We do lots of crafting and sewing in our house during the dark winter months. Lately I have been dreaming about spring and summer fashions for me and my two daughters. As the days get longer we are finding less and less time to craft and sew. I want simple and sweet clothes to make that are fun and easy to wear. Here is a roundup of what is on my sewing "to do" pile for spring and summer sewing.
1) First up is a skirt by Colorado artists Mckay Manor Musers. They are a mother, daughter, daughter trio that had a booth at the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival that took place last month here in Denver. I am a big fan of ruffle fabric. I have used it before for skirts and flowy yoga pants. This skirt is super simple to make and is based on your own measurements. So you are sure to get a perfect fit and customized length. While you are on their site be sure to check out all of their patterns, including adorable animal stuffies and super soft throws.
3) Of course my girls are going to want summery kaftans too! Here is a sweet pattern by The Pattern Emporium. The Pattern Emporium is the work of Kate. A fashion designer & mom of five living and working in Queensland, Australia.
4) Last, but not least is the Poppy Tunic by Make It Perfect patterns. This tunic has such a retro fun vibe to me. I discovered the pattern on Indiesew. I am going to make a bunch of these and wear them all spring and summer. I bet I can even layer them in the fall as well. A few years ago I made up a bunch of the Shearwater Kaftans by the same pattern designer. I just discovered there is a kids version of this top! Put that on my "to do" list too!