Ideas for Spring/ Summer ’16 trends that I can make!

Friday inspiration! 🙂

I wanted to rummage through my stash of patterns and pattern books to see what I can hack/ redesign into things that’ll be on trend for this season! Not that I feel the need to be constantly on trend but it’s nice to get a few new ideas from what’s going on in the fashion world!

I’ve picked out a few trends I quite like the look of (and also think I could comfortably accomplish!). With the long bank holiday weekend here, maybe I’ll even be able to get started on some!

Here’s my top 5:

1. A satin bomber jacket (like the one Kate Moss has been seen in…)

I caved and bought a new bomber jacket pattern rather than hacking an oldie or drafting something myself.

2. Cut out shoulders! Showing off a bit of skin and still covering up my bingo wings…

I’m thinking of using my Tilly and the Buttons Bettine pattern for this one as I think the slouchy shape would work.

3. A slip dress – underwear as outerwear!

Maybe something like this?

I’m planning to get out my Bias Cut Dressmaking book to whip up a pattern for this!

4. More midi skirts!

A selection from Instyle

I’d like to try some new shapes rather than just doing my standard pleated ones!

5. A retro pussy bow/ necktie shirt for that 70s vibe that’s not going anywhere…

I’m thinking that I might use another Tilly pattern – the Mimi blouse from Love at First Stitch for this and replace the collar with the necktie in a really glam fabric.

Hopefully these won’t just stay part of my sewing daydreams and will come into real life soon! Fingers crossed that it happens whilst it’s still summer… 

No comments

  1. Lovely plans! Can’t wait to see them come to fruition 🙂 I have faraway plans for a Sew Over It pussy bow blouse too. Love the style!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.