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Winter wardrobe sewing pattern inspiration

Winter wardrobe sewing pattern inspiration

With a new season ahead of us, now is the perfect time to make plans on what your next sewing projects are going to be. We have a huge range of sewing patterns to inspired your Winter wardrobe from coats and trousers to jumpsuits and sweaters. It’s time to get do some fabric shopping for cosy wools and sweatshirts and dust off your machine!



We absolutely love this coat, it makes such a statement but it completely practical as well. Fitted throughout and lined, it has a font zipper closure and the all important side seam pockets. Plus it comes with 4 variations including a hood and shorter length.


Camel coats are a classic and never go out of fashion. This coat is more suitable for a confident beginners as it is unlined and just has a button or tie closure. In total there is a whopping five variations all with deep patch pockets but variations for the collar/hood.


For the more experienced maker, this coat and cape sewing pattern designed by Mimi G has lots of design details with button flap patch pockets, removable cape and classic collar with epaulettes. For warmer days you can just wear the cape over your outfit. Make in a wool, brocade or denim.


This classic coat is lined and with princess seams that also cleverly form pockets in the front panels. Choose from two variations, either with button closures or snap closures. Make using wool, tweed or brocade. Without a collar as part of the design, this coat is suitable for an intermediate maker.


This is a loose fitting wrap style jacket, with some similar design details to a kimono. Perfect as a cover up in the evening, it has a side tie and dropped shoulders. The fit for this jacket couldn’t be easier and it can be made from wools or a Ponte knit.


McCalls 7839

How cute are these pompoms on this McCall’s sweater? This pattern is really versatile with a huge five variations covering everything from a basic sweater to polo neck and hoodie with contrasting panels. Use a medium stretch knit fabric such as a sweatshirt fleece or French Terry.

McCalls 7840

This loose fitting pullover top has four variations to choose from. Either keep it simple with a back yoke, dropped shoulders and patch pocket or add sleeves, cuffs and a curved shirt hem. This top is great for pairing with jeans and works so well in an on trend fabric such as the plaid featured below.


Our beginners sewing pattern this week is a knit top, which is great for layering in colder months. Learn to sew with knit fabrics for the first time with this simple top pattern and beginner friendly instructions. Choose either a dipped hem or curved hem with optional cuffs.


butterick 6589

This close fitting dress has a faux wrap style that gathers into the princess seam on one side. It also has a invisible zipper and the option of a straight or flared skirt.  The slightly raised neckline is a flattering design detail. With long sleeves this could be a comfortable Winter dress made from Crepe or a stable knit.


This jumpsuit has an elasticated waist for easy fitting and double pleats at the waist for a flattering silhouette. It has a nod to military styling with the rolled-up sleeves and shoulder details. With a longer sleeve option too this jumpsuit could be a fashionable alternative to a party dress this Winter. Make from a woven fabric with some drape such as rayon, crepe or sand-washed silk.

See all the new sewing patterns from Simplicity New Look and The McCalls Pattern Company collections here. We can’t wait to see what you make, don’t forget to share your makes on social media with us using the hashtag #simplicitybyme #mccallsbyme, each month there are prizes!