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We usually start our newsletters by sharing lots of great fabrics, and then mention a few garments you could make with those featured fabrics. Today’s newsletter is a little different: we’re treating the newsletter the same way you might if you walk into the shop (or visit the website) with a specific project and pattern in mind. Your chosen pattern becomes your shopping list, and your visit is all about selecting the perfect fabric and notions for your project. Today we’re focusing on a few great patterns for fall, and walking you through finding the fabric and notions that will help make your garment a reality. P.S. We’ve given some suggestions here, but always consult with the pattern package for complete notion needs for your garment!

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When we first saw Cashmerette’s Canton Moto Jacket pattern, we knew it would be a great fit for fall and the perfect project for our gorgeous deadstock wool coatings! We’ll choose a bold plaid wool to make this cool statement piece. Zippers and snaps are essential to this jacket’s look, so we’ll select a metal finish that brings everything together. For a lining, we recommend a Bemberg rayon, a cotton lawn, or even a cozy cotton flannel for a bit of extra warmth!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grainline Studio’s Austin Dress has been a staple of our summer wardrobe, and we’re excited to wear it this autumn, too! A fall Austin calls for fabrics like our Japanese Cotton Pinwale Corduroy or a midweight  linen—light enough to work with the gathered skirt construction, but substantial enough to keep us comfortable in cooler weather. Since this dress includes two rows of eight buttons, choosing the perfect button style is a big decision!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We love that Tilly and the Buttons’ Cleo Pinafore Dress is designed for beginning sewists, that it’s a great introduction to sewing with midweight fabrics like denim, canvas, and corduroy, and that it’s the perfect opportunity to use a Dungarees Hardware Kit from Kylie and the Machine! We’d love to wear this cute jumper in corduroy or canvas this fall, and pair it with a long-sleeved Nikko Top in a fun striped knit.
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So, you’re ready to attempt sewing a fitted, structured pair of pants—sounds like this fall is the perfect time to sew a pair of jeans! A stretch jeans pattern like the Ames Jeans, the Ginger Jeans, or the Ash Jeans is a great place to start, and stretch denim can be a big help as you seek the perfect fit! Our best advice for sewing jeans is to double-check your body measurements and to baste all of your seams to check (and adjust) fit as you go. There’s truly nothing like a custom-fit pair of jeans—it’s a challenging project, but sewing your own is so worth it! We carry all the notions you’ll need for jeans-making, and you can find those listed below. 
 
You’ll definitely want a shirt to match those custom-fit jeans, and this fall we’re all about the Double Gauze Ginghams from Atelier Brunette—the two sides of the fabric feature two sizes of gingham for lots of design possibilities. We’ll choose a classic button-up pattern like the Archer, and we’ll of course pick the perfect Atelier Brunette Joy Enamel Buttons to match!
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