This collection is from the 06/2012 issue, and one of our favorites! Inspired by western clothing, these patterns are casual and perfect for everyday wear. From delicate lace to denim and leather, you can choose to make yourself a cool summer dress or a hip leather vest with fringe. All instructions have been updated into new format, see them all below…
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These comfy leggings are made in a stretch lace, which make for a perfect pairing under a tunic top.
This little leather waistcoat is a fun garment to add to any outfit. It is easy to wear, and the long fringe adds movement. For a classic western look make in brown or black leather, but you could make in a fun colored leather like red for a different vibe. Try binding the edges instead of the hole punch detail for an alternative look.
This dress has a hemline to the floor, and a deep front V-neckline. This maxi-dress also features godet inserts for more volume and movement, you could make these godet pieces in a contrast fabric for a burst of color! Or you could shorten the hemline for a different look.
This is a little leather button-up vest with the back left open except for two straps that criss-cross. This vest will give any outfit a little western flair, and looks great over a plain top.
This pretty dress is made with layers of lace and chiffon, which gives the dress plenty of movement and dimension. This dress is perfect for those summer day-trips, and evenings on patios. Made in a colored fabric, this dress could be worn to any summer wedding.
This cute little skirt has a fun twisting detail that gathers the fabric in a unique way. This skirt is great for those sunny summer days, or you could pair with a sequin top and heels for a sassy nighttime look.
This is a whimsical dress that features a tiered skirt with gathers and an embroidered hemline. This dress can be worn out-and-about during warm spring and summer days.
This blazer has a unique button-up front closure, with button down lapels. It can be worn with a multitude of outfits, from a dress to a suit for the office. This blazer also features a functional sleeve button placket detail and a stylized front hemline. Here it is made in a Linen twill for a more casual look, you could make the interior a color or print for a fun detail.
This is a sleeveless tunic top with drawstring shoulder seams, and front appliqué. This tunic is perfect for summertime when made in a lightweight cotton. You could even lengthen the hemline to make a cute dress !
These are a lovely pair of trousers that have a wide leg silhouette. They have a casual feel, and include features like back patch pockets and a stylized front leg seam with additional pockets. It’s finished off with a thin waistband that sits at natural waist.
This classic blazer is casual and business appropriate, and is the perfect addition to any outfit. It has a low front drop neckline and is done up with one centre front button. This one is made in a deep beige for a western-look, but you could make it in classic black or a print for a statement blazer.
This casual blouse is easy to wear, and perfect for those hot spring and summer days. Here it is made in a light weight denim for a country-look, but could be made in a bright floral for a more feminine style. It has tailored features such as a button-up centre front, pockets and a collar.
Have fun sewing these western style patterns, and try pairing with an old pair of cowboy boots!