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….)
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.
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.
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.
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?