Summertime is here, and our Summer 2022 issue is filled with fresh ideas, techniques, and delightful patterns for the season. The cover features Isabel Elyse, an adorable tiered dress designed by Charlotte Potter. Inside the pattern envelope that comes with the issue, you will find the Isabel Elyse dress pattern, as well as patterns for a beautiful blouse designed by Evy Hawkins and cute bib shorts designed by Joy Welsh. Let’s take a closer look:
Charlotte Potter makes dreams come true for little girls who love to twirl! With tiers of fabric, the Isabel Elyse dress has the perfect fullness and weight to glide through the air as your little one spins in circles. The neckline is rounded and slightly scooped with a beautiful band of Cluny insertion between the yoke and skirt and a wider lace at the hem. The dress combines a tucked front and back with slightly gathered flutter sleeves, offering a unique design. A built-in slip makes this dress comfortable and easy to wear. The dress is included in the issue’s pattern envelope in sizes 2–12.
Evy Hawkins’ Pretty Little Blouse will make a great addition to your wardrobe! Pick a pretty print that does not need additional embellishment, or select a solid fabric and decorate the front with machine embroidery. This versatile top can be paired with a lightweight sweater or jacket, and it can be worn with a skirt, shorts, dress pants, or even a pair of jeans. It will be a summer favorite! The pattern and instructions for the ladies’ version (sizes XS–XL) can be found in the issue’s pattern envelope, while the pattern and instructions for the girls’ version (sizes 1–14) are available as downloads for this issue.
Little ones will love wearing Joy Welsh’s Summer Fun Bib Shorts! The cute design sports a sailor bear on the bib and must-have pockets for collecting treasures. The bib can be appliquéd by hand or machine-embroidered. Using either method, the design is absolutely adorable! The pattern is included in the issue’s pattern envelope in sizes 6M–3.
In addition to these patterns, this issue includes many more summer sewing projects you will love. Explore the creativity of summer sewing with this colorful and inspiring issue.