Dressing for Warmer Weather: Our Favourite Summer Garments to Make

Pattern Spotlight

I bet you're as a happy as we are to see that the snow has (hopefully) cleared for good and the sun is finally shining! As we edge towards summer, a new summer wardrobe is an order, so why not try making some of your own seasonal garments? To give you some inspiration, we've put together a list of our favourite patterns that are perfect for the warmer weather: 

The Ellen Dress

Able to be dressed up or dressed down, Ellen makes the perfect dress for all occasions! Perfect for advanced beginners, Ellen can be made in a range of fabrics, but we recommend something lightweight and colourful (like a brightly coloured polyester) for a summery look! Whilst Ellen is perfect on her own for warmer weather, she can also be layered for colder days. 

The Katie Skirt

Floaty and full, the Katie skirt is your go-to midi skirt for summer. Working well in any fabric with a good drape, we love her in a viscose for an easy to wear, lightweight garment. Like Ellen, whilst she is perfect for summer Katie can be worn all year round; style her with a vest or tee for warmer days and a jumper and tights for a cosy winter look.

The Emily Culottes

If you're more into trousers, then Emily is for you! With a removable pinafore top, Emily can be worn in a variety of ways, but we prefer the classic culottes styled with a tee or vest for a cool, casual summer look! Emily is also for advanced beginners, and we recommend making her in a linen for a lightweight, breathable garment.

The Ellie Button Up Shirt and Smock Dress

With Ellie you get a cute smock dress and a button up top, both of which make great summer pieces! For a more statement summer look, why not hack Ellie by adding gathered sleeves and a tiered skirt? Ellie would work great in a crisp cotton for a throw on, casual look, or a printed polycotton (we love a gingham!) for a more colourful statement piece. For more ideas on how to make Ellie, check out our pattern spotlight here.

The Peggy Top

Peggy is a simple yet elegant sleeveless top with a subtle open back. An essential summer piece, Peggy is a super quick make, suiting fabric with a good drape such as a viscose. Whilst she is easy to dress up, we also think she'd work great paired with the Emily Culottes or the Katie Skirt for a casual outfit perfect for warmer weather.

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