I hope you’re week went off without a hitch! We made it to the weekend!!! 🙂
I’m sure your schedule is just as, if not busier than mine, during this crazy time of year. With Christmas lists, holiday parties coming up, planning holiday meals for the family and work… My time is on a major crunch right now.
I’m not a huge fan of holidays… I value as much down-time as I can get and the holidays don’t really accommodate for that. On top of that, this year my husband and I are hosting this year’s Christmas Dinner, so…. keep me [and my sanity] in your prayers 🙂
With fashion and style constantly on the brain, instead of making festive clothes in the midst of fixing my sewing machine, I think now is as good a time as any to take a snapshot of this year’s fashion (and sewing trends) before we kiss 2015 goodbye!
Top Fashion Trends of 2015
1. Gingham – Formerly known as plaid or even picnic blanket-ish, has officially made its comeback this year. If you’re in the web’s blog-sphere of other sewists, you’ve seen this included in sewalongs.
Here are some fav’s selected from Vogue.
2. Tulle Skirts – For grown folks? Yep, it’s true. Tulle skirts look good on just about any age! Interested in making your own? Click HERE to see what I did last year to make one…
Check out the Huffington Posts’ take on making this look age-appropriate!
3. Culottes – Not to be confused with the familiar term, gauchos, has become a staple in many at-home seamstresses by way of Vogue Pattern V9075 & V9091 is another cute option, as true culottes not a jumpsuit. You can check out my replicas of the V9075 pattern + pattern review HERE, this post was a 2-for-1 deal HERE & HERE 🙂
Shop this look over at Zara.com
4. Kimonos – jackets, coats, cardigans – Who doesn’t appreciate a decent cardigan? They’re super functional and can be worn just about anywhere. You can dress them up or down. I personally like to pair them with a more casual look – a white tank top, jeans and shoes of your choice. I’ve been asked for a tutorial on how I’ve made mine…. so, maybe I’ll add this to my list of to-do’s.
Here are some really cute options for Kimonos!
5. High Waist Pants – I’m not sure who can technically take the credit for bringing this trend back, but it’s taken over and I hope it’s here to stay. Personally, I have a longer torso and since learning to sew, I’ve learned to appreciate the High Waist Pants! Check out my favorite sewing pattern HERE to accomplish this look.
For me, Kim K is definitely a style maven!
6. The Caplet – This is a trend that I’ve seen many sewists put together very nicely. I haven’t taken the chance to jump into making one yet, but here are a few very stylish looks!
7. Pleated skirts – box pleats, car wash pleats – This particular trend has blown up all over social media and I’m sure made many a sew-at-home queens very BUSY! These skirts are fairly easy to make and for the most part, you don’t even need a pattern. This skirt is one of my favorites and is so easy to make!!
8. The Shirt-Dress – Hands down, one of the best casual looks of the year! To be able to throw on some tennis shoes, grab your bag n go – this is the look for me 🙂
Harper’s Bazaar selected several popular looks, check out just a few HERE!
The great thing is, you can easily dress this look up, with just as much ease.
While I didn’t list all fashion trends for the year, these are by far, my top picks!
What Fashion / Style trends did you fall in love with this year?
Be sure to leave your comments below!
Until next time,