Plan Your Spring Wardrobe with Runway Styles


Gingham  and lady like skirts from Ralph Lauren

Gorgeous runway styles for spring sewing

imageplaceholder Jill Case
Online Editor, Sew Daily

Two things I love: fashion and spring. I don't consider myself very fashionable, but I do love the circus that is fashion, and the history. I don't wear designer duds (can't afford 'em), but, a girl can dream, and she can sew her own couture line.

I love looking at the trends in November and December for what's in store for spring and planning accordingly.  I like the spring trends this year of lady like skirts and shirtwaist dresses. The midi length is holding firm this year, and I plan on sewing one in atomic red. It's going to be full, with an elastic waist and deep pockets, and I'll pair it with flat sandals. 


Another trend is wide leg pants. They're everywhere from runways to Target. I made a pair a few days ago in a blue printed silk. Just need a hem (and a new pair of shoes) and I'm good to go. These are going to be so comfortable in the hot months of summer. I don't wear trends too much. I just wear what I like and what looks good on me. But, I do love all of these styles.


I also plan on sewing some of these close-fitting cigarette pants like you see on the right. I've got a bit of black and purple silk taffeta saved up for these beauties.

Next is the shirtwaist dress. My all time favorite dress that, in my opinion, never goes out of style. I can't think of a single body type that doesn't look good in this dress. Frankly, I think the wrap dress is overrated, and it does not in fact look good on all body types. Plus, it's just so darn futzy. I like buttons, thank you.

I have so many vintage patterns with this exact styling–just love it. But, the perfect fit has eluded me. The bodice is so difficult to fit properly. Maybe I'm over fitting and expecting too much? It wouldn't be the first time. 


Good news is that I've been working on a pattern, and I'm so close. It's made in a cotton voile, and so far it's good, not perfect but good enough. I need to get the other sleeve on and well, everything else. It has been a WIP for years. I'll post pics when I'm done!

So what say you? What trends do you like? Don't care for? What are your must-have garments for spring? Let me know on the blog or Facebook!

Be sure to check out Stitch Spring and Stitch Summer for more inspiration and sewing fun.


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About Jill

I am the Online Editor for Sew Daily and I am so incredibly excited to meet everyone here on this amazing sewing community!

My first passion is garment sewing, I love vintage sewing patterns and working with knits and silks. I also get very jazzed about sewing pants and love learning couture techniques. What about you? I can't wait to get started finding out more about you and what you like to sew.

3 thoughts on “Plan Your Spring Wardrobe with Runway Styles

  1. OK, I’ll be the first to add a comment.

    Like: gingham, “cigarette” pants, shirtwaist dresses in a tunic length so I can wear them with said cigarette pants.

    Not sewing: wide leg pants, midi skirts ( done them before and now I only like them on others).

    PS: can the upload link be fixed in the Galleries page? After several tries, I’m giving up.

  2. Samina,

    I tested the upload link to the galleries page and it looks like its working. It took a minute for mine bunny to load but it did.

    Let me know if you have more issues.

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