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The streets of New York City are buzzing this week with celebrities and influencers attending all the Spring 2019 Ready to Wear shows. I know fall is just starting, but the designers always show their spring collections at the start of fall, and their fall collections at the start of spring. This gives buyers time to shop what styles they want in their boutiques! The spring shows are always so much fun and give the end of summer a boost of bright colors and patterns. Read on to see some of my favorite looks that have walked the runway so far, and how you can sew the looks…

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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera showed on Monday, and the collection consisted of many amazing occasion clothes like long sleeved maxi dresses, playful evening jumpsuits and tons of off-the-shoulder silhouettes. I loved all the airy white styles with sheer sleeves (since I’m in wedding dress mode!) as well as the bold prints as seen in the middle look.

Carolina Herrera Get the Look

You can even start sew these spring trends now for fall with both our High Neck Maxi Dress and white Victorian Maxi Dress.

Anna Sui

Anna Sui has always been one of my favorite fashion designers, and in fashion school I often pulled inspiration from her runway designs. She always does boho right – with a certain glamour to it! My favorite pieces in this collection were her western blouses, flowing sparkling gowns, and high fashion beach wear with a 70s’ nod.

Anna Sui Get the Look

Break out your embroidery machines and get the look with this blouse pattern, then for an evening look sew up our golden Party Dress pattern.

Calvin Luo

Calvin Luo, up and coming designer often shows pieces blurring the boundaries separating mens and womenswear. What drew me to his spring 2019 collection were all the fur accents – especially that dress pictured in the middle.

Calvin Luo Get the Look

When I saw the fur trimmed skirts I immediately thought of the Pattern Play project I did for the Dec/Jan 2018 issue of Sew News Magazine where I modified a BurdaStyle skirt pattern to eliminate a panel seam and add wide fur trim. You can see the tutorial in the digital issue of the magazine.

Michael Kors

I always look forward to the Michael Kors shows during New York Fashion Week – “It May Be Gloomy Out There, But It’s Always Sunny at Michael Kors” - vogue.com! That’s so true, as he showed many bright, pattern mixed designs that brought a smile to me face and got me extra excited for Spring 2019.

Michael Kors Get the Look

For a fun floral spring/summer dress that is so Michael Kors, try sewing our Flounce Floral Dress. Then for the icy blue metallic suit look, start with this blazer pattern.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler is another one of my favorite designers and even have a skirt of theirs that I scored at a sample sale in NYC. I love their edge, and this collection’s nineties tone was everything! The washed out denim, leather, and tie dye was done in a retro but wearable way. I’m also here for all the oversized silhouettes.

Proenza Schouler Get the Look

Combine the oversized blouse looks with the metallic accessories with our Metallic Pocket Skirt, then accent with a waistcoat like this pattern!

What better time to kickstart your fall sewing with some New York Fashion Week inspiration and 15% off ALL patterns here for the month of September to celebrate National Sewing Month!

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Make sure to use coupon code SEWMONTH18 at checkout and also shop our past sewing months kits – 2017 National Sewing Month Kit; 2016 National Sewing Month Kit.

Happy Sewing!

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    Today, 07.33 AMby JMCarr

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    Sep 17, 2018, 10.37 PMby Evmorales

    I love these articles, but it is kind of sad for the designers to realize that we could make something they think “new” and fshion forward…from a magazine from months/years before. Thanks Megan for making all of us “high end” fashion designers!

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    Sep 16, 2018, 07.33 PMby MissyMia

    My thought: sure hope that ‘fur’ on those fur trimmed skirts are not the skins of animals; there’s enough quality fake fur nowadays that barbarism in the name of ‘fashion’ is not something defendable. Frankly I’m appalled that designers still indulge in this distasteful practise.

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    Sep 16, 2018, 06.20 AMby Deanna31

    I always look forward to these posts

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    Sep 13, 2018, 06.13 PMby Nefertiiri

    2 thoughts: two thumbs up, Michael Kors, for using a runway model who actually looks like a regular person. The extra tall, super thin models are lovely, but about 98% of people who don’t have that figure.

    And, to all designers - a pox on jumpsuits, I say. They are virtually impossible to fit in ready to wear — way too many measurements to get exactly right. Fitted waists jumpsuits only look good on those favoured few with perfectly flat stomachs. Non-fitted styles look like Farmer John maternity overalls. As for practicality — get ready to strip down completely every time you need the bathroom, while finding a way to keep your clothes from dragging on a public bathroom floor. Unless you’re among the couture-fitted Ladies Who Lunch, jumpsuits don’t work.

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      Sep 17, 2018, 06.14 AMby LakeWylieMom

      AMEN SISTER, AMEN! I hate jumpsuits. Who wants to sit naked on the toilet!

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      Sep 17, 2018, 10.35 PMby Evmorales

      Not all fashion is for everybpdy…get what’s suits you…

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      Sep 18, 2018, 01.43 AMby Nefertiiri

      Evmorales — I think an adult “onesie” is pretty much a mistake for anyone, but you’re right; different strokes for different folks :)

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