Winter Sewing Inspiration

Winter is a great time to reinvigorate your sewing. You’re just coming out of Christmas where you were most likely sewing a million and one things for everyone but yourself, and the start of a new year is perfect for some selfish sewing.

As we are now entering several months of freezing, wet, nasty hibernation weather, this is the time to boil the kettle, put on your wool socks, crank some jazz, and do some sewing just for you.

To kick off this sewing season, I turned to Pinterest (where else?) to give me some winter wardrobe inspiration. I find it to be a great way to discover trends and styles that I like, which then gives me an idea of the types of patterns I should be looking for.

Here are the winter vibes I’ve been channelling lately:


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This is a mix of cozy and classy that I adore. Collared shirts, sweaters, wool dresses, and skirts of various lengths are all on my mind.

Armed with my inspiration board, I then went on the hunt to find the right patterns.

Here are the ones I’ve settled on:

Archer Shirt by Grainline Studio – I’ve been meaning to use this pattern for a while now, and I found a lovely green polkadot cotton that I think would look great!



Ultimate Trouser by Sew Over It – One thing that is missing from my wardrobe is a pair of great-fitting black skinny trousers. This is a great staple that I can wear all through winter.



Morris Blazer by Grainline Studio – When I was in Dublin last spring, I picked up a wool boucle fabric, and I’ve been waiting for the right pattern to use it. I plan to make the pattern a little looser so that I get more of a boyfriend look.


Phoebe Dress by Colette Patterns – This dress is such a staple piece! It has a classic and flattering shape, and the fact that it’s lined makes it wearable even in the worst Newfoundland winter.


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That’s my winter sewing plan! What about you? How do you plan your seasonal sewing?


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