The fall fashions are here, and the various Fashion Weeks around the world inspire me to make something new. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look through my fabric stash and see which of my favorite looks I could replicate by using material I already have. Want to see what I came up with?
What’s your favorite fall look? For complete coverage of the collections (both here and abroad), visit style.com or the New York Times. And if you are a sewist, what have you got in mind for fall?
I’ve had the turquoise wool for a couple of years now. I love this color and go through periods of wanting to wear only this shade of blue. It would be perfect for a knock-off of this Burberry Prorsum coat.
Phillip Lim showed a slouchy trouser that intrigued me. The charcoal dobby cotton-and-wool knit has the perfect drape for these gaucho-meets-harem style pants.
Silk chiffon takes some courage to use, and thus this lovely piece has been sitting for a year or two while I summon up mine. Lots of sheer fabrics were shown for Fall 2011, and I think a diaphanous layer over the blue chiffon would have the same feeling as this Narciso Rodriguez dress.
My favorite collection was Theyskens’ Theory—it was full of simple yet sophisticated silhouettes and great individual pieces. I loved this pairing of the long crinkled skirt and the leather jacket. The purple linen I bought in Paris would make the perfect flowing skirt, and I can accessorize with my leather obi to create a similar look.