I feel like I say this all the time but here I go again. Los Angeles is rarely cold and I hardly ever need a coat or bulky layers. Most of the time, just a scarf will do. But when it does get cold, as in below 60F, my body is so unaccustomed to it that I am freezing. I know it's ridiculous. This winter has felt particularly cold though and my coats and sweaters have been in frequent rotation. Here are a few of the sewing patterns designed for maximum warmth that I've been eyeing this season.
1. Simplicity 8262
This dramatic and stylish coat is designed by Leanne Marshall and comes in two different lengths.
2. BurdaStyle Poncho Hoodie 11/2016 #126B
Probably the cutest and chicest poncho I've seen in a long time.
3. Lonetree Jacket by IndieSew
I love all the pocket details and the waist drawstring in this jacket. It's the kind of thing that I'd be pretty likely to wear in my mild climate.
4. Vogue V9136
If I needed to wear a wool coat regularly, I'd love to have this one in my wardrobe, the tall collar and asymmetrical front are so gorgeous.
5. Geodesic Sweatshirt by Blueprints for Sewing
I love the geometric lines of this unique sweatshirt pattern.
6. Hepburn Turtleneck by Itch to Stitch
Turtlenecks are one of my favorite ways to stay warm in cold weather and the Hepburn Turtleneck is a classic that fits into any wardrobe.
7. Cascade Duffle by Grainline Studio
Another classic design from Grainline Studio, the Cascase Duffle coat features an optional hood and the cutest toggle front.
8. Ellsworth Coat by Christine Haynes
A classic pea coat style with a notched collar. Choose a light weight fabric for warmer climates or a heavy wool for colder temps.
9. Neenah Dress by Seamwork
Pair this turtleneck dress with tights, boots and a cardigan and you are set!
10. Dropje Vest by Waffle Patterns
I love the darts at the neckline of this super cute, lined, hooded vest.
What are you sewing for the winter season?