Top 10 Dress Patterns for Spring 2014

It’s time to get your legs out and enjoy a little spring sunshine! We’ve picked ten of our absolute favourite dress patterns which are just perfect for the (slightly) warmer weather…

Shirt Dress 01/2010 #109From retro style to the romantic gypsy look, whether it’s a formal or informal occasion, there’s a dress pattern here to suit you! For spring, go for full, flowing, feminine dresses and sillhouettes inspired by the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

Our favourite, and the absolute wardrobe essential from this top 10 list has to be this beautifully light shirt dress. Dress it up or down and team with a co-ordinating belt for a sophisticated look. Use fine, sheer fabrics to create a flowing effect, and choose fabrics in light or pastel colours for a real springtime feel – we’re particularly loving pale shades of blue, pink and purple for this season.

The other nine dress patterns in our top 10 fit into three main categories – classic retro, gypsy style and plus-size patterns:

Classic retro dress patterns

Open Back Dress #111 Downloadable Pattern    01/2011 Short sleeve dress #103    Puff Sleeve Dress 04/2014 #118

Gypsy-style dress patterns

A-line Dress 08/2012 #115    4/2010 Lace-detail dress #104    City Dress 02/2013 #122

Plus-size dress patterns

40s-style Shirtdress (plus-size) 08/2013 #138    Empire-waist Dress (plus-size) 02/2010 #135    Dart Dress (Plus Size) 07/2012 #135

Which of these essential dress patterns is your favourite? Don’t forget to share your springtime dresses and other handmade garments with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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