Now that summer’s finally here, we’re looking forward to all sorts of warm-weather fun. Lucky for us, we have the June/July issue of Sew News to help us out!
Personally, I love to swim. Living in Colorado, I don’t get to experience the beach except when I travel, but I’m lucky enough to have several outdoor pools nearby that are perfect for whiling away the hot summer days. For a new poolside look, check out our upcoming Sew-Along for the Soma Swimsuit, starting June 6. Don’t you just love the details on the straps? The back has a cool strappy crisscross, too. There are also two bikini variations included with the pattern. I’ve never made a swimsuit before, and the idea sounds intriguing. Maybe I’ll pick up the pattern at shopsewitall.com and give this one a try!
If a swimsuit is too intimidating, you can always stitch yourself a lovely lacy cover-up to wear to the pool or the beach. You don’t even need a pattern—our instructions teach you how to draft your own using basic measurements and simple shapes.
When you’re not enjoying the water, you can still beat the heat with one (or both!) of two summery dresses. The Resort Ready maxi dress is light and airy—perfect for a hot, sticky day. This is another pattern that you draft yourself (I love doing that; it makes me feel so accomplished!).
Or learn how to add center front darts to a shorter dress pattern, like the cool and carefree Josie sundress. You’ll love how the darts create a unique look while adjusting the fit.
Of course, there’s a lot more to find in this issue—summery garments and accessories, fitting tips, recommendations, free patterns and more!
What’s your favorite thing to sew in the summer? Let us know in comments.