Summer fashion is my favorite of the all the fashion seasons. With barbeque's, weddings, graduations, all great reasons to sew some light and pretty outfits.
There are so many wonderful fun in the sun patterns to choose from.
Think about your sunny day wardrobe in a new light. Sewing your own fashions will allow you to have as many styles as you can think about.
The collage above shows summer outfit ideas to help inspire you. The collage was created at Polyvore.com, give it a try if you haven't already.
Let's start with this Cynthia Rowley dresses from Simplicity Patterns. This is a wonderful summer dress. This sewing pattern includes a jacket, to give you options for cooler days. Click the photo to have a look.
Here is another Cynthia Rowley dress pattern. (apparently I like her patterns) This is a good example of the above dress. Click the photo to go to
Style arc is a relatively new pattern company. They design current fashion for all styles and ages.
Here is a comparative shorts pattern from Kwik Sew patterns. Your summer fashion wardrobe is easy to achieve. Look for inspiration fashion and easily find sewing patterns to match.
When you choose your fabrics, don't shy away from bright colors.You can see how much fun tastefully chosen bright colors can be.
When you choose your fabrics, think about the heat for summer clothing. Cottons, silks, and linen are good choices for beating the heat. Although today's man made fibers are good quality, compared with a couple of decades ago, they still don't breath as well. Even choose cotton/polyester for example, this is better than polyester alone.
Another note when choosing fabrics, read the pattern envelope for tips on what fabric is best for the garment you are sewing. ( For more on choosing the appropriate fabrics click here. )
If you are a budding fashionista or maybe you are confident with your style, inspirational outfit ideas are always fun and appreciated. Here are some looks that may inspirational to you.
This summer fashion outfits could be worn to dinner or theater. It is a nice alternative to wearing a dress. What makes this outfit a good choice for summer is the bright colors. The pink top and the sea foam green shoes are opposites on the color wheel, so they compliment each other. If ever in doubt about matching color, look on the color wheel, if the colors are opposites, they are a good match. Opposites can attract I guess.
This summer outfit is light and airy. It is a good choice for weekend wear. Going for lunch, comfy yet still stylish. You could wear high heels and go for lunch with your favorite people or wear flats and go shopping or running errands. Notice again that the blue purse and the coral top are complimentary because the are opposite on the color wheel.
Have a little rocker chic in you? There are options for that too. The sewing patterns available are below. Consider sewing a pair of your own jeans or jean jacket. Then you can accessorize using the examples below.
Stay tuned for more styles to come. For more help with choosing patterns click here.
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