Fall sewing inspiration: new BurdaStyle patterns

I promise that this is the last complaint about the weather you’ll hear from me for a while – but why, oh why, does summer have to end? We were getting along just fine, when, bam! Jackets became necessary. Speaking of which, there is only one thing that eases my sadness about the approaching cold weather: fall clothes. More specifically, making fall clothes.

That’s why I was super excited to come across the new fall patterns from BurdaStyle. The one I am itching to get stitching most is this oozing-with-glamour ’70s-style shirtwaist dress.

Shirtwaist dress, BurdaStyle pattern #114. Photo, BurdaStyle

It’s a classic design that looks tailored yet comfortable (my ultimate fashion goal). My measly fabric budget aside, one of Liberty London’s Autumn/Winter 2012 silk crêpe de chine fabrics would add a large dose of luxury to this dress.

Mawston Meadow A Torrington silk crêpe de chine, Liberty London A/W 2012. Photo, Liberty London

Burda’s new patterns are all in the September 2012 issue of BurdaStyle magazine, but you can also buy print-at-home PDFs (the shirtwaist dress PDF has additional patterns for the  silk and printed blouses) if you’ve got the time and patience to piece them together.

So here’s to a creative and stylish fall. Do you have any favourite cool-weather patterns?