Valentine’s Day may be over, but Fashion Fabrics Club Online is still spreading the love. 4 free patterns, with links to fabrics to bring them to life (that all happen to be on sale right now). Lovely, indeed.
Fit & Flare Dress
The all-so-flattering fit and flare dress hugs all the right places, offering a shapely silhouette for nearly any body type, especially when done up in a slinky jersey knit (FFC’s favorites: cheetah print, Moroccan print, snakeskin print, shown here). Get a free pattern from sewing blog: So Sew Easy (picture shown is also from their blog).
The wrap dress is a girl’s best friend: effortless, dependable, timeless, and versatile. (DVF, we thank you for your design prowess and bringing us this gem of a garment.) This pattern (and picture shown) is from the blog of Confessions of a Fabricaholic, it has the perfect year-round mix of ¾ length sleeves and a knee-length hemline. She used a solid, thicker knit, but in a drapey, printed jersey knit (like a floral print, or black + white rose print ) it would have a more flirty appeal.
Maxi skirts are closet essentials, no matter what time of year. Check out Crazy Little Projects maxi skirt sewing tutorial to craft your own (picture shown, from her site). She suggests a stretchy knit fabric but if you’re looking for something a little dressier (and if you know your way around a sewing machine and can handle more slippery fabrics), try a poly/chiffon fabric in fun print like floral or chevron.
This versatile top (pattern and picture from the divas at So Sew Easy) would make a great addition to any wardrobe; under blazers, paired with jeans or skirts or even shorts. In order to achieve the best drape from the gathered design, opt for a stretch knit fabric, asymmetrical patterns like FFC’s multi cheetah plaid, or multi oval cluster would work best.