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The changing of the seasons can sometimes cause one to be melancholy— saying goodbye to warm summer days and your laissez-faire attitude towards life. But it can also be exciting, many people choose Fall as their favorite time of the year, and not only because of the changing of the leaves or apple cider— it means a new wardrobe! If you’re looking for some back to school tips (or an updated work wardrobe) read on for patterns and inspiration!

And the projects:

Channel your inner school girl with our sweet full skirt. Try it in crepe wool for the Fall, a tartan pattern or plaid this this burdastyle babe in her plaid skirt + petticoat!

Bag it with one of these cool bags: be boho fabulous with our printed cotton boho bag; or try this trendy and utilitarian paint splattered bag pattern.

Fall means finding the right coats and jackets— which can be super tricky! If you love a trench coat, try this bright red trench coat; if you prefer a sportier look, try the royal blue tailored jacket in sweatshirt material.

Has anyone noticed how cool Angela Kane is? Well I have, and am psyched that she’s added yet another new pattern— this one is 5 T-shirts-in-1, you can’t get much better than that!

And many folks say that dresses are their favorite pieces of clothing (besides jeans that is) so look how sweet this cherry pickin’ dress is; and this sweetly detailed (and free) candy sundress pattern!

And we can’t forget your feet! Have you ever wanted to take a stab at shoemaking? Well, if you find it too daunting, try Alison’s fabric covered shoes tutorial to coordinate your dress and shoes; or you can DIY your sandals!


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    Aug 27, 2011, 12.30 AMby lily yey

    hI :) like some dislike others :P first like brown skirt with beige blouse -can wear everywhere at work , party , or cozy diner, but the red one reminds me " i love Luce" times <3 well i mean if you wanna have big but that’s what you need. bags sorry don’t like them – not comfy the candy sundress is to cheap without any accessory or a jacket cherry pickin’ dress is just for picking chary or for a garden what about those DIY your sandals! omg u need to be a devil to wear them and i dont wanna talk about others

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    Aug 24, 2011, 02.39 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    The beret is darling…but summer isn’t over yet…I’m still wearing my white Mary Janes until Labor Day, by golly. I hate it when people talk about summer being over when it’s still hot and it’s still CLEARLY summer. People, it snows soon enough. Get over and enjoy today Today!

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    Aug 23, 2011, 08.24 PMby MientjiB

    The patterns in this post are lovely! Though I must say, the Angela Kane T-shirt picture is awful and disappointing – some marketers obviously still think that women have to assume poses that reduce them to overt sexual objects before they can sell clothing. The Burda picture for the tailored jacket, and the member photos show that women simply enjoying themselves and their lives are far more beautiful – and dignified!

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    Aug 23, 2011, 10.46 AMby ndimi

    Terrific selection of patterns, thanks for posting this. I think these patterns could be used year round, so they make a great “wardrobe starter” thread too.

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    Aug 23, 2011, 10.22 AMby raving

    Love the Angela Kane tank tops! I wish I had the right fabric to make them perfect. Fall means I get to bring out my wool skirts!

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    Aug 23, 2011, 02.36 AMby nouvellegamine

    the boots, the blouse, the brown skirt- totally my go to look for fall!

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    Aug 22, 2011, 09.25 PMby Whitehaus

    Obsessed with the KEDS!!

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