These patterns just so happen to be my favorite, go-to pattern for summer for girls. I'm sharing them with you in hopes to inspire you to have some fun with your summer sewing and maybe try something new. Also don't forget to check out the sales and giveaways that some of the designers have been so kind to share! (Some of these links are affiliate links. When you purchase through my affiliate links, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting my site!)
Soleil Dress--Baste and Gather
I simply adore this summer dress. Finish the edges with ribbing or with fold over elastic for a fun look. And choose whether or not you want to showcase the peek a book back or leave it solid. This dress is available in sizes 12 months through girls 12. This is a dress that I like to sew in assembly line fashion. In fact, I have one dress already cut out and ready to sew. Don't forget to check out the giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win one of these awesome patterns.
LOL Swing Top--Jennuine Designs
Ranging in size from newborn to size 14 this one is sure to fit all the little girls in your family! Make them matching or make them all different. Just make sure you sew more than one so she can wear them all summer. Use the code SewHappily for 20% off your LOL Swing Top pattern purchase--code expires Friday, June 3. Enter the giveaway for a free LOL Swing Top PDF pattern at the end of this post!
Hip Hop Tank--Love Notions
With 3 different styles of back details and easy to sew, this one will be a staple that you girl will grab every day. And with all of the options, no shirt will look the same. This pattern can be made in sizes 4T through 14. Such a large range of sizes mean you can sew this pattern for several years before she outgrows it! Use the code sewhappyhiphop to save on your purchase of the Hip Hop Tank pattern--code expires on Friday, June 3.
Norah Dress and Tunic--Mouse House Creations
This pattern goes from size 6 months through girls size 12. The adorable dress AND tunic is perfect for summer. Choose long or short sleeves or even sleeveless. Choose to add the collar and the adorable little ties. Or leave them off. Whatever you want. It's up to you. Make it out of knit or woven. Customize this fun little vintage style top to match your daughter's personality. It's sure to be a favorite! This happens to be one of our very favorite mommy-made dresses. The shape of this pattern make it a fun sew. In fact this one is printed and waiting on my sewing table to be sewn. Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end for a free copy of the Norah Dress and Tunic PDF Pattern!
Provincial Top--New Horizons
Looking for a quick and easy to sew knit top? Use your serger to roll hem the sleeves and bottom of the shirt. After that it stitches up super fast. Make one in the morning and she can wear it in the afternoon for that play date. My favorite feature about this top is the elastic shirring. Never shirred before? It's easy! Summer is the perfect time to try this technique out. This was one of my first experiences with pattern testing--a fun experience for sure--my how my blogging and photography skills have grown! Size range available from 6 months through girls size 10. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free copy of the Provincial Top PDF pattern.
Enter the giveaway below to win one of these four PDF patterns for free: LOL Swing Top, Provincial Top, Soleil Dress or Norah Dress and Tunic. I'll draw 4 winners at the end of the giveaway.
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And there you have it! My top 5, all-time, best sewing pattern suggestions for summer. Which pattern will you sew first?