Summer Style Inspiration | Friday Patterns

Summer Style Inspiration | Friday Patterns

If you're about to head into summer, and you are looking for some me made style inspiration, then you're in the right place! In this blog post we have collated some summer style inspiration using our Friday Patterns to talk through some of the key trends this season. Continue reading to find out more. 

Summer is probably my favourite time of year (hello, Paige here)! I just love the bright colours associated with summer clothing, the cute silhouettes, and sunshine just makes my soul so much happier. I always feel that styling me made clothing in summer is always more enjoyable too, and I'm usually bursting with make ideas! Whether you're like me and love summer clothes, or perhaps you prefer the cosy months - I have put together some key trends below that you may be seeing all over the place right now. Of course, we aren't always trend followers, and believe your own personal style is what will make you feel your best, however sometimes it is nice to see what the mainstream styles are of the season, to get a little inspiration on where to start if you're on the hunt for a new project! 

Tie front tops

This isn't a new trend, but it certainly isn't going anywhere either! We have all probably seen some version of the tied front blouse by now, and they are a really simple, yet beautiful blouse that features some kind of tie or bow detail down the centre front of the top. 

Although we don't have a set pattern to make this style, we do believe in hacking or modifying existing patterns to create new styles, and this is an easy hack to do on our Sagebrush Top or Square Neck Top! Chelsea did a blog post on our square neck top recently with tie front and peplum details which you can read here.

Make this in a broidery anglaise fabric, lightweight cotton, or in soft muted colours. It's a great project to up-cycle unwanted fabrics like table cloths, or other home linens, as it doesn't require lots of fabric, and it looks great with a little structure to the fabric.

Stripe, Gingham, & Bright Pants & Shorts

Often you will see the above tie front tops styled with some bright shorts or pants, usually with a relaxed elastic waist and waist tie. Our Saguaro Pants are perfect for this trend and they can be made as full length pants or easily drop them to shorts. We love the look of the green gingham, stripes, and big bold prints we have been seeing! Alternatively you can go for a bright shade like green, orange, and pink. 

Other patterns that would work well is the Friday Sport shorts, and Rambler Pants

Slip Dresses & Maxi Dresses

The vibe of this look is dressed down formal dresses and maxi sillouettes. Chelsea made a gorgeous drop waist Saltwater Slip Dress last week in this kind of style and we love it. Think ankle length dresses in fun garish prints, bright colours, or even patchwork. A great way to use up scrap fabrics, or go bold with a statment print or colour. 
We chose our Saltwater Slip Dress and Wilder Gown patterns as examples for this as they both really suit this trend. You could style the Slip over a lace top, or with a big oversized denim jacket, and mules. The Wilder gown would look great with some chunky sandals, bucket hat, and cross body bag. 


watch Chelsea Saltwater Slip Dress hack here.

Oversized Shirts

Last but not least, the ever faithful shirt! Make it in a slightly larger size, and in a stripe fabric and you're good to go! The Butano button-up is the perfect pattern for this look if you want a long sleeves shirt that you can rock open over a tank top, or closed with matching pants.

The Donny Shirt pattern is also a great option for summer because of the shorter sleeves, and slightly oversized fit. Perfect with shorts, or skirts! 

We hope you found this insight into current summer trends inspiring, and use our patterns to make your dream wardrobe for rocking the sunshine. 

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