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Hello March!

Hey Loves!

It's March!  What happened to February?

You know what I love about March?!  Spring is near.  After fashion week is all said and done, I like to check out the trends.  I tend to sew whatever I'm feeling but it's nice to know what the trends are for the season and try to add a little of that into my wardrobe. 

I like the HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear trend reports. HapersBazaar is my favorite because they show you the runway style, some options to buy, and some street style.  Here's my top 5 from the two reports.

  1. Hot Pants/Short Shorts
    Both HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear had short shorts on their lists. Yes, I'm a little old for crop tops and short shorts.  BUT, I'm not too old for short shorts and a cute duster or maxi shirt dress. Do you see the vision?
    Pattern Suggestions:
    Linen Loungers by Patterns for Pirates | M7961 by McCall's Patterns | K3614 by KwikSew
  2. Bermuda Shorts
    Both HarpersBazaar and WhoWhatWear had Bermuda shorts on the lists. I'm excited to see them added to the business casual list.  I may try to slip those in my work wardrobe this year, if we ever get released back to business as usual.  Thanks COVID-19!
    Pattern Suggestions:
    V1662 by Vogue Patterns | B6669 by Butterick | B6283 by Burda Style
  3. Bra Top
    This one is in both reports as well.  I wouldn't go so far as to wear a triangle bra top but some of the cute lingerie-inspired crop tops would be cute. I don't have a flat stomach anymore but I can surely pair it with something with a high waist. That sounds date night or girls night ready.
    Pattern Suggestions:
    THE APRICOT ENSEMBLE by MoodSewciety | S8549 by Simplicity Patterns | S1426 by Simplicity Patterns
  4. Prints
    It didn't take much to sell me on this one! I LOVE cute prints.  Both reports referred to 60s inspired prints but I'm just in love with prints. Who else is excited about prints?
    Fabric Suggestions:
    Folk Floral Double Brushed Jersey Knit by FabricMart Fabrics | Floral Poplin Shirting by FabricMart Fabrics | Floral Stretch Jacquard by Mood Fabrics
  5. Scarf Top/Dress
    This really isn't a new trend but I'm glad to see it on the list.  The style is comfy, classic, and sexy.  I'm all for that. Fabric Suggestions: S8909 by Simplicity Patterns | 6655 by Burda Style | M7405 by McCall's Patterns
Here are a few ideas from these trends.

Bermuda Shorts

Bold Print Duster, Bra Top, and High Waist Short Shorts

Bold Print Scarf Dress
Do you have a favorite trend from Spring 2020?  If so, do you have plans to sew anything inspired by it?

Until next time, Smooches!
DJ

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