Sewing the Trends with Free Patterns
In my city, there's been a lot of April showers. Here's hoping true spring weather will be here soon so I don't feel insane for creating and wearing my spring wardrobe. I'm ready to get into all the bright colours and all the trends I've seen popping up this season.
What better way to experiment with sewing trends than with free patterns? I'm sure I'm not the only one who is nervous when trying a different style that may look good on the Zara mannequins but may not translate well on me!
Without further ado, here are my top free patterns for sewing the trends this spring season! Like what you see? Click the image to get linked to the pattern.
Off the Shoulder Dress by Megan Nielsen
Off the shoulder is all the rage right now this season as are ruffles (more on that below). Why not combine the two in an effortlessly chic summer dress that will take you from the beach to a party? Megan Nielsen shows you how to do just that with a tutorial on her blog. While you will have to do the drafting, it's super easy (spoiler alert: it's just rectangles) and so worth it!
The Orla Dress by French Navy
If you've been active on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen Orla (aka #theorladress) make the rounds. The free PDF pattern incorporates gathers into the skirt of the dress which results in a cute, romantic, easy-to-wear garment. The pattern is pretty timeless, though, so no need to worry about it going out of season too quickly.
Peplum Top from Peppermint Mag
As previously mentioned, ruffles are a pretty big thing this season. By extension, I believe peplums have also carved their way into the spring. The Peplum Top in Issue 31 of Peppermint Mag will be able to take you straight to hot weather as tank tops are a summer staple. The best thing about this pattern? It's quite a stash-buster as it only takes 1.5 yards of fabric.
Salina: The Easy Romper by So Sew Easy
When rompers first entered the scene a few years ago, I was filled with glee! The simplicity of wearing a dress with the functionality of wearing shorts? Count me in! I am especially excited that this trend has entered the sewing community and Salina is the perfect free pattern to get you in on (or keep you in on) the romper craze.
Lace Wrap Bralette from Mood Fabrics
Handmade lingerie has had a huge moment in the sewing blogosphere. Wearing lingerie as outerwear has been gaining traction in the world of fashion. Why not be a follower of both trends and create a lacey bralette that is worthy of being shown off? That is, if you're courageous enough to pull off this daring look!
Are there any patterns that you want to try? I'm looking forward to making the Orla and off the shoulder dress.