Posts tagged Spring/summer patterns
Burda, stylish patterns for spring/summer

Better late than never, we take a look at what Burda Style
has to offer dressmakers this spring/summer!

We’ve probably mentioned it before, but we are real fans of Burda sewing patterns! Sometimes the pattern instructions can be a little difficult to interpret and they haven’t always had a seam allowance, but there’s something about European style that we love!

The delights of denim

You don’t have to make in denim fabrics but these patterns looked fab
made in denim or chambray.

This is a great loose-fit everyday dress with extra swing and is comfortable to wear. Make with a traditional sleeve with bands or frills. Available in sizes 8-18.

Frilly and fun, this dress pattern includes all the eye-catching designs you see on the high street including gathered sleeves, frills at the arms and hem and shoulder cutouts.
Available in sizes 8-18.

This dress is cut with figure flattering lines, and features panel seams and in-seam pockets to finish the sleek look. The chic elbow length sleeves will make this dress a year round favourite.
Available in sizes 10-20.

Easy to sew skirts in long or short version. These skirts are perfect for novice sewers, and comfortable and versatile so sew yourself several in different fabrics and prints.
Available in sizes 8-18.


This edge-to-edge sleeveless waistcoat or vest is crying out for a trim, and has an Ethnic feel. It's perfect for wearing to festivals. 

Or if you prefer something a bit more classic, go for the jacket options and add a frill at the hem or make in an evening fabric to wear to a special occasion .
Available in sizes 8-18.

A long shot!

Maxi-length is back (we're not sure it ever went away).
It's definitely a must-have for this season’s wardrobe.

This dress will become one for everyday during the warmer weather. It features lovely gathers coming from the neckline and its figure-skimming style is finished with an elasticated waist. Make as a  sleeveless long dress with overcut shoulders or choose loose-fitting sleeves in a knee length version which is edged with an elastic casing and fabric tie belt.
Available in sizes 8-20.

This dress pattern has a real bohemian feel. The short style can be trimmed with narrow lace on the straps and at the neckline and the longer version sewn with wing sleeves and '70s look gathered skirt tiers. The elasticated waist creates a lovely loose fit and is extra comfy for those hot days (here's hoping anyway)!
Available in sizes 6-16.

This figure-skimming, loose-fitting dresses is wonderfully comfortable even on a very hot summer day. Make in a sleeveless or slit half-length sleeve version. The shallow waterfall neckline is an attractive feature of both styles.
Available in sizes 20-30.

These swingy, lightweight summer dresses is so pretty. Sew with fashionable cut-out or small wing sleeves. Both styles have an elasticated waist and a flared paneled skirt with in-seam pockets.
Available in sizes 18-28

Don’t cramp you style

We round up the dress patterns with extra style to sew this season:

This patterns contains two very separate styles. The sleeveless dress features a exposed zip fastener while view B is made up in a striking print and charms with a small notched collar and a tie belt to accent your waist.
Available in sizes 10-20.

A closer look will reveal the clever design of these dresses with a simple front, overcut shoulders and narrow skirt. Make with a stylish stitched batwing sleeves and a back button fastening or show off a V-shaped décolleté at the back.
Available in sizes 10-20.

This city chic jersey dress with wrap look and shaped neckline band gives the impression of a shawl collar. The bell-shaped, knee length skirt adds to the feminine style. If you prefer you can make as a top with short-sleeves and hem peplum.
Available in sizes 10-20.

This pack of easy-to-sew and quick-to-sew dresses are gathered at the left shoulder, has a side vent, and comes in a knee and maxi-length versions. The short dress with slit sleeves features
an elastic waist and is shown here in a sheer fabric, which would make a great cover-up
for the beach.
Available in sizes 8-18.

Show off your shoulders with a shirred neckline in these tops. Choose from wide sleeves and strap or pretty frilled sleeves which drape nicely from the elbow.
Available in sizes 20-34.

Jump on the bandwagon!

If you like easy-to-wear items then a jumpsuit is your garment. It looks good dressed up or down for day or night and is an easy wardrobe decision!

Stylish from head to toe, this jumpsuit has elastic at the waist for added comfort and pleats to give it a lovely loose fit. Sporty details include roll-up sleeves and patch pockets. To pack a punch this summer make in a wonderful bright print.
Available in size 18-28.

This summery jumpsuit will show off a suntan or can be worn over a T-shirt. Choose from slightly fitted with darts in back or with a drawstring casing at the waist. The length can be varied to suit you.
Available in sizes 6-16

This jumpsuit is super stylish and includes some lovely fine detailing such as contrasting bands, overcut shoulders and a tie belt. There is a shorter version if you fancy a playsuit.
Available in sizes 8-18.

Top trumps

Simple tops don't have to be plain and boring – take an easy top and turned it into something special with the right fabric!

A pack of stylish tie and knot tops with a feel from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Available in sizes 8-18.

Plain or print fabrics are both great options for the casual look of tops and hoodies with rib knit bands and stylish frills.
Available in sizes 8-18.