The sun is streaming onto my computer as I sit in my office wishing I had a garden I could work in! It’s made me think about rustling up some new lighter frocks, so I thought I’d do a little pattern round up, of what’s tickled my fancy.
If you’re a Uk Reader, then you may recognise some of these patterns from episode 1 of “The Bee”
This sweet day dress has been on my radar for some time. I had a student this week who needed some help fitting, so I got to see the pattern up close and personal. WOW, great fit( this gal has fitting issues as standard) and great instructions. Comes as sleeveless or with 3/4 sleeve, and has a fun exposed zip opening at the back.
I loved the version of this dress made on The Great British Sewing Bee in ep 1. It’s a gorgeous flirty summer dress with a fresh youthful look. I can see this made up in beautiful cotton lawn gracing many picnics and barbecues this summer.
This pattern company specialise in patterns for pear shaped women, but i can see this knit dress suiting many different figures too. It’s a really new pattern and i think it’s set to be a smash hit. Who doesn’t want the comfort of stretchy fabrics in a summer dress!
I Love love love shift dresses, as they really work for apple shapes. This one hits so many buttons, as it has pockets, and I NEED pockets, plus it’s colour blocked which is a great way to break up a plain dress!
This dress snuck into not just one project on “The Bee” but 2 in episode one. It’s a super easy sew, and the pattern offers several skirt length variations including one with a racy thigh high split…
There are so many great Summer patterns out there, that its was hard to choose just 5. I do hope you like my selection, and do share if you’ve made some of these or are planning to make a summer dress?
Happy Stitching :)