Sewing Inspiration From Autumn Trends 2019

Hello! You know, I swear these posts come around quicker each year…how can it be time already for my next trends post??? Yikes!

So we’re moving onto Autumn(Fall)/Winter trends soon, well, at least we are in the Northern Hemisphere. I know I have a lot of readers from the Southern Hemisphere so before I get stuck into my post may I direct you lovelies to this post of mine about Spring/Summer trends…you’re welcome 🙂

Right…so, if you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you for following along xx) you know that I love to put a bi-annual post together highlighting the new season trends and I show you colours, runway photos and some pattern ideas to inspire your upcoming sewing projects. I always have such fun putting these posts together and feel so inspired by the end of it that I want to sew.all.the.things! I hope that’s how you feel by the end of it…so shall we take a look? Yes, lets!

Trends Overview

Autumn/Winter 19 on the runways showed an extremely eclectic mix of colours and styles. Trends are much more fluid these days with the emphasis on individuality and self-expression. I love it. That being said there are a few themes popping up, but before I get on to the big list of trends, let’s take a look at the featured colours for the new season.

Pantone Colours For Autumn 2019

Each season Pantone predicts a range of colours that they think will be big on the runways and to compliment the main shades there is a core of neutrals too. Here are the main shades for the new season:

Pantone colours for Autumn trends 2019

And here are what are called the classics which make up core colours to create combos with the main colours:

Pantone colours for Autumn trends 2019

Strangely though, there was also a lot of pistachio green and purple on the runways and neither are featured in the range…??

Personally, I love the two reds, the soft pale peachy pink and the other brighter pink.

Now let’s move on to the many and varied trends that we can cherry-pick our favourites from:

The Massively, Humungous List Of Trends For Autumn 2019

  • Style influences from ’70s ‘80s and’90s
  • Purple in many hues
  • Capes
  • Feather trims
  • Belted suit jackets
  • Slip dresses
  • Satin, and metallic fabrics
  • Slashed and asymmetric necklines
  • Square necklines
  • Very long coats
  • Quilting (think duvet coats) and patchwork
  • Power shoulders
  • Pistachio green
  • Gothic influences with an air of punk too and lots of black and lace
  • Cargo/combat style trousers
  • Layered knits and chunky knits
  • Classics with a twist…think suits with an unusual feature
  • Large screen prints that look like images from a museum
  • Lots of leather
  • Soft neutrals and columns of colour
  • Large bows
  • Leopard and snake print
  • English tweed
  • Corduroy
  • Faux fur
  • Ruffle necklines
  • Puffed sleeves


  • Tiny bags
  • Crossbody ‘70s style bags
  • Tall lean knee-high boots
  • Chunky combat boots
  • Pointy toes or square toes
  • Mary Jane style shoes
  • Chokers
  • Pearl earrings
  • Colourful tights
  • ‘80s style broad belts

Next up I want to show you some runway inspo…this is just a snapshot of the dozens and dozens of shows, but I tried to pick out a few photos that highlight some of the major trends and in some cases two or three in one outfit.

Autumn 2019 Runway Inspiration

***If you click on the designer’s name at the foot of each photo you get taken to the designer’s collection on Vogue

Sewing Pattern Ideas For Autumn 2019

And now a few sewing patterns that pick up on some of the trends. I’ll try to pop back to this post and update with some extras once the pattern companies bring out more new designs, though I’m sure though that you already have some suitable ones in your stash or you could adapt some as well. 

PS…The Vogue collection is particularly good this year. It’s available in the US already but might be a while before arriving in the UK.

**Click on each image to be taken to the pattern website:

sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
BurdaStyle Maxi Coat
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
BurdaStyle Fur Trimmed Maxi Coat
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
Style Arc Clover Cape
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019
Style Arc Juno Slip Dress

sewing inspiration Autumn trends 2019

Well, I hope you enjoyed this browse through the new season and if you don’t like to go all-in with a new trend, why not just add a hint of the latest colour or add an accessory or two that gets a modern vibe? And as I mentioned earlier in this post, you may even already have some suitable patterns in your stash…or even some fabric that you could use to update your wardrobe.

Are you taken with any of the trends? Do you have any makes planned that are bang up to date? And how about the new season colours…which are your faves? Let’s chat in comments I’d love to know.

Until next time, bye!

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  1. September 7, 2019 / 2:54 am

    Thank you Diane. I am a bit chuffed as I just bought some orange denim and I see that’s one of the colours in your collection. I’m also pleased to see the ’70s returning and those wide belts from the ’80s which I’ve never quite relinquished!

    • diane
      September 7, 2019 / 8:52 am

      Thanks, Sue! Glad you like the post and yes, those trends you mentioned are made for you 😊. Also can I just say that I’m chuffed that someone else uses the word chuffed 😁

  2. Sarah Guthrie
    September 11, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    Corduroy, tweed, chunky knits, cross body bags, colourful tights are all very appealing to me. However the best thing is the trend for self expression, so that infact anything goes. I’m liking the Vogue fringed jacket that you show, that could really tempt me out of my usual comfort zone. Thanks for this blog post, I’ve come to rely on you for bi-annual fashion advice zx

    • diane
      September 11, 2019 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you, Sarah, happy to be of service! Like you, I’m loving a lot of the new trends and the fact that self-expression is top of the shop.

  3. September 15, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    I LOVE that Anna Sui green and purple coat!!!! And off I go to find some more photos of it…

    • diane
      September 15, 2019 / 4:28 pm

      Great, isn’t it? Those colours are so you Lynne!

  4. October 7, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    My favourite posts on your blog Di – not being a “fashiony” person myself it’s lovely that someone does all the hard work for me! X

    • diane
      October 7, 2019 / 8:07 pm

      Brilliant, Kate!. Hehe..happy to be of service. So glad you enjoyed my post 🙂

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