Favorite Patterns for Summer

Summer is here and it’s time to break out the sewing machine and start stitching up some fun and fresh outfits! Boo and Lu has some amazing sewing patterns that are perfect for the warmer months. From dresses and tops, to rompers and shorts, here are some of my favorite patterns for summer. I really wanted to add every single pattern Boo and Lu has made because they can all be so great for summer. But I have narrowed it down to my top choices in each category!

Tops –

Clover – This pattern is a versatile staple that you’ll love making over and over again. The slim fit tee features a V neckline and comes in three different sleeve lengths, as well as a sleeveless option. The optional side cinch adds a sweet asymmetrical shape. I love this because it is so easy to wear but with the optional cinch side it really adds a lot of detail that dresses up any outfit!

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Starling – Starling is a cross back, simple front dress or top that is perfect on its own or layered. Use the short sleeve option and faux cami back for the perfect summer look. The split waistband and optional back bow add the perfect details. What I love about this for summer is how breezy it is with the open back! Whenever my little one or I wear this top I always feel so dressy and put together!

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Timber Wolf– Timber Wolf can be made as a basic slim-fit tee shirt or yoke-style dress. I love the color blocking for this shirt! It really allows you to mix and match fabrics. One of my favorite things about this shirt for summer is the relaxed fit.

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Olive– This simple dress with pockets is easy to wear, fun, and perfect for everyday wear. The thing I love about Olive is how easy it is to wear. This is truly a play dress! It is so simple but also a staple and must have.

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Pepper– Pepper is a fun dress, featuring a high neck front bodice, back crossing straps, and a crossover design in the back bodice. It’s perfect for summer with the open breezy back that truly is a show stopper. This is perfect for those hot summer days when your little one wants to wear a dress but it’s also super-hot and needs to feel the breeze on their shoulders.

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Periwinkle – Periwinkle is a sweet flounce sleeve dress perfect for any season. It can be finished in peplum, dress, or maxi lengths.  I love how flowy periwinkle is for summer! This dress or top is just so light and breezy. It just screams beautiful summer day. With the added optional flounce and circle skirt you will be twirling around in no time.

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Lokelani – Lokelani is a trendy knit romper with tie shoulder straps. I love that this pattern is an entire outfit! It makes getting dressed on busy summer days so easy. It is easy to sew and the tie shoulder straps add an extra touch of style. The two length options make it easy to create a look that works for any occasion. Lokelani is the most adorable summer romper! I modified the version you see below to add a skirt and make the straps not tie.

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Lilac – Lilac is a sweet leotard with a scoop neck in the front and a V-neck in the back. It also makes for a great swimsuit! This is my favorite swim pattern! I love the puff sleeves and back V neck to really add details.

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Areca – The shorts offer a paper bag style elastic waistband with options of a simple hem or flounce hem. I love the detail on these shorts. The paper bag waistband is in my opinion the perfect height! It adds enough detail without weighing down the shorts. I love that this pattern is for woven fabric.

Areca Woven Crop Top and Shorts Set | Boo and Lu Patterns | PDF Sewing Pattern

Peach – Peach shorts have the option of a yoga or an elastic waistband. You can choose from a simple no embellishment option or add a special touch with the scallop or ruffle detail. My favorite thing about these shorts is how quick they come together. Making a few pairs is easy to do and will make it simple to make them in a few colors, making coordinating outfits easy. I love that you can add details to them or keep it simple. I paired it here with a pumpkin top which is the perfect layering piece for those chilly summer nights!

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These patterns for summer from Boo and Lu are perfect for creating a summer wardrobe that is both stylish and comfortable. So, grab your sewing machine and get ready to create some amazing summer outfits! I can’t wait to see what you make!

Make sure you share your makes by tagging @booandlupatterns on Instagram and share in the Boo and Lu Facebook group!

xoxo Megan, from Lottie Dottie Customs

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