Flared Sleeves and Flared Pants for Fall 2016!

10:20 AM

Get ready, because all things flared is a dominating trend for Fall 2016. I'm rocking this trend with Vogue 8945 and New Look 6459.
I previously made Vogue 8945 a couple of years ago. It's a fabulous dress pattern that's been around for a while, but it's perfectly on trend this season. And this pattern is perfect as a dress or as a modified top. 
These exaggerated sleeves are simply to die for. If you haven't been sleeping under a rock, you have seen that current fashion-forward drama is pointing towards cuffs that are as wide, some as waistbands. This is a great white top that I've been enjoying for a while. I originally made it for a dressy occasion to wear with guipure lace skirt. And I've even toned it down with jeans here. So it's extremely versatile.
My cropped flared pants are another iteration of New Look 6459. I made them in a white suiting fabric over the summer. I reached for those pants so much that I had to make another pair in black.
The fabric type is also trending for Fall. Jacquards, brocades and damask is really hot right now. This fabric is Nicole Miller Floral Jacquard in Caviar from Joann Fabrics. It's one of the priciest fabrics I've run across in the fashion fabric section. It was $30/yard (I bought it during a 60% coupon deal!). And it's very luxurious. Nicole Miller is the best thing to happen to Joann's. 
I love the fabric. I love these pants. And I'll be wearing these all season!

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26 comments

  1. One cannot go wrong with black and white!! I love the whole look and had been contemplating some wider-legged crops. I think I shall have some :)

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  2. Ooooh I need to get some of that black fabric!

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    1. It was surprisingly pretty awesome! Thanks Jenny!

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  3. Love the ensemble. You are right about those sleeves - gorgeous! So dramatic.

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  4. Love the look! I agree Nicole Miller fabrics are amazing!!!

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    1. I love all of the Nicole Miller fabrics. I hope they keep this collaboration going. Thanks Brittany!

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  5. Very nice! I love the total look...Yes, Nicole Miller has some amazingly beautiful fabrics... I enjoyed you on That Sewing Blab last week!

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    1. It was so much fun! Thanks Bpatricia!

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  6. I am so feeling flared sleeves this season. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. I am feeling all of the flared, flounce, bubble, bishop and bell sleeves! I might wear this one out! Thanks Faye!

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  7. I love black n white too! Lovely combination!

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  8. Love the look. The pants fabric is gorgeous.

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  9. I am in LOVE with this look. I would steal it, but I am short, and that may not be the best option. I can make the top though and will. It's a fabulous look. The heels make it modern, but the pants are timeless and bell sleeves come and go a lot. I've noticed that often after bell come bishop sleeves. You can use the same pattern in a year, or two. Re-draft the sleeves, add something to pull them in, elastic for the lazy, me, drawstring, an actual cuff, and a drapey fabric and re-purpose heaven. I've watched styles change since I was very young and I'm fifty two now, so I do tend to know, historically, where those things are going. I think if you're going to invest in one trendy piece this fall a top like this, is it. Maybe a cape instead of a coat, because coats and bell sleeves don't do well together. :)

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    1. This is Alabama, so I have a ways to go without worrying about a coat! So I can have fun for a while with these dramatic sleeves! Thanks Nancy

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  10. I agree on the fabric! There are so many on my wish list from the collection. Beautiful pants!!!

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    1. They are pretty fabulous! Thanks Ruqayyah!

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  11. Love both items! And the black fabric does look nice.

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  12. What a beautiful ensemble.

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