Fall inspirations, round 1: Coldwater Creek

It’s nice to look through magazines and catalogs and think “ooh, interesting” rather than “ugh.” I always have a better response to fall styles & colors than anything for the spring or summer, for whatever reason. I suppose that means I should move to the Yukon, but don’t hold your breath.

From the new Coldwater Creek catalog (here’s all of their new fall looks):

I’ve seen that gathered shoulder bit a lot for this fall. It’s an easy way to spice up a top, and there’s a BurdaStyle free pattern just listed that does a similar thing.

This sweater looks almost Anthropologie-like to me; it’d be easy to reproduce with your own color palette.

Again an instance of a little detail adding so much – the squared-off sweetheart neckline bound with a pleated neckband.

I’ve always loved space-dyed fabric, and I’m tempted to buy this one myself. If you found a similar fabric, it would be easy to sew. (Wouldn’t it be great as the print in a SWAP?)

There are a lot of sweater jackets this fall, and the boucles up at Timmel Fabrics right now would be perfect for this.

I like the smocking on the neck of this mock turtle.

An interesting, drapey take on the sweater vest.

Next time you buy border print fabric, consider making pants rather than a skirt.

Easy to pull together with a kimono pattern and some crinkle fabric – wouldn’t this be great for traveling?