Yay! Simplicity's spring 2017 catalogue has just arrived... and we share the best new sewing patterns with you! Here's a few must-make patterns to freshen up your home-sewn spring wardrobe
Mimi G fans
Fans of Mimi G will love the latest two sewing patterns she's designed for Simplicity. Mimi G Style long rib knit dress (Simplicity 8334) can be made with elbow-length sleeve or sleeveless. It features press studs at the neckline and along both side slits that allow the wearer to choose either to wear as long dress, or unsnap and wear over skinny jeans.
While Simplicity 8341 shirt dress and top pairs perfectly with high-waist leggings. The button-down top and dress both have a collar and feature the popular cold-shoulder with ruffle on the sleeve and across the bodice. New to sewing and want to make this pattern then sew along with Mimi on her You Tube video here:
Shirts are an easy garment to wear and for this season Simplicity has stylish everyday shirts to those with a little extra detail.
Simplicity 8340 adds a twist to the classic button down look with these shirts inspired by Project Runway. Make a long sleeve, 3/4-length, or a short sleeve button down. Go for a long or shorter style shirt, and make it your own with collars, pockets and ties at the end of the sleeves.
Simplicity 8335 is a pattern from the learn to Sew collection and is one of our favourites especially in Gingham! The pattern lets you learn new skills while making this cute top. The back has gathers and can either be made open, with ties or crisscross straps. Change the look by adding ruffle or trim to ends of sleeves. The pattern instructions also include how to gather fabric, apply neck facings, insert a sleeve, and apply trim.
Simplicity 8336 Easy-to-sew knit top patterns features a whole host of sizes from xxs to xxl and the chance to add trim, different sleeve and length options. Add tassels for a fun vibe or lace for a more romantic look. If you're looking for knit tops then Simplicity 8337 has been designed for stretch knits only in a variety styles. Options include sleeveless with centre front and neckline ruffles, the must-have cold shoulder, 3/4 sleeve, scoop or V-neckline options.
Get a stretch on
Making your own gym gear is a sure way of making sure that nobody is wearing the same as you! The latest Simplicity athleisure patterns include a selection of knit sports tops with back variations that include two different racer-back styles and a draped back (Simplicity 8338) as well as coordinating sports bra (Simplicity 8339) and leggings (Simplicity 8212).
Also now available is plus sized leggings (Simplicity 8327) that come in sizes 1x-5x and are a wardrobe essential. Make in active wear fabrics or fashion knits. Pattern also features both 4 in and 2in waistbands in ankle or cropped lengths with optional contrast side panels too.
Transition into spring with cool blue hue wrap skirts and easy-to-sew jumpsuits. Simplicity 8343 provides the perfect spring look with wrap skirts and shorts. The pattern offers under skirt in two lengths and shorts with a long or short built-in over wrap.
Create fun festival wear with Simplicity 8333, it includes knit jumpsuits and dresses in two lengths featuring a tie around the waist and cross-over bodice. The long dress has side leg slit, dress and jumpsuits can be made with halter top or kimono sleeve.
Here comes the bride....
Handmade weddings are becoming a popular option for brides and if you're in to sewing why not add your style by making accessories with Simplicity 8364. Accessorise your special day with these unique pieces designed by Andrea Schewe.
The pattern features cover-ups in three styles, plus a fascinator and hat. The cover-ups include galloon-edged lace off-the-shoulder with three-quarter sleeves, a sleeveless bodice cover with woven band that buttons at the back, and a three-quarter sleeve bolero perfect in specialty fabrics such as satin, velvet, shantung, or taffeta. Finish your stylish look with a delicate fascinator or hat detailed with feathers or rosettes.
Opt for a little style throwback with the latest vintage patterns. Simplicity 8342 consists of stylish Misses' and Plus Size rockabilly sets, and includes a ruffled wiggle skirt, cropped pedal pushers with tie-front knit top that can be worn as a halter or cap sleeve.
Simplicity 8365 is another pattern with designs from Andrea Schewe and includes vintage accessories such as cover-ups, fascinator and hat that can be worn to accompany your everyday look, costume, alternative bridal wear or for another special event. The pattern includes three different cover-ups – sleeveless, off-the-shoulder with sleeves and bolero. The fascinator features a birdcage veil and can be detailed with feathers or roses.
All new patterns can be found on the Simplicity website soon.