Top Sewing Trends for Spring / Summer

Finally the sun is shining (albeit a bit nippy!) and we are getting more and more excited about the sewing patterns and dressmaking fabrics that will build our spring/summer handmade wardrobe.

The Butterick half price pattern starts today and New Look and Kwik Sew half price sewing pattern sales end at midnight on Sunday making it the perfect time for some spring/summer sewing inspiration.

We’ve selected some of the key trends for the new season and the patterns and fabrics you can use to get the look below, but remember this is just a sneaky peak of our full range so have a good rummage and see what other gems you can find!

Not only do we have hundreds of sewing patterns on offer, with prices starting at just £2.95, we also have some gorgeous new and existing fabrics in stock, plus all the haberdashery and supplies you need to whip up a new wardrobe for the new season in no time!

Floral Fabrics are a Firm Favourite

Bold florals and floral inspired prints are a firm favourite for any spring/summer season and we’ve got a huge range for you choose from here with just a few of our favourites featured below.

Floral Prints


John Kaldor Olivia Fabric Purple John Kaldor Olivia Fabric Black and White
John Kaldor Peaseblossom Fabric Cerise John Kaldor Paris Fabric Pink and Yellow


Check out this fabulous dress made by Maria, one of our blogger team, using New Look pattern 6209, our John Kaldor Hermione fabric in red and blue and white lining. At just £2.95 this pattern is a bargain, but the dress looks like a million dollars! Wow your friends at a wedding or knock ‘em dead on an evening out with this clever combo!


Misses Dress New Look Pattern 6209

Denim Never Dies

Like a comfy pair of slippers denim never lets you down and we’re thrilled to have added denim to our dressmaking fabrics!


We currently have two shades of stretch denim, a medium weight light denim and a cute heart printed chambray in stock for you to choose from with a medium shade denim, delightful chambray and a cute anchor print denim coloured cotton poplin due to arrive any day now! Prices start at just £8.50 per metre!

Patterned denim and lace up tops were huge on the catwalks so why not rustle up your own lace up design with our eyelets and a denim skirt, a chambray shirt dress or the ultimate fit jeans with our half price sewing patterns?

Light Blue Medium Weight Denim Medium Blue Medium Weight Stretch Denim
Blue Heart Print Chambrai Cotton Dark Blue Medium Weight Stretch Denim


Misses Jeans and Trousers Butterick Sewing Pattern No. 5682. Misses, Womens and Petite Shirtdress and Sash Butterick Sewing Pattern 6333.
Misses Easy Skirts in Three Lengths New Look Sewing Pattern 6346

Stripes Are Here to Stay


You simply can’t beat comfortable light weight jersey stripes for summer and we’ve got a little taster for you to choose from in navy and white and pink and white stripes plus petite monochrome polka dots for a bit of variety. More stripes and colours coming soon!

We fell in love with these fabrics at first sight and the high quality is obvious from the first touch, in fact we can’t stop stroking them!

Perfect for tops, dresses and skirts alike, teamed with a crisp white plain jersey top or denim if you’re going down the separates route.

Navy and White 1cm Stripe Print Cotton Spandex Black and White Spots St Tropez Jersey
White and Black Spots St Tropez Jersey  Fuschia and White Stripes St Tropez Jersey


Misses Top Butterick Pattern 6132 Misses Knit Dress in Two Lengths New Look Sewing Pattern No. 6210
Misses Easy Knit Skirts New Look Sewing Pattern No. 6348 Misses Trousers, Skirt, and Maxi-Skirt New Look Pattern 6379

Be Bold with Abstract & Strokes of Paint Print

Summer dresses, particularly maxi dresses, offer the perfect opportunity to stand out from the crowd and make a statement. This year brush strokes, paint splatters and abstract prints are where it's at and we’ve got the perfect John Kaldor fabrics and sewing patterns for you to perfect the look!

Splatter Dress

Why not try one of these gorgeous fabrics with one of these half price patterns and get the catwalk look for a smidgen of the price!

John Kaldor Castello Fabric. Aqua and Red. John Kaldor Hermione Fabric. Aqua and Pink


Misses Dress Butterick Pattern 5181 Misses Romper and Dress Kwik Sew Sewing Pattern No. 4100
Misses Dresses Each in Two Lengths New Look Sewing Pattern No. 6372 Misses Design Your Look Dress New Look Sewing Pattern No. 6774

Animal Prints are Always Around

Animal prints are a great staple for your summer wardrobe, but if the trends on the catwalks featuring images of the animals themselves are a step too far for you why not stick with these striking prints instead?

Once again perfect for maxi dresses and loose, comfortable trousers it’s another winning combo paired with plain separates and simple sandals!

John Kaldor Marakech Fabric. Red and Purple John Kaldor Rosaline Fabric. Blue and Black
John Kaldor Ursula Fabric. Black/Orange John Kaldor Cassandra Fabric. Red

So there you have it sewing patterns at bargain prices + delightful fabrics that are right on trend = the perfect spring/summer handmade wardrobe! A winning formula, the only problem: deciding what to make first!

We are more than happy to send out samples of fabrics and are confident you will be thrilled with the high quality products we’ve worked hard to source.

Always check the pattern packet for suitable fabrics, all of which are available on our website. If you ever have any questions please give us a call and we are happy to help!

Have fun sewing!


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