6 fall looks and the patterns to make them

Can you believe we’re in the middle of November already? Here is a little project I posted to Instagram and thought I would share with you here as well. Some inspiration for your fall sewing and dressing.

Let’s start with this glamorous but practical look. Not a typical blazer, but something a little more elegant, I think.

Yanaka Jacket + Hollywood Trousers

A cardigan is great for cooler weather, and this one worn alone looks a little dressier than worn over a shirt. Plus, the A-line skirt is so classic and timeless.

Melville Cardigan + Garibaldi Skirt

What’s easier than slipping on a fluid dress to start they day? Give it some shape and styling by adding a simple belt.

Gallery Dress

I love a simple cape instead of a jacket, especially when the weather is changing so rapidly as it has been recently.

Here’s a menswear-inspired look that never goes out of style. The tailored jacket and sharply pleated shirt are softened by the drape of the trousers.

Recital Shirt + Cannes Trousers

And you know I love anything menswear inspired, especially a good overcoat. But I really like to contrast that tailoring with feminine or casual details, which is why the sporty trousers and sneakers are a perfect compliment in this look.

Chaval Coat + Montauk Trousers

I hope these looks will give you some inspiration for your own sewing and how you wear the items you make! I’d love to see what you do with them.



  1. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Styling your patterns are so much fun because of the classic lines- I just added two of the looks to my sewing queue; (Yanaka & Woodland Stroll w/Hollywood pants) the patterns already in my library just waiting for some design guidance as well as fabric in my stash…of course. Thanks Liesl.

    1. I’m glad you like them! Thanks for the comment.

  2. Kristi

    Where is that gallery dress pattern?

  3. Tersa

    Great ideas! Are you ever moving back to the states? I took two classes with you in the USA and learned a lot!

    1. At this point I don’t have plans to return to live in the states, but I’ll be back frequently to see my daughter and family. Am always happy to arrange classes on my returns, also.

  4. Teresa

    Can you use wool with the Yanaka jacket like the first picture? Tasha is

    1. Absolutely, wool is great for the Yanaka! I always write a post talking about fabrics for each of our new patterns. You might be interested to read it for other fabric suggestions as well.

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