We’ve put together this fun guide to sewing some great spring trends for your dolls. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of these trends is your favorite.
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The On-Trend Colors for Spring 2020
Utilizing the popular colors of the season is a great way to make any design feel of-the-moment. The following color swatches come straight from the Pantone Trend Report from this season’s New York Fashion Week. Play with combinations of analogous colors like the blues and greens together, or create a bold look by pairing complimentary colors like greens with reds, or orange with blue.
Spring 2020 Trend #1: Utility Pockets
Sew The Trend: Our first featured spring trends is Utility Pockets. We’ve collected the perfect inspiration images of loosely fitted jackets with an abundance of patch pockets and hardware details like metal buttons and buckles. These jackets can be made from a variety of medium to lightweight fabrics like twill or light corduroy. For fun contrast, try pairing this military-inspired jacket with sweet and feminine details like a light and ruffley dress.
As shown above, some great patterns to use to sew this trend include:
Go Everywhere Anorak for 18-inch dolls from JenAshley Doll Designs
(Also check out the 14.5” Doll Version!)
Cape Cod Overshirt from Just 4 Us Dolls
Spring 2020 Trend #2: Strong Sleeves
Sew The Trend: This next trend is versatile and fun- Strong Sleeves. This trend is all about making a statement with larger-than-life sleeves on any dress, blouse, or romper.
The patterns shown above, perfect for sewing this trend, are:
50s N Lace by Dolly Wears
Highland Dance Blouse by Genniwren Designs
Spring 2020 Trend #3: Little White Dress
Sew The Trend: You’ve heard of the little black dress, but the little white dress is a whole different phenomenon. Complete with ruffles, lace trims, buttons, and sashes, the little white dress is all about adding details and texture to this fun, feminine style.
Sew this trend with the patterns featured above:
Holly and Lace Dress from Frog Princess Fashions
T-Shirt Variations Pattern Hack: Ruffle Dress from Liberty Jane
Heirloom Lace Dress from Karen Lorraine Design
Spring Trend #4: Wrap Details
Sew The Trend: The Wrap Details trend is perfect for those who love all things girly and sweet. But if that’s not your doll’s style, edge it up by pairing the look with tough leather accessories. This trend is perfect for showcasing bright new prints or your favorite color solids in fabrics like linen, cotton, or other lightweight fabrics.
A few great patterns to sew the Wrap Details Trend include:
Bellview Dress and Romper from Love From Lola
It’s A Wrap Dress from Ardently Admire Doll Attire
Spring 2020 Trend #5: Belted Jacket
Sew The Trend: The belted jacket trend is a vintage classic being brought back with new flare. It is the perfect trend for endless combinations of details, from contrasting colors to pocket variations to styles of belts and closures. The belt detail is sure to create a pulled together look.
Get started on sewing the belted jacket trend with patterns such as:
Boomerit Falls Jacket from Liberty Jane
Civil War Uniform Jacket from Thimbles and Acorns
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