suggestions and our top fabric picks.
Loose-fitting and wonderfully casual: Dunya goes for oversized and is therefore the perfect jacket to wear over your sporty, but also casual-chic look. The large, rounded side slits give the jacket extra comfort. Dunya is also lined and therefore the perfect layer to stay cosy during your autumn walks. The relaxed look is also in the details: the patch pockets, the 1-piece collar and the sleeves with cuffs that can easily be turned up.
Tip: not a fan of oversized? Then just make the jacket 1-2 sizes smaller.
Fabric Suggestions: A beautiful padded fabric is a dream match, but boiled wool, bouclé and flannel are also ideal options for Dunya.
The all-time favourite in your closet: an elegant top upgrades denims (for that “nice top and jeans” look) and always pairs beautifully with fancy bottoms for a more dressy look. This loose model stands out thanks to the playful pleats that create nice volume on the shoulders. The bias tape around the neckline and keyhole opening in the center back seam complete Eza. Elegance and comfort are also found in the sleeves pleated into cuffs to add more volume.
Fabric Suggestions: With Eza you can choose both supple and lighter fabrics or stiffer and heavier fabrics. Into drama? Then experiment, for example, with fine corduroy, denim, poplin, leather or seersucker. If you like it a little more subtle, choose fluid fabrics with little or no texture such as viscose (crepe), lyocell, satin, chambray... Both solid and print are perfect, but especially a stripe pattern provides a very refreshing effect.
All eyes on... the voluminous sleeves with deep cuffs! Flowing, playful and the eye-catcher of this blouse. Gathers at the sleeve head and pleats at the hem create the wow effect. This blouse with V-neck cut and gathers at the shoulder line does not have an oversized cut, so all the attention goes to the sleeves. By the way, also note the button placket ... choose beautiful buttons for a detail that makes the blouse extra graceful.
Fabric Suggestions: Such beautiful statement sleeves naturally call for a somewhat stiffer fabric such as poplin, raw silk, nylon, organza... If you prefer to work with a lighter-weight fabric, choose for example voile cotton, muslin, seersucker, crepon or thin viscose. This will make Lulu more fluid and less bulky.
Two autumn trends in one sewing project: after the cargo trousers, this season there is also the cargo skirt for a cool silhouette. Plus the denim skirt is popping up everywhere.
But of course, Marah keeps all options open: denim is definitely not a must and you can tune the length according to your preference. For example a maxi skirt with a long slit in the centre back or a cool mini skirt.
And the pockets? You decide that too… go for the maximum number - pockets with flaps on the side seam, back pockets, curved front pockets - or just leave them out. In short. this skirt with a shaped waistband, belt loops and zip closure is an autumn challenge not to be missed.
Fabric Suggestions: Denim is an absolute top choice but other sturdier fabrics such as cotton twill, (fine) corduroy, faux leather or nylon will also work. Another tip: with a woven jacquard you get a very surprising effect, either a solid colour or with a cool print? Marah is super flexible!
Double pleated trousers are a keeper: elegant thanks to the pleats that start from the waistband and also wonderfully comfortable thanks to the mobility they create. Naima is a loose model with a low crotch, focusing on a relaxed fit. We opted for a 7/8 length, but you can of course adjust it to your taste.
More details: the trousers have a shaped waistband and a piece of elastic in the back for flexibility. Furthermore, we also have a fly closure with zip and front slash pockets.
Fabric Suggestions: So many options, from cotton to wool and from a neutral hue to an exuberant print. To help with any choice stress, here is some guidance: Naima is at her best in a stiffer fabric, think denim, cotton twill, (fine) corduroy, poplin, gabardine, leather.
Roya Dress and Top
Simply beautiful: this free-fitting basic dress exudes class in a casual way, making it a dream basic in your wardrobe. For the sleeves, you can choose between two options: a long, narrow sleeve with gathers at the sleeve head or a shorter sleeve that flares towards the hem. Finally, the round neck with neck band gives the dress a stylish, classic look.
Rainbow Stripe in Pink Cotton Jersey
Fabric Suggestions: To make your dream dress, start with a jersey made of cotton, viscose, wool, lyocell, bamboo, for example... Make sure the knitted fabric is not too thin or it will cling to the body. Tip: a nice rib knit with sufficient weight is a perfect match.
We have a favourite jumper every autumn and this one already stands a good chance of ending up at the top of your list: Soraya is an oversized model with a neckband to snuggle up in. The sleeves are simplicity itself: straight and long. The length is up to you: a little longer at the hips or playfully cropped. The surprising thing about this jumper are the ribbons, allowing you to play with a ruched effect. Not such a fan? You can of course leave them out and opt for a streamlined style.
Fabric suggestions: Rib jersey, French terry, scuba, interlock, knitted jacquard, velvet...there are different options for Soraya, so long as it is a knit fabric and a bit stretchy!
Wide, floor-length trousers are a definite must in your autumn wardrobe. Dressy and über-feminine, but at the same time you can also style these trousers for a sporty vibe. Thara adds extra playfulness with the side slits. You can optionally add side slits in a colour combination of your choice (you can read more about this in the instructions.)
Other details: the waist is finished with a facing, there is a concealed zipper in the side seam and the front has a decorative pintuck.
Fabric Suggestions: Make Thara in a fabric with enough weight for it to drape nicely, but not too stiff. Our favourite? A heavy crepe fabric.
Hello Indian Summer: this cropped blouse with cropped sleeves has a lovely relaxed vibe and is perfect for late summer days. Party planned during autumn? Ulima will instantly have you in party mood with the cropped length. deep V neck. faux button fastening and elastic at the hem.
Fabric Suggestions: Ulima falls for supple fabrics such as viscose (crepe). silk. lyocell. seersucker. crepon. chambray. double gauze... A completely different. but equally beautiful effect is achieved with somewhat stiffer fabrics such as stonewashed poplin.
The mid-season jacket with extra punch: the bomber jacket is the toughest option anyway. Vinny also goes for typical bomber jacket features such as the elasticated hem & sleeves and style of collar, whilst the pleated sleeves and the patch pocket on the left sleeve give it that something extra. And of course this practical jacket has pockets, in this case welt pockets with flap, although you can also leave this out if you feel like more straightforward sewing.
Fabric Suggestions: There are many fabrics that lend themselves to making a bomber jacket. From a woven woollen coat fabric to a knitted woollen (jacquard) jersey. but also jumper fabric, ponte roma, scuba or neoprene: all beautiful options that give the bomber jacket extra character. Satin. embroidered fabrics. woven jacquard. imitation leather and felt create a completely different effect. but are just as beautiful.
Yushu Top and Dress
A T-shirt or a dress, you decide, but with Yushu you get a simple basic. Stylish without a ton of major design features, because this style is straightforward. And yet there is a surprising extra: the pleats on the shoulders and the shoulder pads give your T-shirt or dress that extra touch.
Fabric suggestions: This pattern is one for fans of knits. Plenty of choice, as tricot made of cotton, viscose, wool, lyocell, bamboo or mixture of these are all options!
This short dress is the perfect mix between playful and office-proof. A fitted waist and elegant flow around the upper body contrasts nicely with the mini skirt and long sleeves. Many extras make it a strong overall silhouette, such as the faux chest pockets, the elegant collar, the button fastening in the front and the gathered sleeve finished with sleeve binding and cuffs. Finally, the pockets, waistband with elastic in the back and fly closure with zip in the skirt also make it a practical must-have.
Fabric suggestions: Zahia requires a fabric with a firmer touch, so denim, cotton twill, (fine) corduroy or suede, among others, are great choices. Or go with imitation leather for an eye-catching garment.
For more details on each pattern, including fabric requirements visit the Fibre Mood website.