My Week as Guest Pinner for The McCall Pattern Company!

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As many of you know, last week I guest pinned for The McCall Pattern Company.  Usually, as fashion transitions from one season to the next and also with sewing, I get overwhelmingly excited.  Sure, there are always basics for the new season that I want to sew.  But I also like to add in certain colors, fabrics and style trends.  When I was granted a reason to pin instead of just my random pinning, I really started to see my personal trends developing.  
Fall/Winter 2015 Style & Fabric Trends: Velvet. Erica Bunker | DIY Style!
Who knew I needed velvet in my life?!  Velvet is one of those luxurious fabrics that I never even think about until it's holiday season.  But wouldn't that gorgeous velvet blazer simply look amazing just with jeans and boots?  I think so.  And a black stretch velvet bodysuit, paired with a full midi skirt?  I'm thinking to die for!  And the richness of the blue wide leg pants?  Yes!  So velvets will be on my fabric shopping list.
Fall/Winter 2015 Style & Fabric Trends: Corduroy. Erica Bunker | DIY Style!
Another fabric that just came out of nowhere and wasn't on my radar is wide wale corduroy.  I see corduroy every fall, but I never think to purchase it.  And I actually own a RTW brown wide wale coat.  I love the asymmetrical wrap skirt, the flared pants that are so 70's and the trench coat is amazing.
Fall/Winter 2015 Style & Fabric Trends: Blanket Coats. Erica Bunker | DIY Style!
I thought I was over blanket coats since I've made a couple.  But I guess I'm not!  Not only is this one of the quickest coats you can make, they're so easy to wear.  
Fall/Winter 2015 Style & Fabric Trends: Blanket Coats - Butterick 6244. Erica Bunker | DIY Style!
So, Butterick 6244 is currently on my to-sew list.

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  1. I like the idea of a blanket coat but at 5'5" fear being overwhelmed by it. I agree that a velvet blazer is pretty much amazing <3

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    1. I like this new Butterick. It doesn't look like it would overwhelm your frame.

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  2. Love Butterick 6244 is currently on my to-sew list. Thanks! for sharing.

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    1. It seems like it'll be a great pattern. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Yes!! To B6244...I'm also 5'5" & have bought the pattern ...am looking for a white or cream colored boiled wool. Love the look. Thanks for inspiration always.

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    1. I loved boiled wool! That will be gorgeous! Thanks Eleanor!

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  4. Hi Erica. Love the post. Very inspirational. Fall always makes me want to go for "baroque". I love the idea of velvet for the upcoming season. You've inspired me to pull out the purple velvet I have in my stash. I think if done right it will look less "Prince"ly and more Russian Princess.

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    1. I am so here for the Russian Princess look! That should be stunning! Thanks Angela!

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  5. I love velvet too! It's just so luxurious and cozy. I also wanted to add that I have a 10 year old daughter and she is extremely interested in sewing. She's been reading and watching videos and experimenting on her own. I introduced her to your site and she is in LOVE! Thanks for inspiring her!
    - Bridgette

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    1. Brigette, that is so awesome! Thanks for reading!

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  6. And just like that I've fallen in love with blanket coats!
    What fabric is the first picture? The one with just the coat (no one wearing it). I want to make exactly that!

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    1. Hi Max, I believe it's Stella McCartney and it's a knit -- made from polyamide, mohair, yak and wool-blend. It's on Net-a-porter.com.

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  7. I love your outfit, those colors (green, marsala) ! I just love! I am so jealous you had to lengthen the legs 3inches!!! The look great on you!

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