Simply Sewing issue 8

With the cooler months heading our way, it’s time for some new season sewing! We’ve filled issue 8 with projects to brighten up autumn days and bridge the seasonal wardrobe gap, including an exciting new sew along series. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

Sew along jersey dress

In our new four-part sew along with designer Kirsty Hartley, she’ll be showing us how to use her exclusive pattern free with issue 8 to sew four different wardrobe essentials.

For the first sew along, we’ll be stitching up a pocket-front jersey dress – just add tights and boots and layer with a long-sleeved tee, and you’ll be autumn ready!

We love to see your makes, so join the sew along and share your finished jersey dress with us using #simplysewingmag.

Issue 8

If Kirsty’s sew along has given you the dressmaking bug, you can also whip up a stylish circle-skirt shirt dress, or raid your wardrobe for unworn clothes and get refashioning – speaking of which, we’ve got the low-down on The Refashioners 2015 movement from its founder, Portia Lawrie, too.

There’s also weather-proof accessories for the daily commute, fun makes for the kids, and plenty of good reads to get stuck into on rainy days, including an interview with fabric designer extraordinaire, Amy Butler.

And that’s not all – also in this issue:

  • Fabric scrap kantha cushion.
  • Pom pom-trimmed denim crowns.
  • Stylish and sturdy camera strap.
  • Slouchy tunic top refashion.
  • Seaside-themed keyrings.

Plus, issue 8’s free gift: a handy fabric marker set. Phew!

Enjoy! x

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Shirt Dress