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Summer Ensembles

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For many of us, our sewing matches our mood. In the fall we make gifts getting ready for the giving season. In the spring we make things to freshen up our homes. In the same way, many of us want our summer months to be relaxing and uncomplicated. What better way to express that desire for rejuvenation than to sew a few versatile summer ensembles. One pattern has a whole outfit—how much simpler can we get! Here are a few fashionable pattern choices to get your summer wardrobe freshened up.

Pattern 2191 comes in misses’ and miss petite sizes and has separate pattern pieces for bust sizes A through D. The pattern includes all the basics–two tunic style princess seam tops, cropped pants, shorts, a flouncy above the knee skirt and even a sash/scarf.

Another perfect-for-summer set is pattern 2188. This grouping includes four staple pieces–a T-shirt with neckline pleats, a simple A-line skirt, a fashionable vest and comfortable capris with optional hemline details. Make them all in coordinating fabrics to mix and match.

Pattern 2190 is a great transitional ensemble. This grouping will take you from the summer months through to autumn. Stay stylish with this dress and tunic featuring an optional cold-shoulder, loose T-shirt, three tired skirt, and straight cut pants with a waist yoke.

Cynthia Rowley does it again! Her three-quarter top and wrap skirt or shorts in pattern 2192 give a perfect stylish look. The skirt or shorts can be made in a variety of fabrics from a linen blend or cotton gauze for the beach to silk charmeuse for a night out.

From the Khaliah Ali Collection comes pattern 2195. Sized in both misses’ and plus size, the pattern includes a short sleeve or three quarter length sleeve top or tunic, straight pants and a-line skirt with a yoke, and a cute vest.

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  1. sewperfectfit | | #1

    Have to say that Simplicity's 2191 looks like it would be cool enough for valley heat, yet professional enough to wear to the office.

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