Hello and Happy August!
I hope your summer has been amazing and that you are ready to tackle fall sewing as the weather cools down for most of us in the northern hemisphere. Let’s check out the August pattern releases! I hope you find a new designer or a pattern you missed and have a chance to discover a new fabric, too!
Greenstyle Creations - Venice Beach Shorts - Size 22-57” Waist
A retro athleasure short with optional pockets, elastic waist, and side panel detailing. Designed for stable stretch knit or stretch woven fabric. 20-25% horizontal stretch.
Made for Mermaids - Blythe Babydoll Top and Dress - Size 23-57” Waist
Blythe is a babydoll top or dress with a tiered skirt and multiple neckline and sleeve options including a tank version.
Euonia - Papillon Tank - Size 0-30
The Papillon tank is a shift tank with either a swing hem or a butterfly hem. Optional nursing access pattern pieces included!
This pattern would look amazing in many different fabrics. Because of the gorgeous drape of this hem, you want to look for fabrics with a fluid hand such as Bamboo Spandex, Modal, or Double Brushed Poly.
Pictured is DBP on “Quinn on Black”
Friday Pattern Company - Square Neck Top (Expanded Sizes!) - XS-7X Includes A0 File
This is a great pattern to pair with fabrics with an interesting texture. Try Pylos LiKnit for a linen look with all the comfort of a knit! Mustard Pylos LiKnit is perfect for Autumn.
Itch to Stitch Antrim Dress - Size 00-40 (33-62” hip)
A fit and flare dress with multiple cup sizes, gathered waistband, inseam pockets, and a half circle skirt. Designed for medium weight knits with 50-60% stretch and good recovery.
The Antrim dress would pair perfectly with the soft and fluid drape of Modal. This fabric has 4 was stretch, good recovery, and is cool to the touch to get you through the last of summer. Prepare for fall jewel tones with this gorgeous Plum Modal Spandex.
Pattern Emporium Ray of Light Tee - Size 6-24
Pattern Emporium also released an asymmetrical add-on for their most recent dress, Entice Me. A knit tee with asymmetrical ruching and several sleeve and neckline options. Designed for knit fabrics.
The fun feature of this pattern is how the asymmetrical ruching looks when you use a striped fabric. It creates “sun rays” and has the stripes separating out in all directions. For a cozy fall tshirt that reflects the setting sun, check out Sedona mini stripes in Terracotta. This fabric is lightweight and great for t-shirts.
Petite Stitchery - Archer Basketball Shorts - Size XS-4X
A loose fit athletic short pattern with multiple inseams lengths, optional pockets, side seam color blocking, two waistband options, and elastic waist. Designed for stretch knits or lightweight stretch woven.
For your comfiest pair of basketball shorts ever, try Dri-Fit Terry fabric. This anti-microbial and moisture wicking fabric is the perfect weight. It’s thin enough that it will move and drape like basketball shorts should and thick enough that it won’t hang like a tshirt! Pictured is Medium Weight Independence Blue Dri-Fit Terry.
Rain City Pattern Company - Kingston Robe - Size 34-58” hip
A throw on lightweight robe designed for heading to the pool or to wear over your favorite tee. For lightweight woven fabrics such as chiffon or voile.
This is the perfect pattern to use those lightweight and airy fabrics! Wool Dobby is a great material, it has all the properties of chiffon but it is more opaque and would lend itself perfectly to this robe.
A sports bra with two scoop options or a long line crop top. Color blocking options and optional back pocket. Athleasure shorts with optional pocket and a contour waistband for a better fit. Designed for stretch woven or all knit.
Athleticwear is so fun to sew because you have the freedom to choose wild fabric! Surge has a ton of options that would pair great with these patterns. A favorite is 265GSM Athletic Brushed Poly.
This fabric is slightly brushed for a soft feel and has moisture wicking properties to keep you dry during your workout. Check out Silver Foil Speck on Silver Athletic Brushed Poly to make a flashy set.
Sinclair - Jakarta Shorts - Size 0-30
This pattern offers several options including faux fly, patch pockets, hem tabs, and multiple lengths. Designed for opaque woven fabrics for the main shorts and a knit with great recovery for the waistband.
For the main shorts, check out Chambray! This fabric has a good drape but enough structure to hang nicely for shorts. The multiple thread colors create a 2-tone effect for visual interest. Orange Chambray would be a fun and festive color for those of you still in the summer heat as we transition into fall weather.
Thread Faction - Women’s Roller Shorts and Those 70’s Shorts - Size 6-24
Two complimentary shorts with retro vibes. Both feature optional pockets and binding for great contrast. Designed for light to mid weight jersey fabric with 25-75% stretch.
This is a great pattern for our new heavier weight (12oz) cotton lycra! A classic silhouette like these shorts looks really nice is a bright solid. Use a white cotton lycra to give your shorts that true 70’s feel. Pictured is Cotton Lycra in Tomato Red.
Trish Newberry - Ruby Duster Cardigan - Size XXS-4XL
A two length cardigan perfect for Autumn. Features a dropped sleeve, patch pockets, and size seam vents. Designed for medium weight fabrics with minimum 30% stretch.
This is a great pattern to break out the cozy fall fabrics. Check out the Space Navy Adventurer Ribbed Fleece for your new favorite Fall Cardigan. This fabric has a washed look with rib knitting on the right side and a warm brushed back side.
Wardrobe by Me Summer Pants and Short - 2XS - 4XL
A simple pattern featuring rear patch pockets, slanted side pockets, faux fly, shorts or pants length, and elastic waist. Designed for woven fabrics with no stretch.
Wardrobe by Me Tropicana Shirt - Size 0-24
Casual button up shirt featuring raglan sleeves, slit cuff details, side slits, and a square or round color. Designed for woven fabrics with no stretch.
For either of these, Poplin would make a great choice! The Melange Poplin has a great 2-tone effect and it is opaque without being heavy. This is also a woven fabric that is 56” wide which is great when you are sewing a garment with length.
Pictured is Sage Melane Poplin
That wraps up the August releases! Did you discover a new Indie Designer or a new fabric? We would love to hear about it! Have you made any of these new releases in Surge Fabrics? Please post it to our Facebook group so we can all be inspired. Happy Sewing!