sewing patterns

WORKING WITH FLORAL TRENDS

The Floral trend always comes to life during the summer and fabric prints seem to get more ornate, bigger and bolder but which sewing patterns actually can take large blooms
and give you the edge on flowers

This pretty lined dress from Butterick 5748, sizes 6-22 has a close-fitting bodice, and a flared skirt cut on the crosswise grain of the fabric which will suit a large bold print fabric, and has been designed for medium weight woven fabrics. The lovely V neck back, side zip and bow detail gives plenty of opportunities to showoff prints to the max. 

New Look 6383 is a really versatile easy-to-make pattern that includes long jumpsuit and drop waist dress with thick straps, short playsuit and slip dress with thin straps which is perfect to carry floral patterned fabrics. Sizes 8-20.

Gorgeous pattern for pullover tops that has been designed for lightweight woven fabrics and will look great in all the lovely sheer floral fabrics around at the moment. McCalls 6510, sizes xsmall -xlarge has a neat bound neckline, close fitting sleeves or a stitching line that forms the sleeves and options for front pleat, flange gathered into the yoke and belt. Available from www.sewdirect.com.

Be your own designer with this misses’ and miss petite dress pattern (Simplicity 1803, sizes 4-20) from the Inspired By Project Runway Collection with bodice variations and tie belt and unusual cut away neckline.