The flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and while we are keeping our distance from others, now is a perfect time to get a head start on your warm-weather wardrobe. You’ve got the time, and we’ve got the patterns, supplies, fabric, and inspiration that you need to stay motivated during times of gray. Join me today as I highlight some of spring’s hottest trends and how you can transform them from runway ready to indoor couture in the comfort of your home.
Let's Talk Basics:
The Indigo skirt is a simple bias skirt that falls straight down, grazing the outline of the hips. It’s a must-have transition piece for your spring wardrobe, as it can be worn casually with sneakers or more dressed up with accessories and some playful heels. Play with the length by tailoring it to your liking. Don’t be afraid to choose any fabric that you favor. Play with the hem by adding trim along the edge. This trendy piece can be as simple or as elaborate as you make it.
A simple cami is more of a basic than a trendy piece, but it’s a piece that is quite versatile. Our Marigold Camisole has a relaxed fit around the waist and hips, spaghetti straps (which are super comfy), and a loose v-neck shape. This piece is a spring staple as it can be paired with virtually anything on its own, and it also works as an excellent base when layering other garments like light jackets on those cooler spring mornings.
While I have seen lower-rise trousers making their way back onto the runway, the high-rise is still having a major moment (which makes me ecstatic). Our primrose pants pattern mirrors the paper bag waist, which reaches to the natural waist accompanied by a belted tie that matches the trousers. Another key feature is the roomy patch pockets. While our pattern has an elastic waist and is a bit more straight-legged, our pattern can be easily altered to have a fly and zip or a different fit along the leg.
Jeans are undeniably a staple, but this season we are seeing some added flare. The button fly is certainly gaining attention from designers on the runway as well as commercial brands, adding a trendy bit of extra security to your waist closure. The jeans I’ve spotted on the runway for spring look a lot like our Nolana Jeans pattern, which are more of a mid-rise but could easily be altered to be a higher or lower rise. I’m seeing some fun variations like side or front slits a few inches tall along the cuffs in skinny and more relaxed fits.
Trendy and Loving it:
A statement sleeve can change the entire vibe, and this spring, sleeves are going to be bigger and better. From bishop to mutton sleeves, there is a lot of playroom in customizing a top that has a fun sleeve that represents you and the look you’re going for. Our Davallia Bodysuit sewing pattern features a bodacious mutton sleeve. It has more of a fitted silhouette around the torso as it is a bodysuit, but it can be modified to a shirt with a more relaxed fit. Have a little fun with your designs to see what you can come up with.
Suiting is undeniably in, and for the spring, suit sets with shorts are going to be hot, hot, hot!. Make your suit as formal or as relaxed as you desire. Either way, you’ll look put together with minimal effort. The Blackberry suit sewing pattern is the perfect package deal for spring topped off with an accent belt at the waist. Suits in all varieties and fits are in, so check out our other suiting patterns to find a style that suits you best.
Wraparound garments are flattering for all, so I was extremely happy to see wraparound garments on the spring runway. Get a similar look with the Nyssa dress pattern that features the same criss-cross neckline. It has a bit more fullness, but the pattern can be manipulated to have less movement. Wear the Nyssa dress out for a high-tea or throw it on for a last-minute date. Either way, you can’t go wrong when wearing it.
Every spring wardrobe needs a bit of structure, and this blazer will provide it. A simple silhouette with a slightly cropped length and an open front is exactly what the Gladiolus blazer sewing pattern brings to the table. The design is simple, but the details certainly don’t have to be. Draw from our redux of this piece for major inspiration and MJ vibes.
Bows are everywhere on the spring runways, from small accents to huge statement pieces. A wearable way to incorporate them into your wardrobe (if you aren’t going for Avante Garde on the daily) is by making a pussy-bow blouse. The Onella blouse is exactly what you need in your closet. Wear it to the office for a more professional look or wear it with jeans for a casual day out. Feel free to alter the pattern to make the bow more narrow or even play with the neckline to make plunge a bit more daring.
The utility jumpsuit is certainly a must-have for spring. Tailor the sleeves to the temperature by going sleeveless and do the same with the length of the pants. Use our Forrest jumpsuit pattern as a base and alter the sleeves, legs, and overall fit of the jumpsuit. The belted waist adds a lot of definition, but alternatively, it can be removed, which will transform the look into a more casual and relaxed fit.
Right now, we’re all dreaming of the days when we can get out and show off our spring wardrobe, but since we’re stuck inside, let’s make it at home. Times seem a little rough, but sewing is something that can bring joy during times that are a bit more dreary. Use these patterns to create the trendy spring wardrobe that you deserve, and even if you can’t go out freely, you can pose for a photo shoot indoors or facetime all your friends to show them what you’ve made. Keep sewing and shining through it all. Leave a comment below telling me which pattern from this post is your favorite.