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Issue 60 pattern downloads

Issue 60 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 60 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Autumn Dress and The Pencil… Continue reading

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Get autumn ready with issue 60

Autumn is on the horizon and we’re using the change in seasons as the perfect excuse to switch things up! We’re updating our everyday wardrobe with a tunic dress and classic pencil skirt, refreshing our old favourites with embroidery, and jazzing up our space with modern prints. It’s all inside issue 60 – take a… Continue reading

Download issue 59’s patterns

Issue 59 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 59 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Amelia Dress and The Blair… Continue reading

Win: Daylight Company set

Every sewist knows how important it is to ensure you have good light to work in. Say hello to The Daylight Company – they specialise in lighting-up all kinds of creative spaces with their contemporary (and space-saving) lights, and we’ve got an LED floor lamp, sewing machine light and lightbox to give away. The lucky… Continue reading

Win a bundle of 20 New Look patterns worth £145

There’s no such thing as having too many patterns, right? So we’ve teamed up with Sew Direct to give you the chance to win this bundle of 20 New Look patterns – worth £145! They’ve specially curated this collection just for us and it includes a huge range of garments such as: party dresses, trousers,… Continue reading

Summer style updates in issue 59

Give your home, wardrobe and skills a boost this summer with issue 59 – out now! Packed with 21 exclusive-to-us designs to sew, from two stylish covergift patterns and beginner tutorials for drafting your own (it’s easy, we promise!), to eight too-cute designs to stitch for a new baby. Take a peek inside…This issue’s cover… Continue reading

How to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) for The Maria Dress

If you have a larger bust (lucky you!) and find that you struggle to get the fit right on wrap bodices, you may need to do a full bust adjustment (FBA). Here is our step-by-step guide for altering The Maria Dress pattern so you can get the perfect custom fit.

The Maria Dress sewing pattern

how to sew a wrap dress

With a tie fastening, elegant flutter sleeves and midi and maxi lengths, The Maria Dress is the ultimate in summery chic. Get making this wrap dress sewing pattern today!