Sew The Trends – Spring
Sew The Trends is back for Spring! We have scoured the high street for this season’s core trends and paired patterns to go with them so your handmade wardrobe will be bang up-to-date. This was such a fun adventure as I could actually go into shops for the first time in months. I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed shopping and touching fabric! The sun is shining Spring is very much here in the UK, and I’m sure you are all desperate to make something fun to wear as well. So settle in and enjoy our latest Sew The Trends vlog..
Shirring is back for Spring and I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about it! Not only is it a fun new sewing skill to learn but these lovely dresses are loose and comfortable! For those of you thinking ‘I must make one immediately!’ then I’ve got the perfect pattern for you. The Sophia dress from Victory Patterns has a lovely square neckline, a shirred bust panel and it comes with four sleeve options.
I saw loads of tiered shirtdress on the high street. There were lots of plain pastel colours as well as vibrant prints, so in terms of the fabric choose whatever you fancy. Most of the dresses had a collar, button down panel at the front, were waisted and had a tiered skirt. Again I found a fantastic match for these, the Lyra Shirt dress from Tilly and the Buttons.
There were also lots of loose fitting button down dresses, some with a defined waist and some without. Lots of ditsy prints for these types of dresses and most were midi length. The pattern that I thought would work really well is the Harmione Dress from Atelier Scammit.
You can’t beat a classic denim jacket and they were everywhere this Spring. In terms of the shape, they varied between oversized and fitted. A lot were in bleached denims, as well as black, so it’s really picking a colour that fits in with your wardrobe for this garment. The pattern we thought would be the perfect match to recreate this look is the Atenas jacket from Itch to Stitch. If you wanted a roomy fit then think about going up a size or two.
There were loads of oversized tailored jackets this summer in lovely bright linens and cottons. We’ve got the perfect jacket to recreate this look – the Heather Blazer from The Friday Pattern Company is bang on trend in terms of the shape and cut. It has a relaxed fit and is a little longer, all you have to decide on is what fabric to make it in.
The oversized workwear jacket was another favourite in the high street. They came as both cropped and a longer cut and were made in everything from a lightweight wool to a sturdy cotton canvas. They all had oversized pocket details too. The pattern we chose for this is the Stacker jacket from Papercut Patterns.
The shacket that was really popular in Winter has carried on into Spring as well, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Perfect as a layering piece on a cooler Spring day, you’ll get a lot of wear out of this as we head into Summer. The pattern that I found for this was the Diana Coat from Lenaline Patterns.
There are lots of lovely jumpsuits to pick from this Summer. Many of them had zipped fronts and a tie at the waist. We found two fantastic pattern options for this. The first is the Lennox Boilersuit from Homer and Howells, this comes without the waist tie and zip, for those that prefer buttons. If you fancy a zipped version then the Leah Jumpsuit from Fibre Mood is a great option.
We also saw loads of dungarees… and I love a dungaree! A lot of these were quite loose fitting and made in linens and lightweight cottons so they had a fantastic feel. The pattern that I thought would work well for this is the Greer Jumpsuit from Hey June Handmade.
If you are like me and always cold then you’ll be delighted to know there were LOADS of cropped chunky cardigans. All with three buttons and a v-neck. I do find these work well over dresses too. The pattern that is perfect for this look is the Marlo Sweater from True Bias.
Well the ruffle is back for Spring and I’m pretty pleased about it! A lot of the tops had ruffles on the chest area and most tops used a printed cotton or Broderie Anglaise. The pattern we thought would work fantastically for this look is the Nina Lee Bloomsbury blouse. I’ve seen a few people make a sleeveless version of this pattern online too.
Oversized shirts are a massive trend this Summer in cottons and linens. Mostly in whites and pale pastels. I’ve got two fantastic patterns that would work well for this. The first is the Misha Shirt from Lenaline Patterns, this is a popover style with high low hem at the back. The second is the Oversized Shirt from The Assembly Line.
Trousers were all very relaxed fit and most had a tie waist. This is definitely something that has carried over from lockdown loungewear and I’m not going to lie I’m loving this! The pattern we thought would work perfectly for this is the Arden Pants from Helen’s Closet.