Those lovely, surprisingly warm Autumn days seem to have vanished suddenly, in a gust of wind and rain and snow and hail. Yikes! Winter has arrived!
And of course, one of the best things about colder weather is the excuse to stay inside and sew with lovely, cozy, luxurious fabrics. ;-)
Looking for some winter sewing inspiration? Here's some of our favourites from the store....
Cold weather is always a good time to break out jeans, paired with cozy knits and boots. Like looser fitting jeans? The new Morgan boyfriend jeans from Closet Case Patterns has that perfect mix of slouchy and fitted, and comes with button fly or zip fly options. Prefer a slimmer fit? The Jamie jeans by Named are a popular option, and have some unique tailoring details.
Long sleeved tees go perfectly with jeans for colder days. The Paola turtleneck tee from Named will keep you cozy and warm - try making it in a merino knit for extra coziness. The Concord tee from Cashmerette has several different neckline and sleeve options - great for mixing and matching your favourite styles.
Prefer your tops to be a bit more structured, or looking for winter wear for the office? The Jolaine shirt from Republique du Chiffon feaures shaped front and back yokes, pockets, and cuffs at the wrists. The Quinn shirt from Named is a more edgy, modern take on a shirt, with it's overlapping collar, centre front vent, and French cuffs.
Knit dresses (especially made in merino or wool blends!) are great for everywhere from the office to a lazy Sunday on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea. For a more casual fit, you could try the Marianne dress by Christine Haynes. Or a classic fit-and-flare style with the Moneta dress by Colette.
And of course, winter calls for winter coats! There are a lot of coats to choose from at Sew Indie NZ - everything from long trench coats to short swingy retro jackets. The ones above are the Harriet lumber jacket from Named,and theQuart coat from Pauline Alice.
To make it easier to find patterns for colder weather, we've put them all together in a collection. Go on, why not treat yourself to a sewing weekend! ;-)