Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Sewing Plans & Mood Board

Here we are at the start of another season and my brain is working overtime thinking about sewing projects and ways to change up my daily work wardrobe. My spring mood board didn’t really result in any new spring makes, but it helped me look at my fabric stash differently. I am hoping that this mood board will guide my current fabric stash organization and project prioritization.

Fabric Alchemist’s Fall 2017 Mood Board

Fashion Mood Board Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Fabric Alchemist

Familiar sights:

  • Muted colors
  • Menswear-inspired trousers
  • Mix of flowy and structured fabrics
  • Defined waist lines

What is new and unexpected:

  • Bolder prints (including large floral and painterly)
  • Mixing prints that share color schemes
  • Short boxy tops
  • More shine and luminous fabrics

I’ve been feeling a bit of a style rut. My go-to clothes are starting to feel too safe. And while I’m not jumping out with bright colors, I am interested in designs that are more eye-catching than in the past.

The color palette is clearly blues with accents of pinks, peach, beige, and lavender.

I do still see elements of the Romantic Historian (the pants, the soft fabrics), but the casual part of the Casual Cosmopolitan is only represented in the bottom row of images.

The cozy ruggedness and warm tones that I’d gravitated toward in past autumns isn’t repeating itself here. Admittedly these images reflect how I want to appear at work (once the winter coat and gloves come off), but there were not chunky sweaters or tweed blazers.

I think this warrants a bit more reflection because it seems to mirror other changes I’m adopting in life.

Vague Fall Sewing Plans

I have more fabric than I know what to do with and I need to spend time going through my fabric (and my existing wardrobe) before I can definitively say what my fall sewing projects will be. I want to make a pair of Lazo trousers, there is a dress pattern I’ve been trying to make for 4 years, and I want to make something with a fall/winter floral.

It is really hard to resist buying new fabric when I have hundreds of dollars of unused fabric sitting in my stash.  I’ll be back soon with more detailed sewing plans.

If you share my style preferences, you can see more of my Fall fashion inspiration on my Pinterest Board:

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