Inspiration for Summer Sewing

There are summer patterns galore in our sister store, Patterns Only.

How cute are these Baby Ruffle Pants by talented designer Bettsy Kingston. As well as being a super sweet design, this is a simple and easy pattern which is perfect for beginning sewers. They take less than 2 hours to make and suit little people aged 0-24 months.

Or what about a Little Sassy Skirt for your bigger girl? By Cindy Taylor Oates of Taylor Made Designs, this pattern and instructional book includes instructions to make the cutest twirly skirts in girl sizes 4-14. It even comes with details on how to make a skirt for a 18" doll.

Make your skirt simple or add details like piping, ruffles or rick-rack. You can even add an underskirt with tulle ruffle, a detail that is sure to please your little princess. And with elastic waist, the skirt is easy to fit and comfortable to wear. You can also complete the outfit by decorating a purchased T-shirt using the provided patterns and instructions for matching appliques, pockets and ribbon roses. It's everything you need to make your little one look fashionable and feel special.

Please note that this pattern and instructional book does not come with full size pattern pieces since the patterns to make these skirts utilize strips of fabric.

And for the little man in your life, why not try our Little Explorer natural linen shorts and top or delightful overalls by Make It Perfect.

Little Explorer features an organic turtle applique design, relaxed shorts with side pockets with easy wear overalls with button closure. Perfect for a special occasion or just hunting bugs in the backyard and sized for boy aged 1-5 years.

The Audrey Dress by Little Bird Patterns is a pretty party dress for your little girl, quick and easy to make with no buttons or zips. Lovely for summer in a light cotton, it is perfect for little princesses aged 1-6 years.

Looking for something pretty and cool for Mum to wear? Try the Amy Butler Cabo Halter Top. Simple and breezy. Casual or dressy. This simple halter top pattern is sized x-sml to x-lge.

Your summer wardrobe will not be complete without one of these Versatile Wrap Skirts by Make it Perfect. Of course, you could always make one in EACH of your favourite summer fabrics! The versatile wrap is a one-size-fits-all pattern and is super easy to make.

We would love to hear what sewing projects you have on the go. Stay cool everyone!