Bold and beautiful prints in issue 34

With autumn on its way, we’re bringing the sunshine to our sewing projects with the brightest prints from our stash – who says they’re just for summer?

Fun nursery accessories, feminine floral frocks and colourful home makes are on our sewing list this month in issue 34, which comes with three patterns to sew. Get your copy today in our online store. Here’s a peek inside the issue… This issue’s cover star, The Adele Dress in UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48), is the all-season, all-occasion dress our wardrobes have been waiting for, with two lengths to choose from.

There’s no need to pack this versatile number away until next year – we’ll be wearing ours with everything from sunnies and sandals to boots and tights. The instructions will take you through sewing the beginner-friendly kimono sleeves (so no fiddly setting-in, yay!), pleats, pockets, V-neckline and invisible zip closure.

Share your Adele Dress with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see! Also included with issue 34 is The Lara Set. If we were going to dream up our perfect everyday dress and top, they would look like Lara – a comfortable, easy-to-wear shift silhouette, with stylish details such as patch pockets and cuffs.

The Lara Set can be made as a dress or top in UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48) and includes design features to mix and match: patch pockets, contrast cuffs, and a split hem finished with facings.

Remember to share your Lara dress or top with us using #simplysewingmag!We like to inject a little bit of handmade loveliness into every aspect of our lives, including weekends away. After all, if we have to spend time away from our sewing machine, we might as well do it in me-made style with this issue’s Overnight Bag pattern – the ultimate carry-all with a pocket for everything. It’s time to boost your bag-making skills!

If you take your Overnight Bag with you on your travels, share a snap with us using #simplysewingmag

Also in issue 34:

  • Make children’s bedroom accessories.
  • Sew a swishy handkerchief hem skirt.
  • Make on-trend paperbag waist trousers.
  • Pattern-hack a wrap dress for maternity wear.
  • Make a hooded baby towel.
  • Sew a pair of bat soft toys for Halloween.
  • Make a boho pom pom cushion from a fat quarter.
  • Use a pair of jeans to make a cat keyboard rest.
  • Sew a useful wallet clutch.
  • Update a tee with a satin stitch floral motif.
  • Make a ric rac trim cushion.