Summer Sewing | What to Make for Spring/Summer ’15

The sun has started shining and it’s almost time to shed our stuffy winterwear. But what to wear for the warmer weather? Keep reading for summer sewing inspiration…

There are a few key styles that have come to the forefront and are set to be summer sewing essentials. One thing I’m happy about is that vintage-style summer dresses are most definitely back in fashion! When you’re choosing your fabric think bold floral prints or plain pastels.

criss cross midi plus size 50s flare dress summer sewing flapper dressFrom left to right: Criss Cross midi dress, 50s Flare Dress (Plus Size), Midi Flapper Dress.


Culottes are another hot item for the scorching weather around the corner (a girl can dream). These midi-length shorts are perfect for tackling the Spring-Summer transition, where it’s too warm for trousers but too nippy to bare the full leg. They create a gorgeous silhouette and are oh-so flattering on just about anyone.

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From left to right: Cabana Cutie Culottes, Wide Patterned Culottes, Pleated Culottes.


And of course there’s the ever-faithful jumpsuit, which has rocketed back into popularity – most recently through Scarlet Johansson. Here she is pictured in the hot coral number everyone’s lusting after right now.scarlet johansson jumpsuit

There are lots of styles out there – some formal, some casual. If you’re not looking for a full-length number like Scarlet’s, then why not opt for a playsuit instead?

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From left to right:  Striped Trumpet Sleeve Jumpsuit (Tall Size)Trumpet Sleeve Jumpsuit (Tall Size)Smocked Waist Playsuit.


All the patterns shown above are digital patterns and can therefore be used immediately after downloading! If you can’t choose a single pattern (it’s tough isn’t it) then why not take a peek at our magazines? The new issues are packed full of summer sewing projects for you to get stuck into.

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From left to right: BurdaStyle Spring Detail, BurdaStyle April 15, BurdaStyle Plus-Size Style Special Spring 2015.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new summer sewing patterns and magazines! To see more gorgeous styles, check out our Spring/ Summer 2015 Pinterest board – where we’re pinning all our favourite new patterns. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest sewing news and goodness.


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