Spring Garment Sewing Picks & Pairs

Spring has sprung here at the Jersey Shore, and what better way to enjoy the warming weather than by wearing something made with your own two hands? Here at Old Spool, we’re dreaming about the perfect pattern pairings to keep you stylish throughout the season and excited to tell everyone who compliments your fit, “Thanks, I made it!”

Read on for links to our top pattern and fabric picks for Spring from our shop shelves, ready to be introduced to your sewing machine:

Matcha Top by Sew Liberated

This beginner friendly blouse from Sew Liberated comes with both sleeved and sleeveless options, making it a great choice for the transitioning temperatures of the season. Go bold with the fluid drape of our Florida Palms Rayon or subtle with the light and airy Organic Cotton Double Gauze in Mineral

Elodie Wrap Dress by Closet Core

Closet Core Patterns is known for their versatile pattern offerings, and the Elodie Wrap Dress is no exception. Stroll the Asbury Park boardwalk in a casual, short version made of timeless Seaside Striped Linen, or turn up the drama in a midi-length version in flowy Vibrant Blooms Dahlia Rayon as we head into wedding guest season. 

Turner Dress by Cashmerette

Turn heads in a short-sleeved Turner dress in a light knit fabric, and you’ll be both chic and comfortable. Cotton/spandex jersey is an excellent choice for Cashmerette’s classic flared dress, and our Hyacinth or Chalkboard Flowers knits both showcase the best that spring has to offer. Bonus points: Cashmerette’s line of patterns accommodates sizes up to 28/32.

Estuary Skirt by Sew Liberated

Just as fashionable with a cropped cardigan or leggings on chillier days and a simple shell or tee when the sun is shining, Sew Liberated’s Estuary Skirt is a superb spring make. If all those buttonholes make you nervous, never fear: the pattern includes instructions for a buttonhole-free placket for a beginner friendly option. Try it in Brussels Washer Linen in Pear for a gorgeous rustic feel, or dreamy Terrazzo Peach Double Gauze for a lighter than air look.

Baby & Kids Geranium Dress by Made by Rae

Mix and match options like flutter sleeves, cap sleeves, a pleated skirt, a gathered skirt, and two neckline choices to make the perfect dress for your discerning youngster. With two size ranges, there’s a Geranium for all the kiddos in your life: 0-3 months to 5T, and 6 to 12. This pattern calls for a lighter weight fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities with quilting cotton. Garden Party Strawberries is a sweet and traditional spring pick, but why not go wild and celebrate cephalopods with Octopi in Mist


With all of these great options, what are your Must Makes for this season? If you need help tackling that list of sewing projects, Old Spool offers classes to elevate your garment making. Are you a beginner? Get that first garment under your belt with our experienced support. Savvy sewist? Level up your knowledge with new techniques and complex skills. From adults to kids, there’s a class for everyone!

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