Pulling together a summer wardrobe is an exhilarating experience, but why settle for busy malls or online searching? Flex your sewing skills by making a sundress or two that will accentuate your curves without taking away from your fun in the sun. Get ready for true inspiration and a great reason to visit your local fabric shop!
This floral beauty from Sew Liberated
is full of fun and freedom. The breezy movement of this A-line cut is effortlessly elegant. The elastic waistband ensures comfort. After making the dress, enjoy an afternoon picnic or frolic through a garden — enjoy all the compliments your creation will get.
The Miz Mozelle pattern by Jamie Christina
mixes baby doll cuteness with retro style. The keyhole at the collar adds edgy spice to the otherwise sweet construction of the dress. This dress pattern offers tons of style versatility when it comes to fabric selection and color. I'm a fan of this piece in white with black trim. Chic!
The Washi Dress
Once August rolls around, the summer heat becomes tough to bear. The Washi dress
is exclusively made for lightweight cotton that allows the breeze to cool your skin. This dress pattern ranges from a sleeveless tunic to a maxi dress with optional additions like a Peter Pan collar or hanging sailor bow tie.
Michelle loved making this dress
and got tons of compliments every time she wore it, so she's planning to make another one! The pattern is the Riviera Cote D'Azur knit dress
, designed for light, drapey knits that are perfect for summer. This pattern can also be adapted as a tunic or top - relaxed, chic and comfy.
The Angie Dress from Scientific Seamstress
has an easy-going, relaxed form. The flattering bodice is fun, yet flirty, and the pattern gives several options for neckline depth. Choose a higher neckline for everyday wear or a dramatic drop for nighttime gatherings.