A/W 2020 catwalk inspired sewing patterns

A/W 2020 catwalk inspired sewing patterns

I never really feel that confident with what I’m sewing during summer but when Autumn comes around I am ALL. OVER. IT. This is my element.

I love trawling through photos of fashion weeks (it is actually my dream to go to one so if anyone wants to hook me up then please do!) so I thought I’d put my time to good use and give you some inspiration for five trends that are set to be big this year.

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1. Babydoll Glow Up

The babydoll got a grown up glow up. With ruffles galore and an a-line shape, these dresses are dreamily ethereal whilst being super comfy. Hack the Indigo dress to have puffed sleeves and make in a printed cotton for everyday wear or take inspiration from Ulla Johnson and make in taffeta and wear with thigh high boots for a statement evening look.


From left to right: Cynthia Rowley, Lanvin, Stine Goya, Ulla Johnson

Sewing patterns

From left to right: Lenaline Patterns Dasha dress*, Deer and Doe Myosotis dress, Friday Pattern Company Wilder gown, Friday Pattern Company Adrienna dress

2. Big Sleeve Energy

Perfect for smuggling secret snacks into the bar, the statement sleeve is here to stay. Whether you use the Romy dress to create a Self Portrait inspired off the shoulder look or go for princess vibes by making up the Yoke dress in tulle, these sewing patterns pack a punch.


From left to right: Self Portrait, Dries Van Noten, Richard Quinn, Rodarte

Sewing patterns

From left to right: Appoline patterns Romy dress, Mood patterns Ginger dress, Lenaline patterns Tasha blouse*, Beaute J’adore Yoke dress and top

3. Maxing Out

One thing is for sure with A/W 2020, if you’re into staying warm you’re in luck as the maxi coat was big news. With a slim shape and belted waist these coats are all cosy and stylish.


From left to right: Ermanno Scervino, Gabriela Hearst, Salvotore Dragone, Self Portrait

Sewing patterns

From left to right: By Hand London Rumana coat, Orageuse patterns Riga coat*, Named Clothing Isla trench, Our Lady of Leisure Hot Toddy coat*

4. Suits You

The co-ord has been around for a few years now but this year it is back and its boxier than ever. Paired with a-line skirts to balance out the large shoulder pads that were on the catwalks this fashion trend would make Cher from Clueless proud. And the best thing about making your own is that you get to choose your ideal skirt and blazer shape.


From left to right: Eckhaus Latta, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Oscar de la Renta

Sewing patterns – blazers

From left to right: Homer and Howells Blair jacket, Papercut patterns Stacker jacket, Schnittchen Holly jacket, Style Arc Adelaide jacket

Sewing patterns – skirts

From left to right: Named Clothing Eleonora, Lenaline patterns Antonina*, Style Sew Me Janelle skirt, Fig & Needle Crestwood skirt

5. Throwing Capes

Throwing capes… throwing shapes… geddit? No…? Ok moving swiftly on… the cape was all over the Oscars red carpet this year so it’s no surprise that it’s coming back. No longer the domain of superheroes, witches and little girls skipping through woods, these capes are FasHuN daaaahling.


From left to right: Giambattista Valli, Caroline Herrera, Celine, Michael Kors

Sewing patterns

From left to right: Our Lady of Leisure Caribou*, Mood Winterberry cape, Sew Over It Chic cape, Wear Lemonade Thelma cape

Would you wear any of these trends? I’ve recently made myself a skirt and jacket co-ord and a maxi coat, plus I own many smock dresses and you guys know I *love* a statement sleeve! I haven’t hopped on the capes trend yet but am tempted by the Mood cape for ultimate fairytale vibes.


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