If you’ve been sewing garments a lot over the winter, you’re probably relieved to switch over to light, airy summer patterns that use much less fabric.
Besides being lightweight and easy to seam, summer tops are much faster to sew up than bulky winter clothes. Change the needle on your sewing machine for lighter fabrics and get one of these kits today to lighten the load on your sewing to-do list!
Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank Kit
There are few fabrics more refreshing in summer than cotton lawn. When fall comes around, just use the tank for layering under a cardigan. You’ll choose from two floral fabric designs, and the kit also includes contrasting fabric for the optional pocket.Get the Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank Kit here.
Breezy Pintuck Tunic Top Kit
The basic black and white color options for this top mean you can wear it with practically any bottoms. The flowy style works especially well with slim-cut pants. If you’ve never tried pintucks before, don’t let that stop you from buying this kit. Those tucks will look fantastic as long as you take your time and follow all the steps.Get the Breezy Pintuck Tunic Top Kit here.
The Right Stripe Tunic Kit
Chambray is a favorite warm-weather fabric for many sewers because it’s soft and easy to sew. This tunic can be paired with sandals in summer, then paired with leggings or pants as the weather cools down. Add a belt if you want to cinch and define your waist even more.Get The Right Stripe Tunic Kit here.
Coveted Cowl Knit Top Kit
This silky top is one you’ll wear again and again throughout the summer. It pairs with almost anything, even your office clothes. (Blazer, anyone?) But what this fabric really has going for it is that it’s wrinkle-resistant.Get the Coveted Cowl Knit Top Kit here.
Grainline Studio Scout Tee Kit
Tees aren’t just for casual weekends. This one can be worn with jeans, sure, but you can also tuck it into a skirt for a fun workday outfit. It’s so versatile that you might even wear it all the way through fall and winter with the right layers.Get the Grainline Studio Scout Tee Kit here.
Ikat Damask Daytime Blouse
The drape of this fabric pairs perfectly with the puff sleeves of the blouse. The pattern is simple enough for an advanced beginner, so more advanced sewers will breeze right through it.Get the Ikat Damask Daytime Blouse Kit here.
April Rhodes The Riding Peplum Kit
Never sewn a peplum before? It’s much easier than you think. In fact, it’s so easy that this pattern’s difficulty level is for beginners. You only have one difficult decision to make: Which of the three fabric options will you choose?Get the April Rhodes The Riding Peplum Kit here.
Night Out Knit Top Kit
Want to get more wear out of your camisoles and tanks? This rayon/spandex blend fabric will look lovely layered over top of either. Like the Coveted Cowl Knit Top Kit, this top is also wrinkle resistant to make laundry day just a little more tolerable.
What’s your favorite summer top fabric? We’re partial to the wrinkle-resistant ones, but we’d love to hear your favorites, too!
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