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7 Makes For Your Holiday Wardrobe

Sunbathing on the beach, a trip exploring new sights or a relaxing long weekend in the countryside – wherever we go, it’s essential we have the right outfit for the climate and occasion. However, packing your suitcase can be tricky when there are so many options… We’ve picked out some patterns that are perfect for jet-setting stitchers!




Packing light

Simplicity 8128

Simplicity 8128 is perfect if you’ve got limited space in your suitcase. The two-piece dress pattern includes a top with sleeve variations and a skirt with length options. When on holiday, why not mix and match the top and skirt with other pieces to create different looks, or wear together for a stylish statement dress?



No-pattern blouse

Summer blouse - sew
Credit: Sew magazine

If you want a quick-to-sew, stylish top for your upcoming holiday, this is sewn from a rectangle of fabric that’s folded in half. Make up in a cotton or linen for a top that’s guaranteed to keep you cool in warm weather, or opt for a glamorous silk for an evening outfit to impress.



From day to night

Simplicity 8084

Simplicity 8084 is a versatile piece that can take you from a day exploring your holiday destination to evening drinks at your hotel. Style B with its shorter length, drawstring waist and side seam pockets, can be paired with flat shoes for a great daytime look. Add some glamour and opt for a pair of heels and a clutch bag for the evening.



Hassle-free dressing

Jersey skirt - sew
Credit: Sew magazine

No one has time for ironing on holiday, so crease-free fabrics are a must. Knits are less prone to wrinkles than other options which makes them a great travel-friendly choice. This jersey skirt can easily be paired with different tops and shoes, and it’s ideal for taking out your suitcase and wearing as soon as you arrive.



Off-the-shoulder style

Simplicity 8124

Choose from a mini dress, top or playsuit (or make up all three!) with Simplicity 8124. Not only is the off-the-shoulder style bang on trend for this summer, it’s an easy-to-sew pattern that is guaranteed to add some effortless style into your holiday wardrobe.



Boho chic

Simplicity 8134

Patterned, loose-fitting trousers are a holiday wardrobe staple if you want a piece that keeps you cool and stylish. Perfect for a daytime look, Simplicity 8134 can be worn with a t-shirt and flip flops for a easy summer style. Or pair the culottes with statement heels for the evening.



Here comes the sun

Simplicity 1143

If you’re leaving for your holiday soon, you might be looking for something quick to stitch. Simplicity 1143 is a summery maxi dress that’s great to put on over your swimming costume, or could be dressed up for the evening. Part of the It’s So Easy range, you can be wearing this summer essential in no time.




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