Summer Time Style and How To Get It

Dear Fellow Sewers,

I’m sure the last thing you’re thinking about in the midst of spring is getting into a swimsuit, but as the weather gets hotter we’re focusing on summer style and getting ready to jump in the pool! It’s time to think about revealing a little more skin in sweet shorts, simple skirts, frilly dresses and sleeveless tops.

summer time Summer Time Style and How To Get ItShades of purple, pink and coral are prevalent this season, and they’re perfect for venturing outdoors while making a statement. Choose fabrics featuring these colors and vibrant prints to emerge from rainy spring weather like a flower in bloom.

Here are some of the things you can expect this month as we delve into the June/July issue of Sew News—on newsstands May 19. Plus, find new offerings at and that will help you embrace the warmer weather. SN1507 Cover 500px Summer Time Style and How To Get It     Reveal a little skin in a cute pair of shorts! Join our June/July Sew-Along to watch videos and learn from others while you create your own pair. Contrast piping gives a great pop of color and interest to these one-of-a-kind shorts.

shorts 300 Summer Time Style and How To Get It   Skirts have a forgiving fit and require little yardage, so they’re affordable and easy to sew. Find the Striped Paper Bag Waist Skirt from Stitch Summer and make your own to wear cinched with a matching or contrasting skinny belt. paper bag skirt stitch 299x300 Summer Time Style and How To Get It

There’s also a video that takes you through the construction to make things even easier. We’ve also got a second skirt option (also featuring a paper-bag waist) that has side-seam pockets. Find the Pick Pocket Skirt e-Pattern by April Rhodes, plus the video featuring it on Sew it All series 800, available on DVD.siab1412 skirt Summer Time Style and How To Get It

Making your own swimsuit ensures a proper fit and desired coverage, so why not give it a try? We have a great pattern made by Michelle Lesniak of Project Runway fame. Michelle made this swimsuit exclusively for Sew it All fans, and it’s now available as an e-Pattern.

SIAB1413 SwimStyle PatternPkg Summer Time Style and How To Get ItIf it’s not your style, perhaps you’d be interested in our vintage swimwear feature in the June/July issue of Sew News instead. The top and bottom both have fuller coverage and will have you looking like Marilyn Monroe.

swim suit piece 500 300x300 Summer Time Style and How To Get It    We’ve also expanded our online education platform to offer you more live and on-demand web seminars. Recent topics include: How to Create a Fabric Arts Business; Serger Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting; and Writing a Sewing Tutorial 101.  These web seminars are conducted by industry experts, and they all love connecting with you. Give one a try today!

Thanks for reading,

Ellen March

Editorial Director

Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery & Stitch magazines


 Summer Time Style and How To Get It
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2 Responses to Summer Time Style and How To Get It

  1. Pam Thomas says:

    HELP. I can no longer find Sew News on my newsstands – anywhere around the Atlanta GA area. I prefer not to subscribe since I’m more into the crafting projects sewing and less on the clothing side; however, I love your magazine for the craft projects, so I buy selectively at my local newsstand or bookstore. Now I can’t find a single copy anywhere! Please help! I miss you! Thanks!

    • Jill says:

      You can buy at, I’m not sure how to get it restocked in your local store. You would need to ask the manager, maybe they can tell you what happened and why it’s not being stocked. We’d like to know!