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Holiday Essentials

Before you pack for your staycation, vacation or day trip, check out our list for must-have summer essentials! These sewing patterns will fill your case with holiday heroes that will take away the hassle of what to wear each day!

We love essential pieces like culottes, shirt dresses, shorts, blouses and more. So, now onto the sewing patterns and picking which ones will make it onto your sewing list before you depart!

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Pattern: Butterick B6758

If you are in a hurry, this is a pattern you can whip up and stash in your suitcase with moments to spare! Butterick B6758 is a shirtwaist dress with front button fastening and drawstring waist. You have sleeve and skirt variations to choose from so you can make it your way! We love it in this double gauze because it will feel lighter than air.

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Pattern: Simplicity 8134

If you want a pattern you will make again and again for the summer months, this is it! Simplicity 8134 comes with wrap front trousers, culottes, shorts that tie from side seam and elastic waist pant that can be made with border printed fabric or with an extra wide leg. They are comfortable and chic all at once!

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Pattern: McCall’s M8199

A sweet summer top is an essential for your holiday wardrobe and this is one pretty package! McCall’s M8199 is a baby doll’ pull-on top that can be cropped or hip length. Our favourite detail is the puff sleeve, but it can also be made with straps or longer sleeves if you prefer.

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Pattern: McCall’s M8204

If dresses aren’t your thing, why not try something a little different? McCall’s M8204 will help you learn to sew these cool overalls with tie straps. Make them as short, knee or full length leg variations, and wear them with t-shirts, pretty blouses and light layers underneath.

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Pattern: Butterick B6773

Holidays are for having fun, so your clothes need to reflect that! This Butterick B6773 wrap-front skirt with it’s deep flounce with back-dipped is sure to make to feel happy when you wear it. It fastens with a waist tie or side button fastenings and is sewn with princess seaming.

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Pattern: McCall’s M7565

A shirt dress is an essential on our holiday packing list, and we think the McCalls M7565 is the bees knees! It’s a loose-fitting silhouette with multiple sleeve and hem options, a back yoke and belt if you want to cinch the dress in at the waist.

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Pattern: Vogue V9008

A pair of tailored short will slot into your holiday wardrobe nicely. Smart enough for evenings and casual enough for the daytime, they will get a lot of wear on your getaway! The Vogue V9008 shorts have a contour waistband, mock fly zipper and pocket variations. There are two fit styles to choose from and three hem lengths.

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Pattern: Butterick B6766

Easy to sew and full of delightful details, the Butterick B6766 is looking to stowaway in your case! It features an elasticated square neckline, three sleeve styles to pick from and hem variations that mean you won’t stop at one.

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Pattern: Simplicity S9324

Taking a trip to the seaside? Wear this dress! The Simplicity S9324 dress has front bodice seaming, back button closure with back open bodice or centre back button variations and is fitted at waist. It looks great in stripes, checks and tropical prints. Don’t forget your straw hat!

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Pattern: Simplicity S9233

Pack a simple top in your case and your won’t regret it! This one has enough details to give it a little twist. Simplicity S9233 comes with sleeve variations and neck closure with ties or elastic loop and buttons. It might become your favourite!

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Pattern: Vogue V1789

Chic AND comfortable… this must make the packing list! The Vogue V1789 are high waisted, very loose-fitting through hip, with pleats, side seam pockets, invisible back zip. They have waist facings with boning to hold the shape and you can add striking hem bands (as above) which work really well with stripes.

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