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Summer Style Inspiration | Ilford Jacket & Sagebrush

Summer Style Inspiration | Ilford Jacket & Sagebrush

Summer is just around the corner and that means it's time to enjoy wearing lots of lovely me made summer outfits. In this blog post we are sharing a selection of lovely pieces to inspire your summer me made wardrobe using Friday Patterns. Continue reading to find out more.

Summer style

Depending on the season, it's always great to plan and make your own seasonal pieces. The summer season brings with it an influx of colours, light fabric textures and lovely prints - with lovely dresses, jackets and more. Below are a few ready-to-wear examples that would look great made in Friday patterns.

Sagebrush Top Dress Hack

Puff sleeves are definitely not going anywhere again this summer! With more varieties this summer, in lovely lace fabrics, some big or small and some with frilled hems. It's a great statement look and perfect for the warmer weather when you don't require a jacket on top! The Sagebrush Top pattern is a great choice for it's puff sleeve, but also it's boxy shape lends well to altering and hacking. The Sagebrush dress hack is one we see often on social media, by the amazing sewing community and it's super easy to do. 

Top tip - Use the skirt panel from the Wilder Gown pattern & add that to the Sagebrush top, making sure you lift the Sagebrush hem up to sit on your waist (or whatever feels best for you). 

The Sagebrush dress hack would look great in sage green tones, bold floral prints and pastels or why not try a lovely lace fabric with lining, to leave the sleeve unlined for a romantic and pretty look. 

Ilford Jacket


The Ilford Jacket pattern is the perfect all year round staple sewing pattern that can be made again and again in so many varieties. For summer oversized shirts and 'shackets' are big on trend, especially in lightweight linens and shirting fabrics. The style is slightly oversized, with utility pockets on the front and fairly plain, but a great basic for layering. Stick to basic tones that will compliment your wardrobe like creams, lilacs, blues and other pastels.
Try out the Ilford dress hack video on our YouTube channel if you would like to make a version with a waist tie, to wear as a jacket or dress! 
We hope you enjoyed this little roundup for summer style featuring the Ilford Jacket & Sagebrush Top patterns. Being able to design and plan your own wardrobe is always really exciting and Summer is a great time to have fun with your makes. 
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