’70s Inspired Fall Colours

Summer may still be in full swing, but September is right around the corner and that means fall fashion is on the mind. As sewers many of us try to stay a few months ahead in hopes that we might actually find the time to complete something for the correct season. So today I’m going to share a few tidbits of colour and fabric inspiration to get those fall plans moving forward!

1970s Inspired Fall Colours

One of my favourite things about this time of the year is the colours. I naturally steer towards jewel tones and earthy shades, and they’re popping up all over the place! It’s no surprise that I am thrilled to see that ’70s inspired colour palettes are still taking the reins in this autumn’s trends. Coincidentally our Nicola pattern is distinctly ’70s inspired. Funny how trends have a way of sneaking in to our lives…

nicola dress by sewaholic patterns

Both our new dress patterns (Harwood and Nicola) are wearable in a number of fabric types. In my opinion the Harwood looks amazing in crisp cottons and linens, while Nicola lends itself well to the drape of lighter weight polyester, rayon, or silk. Below are links to some fabrics we’ve been dreaming of turning into fall dresses. These are all available through various webstores.

Suggested Harwood Fabrics

For the Harwood Dress:

1. Liberty of London Classic Tana Lawn / 2. Cotton Top-Weight / 3. Washed Italian Linen / 4. Dyed Linen Blend / 5. Cotton Linen Blend / 6. Cotton Poplin

Suggested Nicola Fabrics

For the Nicola Dress:

7. Polyester Crepe / 8. Rayon Challis / 9. Stretch Charmeuse / 10. Rayon Challis / 11. Textured Georgette / 12. Wool Silk

Just imagine that navy and gold dandelion print paired with dark tights and a leather saddle bag! For more fabric and styling ideas check out our Harwood and Nicola inspiration on Pinterest here. Can’t wait to see your fall colour choices!

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7 Responses to ’70s Inspired Fall Colours

  1. Dale Odberg August 24, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Very interesting! Tks so much.

  2. nothy lane August 24, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    I hate that summer is ending…but your fall prints are lovely

    • Marissa August 25, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Yes, it’s impossible to pick just one!

  3. Jan Anderson August 24, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    Oh, WOW, do these colours every bring back memories actually from the 70’s. I made almost all of my working wardrobe. Flared slacks, pleated skirts and double breasted pea jackets. Lots of prints, plaids (big plaids) autumn colours. Does anyone who can remember, the big bellbottom flared plaid slacks with the big upturned cuffs?
    Seems the 70’s patterns are also pattern. For those fortunate to have them in our stash, any suggestions on updating them.

    • Marissa August 25, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      We have some original 70’s patterns here, they’re always fun to look through! I haven’t tried making any of them for myself yet though, but it would be a fun project to add some modern updates :)

  4. Sam August 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Great thoughts, I will keep them in mind for the future as we are about to go into blazing summer here – the lovely yellow wattle is blooming along the roadsides as spring is almost sprung :)


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