Bring it on, spring! There’s nothing like the changing season to kickstart our sewing mojo (aka sewjo). The April/May 2018 issue of Sew News has loads of inspiration to get you on your way to a fresh spring and summer wardrobe.
Have you been hunting for the perfect t-shirt pattern? Us, too! Peruse our t-shirt pattern reviews and join us in May on the Sew News blog for all things tees: additional reviews, knit sewing tips, neckband success and more. And I’ll share a hint: the Lane Raglan was in our top picks!
Along with tips for tees, this issue is full of ideas for customizing basic looks. Think ruched necklines, cute cuffs, leather accent pockets, fitting tips for knits and knit strip finishes for fun edge treatments.
And of course there’s the stunning dress on the cover! Get a great how-to for hacking a favorite knit dress with dimensional stripes that flatter, plus tips for cutting and stitching stripes so they stay aligned.
Join us for the Emerson Crop Pants sew along in April – one of my favorite pants patterns for spring and summer! These pants are easy to sew and fit, and they’re the perfect weight as the weather gets warmer. Designer Kelli Ward of True Bias will join us on the blog – let’s sew some up together!
So many other things to love: high end hacks inspired by ready to wear, an off-the-shoulder pattern play with a men’s button up (below), pretty applique pillows (perfect for porch sitting), a fun geometric faux leather tote, a unique origami-inspired sleeve hack, tips for topstitching (hello, spring jeans!) and all things spring sewing!