VFT Season inspirations 2017

The weather outside might still be frightful for most of the country, but I am daydreaming of warm breezes, sunny skies, and flower filled gardens.  Winter is in full force here in Michigan.  It's cold and snowy, which my kiddos adore, but it makes me long for springtime.  The one good thing about this weather is that the days are long, which makes it easy to start planning for spring and summer wardrobes.  And what better way to start planning than by looking at what's hot for this coming season!

Pantone's colors of the season

ss colors 2017

Spring will be here before you know it, so it's time to put pen to paper and get a hold of what the big trends are going to be!  The biggest trend of any season is color.  I anxiously await the start of New York Fashion Week to see what Pantone's colors of the year will be!  This year did not disappoint!  

Greenery spring color

grennery color of the year

Greens are going to be huge this upcoming season, with Greenery and Kale making the cut.  I love green, even though I rarely use it in my sewing.  Looks like it is time to start sewing all the greens!!  What a lovely way to usher in spring as the season changes.  As nature once again sprouts new life, so will our wardrobes!

We love this green Clara Dress!  What a gorgeous splash of color!  Such a fresh look.  And that fabric, Circa by Jennifer Paganelli, is {Stunning}!!

Blues of 2017

For all you blue lovers out there, blue hues are once again something you can't go wrong with.  From bright happy blues to rich dark tones, and even shades in the middle, blues never seem to go out of style!

We at VFT love blue!!  It's a color that makes us think spring and brings a smile to our faces.  This Pearl Dress is the perfect way to show off your favorite blue fabrics and is a great pattern for Spring and Summer!  This stunning blue is Little Fawn by Hawthorne Threads.

pale pink

pink is in new neutral

And neutrals never looked so good!  Who would have thought that Pale Dogwood would be your new go to!  It is the epitome of neutrality this season!  It pairs well with all the Pantone 2017 colors, and is gorgeous on it's own too!  I am betting we will see a lot of pale pink this spring in the {VFT Groups}!


You can't go wrong with pale pink and lace!!  This knockout Odette dress will definitely turn heads and is the perfect way to show off this color of the season!

bright fun prints

beachy colors

bright prints

Now that we know what colors we {NEED} to be using this upcoming season, let's talk prints.  All of these bright and cheery colors scream sunshine and beach to me!  And this is perfect, because a huge trend for SS 2017 is bold and colorful prints.  

Madison pdf pattern VFT

All over prints, bright pops of colors, and florals too, are what's hot this season, like in this Madison Dress, sewn up in Chalk and Paint by Sew Caroline! For a fun twist, try your hand at dip dyed fabrics or color blocking!  These will be all the rage with the tween crowd!


For those who have a nautical flare, have no fear!  Nautical is back this spring and showing off it's softer side.  Toned down hues will grace our garments to show off a less serious and more vintage feel!  Red white and blue in stripes, florals, and even in tiny prints, make our hearts skip a beat!  If you are looking for that {boutique} feel, then nautical is the way to go this season!


subdued tropical

If you like muted tones, then this next trend is for you.  {Toned down tropical} is the perfect blend of playful prints and subtle muted colors.  From mint and kale green to pale pinks and peaches, tropical has now gone pastel!  Still that same fun and funky vibe with a sophisticated twist.  These color combos are {TO.DIE.FOR} and the fun prints are out of this world!

soft and flowy

 Ladies, how about some soft flowy fabrics?  Out with stiff structure and in with soft and loose.  Ruffles and all things that drape scream {SUMMERTIME} to me.  I live for a long flowy skirt and a blouse with interesting ruffles.  This season we all will be donning oodles of ruffles!  Such a feminine look!

We have loads of patterns with ruffles if this is the look you adore.  We are fond of the Emily dress for a soft feminine look!  It's such a pretty look!

dots galore

 And last but certainly not least, it's time to go dotty!  That's right!  Dots of all shapes and sizes are {IN}!  I love me a good polka-dot.  It's the one print that often can serve as solid or print, depending on the style!  Dots for ladies of all ages are going to be a huge hit!

Sommer Romper pdf pattern

A great way to go bold is to mix prints!  This Sommer Romper is oh so lovely in blue dots!  Dots and prints look great together and is a fantastic way to show off your personality!

There you have it!  Some of the {hottest} trends that will be hitting the town in the coming months.  Spring and Summer never looked so good.  Which trends are you loving?  Leave a comment below and share with us what you are loving about SS 2017!



January 22, 2017 by Emily Steiger