Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024

When mid to late February arrives and if you’re a regular reader of my blog posts….then you’ll know that it’s time for one of my biannual posts where I take a deep dive into the new season fashions in search of fresh inspiration. As we look at sewing inspiration from SpringTrends 2024, I’ll outline the main themes to look for, and the colour trends we can expect and I’ll also share some runway images to get your interest piqued and hopefully inspire you for your new sewing projects. Lastly, I’ll pick out a few sewing patterns that might help you recreate some of the fresh ideas for Spring 2024.

I’m not an avid follower of every trend that crops up but I enjoy incorporating a fresh silhouette, colour or texture into my outfits to stay modern because that’s just how I enjoy dressing. So even if you don’t see anything that appeals to you, you never know, just a neckline, a pocket detail or a colour combination might spark off an idea. So I hope you enjoy having a browse.

Oh, and if you live in the Southern Hemisphere here is my post from late last year all about the Autumn trends 🙂

{oh, and before I forget…thank you to everyone who left such kind comments on my previous blog post. I’m doing a lot better now. It’s been just over 9 weeks and my back has been healing well. I’m going on regular walks and I’ve even driven a short distance a couple of times. I’m also hoping to start on some light exercise routines soon to start building up my bones. Look after your bones my friends! You do not want to end up with fractures like me…}

So let’s get started on the trend review!

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024, General Overview

When browsing the runway shows from London, New York, Milan and Paris, I was struck by just how many classical clothing elements there were. Many designers used these elements in new ways, where proportions were played with (in some cases quite dramatically) or unusual juxtapositions of pieces were brought into play. There was relaxed suiting paired with long sheer skirts, playful short hems, and also fancy embellishments like huge rosettes, pompoms or fringes. The quiet luxury trend is still around and there were many pops of colour too. I feel like, there were a lot of styles that could be considered very wearable and relatable, with plenty of casual options as well. I loved many of the colours on offer.

And speaking of colour…

Pantone Colours

A new collection of colours is put together for each season by Pantone. Months of research are done ahead of the new season to come up with the collection and the trending colours feature heavily in the runway collections of fashion designers. Eventually, the predicted colours feature in clothes for sale on the high streets all over the world. A quick scan of Pantone’s website reveals that there are groups of colours for both London and New York.

Here’s the London collection:

There’s a lot of scope to mix and match from this colour palette and I see several that I like. This quote from the Pantone website sums up the collection:

“With divergent consumer demands for colour to implicitly reflect their individuality and showcase their identity, this season’s eclectic mix of energising brights, nature-based shades and more classic heritage tones steeped in history and tradition provide a self-made layered collage of experimental creativity.”

Next up is the New York colour palette:

I think this colour palette appeals to me a little more than the London one. I really love the top row especially, apart from the very pale blue. Great neutrals too. Here’s a little quote to describe the palette from the Pantone website:

“A harmonious mix of familiar shades infused with a contemporary edge, colours for NYFW Spring 2024 introduce a new interpretation of current times as memories of the past and a glimpse of the future bring hope for the present”.

Do any of the colours from the two palettes appeal to you? Which are your favourites?

The Mahoosive List Of Trends

  • Skirts both mini maxi and in-between
  • Feminine skirts mixed with masculine menswear items
  • Long loose blazers with a relaxed vibe
  • White dresses and white generally
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Super high-rise trousers
  • Big sweatshirts and sweatshirt dresses
  • Cropped pedal pusher style leggings and pants
  • Rose motifs
  • Head-to-toe metallics
  • Very short shorts
  • 1960s short mini hem lengths
  • 90s nostalgia dressing
  • Buttery yellow tones in delicate dresses
  • Unusual denim and head-to-toe denim
  • Film noir dramatic eclectic style dresses and suits (think Hitchcock’s Vertigo)
  • Cardis and Fairisle knits
  • Unusual layering, multiple layers
  • Heavy long fringe
  • Proportion play
  • Chic sportswear
  • Bold stripes
  • Futurisic/avant garde elements
  • Shirts with a difference
  • Couture jeans (lots of details)
  • Pom poms, rosettes

Accessories Trends

  • Choker Necklace
  • Soft underarm bags
  • Huge tote bags
  • Curved hobo bags
  • Ballerina shoes
  • Large-scale ear decorations
  • Brooches
  • Socks especially sheer ones with sandals
  • Flip flops
  • Big pearls
  • Tiny kitten-heeled shoes
  • Peep-toe shoes
  • Very pointy shoes
  • Skinny scarves

Runway Inspiration From Spring 2024 Shows

As usual, I found a selection of images that highlight some of the trends from the list above. This time around I’ve only put the designer’s name underneath without it being individually linked (it simply takes me way too long to do each link, hope you understand). To look at the collections by each designer I’d recommend that you pop over to the “Women’s Wear Daily” website where you’ll find all the runway shows listed by city and designer.

Enjoy these images:

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
Balmain, Rabanne, J W Anderson, Missoni
Left to Right: Balmain, Rabanne, J W Anderson, Missoni
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
 Alexander Mc Queen, Balmain, Max Mara, Max Mara
Left to right: Alexander Mc Queen, Balmain, Max Mara, Max Mara

Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Patou, Louis Vuitton
Left to right: Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Patou, Louis Vuitton
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
Fendi, Fendi, Etro, Etro
Left to right: Fendi, Fendi, Etro, Etro
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
Sacai, Gucci, Philosophy, Burberry
Left to right: Sacai, Gucci, Philosophy, Burberry
Sewing Inspiration From Spring Trends 2024
Max Mara, Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, Schiaparelli
Left to right: Max Mara, Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, Schiaparelli

Sewing Pattern Suggestions

I sifted through a few websites and picked out a few patterns that emulated some of the trends mentioned. I bet you also have plenty of patterns in your stash already that could be slightly modified too. Many pattern companies have yet to bring out their new Spring collections so make sure to check back on to your favourite websites in a week or two. In the meantime here’s what I found:

High-waisted trousers Know Me Patterns ME2053

Short shorts and loose overdress plus a peplum top and slim trousers Vogue 1901

Over shirt and short shorts outfit Vogue 1912

Sweatshirt with sheer inserts. Grasser 1081

Sweatshirt style zip-through dress: Grasser 1070

Long skirt. Vikisews Annette skirt

Vikisews skirt pattern

An oversized Janet blazer by Vikisews

Vikisews blazer

A short wrap dress that could also be worn as a jacket. Philippa dress by Vikisews

Vikisews Philippa dress

A short A-line dress to highlight the mini dress styles from the runways. The 37-2 A-line dress with back bow by Sistermag Patterns

Sistermag patterns dress

The Lampshade Skirt by Sistermag Patterns. Add some deep fringing along the hem for a copycat of the Bottega Veneta from the 3rd row of runway images above

Sistermag patterns skirt

A long sheer overshirt. Two trends for the price of one with this Burdastyle shirt design.

Burdastyle 111 from February 2024 collection

Burda overshirt

A sleeveless trench that could be sewn in denim with copious topstitching. Burdastyle 126 08/23

Burda trench dress

And that’s it…if you made it this far, congratulations! I hope you enjoyed my post and maybe found some inspiration along the way. I love the fact that there’s a lot of wearable options and that many of the colours will fit nicely into my existing wardrobe. I also love the idea of denim with details and unusual features plus the 60s style dresses(though I might go a bit longer 😉 ). Hmm…Lots of ‘food for thought’…

Did anything appeal to you? Let me know in the comments.

See you soon!

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  1. monika
    February 16, 2024 / 8:45 pm

    Glad to hear you’re on the mend.
    I love these posts, definitely my favourite.
    I’m not crazy about the trending colour palette, but very happy to see lots of classic white, can’t beat it.

    • Diane
      February 17, 2024 / 9:29 am

      Thanks Monika, yea, doing much better. Re-colour palette…there are a lot of warm-toned colours and I think maybe you suit more cooler colours, so I’m not surprised it’s not your favourite. but you really can’t beat classic white can you? I bet you’d look amazing in a gorgeous white dress

  2. Eleni Pappa
    February 17, 2024 / 10:17 am

    I love these posts, Diane! And I have to say I love the New York colours too! All of them!
    As far as the designs are concerned I love almost everything. I m a bit sceptical about all these ornaments and maximalist vibes and I surely won’t wear the mini or super mini trends…
    Hope you ll be able to sew soon!

    • Diane
      February 17, 2024 / 11:53 am

      Thanks so much Eleni! It seems like we are thinking the same, because I love so many of the designs except for the heavy embellishments and maximal styles.
      And I don’t think I’ll wear something super short anytime soon 🙂
      Oh, and I have been sewing something which I hope to share in a few days, so stay tuned.

  3. February 17, 2024 / 12:17 pm

    So glad to hear you are on the mend. You have been in my thoughts 🙂. Thanks again for such an informative post. I always enjoy seeing your reviews of the trends from a sewists perspective.

    • Diane
      February 17, 2024 / 2:25 pm

      Ohhh, thanks ever so much Emma x

  4. Sara Whitaker
    February 17, 2024 / 4:39 pm

    New York colours all the way! Some interesting trends there – thanks for putting it all together with your balanced and considered eye – 👁 😄 😀

    • Diane
      February 17, 2024 / 5:05 pm

      They are nice colours aren’t they? Thanks so much Sara xx

  5. Joan
    February 17, 2024 / 4:47 pm

    Hi Diane!
    Yes, as a few others have said, I have been thinking of you, particularly this last week, so it is very good to receive your blog and get an update on your recovery!

    Re. the Pantone colors: I love the Fiesta red from London and the Lemon Drop from the NYC grouping, + Brilliant White in both palettes — but I am a Winter with high contrast and yellow undertone (maybe I am supposed to wear a paler yellow, but I like THIS yellow!).

    I am a sucker for 60’s fashion, so I really like the little A-line dress from Sistermag! You’ve picked out some excellent patterns that say ‘Spring 24’ that are fashion-forward, but wearable.

    Thank you for reviewing all of the shows and distilling the trends for us: I have never been able to do a “take away” myself on the trends — it is wonderful to have you do that! If I weren’t 63, I might try the short shorts ;-}

    Are you able to sit and sew a bit yet? I just went to the physical therapist for a nagging hip/piriformis issue that I haven’t been able to shake: I am starting a group of exercises. No biggie, just it wakes me at night, and reduces quality of sleep.

    • Diane
      February 17, 2024 / 7:14 pm

      Hi Joan! Well you know, if you love that yellow, I say wear it 🙂 You can always pair it with more Winter-y tones. Agreed about that Sistermag dress, it’s lovely isn’t it? I’m glad you like the few patterns that I picked out. Definitely quite wearable.
      To answer your question…yes, I can sit and sew for a while now. A couple of weeks ago I slowly started to make a sweater with a lot of it sewn by hand because it was easier than sitting at the machine and I could do a few minutes here and there. Now I can sit for half an hour or so at the machine which is lovely. I’m hoping to get photos of my sweater this week and post about it soon.
      I hope your hip problem resolves soon. x

      • Joan
        February 17, 2024 / 10:03 pm

        So glad to hear you are working on a project!
        My ‘hip thing’ is odd because it just starts hurting, seemingly spontaneously, but it isn’t related to exercise/walking.
        Looking forward to seeing your sweater!

  6. Heather in Colorado
    February 17, 2024 / 8:09 pm

    Hi Diane, good to hear from you with this always inspiring post! I too like the NY colors better. I do tend to like complementary colors. SisterMag is a new pattern company to me! I’ve been looking at the Fall Winter shows lately. Lots of wearable styles there too! I’ve recently sewn an interesting fuller skirt, Vogue 1519 by Kay Unger. Interesting that the side seams are a few inches towards the back vs at sides. I added a waistband. And planning a mid length straight skirt using a pattern you made and wore a lot last year! Thanks.

    • Diane
      February 18, 2024 / 12:32 pm

      Hi Heather. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It’s always fun to research. I looked up that Kay Unger pattern and found a couple of images. I see what you mean about the side seams, how interesting. I bet it’ll look amazing.

  7. Giedre
    February 17, 2024 / 8:16 pm

    I am so glad to know that you are healing and feeling better. It’s good you’re taking it slow, slowly but surely to full recovery. Sending lots of love and waiting for your sewing projects, when you can get back to sewing!

    • Diane
      February 18, 2024 / 12:29 pm

      That’s really lovely of you to say, Giedre! Thank you so much x

  8. Linda
    February 18, 2024 / 4:38 am

    I see shoulder pads! Are those 80’s silhouettes making a comeback? Those high waisted/pleated pants sure have.

    • Diane
      February 18, 2024 / 9:10 am

      Yeah shoulder definition is definitely featuring. To be honest I think 80s influences have been rumbling around for a while.

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