Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already time for another of my trends posts! So twice a year I put together a post looking into the latest trends for the upcoming season. We’ll look at an overview, colours, trends, runway inspiration and a few sewing patterns. Usually, after I’ve prepared these posts I feel so enthusiastic to get sewing like crazy. And without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s in store for us and get some sewing inspiration from the Spring trends 2020.

(PS my lovely readers from the Southern hemisphere can check out this post of Autumn/Winter trends)

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Overview

We’re still carrying on with the emphasis on individual eclectic style and of creative dressing. According to the trends researchers, rather than one or two specific trends, there’s also a stronger move towards wearability and longevity alongside sustainability.

A lot of the colours featured are pretty bright and there is quite a sense of fun and optimism in some of the runway offerings. Tailoring is big news and so are classic wardrobe items in general. Various areas of the body are being highlighted, particularly legs (shorts) and smaller areas exposed by cut-outs.

Pantone colours for Spring 2020

Several colours from the Pantone range come from the red and blue family and the colour of the season is ‘Classic Blue’ but let’s take a look at the full palettes… This time around I’ve got the range of Pantone colours from both London and New York Fashion weeks to show you… 

First off, the New York colours. There’s a mix of traditional shades and also energetic bold colours.

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Pantone NYFW colours

Next are the London fashion week colours. These are equally bold and include some classic tones too…

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Pantone LFW colours

Let me know in comments which colours you like the look of. My faves are Coral Pink, Cinnamon Stick, Chive, Lark and Faded Denim from the New York colours and from the London colours I like Bossa Nova, Rose Brown, Storm and Blush Beauty.

The Mahoosive List Of Spring Trends 2020

  • Victorian necklines
  • Shades of Neon
  • Shorts suits
  • Wafty white or off-white dresses.
  • Waistcoats: fitted shapes and worn with shorts, flared jeans, or billowy pants
  • Cut-out details revealing skin
  • Trench coats
  • All things blue denim: refined shorts, jumpsuits, culottes etc.
  • Tropical/jungle-inspired prints
  • Sheer elements, slip dresses, sheer layers, lace
  • All types of shirts and shirtdresses. Not fitted…more of a looser boxy silhouette
  • Craft fair inspired. Raffia, crochet, macrame
  • The 70s again. This time more wearable. Streamlined suits, blazers, midi dresses and disco collars
  • Shorts… Hot pants and Bermudas
  • Bralette style tops worn under blazers
  • Tiered skirts and dresses
  • Loud 60s style prints
  • Drawstring details
  • Soft brightly coloured leather
  • Day to night sequins
  • Polka dots
  • Big collars
  • Fine vertical stripes, pinstripes
  • Suede
  • Safari inspired looks with utility features like pleated pockets, belts etc


  • Thong sandals
  • Hoop earrings
  • Large scale chain necklaces
  • Bucket hats
  • Shoulder bags with short straps
  • Rattan bags
  • Padded headbands
  • Chunky boots
  • Wide belts
  • Bucket bags
  • Square toe sandals
  • Soft clutch bags

Runway Inspiration

Now let’s take a look at a few runway looks. If you click on the designer’s name at the bottom of each outfit you’ll be taken to the full collection of each designer on Vogue

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Runway Inspiration
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Runway inspiration
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Runway inspiration
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Runway Inspiration
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2020: Runway Inspiration

Sewing Patterns

Here are a few sewing patterns with some of the features mentioned in the list of trends. More new ones are coming out all the time and I’m sure you already have some in your stash that fit the bill or can be adapted.

Each photo click will take you to the pattern website.

Simplicity 8844
: Butterick 6705
 McCalls 8045

McCalls 8035
Style Arc Sorrento Skirt
 Vogue 1678
 Style Arc Chesea Waistcoat
 Walk Short by Style Arc
WALK SHORT by Style Arc
 Burda Shorts
 Butterick 6721
 Burda Jacket

So tell me…do you like the sound of any of the trends? Any colours you’re going to sew up, or patterns you want to try? Let me know in comments what your favourites are. I always enjoy doing these posts and hope that you feel the same about reading them. As always thanks for popping over to my corner of the interwebs for a read and I’ll see you soon…

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  1. Christine Taylor
    February 15, 2020 / 11:56 am

    Wow, thank you Diane that is so interesting and it must have taken you ages to put it together. I haven’t decided on any specific makes yet yet but I do love bright colours and an in the midst of winter sewing. I always seem running behind the seasons, but I will watch what yew are up to for further inspiration..

    • diane
      February 15, 2020 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Christine. Yea, it took me a while to put it all together, yet I always enjoy doing these posts. I’m glad you feel inspired.

  2. February 17, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    Great post, Diane! I do love the new Spring sewing patterns from the big four, although I’m still finishing a few winter sewing projects. You highlighted some good ones!

    • diane
      February 17, 2020 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I agree about the big four, they’ve been doing some great designs lately. Glad you enjoyed my post.

  3. Barbara
    February 22, 2020 / 1:58 pm

    Thanks for all the work, especially the links to the designer collections. So much inspiration there! I had no idea that London and New York featured different color palettes. I like the NY one best as the colors are a bit deeper but what’s wonderful is that there is hardly a pastel in sight!

    • diane
      February 22, 2020 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you, Barbara, glad you enjoyed my post. I’m with you, I had no idea that there were different palettes for London and New York…unless this is the first year of Pantone doing that because I’ve been doing these posts for a few years now and not really noticed it before. Aren’t the colours great though?

  4. Jill Powers
    February 25, 2020 / 2:21 am

    Wow! Such fun to look over what you have put together here. A lot of work went into it. I like especially the safari looks. In fact I just posted a comment on your IG page about your Christian Aujard jacket. The colors are great also. Nice and bright for a change. Thanks for posting!

    • diane
      February 25, 2020 / 9:38 am

      Thank you so much, Jill! I love the safari looks too. In fact, there’s a lot that I like about this season’s trends. Glad you enjoyed my post!

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