History of fashion series: the 1940s

We’ve been travelling back in time through some of the fabbest fashions of the past century, and now we’re heading to the war-torn 1940s.

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 meets Sprout Patterns

Making a garment isn’t just about being handy with a sewing machine – there’s so much to be done before even a single stitch is sewn. Measuring, tracing, cutting out, pinning… and that’s not to mention sticking the pattern pieces together if you’ve chosen to work with a print-at-home PDF pattern. Phew! It can be… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Friday Frock: Colette’s Dahlia dress

Our favourite frock of the week…Colette’s Dahlia dress.

Simply Sewing issue 10

Winter is our favourite time of year for sewing – we’re only too glad to take shelter from the cold and cosy up front of our sewing machines! And, because the season of sewing (as winter shall now be known) is now upon us, we’ve not only packed Simply Sewing issue 10 with fun makes,… Continue reading