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 peek… We sewists love a change in the seasons, don’t we? So we just had to name this issue’s coverstar pattern The Autumn Dress; although we’ll wear ours all year round, it’s also just the kind of dress we need right now. This simple, tunic-inspired style comes in sizes UK 6-24 and has cuffed sleeves that can be worn full-length, or rolled up and secured with a button tab – ideal for the unpredictable autumn weather! Share yours tagged #simplysewingmag Also with issue 60 is Delia Creates’ 50s-style Pencil Skirt – a real investment piece that will be a favourite in your wardrobe for years. With a fitted shape, waistband, lining and back pleat, it’s got all the pro details you’d expect from this classic skirt design, and is a great skills-booster, too! Speaking of skills-boosters, issue 60’s handbag-sized Ultimate Guide to Embroidery booklet will help you master 16 essential stitches for customising your projects. Whether it’s personalising a scarf with blanket stitch blooms, adding sashiko clouds to a kid’s skirt or stitching delicate daisies on a neckline – the possibilities that embroidery can add to your me-made wardrobe are endless!

Also in issue 60:

  • Make modern homewares in painterly prints
  • Stitch a set of botanical-motif napkins
  • Transform men’s trousers into a pinafore dress
  • Add a lace trim to a plain tee
  • Learn how to do a Full Bust Adjustment
  • Stitch a roar-some lion plushie
  • Get inspired by Lisa Comfort’s autumn sewing plans
  • Sew a simple skirt – no pattern needed
  • Master ladder stitch and embroider a passport cover
  • Make a statement handbag in luxurious velvet
  • Get tips on sewing for curves
  • Draft and sew your own pyjama set
  • Discover the beautiful work of embroidery house Hand & Lock
  • Sew a tie-dye patchwork throw
  • Stitch a cute veg box toy