Free Sewing Patterns to Help You Beat the Heat

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Lee Norris
Summer is the season for vibrant prints and fabulous silhouettes, but when there are so many trends, what are the best ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe? Today we'll be pairing our trend reporter's top prints for this summer with a few of our most downloaded free sewing patterns!

Easy to wear and timeless? You can't go wrong with a few spots in your wardrobe. Try a small polka dot for an updated version of the button-up with our Lunaria Dress pattern or add to your officewear with a dotted Onella Blouse. A matching set would look utterly adorable too, with our free Dogwood Ensemble. Want something a little more asymmetrical? The Empress Dress is your pick!

The Lunaria Dress

The Aster Pants

Featuring a tie to cinch the waist, and flounce sleeves to add a little bounce, this shirt dress can be dressed down or spruced up for any occasion. Download it here!

The Onella Blouse

The Onella Blouse

Typically associated with 80’s era office gals, the necktie or pussy bow blouse is coming back in a chic way. Download it here!

The Dogwood Ensemble

The Dogwood Ensemble

The Dogwood Ensemble can be a fun addition to the young creative professional’s wardrobe or a great look for just going around town.Download it here!

The Empress Dress

The Empress Dress

This long sleeve micro mini will give you the confidence to step into any space and own it! Download it here!

Tropical foliage has summer vacation written all over it and has us thinking one thing: resort wear. Try a gorgeous tropical cover up in silk charmeuse or any one of Mood's free swimwear patterns in a tropical tricot!

The Callisia Cover-Up

The Callisia Cover-Up

At full-length, with double-puff bishop sleeves, it drapes beautifully over any swimsuit or pair of jeans. Download it here!

The Reed Swimsuit

The Reed Swimsuit

Our Reed Swimsuit free sewing pattern features slightly high-waisted bottoms paired with an absolutely adorable twist-front, puff sleeve top. Download it here!

The Sherwood Swimsuit

The Sherwood Swimsuit

The Sherwood Swimsuit free sewing pattern features a unique one-piece design, with side ties and a flattering silhouette. Download it here!

The Cordia Swimsuit

The Cordia Swimsuit

The Cordia Swimsuit features a halter neckline, multiple cup sizes, and beautiful lines, for a gorgeous fit every time. Download it here!

Tie Dye is getting a 21st century upgrade, with many new prints featuring ombre designs and more abstract smudges, more reminiscent of paintings than the flower power look of the 60s. Fashion this new trend into loose wraps skirts and maxi shirt dresses!

The Lantana Maxi Shirt

The Lantana Maxi Shirt

Building off of the crisp and classic button-up shirt that everyone should have in their wardrobe, the Lantana hem slips past your waist and billows around your ankles for a gorgeous silhouette that’s perfect for showing off your favorite print. Download it here!

The Wilder Top

The Wilder Top

Simply tie this on over your favorite pair of jeans for an adorable look that can easily transition into this summer with lightweight fabrics like linen or voile. Download it here!

The Cress Skirt

The Cress Skirt

Conservative enough to wear to the office while easy and breezy enough to throw over a swimsuit, our Cress Skirt free sewing pattern is as versatile as it is cute. Download it here!

The Nyssa Dress

The Nyssa Dress

What better for versatility than a gorgeous and classic wrap dress? Download it here!

You can never go wrong with florals, no matter the season! Try a large-scale version this summer paired with our bohemian Fern Jumpsuit or a puff sleeved Poppy Dress. Want something cute and short? Our Ginger Dress and Sollya Romper are beautiful options for any print!

The Fern Jumpsuit

The Fern Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit is packed with style and sophistication while giving off very boho-chic vibes; belted for creating the perfect cinched waist, but loose and comfy with a stunning wide leg that gathers into an ankle cuff. Download it here!

The Poppy Dress

The Poppy Dress

With a deep plunge neckline and voluminous puff sleeves, this dress can be worn on its own with your favorite sandals or even thrown over a swimsuit for the perfect beach look. Download it here!

The Ginger Dress

The Ginger Dress

The sleek sheath dress paired with extra billowing bishop sleeves creates a look that’s both delicate and opulent. Download it here!

The Sollya Romper

The Sollya Romper

Our Sollya Romper features a fitted waist, slightly puffed sleeves, and pleated shorts for the perfect fit! Download it here!

Plaid is always on trend, but smaller checked prints are currently how we're seeing the trend play out. Work it into your wardrobe with some paper bad waist shorts or a cute bodysuit!

The Foxglove Bodysuit

The Foxglove Bodysuit

With 3/4 sleeves and a plunging neckline, the Foxglove Bodysuit would be great with jeans or even a full skirt for a more formal look.  Download it here!

The Piper Shorts

The Piper Shorts

The Piper Shorts feature a faux-belted paper bag waist, with an elastic insert so you vacation in both comfort and style this season. Download it here!

The Perilla Jumpsuit

The Perilla Jumpsuit

Although this jumpsuit has an elastic waist, we’ve added a cute belt pattern that looks absolutely stunning in faux leather! Download it here!

The Elaeis Shirt

The Elaeis Shirt

The Elaeis Shirt free sewing pattern can be made in a flowing lace for a quick and easy festival vibe, or paired with some twill shorts for a seasonal look that’s effortlessly on trend. Download it here!

Will you be trying any of these patterns this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

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