fall sewing inspiration – shirts

September 24, 2014

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.


ย 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?