free sewing patterns for spring

Now that May has arrived, we’re all hoping that spring will finally start to show its face here in New York. And with our thoughts turning toward spring, I thought it might be a good time to remind you about some of our free sewing patterns that are perfect for the upcoming warmer weather.

One of our all-time most popular free patterns is the Popover Sundress sewing pattern. Believe it or not, this free pattern gets downloaded almost 4,000 times a month, each and every month! (I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that the free pattern comes with a matching dress pattern for 18-inch dolls….)

 

Popover Sundress Free Pattern

 

The Popover Sundress is the perfect quick and easy project, and it’s one that is guaranteed to make girls and their dolls happy.

And while we’re talking about quick and easy free sewing patterns, we can’t forget the Lazy Days Skirt! This is the ultimate in simple-to-sew and instant gratification projects. Made from a single width of fabric, you can whip these out in multiples¬† so you’ll always have a birthday party present on hand. Or you can decide to dress all the neighborhood girls, like we did for the blog a couple summers ago.

 

Lazy Days Skirt

 

One of our oft-overlooked free patterns, the Ruffled Halter, is also a great summer style. This free pattern was written for Stitch Magazine back in 2010.

 

Ruffled Halter Free Pattern

 

Featuring an really innovative construction method, this free pattern is as fun to sew as it is easy.

And last, but definitely not least, is our most popular free pattern: the Reversible Bucket Hat. Originally written for and included in Little Things to Sew, this free pattern is downloaded well over 4,000 times each month–which makes me wonder just how many kids there are around the world wearing this bucket hat to the park and to the beach.

 

Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat

 

So how’s that? A dress, a skirt, a top, and a hat–enough to sew a whole wardrobe for summer play.

Do you have a favorite among our free sewing patterns? And how many times have you sewn it?

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7 Comments:

Melinda said...

I’ve sewn the popover dress once and the lazy days skirt twice. I have plans to do another popover dress and matching one for my daughter’s doll. And also am thinking of tackling the hat.

Your updated photos of the skirt and the halter top are very inspiring though! I printed that halter top and after seeing it in a bigger size I am inspired to make it for my 5 year old!

Thanks for the freebies!

Debra said...

I have made the popover dress and a bunch of the doll dresses. They are great to make out of fabric scraps. I made the halter top for my granddaughter , too. I plan on sewing up some of the simple skirts for her for the summer. I love your patterns.

Jane said...

My favorite is the Popover. I have lost count as to how many I have made but it’s at least a dozen. :)

Emily said...

The lazy days skirt was my very first sewing project! I’ve made several bucket hats too. :)

Brenda said...

I have made the bucket hat and the doll-sized popover dress. Love them both! Thanks so much for making such nice, quality, free patterns.

Heidi said...

Popover and the bucket hat. Trying the Popover was what convinced me that LTTS would be great patterns and instructions :)

Mary said...

Last year for my daughter’s “bring your doll” birthday party I made matching lazy days skirts for all the girls and their dolls!

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