Time to celebrate with issue 62

Say hello to the most joyous season of the year! It’s almost the holidays and we can’t think of a better time of year to show off your sewing skills. From handmade advent calendars and decorations, to glamorous vintage-inspired party dresses and glitzy skirts (perfect for dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve!), we’ve got you covered with the festive makes in issue 62. Take a look inside… When we think of glamour, we think of full 1950s dresses – so where better to find inspiration for party-season sewing than vintage fit-and-flare silhouettes? We’ve designed our own version, The Party Dress, with an elegant sweetheart neckline, princess-seam bodice, two sleeve options and a lace skirt overlay detail for a luxe finish. Share your me-made party style tagged #simplysewingmag As much as we love glitz and glamour, we’re updating our everyday wardrobes too with issue 62’s Trouser Set pattern by Athina Kakou. This wearable wide-leg design includes options to make as a pair of trousers or a jumpsuit – plus a cropped culottes length for summer. Simply Sewing issue 62 projects

Also in issue 62:

  • Sew a set of classic Christmas makes
  • Sew a faux wrap skirt in glitzy metallic fabric
  • Find out more about designer of this issue’s Trouser Set pattern Athina Kakou
  • Make a cosy winter stole
  • Sew a neat sweetheart neckline with our step-by-step workshop
  • Boost your skills with online dressmaking classes from the pros
  • Stitch a faux fur clutch bag
  • Learn heavy chain stitch and make a mini monogram stocking
  • Upcycle a T-shirt into a tote
  • Embroider a sweater with French knots
  • Make a fun Christmas pudding doorstop
  • Stitch a Scandi-style wool stocking
  • Sew an adorable reindeer plushie