Accessible Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Trends for Dressmakers

Accessible Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Trends for Dressmakers

Image Credit: Vogue UK

As we move into the warmer months of 2024, the fashion world is abuzz with new and exciting spring summer fashion trends. Whether you're an experienced dressmaker or a beginner looking for inspiration, the key is to know what's in vogue and how to incorporate these trends into your creations.

At Fabrics Galore we have been pouring over the latest fashion trends from Vogue, Red Magazine, and Glamour UK, and we are thrilled to delve into the most accessible dressmaking trends of Spring/Summer 2024 that are sure to keep you in style.

High Rise Trousers:

High-rise trousers are making a significant comeback in the Spring/Summer 2024 fashion trends. These are not just comfortable, but oh-so-chic. The wide-leg trend is still going strong, and high-rise cuts are the perfect way to elongate the silhouette.

For dressmakers, creating high-rise trousers can be a fun challenge, allowing you to experiment with different fabrics and cuts. Think about using lightweight fabrics like linen or chambray for a breezy summer feel.

We love the combination of the wide leg and sailor trouser style from Vogue Patterns which would look amazing in our Linen and Cotton check fabric.


Vogue Wide Leg trouser pattern    Linen and cotton beige check fabric

Vogue Patterns Trousers V1815 and Linen and Cotton Check in Beige

White Dresses:

Nothing says summer like a crisp, white dress. This season, white dresses are all the rage, ranging from minimalist to boho-chic styles. Dressmakers can play around with various fabrics like cotton, linen, or lace and incorporate elements such as ruffles, pleats, or cut-outs to add a unique twist to this classic trend.

We think there would be nothing prettier than Sew Over It's Betty Dress Pattern in our oh so summery Daisy Chain White Broderie Anglaise fabric.


Sew Over It Betty Dress Pattern    white broderie anglaise fabric

Betty Dress Pattern and White Daisy Chain Broderie Anglaise

Rose Print Florals:

Florals for spring may not be ground-breaking, but this season it's all about rose prints. Whether it's a bold, oversized print or a delicate, vintage-inspired motif, the romantic and feminine vibe of rose prints can be incorporated into dresses, blouses, and even trousers.

As a dressmaker, this trend offers a great opportunity to work with different types of floral prints and fabrics. We think the Vintage Rose Dress and our blue rose print cotton are a match made in heaven. 



Sew La Di Da Vintage Rose dress pattern    Light Blue Rose Print cotton

Sew La Di Da Vintage Rose Dress and Blue Rose Print Cotton


    Elevated Sporty Separates:

    We're talking polo shirts and track pants, but with a fashion-forward twist. Think luxe fabrics, unusual color combinations, and attention to detail. This is athleisure, but make it fashion. Dressmakers can experiment with high-quality fabrics and tailored fits to give these sporty staples a more polished look.

    The Pippa Polo is crying out to be made in our Breton stripe organic jersey. 


    Juliana Martejevs Pippa Polo Sewing Pattern    Navy and Ecru organic jersey striped breton fabric

    Juliana Martejevs Pippa Polo and Navy and Ecru Breton Stripe




      The utility trend is all about practicality and style. Boiler suits, boxy jackets, and cargo trousers are the order of the day. Dressmakers can have fun with this trend by using sturdy materials like denim or canvas, and don't be afraid to experiment with pockets, zips, and belts.

      Our linen and cotton blend fabrics in neutral shades and the Maker's Atelier Utility Pant and Skirt Pattern will have you completely nailing this trend. 


      The Maker's Atelier Utility Pant and Skirt pattern    Dressmaking linen cotton mix fabric natural

      The Maker's Atelier Utility Pant & Skirt Pattern and Natural Linen Cotton Fabric


      Short Shorts:

      Get ready to show off those legs because short shorts are one of the hottest Spring/Summer 2024 fashion trends. Whether you prefer a classic denim cut-off or a tailored tweed style, short shorts are a must-have for the warmer months. Pair them with an oversized blazer for a look that's effortlessly cool.

      Dressmakers can create shorts in various styles, from high-waisted to relaxed fit, and in a variety of fabrics, from denim to linen. Vikisews Ruth Shorts aren't too short and would look great in our stonewashed denims.


      Vikisews Ruth Shorts Pattern    stonewashed cotton denim fabric

      Vikisews Ruth Shorts Pattern and Medium Blue Stonewashed Cotton Denim 



      Business Casual:

      This trend is all about relaxed tailoring and oversized blazers. It's a nod to the '80s, but with a modern twist. Think soft shoulders, loose fits, and pastel shades. And don't forget those wide-leg trousers! This trend is perfect for those who want to look professional but still maintain a sense of comfort and style.

      Dressmakers can experiment with different cuts and fabrics to create pieces that are both stylish and comfortable. We think the Fran Blazer would look amazing in one of our pastel wool and cotton blend fabrics. 


      Bella Loves Patterns Fran Blazer    Brushed Panama Taupe

      Bella Loves Patterns Fran Blazer  Taupe Brushed Panama


        The Colours of Spring/Summer 2024

        As you will see from above there are few hard and fast rules on colour this season, although pretty pastels and crisp whites dominated with neutral creams and browns. Metallic silver and gold was also prevalent for evening wear. If you are going for bold colour then it has to be vibrant red and if venturing into florals, then only a rose print will do. You have been told!

        Sustainable and vintage-inspired fashion is also on the rise, which is fantastic news for us dressmakers. We have the power to make eco-friendly choices in our fabrics, and there's nothing more satisfying than creating a timeless piece that will be loved for years to come.

         Sew the Accessible Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

        In conclusion, the Spring/Summer 2024 fashion trends offer plenty of accessible options for dressmakers. Whether you're drawn to the romantic allure of rose print florals, the practicality of the utility trend, or the relaxed vibe of business casual, there's something for everyone. So, get your sewing machines ready, browse all our fantastic dressmaking fabrics and start creating your Spring/Summer 2024 wardrobe!

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