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Summer Sewing Inspiration

Aptly named 'Summer in London', this vintage inspired sewing dress pattern from Seasons of East is perfect for Summer

With Summer in London and Vintage Fabric

Aptly named ‘Summer in London’, this vintage inspired sewing pattern from Seasons of East is perfect for Summer. From a picnic on the park to a long lazy dinner by the sea. Sisters Carol and Barbara have designed a classic dress, with a fitted bodice with a gathered skirt. Team up with a cardigan or denim jacket for cooler days and evenings. Between 2.5 and 3 metres are required depending on the width. I’m offering 15% off vintage fabric when bought with the Summer in London dress pattern. More details below…

Princess seams are used to give a lovely fitted shape to the bodice which is fully lined, whilst gathering provides fullness to the elegant midi length skirt. Fastened at the back with a concealed zip and with the option of making the rouleaux straps adjustable. There are plenty of techniques for sewists to sink their teeth into. Suitable for intermediate sewists who have mastered a number of sewing techniques.


Summer in London comes in UK sizes 8 to 20. to find find out which size you will ned to make, please refer to the size guide provided in your pattern.

Fabric Requirements

  • 115cm wide fabric you will need a 3 metre length
  • 150cm wide fabric  you will need a 2.5 metre length
  • Suitable for any light to medium weight woven fabric with lots of drape such as rayon, cotton lawn and batiste.

Vintage Fabric Sewing Inspiration

The below new arrivals of vintage fabrics are my favourite choice to make the Summer in London dress. I’m offering 15% off all fabrics when bought along with the Summer in London dress pattern on my fabric shop. Use the code ‘Summer‘ on check out.

Discount is valid until midnight on 31st August 2022. Discount only applies to fabric, excludes patterns, haberdashery and fat quarters. Free shipping included in promotion if the total order value is £25 or over. Pattern and fabric must be bought at the same time to the same shipping address for the discount to be valid.