|Gibson Girl, 1899|
I tend to check out New Look patterns as they have very basic and simple-to-make styles. For Summer I like make easy pieces out of lighter cottons for coolness and comfort. One can always add a light sweater or jacket for the top and a half slip or knee-length bloomers under the skirt. Unless you can catch patterns on sale, Walmart offers the New Look Patterns for under $5.
This is an easy top from New Look 6434 that I hope to make soon.
|This one is looser.|
|This blouse has more detail and pulls over the head. It is more fitted.|
This one has a jacket that would go nicely on cooler occasions. The tops could be used with any skirt.
Simple A-Line Skirts
There is a simple skirt from New Look 6437 that will look nice on every body. A-line skirts are feminine and flattering. New Look 6004 with a simple elastic waist to quickly pull on. I like to add pockets to the side seam for keeping things handy. There are other with a little more detail New Look 6287 and New Look 6483
Wishing you a wondrous summer.