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Simplicity: Early Spring 2016

Simplicity 1370

Winter is finally over and Simplicity is ushering in the milder weather with new styles. From skorts to dresses, the pattern supplier offers an array of patterns that are perfect for bridging spring and summer.

Skorts and shorts: Simplicity 1370

This asymmetric misses’ skort has pockets. It can be a miniskirt with buckle or shorts with or without scalloped overlay. All versions have a back zipper. 

Suggested fabrics for this design are challis, chambray, cotton types, crepe-back satin, crepe de Chine, lightweight linen, lightweight poplin, lightweight sateen, silky types, interlock, jersey, and spandex blends.

NOTIONS: Thread, 7 1/2-inch zipper, hook-and-eye closure.
E: 1 3/4-inch slide buckle.

Playful romper: Simplicity 1355

This easy-to-sew pattern can be transformed into a long dress or a long/short jumper. Neckline options are V-neck or scoop with sliding tie. The back is a crossover or a slit.

Fabrics to keep in mind for this design include batiks, chambray, chino, gingham, leatherlike, light denim, linen types, madras, microsuede, piqué, poplin, sateen, stretch wovens, and twill.

NOTIONS: Thread; package 1/2-inch-wide, single-fold bias tape.

Sweet and sophisticated top: Simplicity 1806

This misses’ pullover top with bodice and sleeve variations has the option for possible ruffle details. 

Fabrics to use for this pattern are laundered cottons, batiks, sateen, challis, crepe-back satin, laundered silks/rayons, silk linen, gauze, double georgette, lightweight linen blends, and voile.

NOTIONS: Thread. E: package 1/2-inch-wide, single-fold bias tape.

Truly versitle dress: Simplicity 1800

These misses’ & plus-size dresses can be created in two lengths. The pattern has individual patterns for slim, average, and curvy fit and b, c, and d cup sizes for miss and c, d, and dd cup sizes for plus sizes. 

For this design, Simplicity suggests that you use laundered cotton, batiks, lightweight denim, piqué, poplin, satin, crepe, crepe de Chine, laundered silks/rayons, silk linen, voile, double georgette, satin, shantung, and lightweight linen blends.

NOTIONS: Thread. A, B: 22-inch zipper, for misses’ sizes, and 24-inch zipper, for women’s sizes; hook-and-eye closure.

Which one of these designs do you want to make this spring? Leave a comment below and let us know which is your favorite.

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  1. blackbird314 | | #1

    I'm in love with last dress. I have to get my wife one! Where can I buy it?!

  2. ticklishduck702 | | #2

    Great collection. I am looking forward this spring to try them on myself!

  3. CharlesThomas1986 | | #3

    I think I fell in love with the first model! Leaving this aside, this is really awesome collection. My favourite type is for sure Skorts and shorts: Simplicity 1370. I want to have it so bad!

  4. paloverdeblooms | | #4

    These are *not* this spring's patterns. New patterns have 4-digit numbers in the 8000 and 8100 range. The patterns you have listed are at least from *last* spring. (Simplicity pattern numbers decrease with each release and then cycle back to 8000).

  5. user-2778833 | | #5

    I particularly like the Simplicity 1800. It looks like the perfect summer go-everywhere dress and ideal for Scottish Country Dancing.

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    Raaviya | | #6

    Aaaa, I am inspiring now! thanks

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