It’s been a week of surprises for us Brits – not only is Britain currently second in the Olympics medal table (I know; how did that happen?!) but we’ve also had a few days of sunshine in August. Summer is well and truly here!
If the sunshine has inspired you to get the sewing machine out again, but you want a pattern that you can wear again once the autumn leaves start to descend, then fear not!
Here are our top three picks of the best Simplicity patterns, to take you through from Summer to Autumn:
Simplicity 8128: Two -piece pattern
Team this pattern with a pair of your favourite stilettos, for an outfit fit for a wedding, or dress down with a pair of gladiator sandals for a family barbeque.
When it comes to Autumn, the sleeveless top goes well with a long sleeve top and woolly knit tights
New Look 6145: The ultimate shift dress
Scoring top marks in versatility, this 8 – piece pattern includes sleeveless, cap and three -quarter length sleeves, taking you through summer to winter.
Simplicity 8140: Stylish shirts
Low hemlines have been popping up everywhere on the high street, making this pattern a great addition to any wardrobe. Add a stylish cover up for the cooler months, to take this pattern through the seasons.
Autumn / Winter 2016 -17: Fabric Trends
If you want to get ahead of the game and choose a fabric that’ll be bang on trend for next season, then take a look at these top tips, from fashion bods:
- Velvet – Tipped to be the fabric of the season, adding a luxurious touch
- Tinsel – Apparently not just for Christmas! Sparkle your way into autumn.
- Pink & yellow – Brightening up A/W catwalks, providing contrast to darker hues