Spring into Fashion
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In “Spring into Fashion” Threads issue 160 (April/May), Connie Crawford shares this season’s leading looks. Here, we’ve selected several patterns you can use to achieve these styles.
In her article, Connie explains that this season is filled with feminine, yet comfortable pieces. Leading colors include pink and tangerine while cotton, silk, and other natural fibers are the fabrics of choice.
Dresses define daywear this season with pleats, tucks, and interesting gathers as the highlights.
A popular daywear pant style has a looser fit and interesting waistline details such as pleats or attached tie-belts. These pants are paired with loose, easy-wear jackets with a narrow lapel or no lapel at all.
Pleated skirts lead in daywear. Lengths range from short above the knee to a few inches below the knee. Narrow knife pleats in soft flowing fabric, to wide box pleats in mid-weight cottons all have a place this season.
Feel fashionable and comfortable on the weekends in a simple T-shirt, made in striped fabric, and in sleek, straight or slightly flared pants.
Loose drawstring pants become elegant in more luxury fabrics and are paired with lace or soft, silk tops.
For a sophisticated look, pair cropped pants with a delicate blouse in light colors.
Soft silks, laces, and embroidery in tea-length dresses give a feminine elegance to evening wear.
Create a playful look with full party dresses. Lengths range from above the knee to a few inches above the ankle.
Make an artistic statement with an emphasis on the shoulders. One shoulder and halter styles shine with sleek silhouettes in soft drapey fabrics.
Check out Connie Crawford’s “Spring into Fashion,” Threads issue 160 (April/May), for a complete review of this season’s leading colors, fabrics, and silhouettes.
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