The Poppy Playsuit

The Poppy Playsuit sewing pattern OOS

With its easy-to-wear loose fit and simple construction, The Poppy Playsuit pattern by Sew Over It is ideal for beginners and is sure to become a summer wardrobe staple. Wear it with your favourite sandals for strolls in the park, days out at the beach, barbecues with friends – anywhere you want to keep cool,… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets The Fold Line

We can easily spend hours scrolling through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on the hunt for sewing inspiration, so imagine our delight when we found an online community that combines elements of each of these social networks (and more), just for us sewists!

Issue 15: Daisy Dress sewing pattern correction

The Daisy Dress pattern

In the instruction sheet for The Daisy Dress pattern from Simply Sewing issue 15, incorrect steps for attaching the all-in-one neckline and armhole facing were included.

History of fashion series: the 1950s

For couture lovers, the 1950s are perhaps the most exciting decade of all. These were the post-war years when people were slowly emerging from deprivation, rationing and uniforms – and many women wanted to enjoy luxury and femininity again, with full skirts and cinched-in waists to create the coveted hourglass shape. That’s not to say… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 15 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 15, out now. Here are the downloads: • Use the pattern sheet and template page to make the shark pencil case, toy lamb, baby bib and cloth, a colonial hoop and make-up bag, shower cap and applique wall art.

Simply Sewing issue 15

From baby showers to proms, engagement parties to weddings, spring is when the invites start rolling in, so it’s time to put our sewing machines to work! Sweet gifts for new arrivals, fresh home updates and occasion frocks – we’ve got them all covered in Simply Sewing issue 15. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…Meet… Continue reading

The Daisy Dress

The Daisy Dress pattern sold out

This modern update on a classic 1950s-style fit-and-flare dress is a spring showstopper ideal for parties, weddings and proms, but it could be easily dressed down for a vintage-inspired daytime look, too. Pleats add detail at the neckline, bodice darts at the front and back ensure a flattering fit, and the flared skirt is perfect… Continue reading

Friday Frock: Papercut’s Skipper Tunic

It’s that time of year when we start dreaming of booking a getaway. Just imagine sailing away on a luxury yacht, a glass of fizz in hand and not a care in the world… Even if a sailing holiday isn’t on the cards, though, you can still stitch yourself a yacht-worthy wardrobe with Papercut’s Skipper… Continue reading

6 sewing hashtags to inspire your projects

With the Sewing Bee blazing a trail for at-home sewing, getting creative with a needle and thread has never been more popular and there are thousands of like-minded sewing enthusiasts online sharing their passion – and you could be one of them!

History of fashion series: the 1960s

On our journey through the history of style, we’ve stopped by the minimal 1990s, garish 80s and hippy-chic 70s – and now it’s time for us to take a look at one of the most iconic decades for fashion, the 1960s, when Beatlemania was at its peak, skirts were the shortest they’d ever been and… Continue reading