Sew When it’s Hot

Model wearing beach dress in blue rayon made from Petite Plus Patterns 401 Nightgown PJs

In the heat of the day, savvy sewers find a cool place to sew.

There’s still time to sew up a cool ensemble!

One of our favourite patterns for a summer quickie is #401 Nightgown PJ.

Nightgown PJs pattern

Don’t be fooled by its name; you can sew a whole lot more than sleepwear with this versatile pattern.

Summer Top from Nightgown PJ

This cap-sleeve top made from cool, breathable rayon with added piping is taken directly from the PJ Top pattern. The style offers a loose fit for cool comfort on hot days. Pair it up with shorts, a skirt or capri pants.

Model wearing beach dress in blue rayon made from Petite Plus Patterns 401 Nightgown PJs

Here we’ve taken the Nightgown pattern and turned it into a cool beach dress using a beautiful Hawaiian print in viscose rayon.

Model wearing beach dress in blue rayon made from Petite Plus Patterns 401 Nightgown PJs

A couple tweaks transformed a nightgown to a beach dress. Check out the Pattern Extenders for detailed instructions.

Want More Ideas for Easy Summer Sewing?

For your easy summer sewing, select a simple style and light-weight breathable fabric. We like light-weight cotton, rayon, silk noile and linen for our summer projects.

Here are more simple pattern styles for your easy summer sewing.

Cover, Petite Plus Patterns 304, Easy Wrap Dress, size 12-24, designed for narrow shoulders and full bust, illustration, flats Cover, Petite Plus Patterns 501, Straight Skirts, size 14-24, designed for full-figured petites, illustration, flats, in tea length Cover, Petite Plus Patterns 604, Capri Pant, size 14-24, designed for full-figured petites, illustration, flats Pattern cover. Details of Petite Plus Patterns #302 Princess Seamed Dress Cover, Petite Plus Patterns 504, Bias Skirt with Flounce, size 14-24, designed for full-figured petites, illustration, flats, in tea length

 

Celebrate summer sewing with this terrific offer!

Get 3 Patterns for the Price of 2!

Use code SEWHOT at checkout

The fine print: Applies to printed tissue patterns only.

Offer ends August 26, 2018

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