New Listings for Summer Sewing

I know there are parts of the US still shaking off the effects of the last snowfall but here in the south summer came early. I found some amazing patterns just right for the summer and had to share them.

In my world summer mean travel, trips to the movies or the ice cream shop with the grands, and lunch with the ladies at the stitch shop……so clothes that travel well (little or no wrinkles in the suitcase), little dresses for little girls (when that special occasion out of ice cream cones), or a little spiffy up but not too spiffy. I think these patterns meet those specifications.

This pattern has neckline and hemline variation…..and it’s a knit dress, multi-sized knit dress. The right fabric means no wrinkles. Yahoo! The dress’s lines make this flattering for most figures.

This adorable girls’ dress is also a knit. So cute!

I love little girls’ dresses! This pattern has several variations….a wardrobe in one pattern. Multi sized from New Born to Large….Modern to traditional. Good for new baby gift sewing, too.


Cute party dress! Just the right amount of ruffles without being too much. The jacket gives it a special look so it’s just right for a Daddy-daughter dance or other special occasion.


Princess seams, side panels, and a-line flare make this dress flattering for everyone. It also has larger cup sizes for the more “ahem” endowed among us.

Last, but not least, Simplicity 1316, lovely pullover tops pretty enough for lunch with the ladies.

Well, that’s it for now. I am so glad I had a chance to share these lovely patterns.

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Happy Sewing!

A Dress for a Summer Evening: New Look 6119

New Look 6119

New Look 6119

New Look 6119 Misses’ dress from Project Runway is a fabulous look. Simple, flattering lines that look wonderful with gorgeous, flowing fabrics. 

Angela at Collected Yarns

Angela at Collected Yarns

The dress in the shorter version by Angela at Collected Yarns. She added lining but still kept the flowing look and feel. Great job. Read about how she did it HERE.

I think this dress would be wonderful for a summer date night or wedding….and the lining is a great idea, Angela. 

Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing.

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Wrap Skirts for Summer Wear

Summer time means easy to wear clothes like loose fitting tops and skirts that wrap. The wrap skirt is perfect to wear over a bathing suit when you are on the way to or from the beach, the pool, or anytime.

Simplicity 7699 from the 1970’s has a great retro, boho look that can go anywhere.

Simplicity 7699 JIFFY Misses' Wrap Skirt in size 12-14, Waist 26.5-28 inches COMPLETE

Simplicity 7699 JIFFY Misses’ Wrap Skirt in size 12-14, Waist 26.5-28 inches COMPLETE

The suggested fabric for this pattern is for quilted fabrics or synthetic suede which are great for winter wear but too heavy for summer. To create a summer skirt use lightweight cotton or cotton blends.

Post by Eileen Patterson…..who is GoofingOff.