Spring summer 2015 Trends
It’s that time of the year again, the sun has finally got it’s hat on and the bees are buzzing. It’s time to hang up our big winter coats and think about our summer wardrobe.
The shop rails are filling up with trends for the upcoming season, but if like us you’d rather make your own, here are some of our favourite on trend patterns to create your perfect Spring / Summer 2015 wardrobe.
Jumpsuits were big on the catwalks last year and the trend has followed through to the high-street stores. We love this jumpsuit from H&M and think it is ultra feminine, at just £29.99 it is a bargain. But if you want to try and make a similar one here are our favourite patterns from JMCrafts. Click here to follow link to patterns.
Butterick B6130 makes not only a jumpsuit but also a dress with various length options. It is perfect for evening wear made out of silky material it would be a great alternative to a long dress for a special summer party.
Butterick B5652 is a fast and easy sewing pattern perfect for the beginner. Again it is a very usable pattern as not only can you make a jumpsuit it also contains instructions to make a tunic top and a long cool dress. Perfect for hot weather.
Newlook 6291 is an easy, casual jumpsuit pattern – it also contains a dress pattern and the length variations mean this would be lovely to wear at the beach or poolside.
Kimonos have been in the shops since last year and are the perfect coverup for summer as they are often made in light weight and sheer materials.
They are available all over the place at the moment in various lengths and fabrics but we especially love this one from Miss Selfridge for £65.00. We love love love the fringe detail and the pale green fabric. It would look gorgeous paired with cowboy boots and denim shorts.
If you can’t afford the price tag though or you’d like to have a go at one yourself they are one of the easiest things to make due to their square design. Here are a couple of our favourite patterns so you can create your own. Follow link to see the patterns in our store
Newlook 6217 Sewing Pattern includes an elbow length kimono pattern with a straight bottom edge and also a top, trouser and skirt pattern. These designs could be made again and again so this pattern is a bargain.
Butterick B6176 is a new Spring Summer 2015 sewing pattern to make a kimono. It can be made in various lengths and has straight and shaped hemline variations and optional fringe. Boho chic!
Sheer and Mesh
Another top trend in the shops and on the catwalks is sheer and mesh clothes. From lace to cut-out fabrics we think this trend is perfect for the summer as it’s easy to layer. Worn as a cover-up to protect you from the sun (or to protect your modesty) it can be worn dressed up or down in the warmer months. We found this lovely see through top from Forever 21 with it’s pretty print, worn as shown with shorts it is sexy yet subtle.
Below are some of our favourite patterns in stock which are perfect for sheer fabrics.
Newlook 6342 is a simple shift dress pattern with an optional overlay which can be made in lace, cut-out fabric or the same fabric as the dress for a layered look.
Newlook 6306 is a top pattern with an optional peplum hem or double ruffle hem. We love this made in lace but it could just as easily be made in chiffon or georgette.
Newlook 6350 is a mini skirt pattern which can be made with a sheer fabric overlay to give a casual floaty effect. The overlay can be maxi length or high at the front and low at the back. Also included in this pattern are wide legged trousers and shorts.
Postage on our patterns is free over £25 or just 80p to the UK for 2nd class delivery.
We can’t wait to see what you all decide to make this summer. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and send us your pictures.