Simply Sewing loves: party metallics

If you’ve picked up your copy of our latest issue, you’ll know that we love a good party at Simply Sewing HQ – the more glitz, the better! We just couldn’t resist getting our sewing machines out and stitching up fabulous party makes – in candy-hued fabrics with touches of gold for maximum glam-factor. It’s our party, and we’ll sew if we want to!

Nothing says glitz and glamour like metallics, so we’ve put together the Simply Sewing party edit to inspire you and your sewing – we’re thinking slinky dresses and shiny accessories. Let’s celebrate!


(From left to right):

Velvet headband, Beau XOXO. When it comes to party dressing, we instantly think of sumptuous velvet. This handmade gold velvet bow from Beau XOXO would look as fab with a little black dress as it would a spangly frock. Our readers can get a 15% discount at Beau XOXO with the code SIMPLYSEWING (expires 7th January 2016). Treat yourself!

Colette Patterns’ Wren dress pattern. This flattering little number has a wrap bodice and an easy-to-wear smooth silhouette, so is perfect for the season of over-indulgence! We love Colette’s choice of knit fabric with a golden sheen.

Metallic clutch, Coriumi. Stash away your party-going essentials in a handmade clutch from Coriumi’s range. We want them all!

Star light, Ginger Ray. Give your handmade party accessories a chance to shine with this star-shaped lamp from Ginger Ray.

Bellatrix Blazer sewing pattern, Papercut. Fix up and look sharp at your shindig with the Bellatrix blazer from Papercut patterns. Check out those gold lapels!

Atika geometric earrings. Designer Leanne makes each piece of Atika jewellery by hand in her studio in the Bavarian Alps. These Emma earrings, tipped in silver for understated glam, are our faves.

Issue 11 Cover print Sew glitzy party makes with us! Make pom pom floor cushions, photo booth props, fabric garlands and more in Simply Sewing issue 11, out now!

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