Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends ’22


Today I’m going to take a look at some sewing inspiration from the Autumn trends ’22. If you’re new here, hello and thanks for stopping by….since I started my blog I’ve created these inspiration posts twice a year. I’ve always been interested in fashion and I love to read all about what’s new each season. Even if I end up not incorporating many, or any of the trends I still love to know what’s going on and get inspired in many different ways like seeing a texture, a colour combination or part of a silhouette that I like. More often than not something ends up piquing my interest and I like to stay modern in the way I dress (I like to think that it’s what gives an ‘ageless look to my style) so I’ll be bound to add something to my wardrobe inspired by the latest trends. I hope you enjoy a quick tour around Autumn 22 and feel inspired in some way too, even if it’s just a colour or a texture. And on that note let’s dive in and take a look.

Ooh, but before I do here’s my Spring/Summer post from earlier this year for my friends down in the southern hemisphere


Apparently, most designers returned to the normal schedule of in-person runway shows after many took to digital productions at the height of the pandemic over the last two years. The feelings of wanting to get back to normal and enjoy more normal ways of life were reflected in many shows with eclectic bold colours and larger-than-life silhouettes. Oversized looks, glittery fabrics, bold colours and huggable knits. There’s a nod to the 90s in the form of minimalism too as well as a plethora of workwear now that more people are headed back to offices. 

As with trends over the last 5-10 years, the ever-increasing emphasis is on creativity and uniqueness. The trends and shows are there to inspire you to combine ideas and pieces in your own way.

Trending Pantone Colours

The bold bright hues in this year’s Pantone collections reflect our need to break free from the restraints of the last few years and celebrate life. The calmer shades represent more restorative and comforting vibes. So there’s a definite feeling of contrasts and contradictions. I’m guessing this all helps us to put together unique outfits that express how we feel when we choose our clothes each morning. 

Here are both the London and New York Pantone colours:

London Pantone Range For Autumn ’22


New York Pantone Range For Autumn ’22


Autumn ’22: The Big List Of Trends

  • Classic/basic tank
  • 90s minimalism
  • Low-rise waists
  • Biker-chic. The classic moto jacket
  • Rainbow dressing…bold, bright colours
  • Oversized blazers
  • Bohemian influences
  • Luxe leopard
  • Unique and glam partywear
  • Bomber jackets
  • Aviator jackets
  • Sparkles
  • Workwear
  • Maxi skirts
  • Sheer floaty fabrics
  • Goth inspirations
  • Knitwear is everywhere
  • Corset tops
  • The opposite of the maxi skirt…little micro mini skirts with a preppy or punk vibe
  • Strong shoulders
  • Leather anything, worn anytime
  • Flesh flashing (midriffs)
  • Fuschia pink
  • Sliced cut-outs
  • Maxi coats
  • Equestrian vibes
  • Caramel tones
  • Tweed (Chanel dedicated the whole collection to it)
  • Punk inspirations
  • Babydoll dresses
  • Flared leggings
  • Fringing
  • Waistcoats

Accessories Trends

  • Stompy moto boots
  • Bold coloured bags
  • Thigh-high boots
  • Metallics
  • Luxe hiking boots
  • Furry hats and bags
  • Wearing two belts at once or a double belt effect in one belt
  • Platform Mary Jane shoes
  • Neckties
  • Curved shape bags
  • Caps
  • Statement wrist bangles and rounded earrings
  • Big pearls
  • Choker necklaces 
  • Small neck scarves
  • Balaclava hoods
  • Light-coloured tights

Runway Inspiration

I collected some images from the ready-to-wear runway shows and put a few collages together. I particularly like the jacket by Giambattista Valli on the left in the second collage and I’m liking the knitwear, winter coats, maxi skirts and tailoring.

** Click/tap the individual name of each designer under the collages to be taken to Vogue Runway where you can see more of the designer’s collection.

Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends '22
Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends '22
Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends '22
Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends '22
Sewing Inspiration: Autumn Trends '22

Sewing Patterns

I’ve gone through a few websites and found a small selection of patterns that have the same vibe as some of the main trends. As always I’ll bet you already have some patterns in your stash that can be adapted.

I haven’t linked the patterns from the Big 4 because I know we all have our favourite places to get them from, but I have linked the others back to the original website, so just tap on the name above the last few photos to take a look at the pattern on the website.

Vikisews Madison Jacket

Vikisews Hayden Coat

Style Arc Bobbi Bomber

Style Arc Ziggi Jacket

Grasser 917 Leather Dress

Grasser 913 Slim Hooded Top

Deer and Doe Givre dress and tank

And there you have it…I hope that perhaps something caught your eye. Let me know in the comments how you feel about the new season trends. Anything you dislike? What colours appeal? And what really made you go “ooh, I love that!” ?

So, I’m not quite sure how soon my next post will be as I’ve been out of action with a nasty virus (not covid) and no sewing has been done….

Anyway, see you soon!

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  1. monika
    September 6, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    So much gorgeous inspiration, you’re so good at this. I’m loving the fuchsia pink and green at the moment.

    • Diane
      September 6, 2022 / 7:20 pm

      Thanks, Monika, you’re so kind. Oh yea, those are your colours!

  2. Sara Whitaker
    September 7, 2022 / 12:12 pm

    Brilliant post Diane! Pleased to see some of my favourite colours in there. Love that Hayden coat pattern from Vicki Sews.

    • Diane
      September 7, 2022 / 1:53 pm

      Awww, that’s great, glad you enjoyed it, Sara x. Agreed, the Hayden is fabulous.

  3. Jill Ben-Dor
    September 7, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    Great post! I’ve always loved a white grandpa’s tank, but have never owned a bomber’s jacket. The Madison looks like a worthy challenge….Thanks and feel better!

    • Diane
      September 7, 2022 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you, Jill! Me too…I’m wearing a white tank as I write this 🙂 Oh gosh yes, I agree, a lot of work in the Madison jacket.

  4. PatB
    September 7, 2022 / 6:57 pm

    What a terrific post, Thank you 😊. So many beautiful colours and styles. Really appreciate you sharing patterns for inspiration and tying it together. My first project this fall will be maxi skirts to pair with my knit black moto jacket, a previous purchase which needed a fresh look.

    • Diane
      September 7, 2022 / 7:30 pm

      And thank you, Pat. So glad you enjoyed it! Ooh, your description of that outfit sounds fabulous!

  5. September 8, 2022 / 12:30 am

    Feeling a bit off trend but loving some of those styles. Thank you for putting all this together, it’s a huge amount of work. Off to revisit summer!

    • Diane
      September 8, 2022 / 9:43 am

      Thanks, Sue. I’m loving a lot of them too this season. There are so many ideas buzzing around my head right now.

  6. Leanna
    September 8, 2022 / 7:24 am

    Thank you for this wonderful overview. It’s opened my eyes to lots of new ideas, so is much appreciate!

    • Diane
      September 8, 2022 / 9:42 am

      Ohhh, thanks so much, Leanna! That’s exactly why I write these posts. So glad you feel inspired.

  7. Joan
    September 8, 2022 / 9:52 pm

    Wonderful presentation for Fall ’22, Diane!

    I definitely see a good bit of ’70’s influence among your photos: I was 10 to 20 in that decade, and I began making all of my clothes in ~ 1972, so I was buying patterns regularly: I remember making myself a below-the-knee skirt and though it was in fashion, girls my age weren’t diggin’ it!

    I bought comfy knee-high boots last Fall, so I should work on some longer skirts!

    Feel better, Diane!

    • Diane
      September 9, 2022 / 1:35 pm

      So glad you enjoyed my post, Joan! Yes, I love those hints of 70s and knee-high boots too. I’m eye-ing up some longer skirts myself. And I have some lovely deep cognac faux leather that’s been in my stash for 3 years…it’s finally time to make a moto.

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