With summer right around the corner, now’s a great time to get sewing some fabulous new outfits. We stock a range of amazing sewing patterns that are ideal for summer and in this blog post we share some of our favourites that are suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.

✧ Women

Butterick Pattern B6554: Misses' Wrap Dresses

➡ Difficulty: Easy

This stunning fitted wrap dress has length and sleeve variations and features shaped hemlines and flounces with baby narrow hems. 

MCall’s Pattern M7950: Misses' Dresses

➡ Difficulty: Easy

This dress in two lengths is close-fitting through the bust and features a self faced bodice, slightly flared, gathered skirt, shoulder strap and pocket variation.

Butterick Pattern B6677: Misses' Dress and Sash

➡ Difficulty: Easy

A gorgeous semi-fitted, sleeveless dress with an elasticized waist. Featuring a back opening with button and thread loop closure, side slant pockets, and a sash.

McCall’s Pattern M7937 Misses Tops and Trousers

➡ Difficulty: Average

Close-fitting tops have self-lined bodice, side seam boning and separating back zipper, with strap, sleeve, front and length variations. The fitted trousers have waist facings, invisible side zipper, tapered leg and length variations.

McCall's Pattern M7786: Misses' Trousers

➡ Difficulty: Easy

Loose-fitting pull-on trousers which have back elastic, side pockets, and leg shape and length variations.

McCall's Pattern M7958: Misses' Tops

➡ Difficulty: Easy

With this McCall’s pattern, you can make lined tops which are close-fitting through the bust, have a separating zipper, shoulder straps and sit 2" above the waist.

Vogue Pattern V9192: Swimwear

➡ Difficulty: Average

Make the perfect swimwear with this summer sewing pattern from Vogue including a wrap-top bikini, one-piece swimsuit, and cover-up.

✧ Men

Vogue Pattern V8759: Men's Button-Down Shirts

➡ Difficulty: Easy

This men’s shirt sewing pattern from Vogue® Patterns is perfect for an intermediate dressmaker. This fitted shirt has a self-lined yoke and can make both a short and long-sleeved shirt.

McCall’s Pattern M6973 Men's Tank Tops, T-shirts and Shorts

➡ Difficulty: Easy

These sewing patterns by McCall’s, designed for those at the beginner level of cloth-making, can be used to create a fantastic set of casual men’s shirts, shorts and vests.

Butterick Pattern B6644: Men's Shirt

➡ Difficulty: Easy

Complete this sewing pattern for a loose-fitting, retro men’s shirt that features a front button placket, long sleeves, side slits and stitched hems and collar with front and fabric variations.

Vogue Pattern V9378: Men's Shirt

➡ Difficulty: Average

With this Vogue pattern, you can create a close-fitting, pullover shirt with multiple contrasts, collar, collar band and topstitching trim. Suitable for moderate stretch knits only.

✧ Children

McCall’s Pattern M7342: Back-Bow Dresses, Panties, Leggings and Bucket Hat

➡ Difficulty: Easy

Make the perfect outfit for your little one with this McCall’s sewing pattern for a dress, trousers, leggings and hat. The sleeveless dresses feature a back godet, gathered bow/knot, and narrow hem.

McCall’s Pattern M7345: Handkerchief/High-Low Hem Skirts

➡ Difficulty: Easy

With this pattern, you can make skirts with an elasticized waistband in a variety of hemlines including a handkerchief hem and a high-low hem.

Butterick Pattern B3477: Children's Shoulder-Tie Dresses, Tops, Short and Trousers

➡ Difficulty: Very Easy

This Butterick pattern B3477 makes loose-fitting children's shoulder-tie dresses, tops, shorts and trousers. They feature contrast shoulder straps/bands with tie ends and the loose-fitting shorts or trousers have an elastic waist and narrow hem.

McCall’s Pattern M7379: Children's Raglan Sleeve Tops, Tank Top, Cargo Shorts and Trousers

➡ Difficulty: Easy

With this pattern from McCall’s, you can make raglan sleeve tops, tank tops, cargo shorts and trousers that are perfect for boys this summer. The cargo shorts and pants have elasticized waist casing, side-front pockets, and a mock-fly.

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Post By Rosie Burnman