Brrr... Baby it's cold outside! It's almost Winter so now is a great time to start thinking about sewing with warm wools, cosy knits and heavy weight fabrics. You'll probably want to wear lots of layers in the coldest months of the year so we have gathered some great layering pieces and together with some amazing outerwear patterns you can create the perfect capsule wardrobe for winter!
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Pattern: Burda 6990.
This pattern is all you need if you're looking for a top that you can make in a finer knit to wear as a base layer to keep you warm and toasty or a heavier weight knit to create a jumper. It includes so many great design options, you'll want to make one for every day of the week!
Pattern: McCall's 7331.
Mix and match with a cardigan, a T-shirt, a pencil skirt and leggings to create basic pieces that will go with everything. This pattern is designed for knit fabrics which will make these really comfortable to wear, easy to sew and combine with other garments in your wardrobe.
Pattern: Simplicity 4789.
A classic shift dress is great for layering over a turtle neck and some cosy tights. This pattern not only includes this dress with two different length options, it also includes trousers and a jacket with different design features and lengths options. It's a capsule wardrobe on its own!
Pattern: Burda Style 7184.
This jacket is easy to sew and easy to just throw on on colder days. The waterfall front is super stylish and this will look good with pretty much any outfit!
Pattern: Simplicity 1559.
A pencil skirt is an unmissable item in your wardrobe all year round! Make it in a wool to make the perfect winter version. With this pattern you can create a classic long skirt with a slit or a knee length tapered pencil skirt. It also includes trousers which can be made at ankle length or capri.
Pattern: New Look 6533.
A simple gathered dress like this one would look amazing with tights or leggings, paired with big boots and a cosy cardigan. You'll have different customisation options to make these garments fit within you (capsule) wardrobe!
Pattern: Simplicity 8173.
Sometimes you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket and this would be the fashionable way to do just that! This poncho is a great pattern for beginners. It includes a view that requires no sewing, one with blanket stitching, and one with little sewing and self fringe.
Pattern: Butterick 6248.
This cosy jumper is a must sew! The lovely fitted front seams have pockets and the back features a godet which is longer for extra warmth. Choose from three different necklines to create the perfect sweater.
Pattern: Simplicity 1499.
This vest is great for layering. You can even layer it under your coat on extra cold days! It can be made with a symmetric or asymmetric-zip front, or an open-front. All versions have convenient pockets and the pattern includes a headband so you can finish your look in style.
Pattern: Burda 6736.
The last thing you need in your winter capsule wardrobe is a coat that will fit over all your layers! This loose fitted style is bang on trend and will definitely get you through the cold winter months!