I find dresses to be really useful garments for springtime as they can be worn over tights and boots while the weather is still cooler, and then on their own as we move into the warmer months.
This week I am looking at my favourite transitional dress patterns and how you can fit them into your spring wardrobe.
I know it is technically a woven pattern, but I also love the Bettine dress made in jersey. It becomes a really comfy throw on dress that still looks super stylish. I think it works well in lovely drapey jerseys like this tencel modal jersey. You can read more about the changes I made to my jersey Bettine dress here.
The Zadie is another stylish dress that has lots of different options and can be made using colour blocking to create lots of wonderful effects, plus it has the most amazing pockets! It works really well in ponte romas like this mocha colour.
Gathered or wrap dresses are such a great option for spring, as you can layer them up if needed.
EVERY DAY DRESSES
One of my favourite all year round patterns is the Carnaby dress – it can be worn over long sleeve tops and tights or on its own. And the pockets are a thing of beauty! It works really well in a medium weight cotton like this stunner from Cotton and Steel.
Obviously there haven’t been many opportunities for occasion dresses lately, but hopefully there will be soon!
The Belladone is such a cute party dress – the back detail is so lovely. It would work well in a more structured fabric like this Charlotte cotton sateen.
I hope you found that helpful! I’ll be back soon with my favourite skirt and trouser patterns.