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fall sewing inspiration – shirts

Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, which marks the first official day of the Fall season – my favorite one! The temperature dropped down below 50 degrees Fahrenheit this week, right on schedule, so I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of cold weather clothing. Here’s a round-up of patterns, pictures, and RTW shirts that are really inspiring me right now.


Photo Sources: left and right

You really can’t go wrong with a classic plaid flannel for chilly weather, but the added corduroy elbow patches really has me inspired! Don’t be surprised if my next me-made shirt looks exactly like that. Speaking of plaid, it’s no secret that I love a good western shirt, but I especially love vintage western shirts and directional plaids like on the shirt shown above right.


 The Archer shirt pattern by Grainline Studio

I’ve made the Archer shirt several times now, but never the version with the back ruffle. I wasn’t sure if I really liked it or not, but once I saw this similar version by Anthropologie, I knew I had to add it to my list of shirts to make!


The Arabel Buttondown by Anthropologie

Novelty animal prints with contrasting cuffs and collar stands seems to be a popular look lately, which I why I adore both of these shirts from Anthropologie and Boden.


The Shirt by Boden

Simple, classic button-up shirts are my favorites but when I saw this version by Named patterns, my eyes got a little wider. It’s so awesome! The pointed collar to match the pointed yoke at the back is such a unique design feature.


The Wenona shirt pattern by Named

I love the simplicity of this vintage plaid shirt from Modcloth. The mini lace details are such a cute addition! What a great way to add femininity to a menswear inspired shirt. And, once again, I’m inspired by the directional plaid.


Vintage Country Charmer Top via Modcloth

Last but not least, I’ve added the new Deer & Doe pattern to my sewing queue! It would be perfect to wear over fleece leggings when walking Lucille around the neighborhood. I love the shaping at the waist and the peplum-y-ness at the bottom. So. Darn. Cute. Someone mentioned it has a very English Equestrian vibe and I have to agree! I wonder how it would look with my 1930s Jodhpurs? Only one way to find out!


The Bruyere shirt pattern by Deer&Doe

Do you have any shirt patterns on your Fall sewing list?