Easy back-to-school sewing patterns are here, right in time for that first day of school for you or your girls. Whether it's blouses, dresses, or shorts you seek, DIY these wardrobe essentials for a look all your own this school year. Whatever school days are about to be in session, from elementary to college, these projects are worth putting your sewing skills to the test.
Edgy and effortless-looking are the much-coveted jogger pants
this year. With the feel of sweatpants and the look of trendiness, these pants from GreenStyle Creations pair comfort with style. Dress them down for class with a long tank or tunic and dress them up with fun jewelry and heels for a night out. These pants are a go-to for men and women alike. Never has style looked or felt so easy.
It's Always Autumn shows you how to create a comfy top with an old-school feel: a peter-pan-collar blouse
. Whether you're using solid-colored or patterned fabric, add a contrasting or complimentary collar for a look that speaks true to your style and true to your self. Paired with your favorite kicks and sweater, this cool twist on a simple tee will take you from class to cafe-hopping.
While the weather is still warm and humid, shorts are in session. These lovely trimmed-pocket shorts
from Teresa at Dandelion Drift are trendy, feminine, and school-appropriate. Paired with a simple tee and sandals or oxfords, these shorts become the perfect transition between summer and fall. Plus, the trim adds a touch of flair and personality.
Circle skirts are an item worth buying, wearing, and loving because of their versatility and ease. For the skirt that best fits your style and school life, this circle skirt from Sew Easy Sewing has four different pattern variations
: full circle, full circle with pockets, half circle, and full circle with gathers and pockets. Choose what fits you best or make all four for viable variety.
When you have to make a presentation to the class, a nice shift dress
is a versatile, workable piece. Whether complemented with boots and tights for a blustery January day or with gladiator sandals and statement necklace for a breezy spring afternoon, this dress from Sew Petite Gal beats the test of time and eases your mind before that history exam.
Easy and fun to wear, dresses and skirts are convenient and chic for school. This tiered-skirt dress
from fashion designer, Lauren Winter, can be made into either a skirt alone or a whimsical dress. The subtle tiers add a feminine edge, while the loose fit lends itself to long days traveling from class to class. Sport with classic slip-ons or darling flats for ultimate comfort.