The colder weather is almost upon us, which means there are lots of new autumn and winter fashion trends to enjoy in the coming months. If you enjoy designing your very own Autumn wardrobe, you can easily replicate some of these trends when creating your warmer clothes for the next season. Or if you are looking to switch up your interiors as we increasingly spend more time at home you can do this relatively quickly with a change in cushion, curtain or even lampshade fabric! If you would like to learn more about the new fabric trends for this Autumn, please feel free to continue reading.
In the sewing community we are always pleased when we can harness trends that will last longer than the current season and increasingly fashion editors are championing a more sustainable approach to fashion which is good to see. All our Autumn/Winter 20/21 fabric recommendations are therefore intended to last beyond a single season.
Fun plaid fabrics
Thanks to the return of 80s and 90s-style prints which have become so popular in recent years, plaid is certainly one of the biggest trends this autumn/winter season and this time in brighter colours. From coats, blouses and skirts, to tops, trousers and hats, plaid and tartan patterns are everywhere and are perfect for the colder months. Plaid has been worked in all manner of clothing items.
The plaid design works well with a wide variety of styles, giving you the opportunity to really experiment, you just need to choose the right type of material for your garment - such as cotton or wool finishes.
Here at Fabrics Galore, we have a wide range of plaid and tartan fabrics available for you to choose from, such as our ‘Clueless’ range, which is named after the film Clueless, available in 9 colour combinations.
Suede and suedette fabrics
Suede and suedette fabric have been seen mostly on skirts and jackets, bringing elements of 70s fashion into our outfits. Suede has a fuzzy finish which often makes garments look that little bit more expensive. Its soft and unique texture often makes the material really hard to clean, which is when suedette is such a great option You just need to remember that it is often much thicker and slightly trickier to work with compared to other fabrics. However, in general, using suedette fabric means your finished project is going to be durable, breathable, tear resistant, water and stain resistant, and washable. Our suedette fabrics are perfect for use in home furnishing.
Corduroy is very much making a comeback and working with this material might become your new obsession for the autumn and winter season. This is another fabric which is considered vintage and derived from 70s fashion, especially with the colour choices. One of the easiest ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is by creating your own blazer, which is a super-stylish choice that can be dressed up with trousers, or even dressed down with jeans and trainers - it is completely up to you.
If you are looking to design something slightly different, our corduroy fabrics can be the perfect choice if you would like to design a gorgeous pinafore dress. Corduroy looks great in so many different ways, so it depends entirely on how you would like your autumn wardrobe to look.
Ponte de roma fabrics
The return of the bodycon look in a more elegant interpretation this Autumn means only one thing: beautifully soft ponte de roma in a classic camel shade! Not only on trend but also if you are looking for the perfect fabric for the unpredictable British weather, ponte de roma is the ideal choice for you. This fabric can easily be implemented into any outfit and works well with so many different body shapes. It can be found in soft, stretchy dresses, polo shirts, and tops, as well as draped garments. No matter whether you are looking to sew your own pencil skirt, bodycon dress or even a warm winter cardigan, ponte de roma fabric is so versatile.
From a fashion perspective, if you dislike clingy clothing, using ponte de roma is a great way to avoid this as its thicker texture will give you a more flattering look. Its double-jersey structure means that it’s much heavier and stretchier than more traditional jersey fabrics, so is ideal for any garment which needs to be more structured and durable.
Would you like to buy Autumn fabrics online?
As a business, we have a range of different fabric colours and prints available for you to choose from - both for dressmaking and furnishing projects. We have been stocking the highest quality fabrics since our store first opened over 25 years ago, so we consider ourselves experts in this world! If you are interested in learning more about our fabric collections, please call us on 020 7738 9589, and we would be happy to assist.