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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.