Get out your machine and add a few spring and summer fashion trends you can sew to your cutting table. There are still plenty of warm weather days left in the months ahead — plus you’ll be ready for snowbirding and cruise season.
You don’t need to be nervous about sewing with lace and slippery fabric. If you pin, go slowly, and follow the step by step directions; you can learn how to sew a slip pattern. You will have a drawer full of fashionable and functional slips and/or slip dresses.
Have you gotten your free McCall’s 7948 pattern from Minerva yet? If you are liking the casual look of the current summer design filled with ruffles and easy wearability, you will love this pattern
The perfect sheat dress is a closet staple. You can dress it up or make it casual, any way you wear it is a time-tested classic.
Vogue Pattern 9199 is a knit fit and flare dress with princess seams and a scoop neckline. The high/low hem is a flattering look because it elongates the body but lightens up the almost full length dress by showing a little leg. Alternatively, you can cut the short dress for a more traditional look. The two sleeve len
Simplicity 9702 is a beautiful Boho style sewing pattern. I made the maxi version with a three tiered skirt and three quarter long sleeves gathered at the end. The empire dress with several length and sleeve variations is fun and flirty.
This Butterick Pattern is a cute loose fitting dress with a lined bodice. The style lines are clean and flattering and the construction requires only a few pieces. In this Butterick 5456 Sew Along we will cover:
The Taika Blouse Dress is a sweet retro style shirt dress with a high waistline and gathered sleeves. I made mine with a soft floaty fabric just in time for spring. With this Taika Blouse Dress sew along I go step by step covering all the details of putting this dress together.
Phew! That was quite an extensive list. I hope my Sewing Makes And Plans — Early Spring have inspired you to do a little sewing of your own. Now I need to get to my cutting table — LOL.
This cute knit jacket/wrap has been on my sewing to do table for a while. I thought I would give it a try with some wool I had leftover from a cape I made several years ago for my sister as a gift. I taped the construction of the wrap because a few of the techniques are worth taking a look at the sewing process