DIY wrap dress: How to sew your own Infinity Dress

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Laurie’s designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

Sewalong with us… & win fabric!

Sew Over It sewalong

Be the first to sew Sew Over It‘s latest pattern with our summer Sewalong! We’re thrilled to be featuring the Florence maxi dress in the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine – in a two-part sewalong, starting in issue 30. Florence won’t officially be available from the Sew Over It collection until later this year, so to celebrate her making an early… Continue reading

The Jenny Dress

The Jenny Dress sewing pattern

Come rain or shine, whatever the season or occasion, we’ll choose to wear jersey if we can! Comfortable, flattering and available in a myriad of tempting colours and prints, this versatile fabric is a staple of both our sewing stash and our handmade wardrobe. Sew mix and match jersey staples with The Fold Line‘s two-in-one Jenny… Continue reading

The Audrey Dress

The Audrey Dress sewing pattern

We’re taking style tips from screen icon Audrey Hepburn with her namesake dress sewing pattern: The Audrey Dress. This vintage-style pattern is a classic frock with a cinched-in waist, swishy pleated skirt and hem band detail. We think Audrey would approve! At this time of year, we love spending cosy evenings in curled up in… Continue reading

The Katie Dress

The Katie Dress

Sew a sophisticated party look with The Katie Dress by Cotton + Chalk in sizes 6-20, with a feminine sweetheart neckline and two sleeve options. We do love a good party dress sewing pattern! Not only do we get to show off our sewing skills with a fabulous handmade dress, but we get to have… Continue reading

The Joni Dress

The Joni Dress sold out

This exclusive dress sewing pattern by The Fold Line is a stylish new-season twist on the classic shift dress in sizes 6-20, with a unique button placket detail, long cuffed sleeves and flattering waist darts and pleats. Isn’t she lovely? Be sure to share your Joni Dress with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see! The… Continue reading

The Rosie Dress

The Rosie Dress OOS

The first pattern in Simply Sewing’s new Cotton + Chalk collection, The Rosie Dress is a versatile tea dress with a flattering V-neckline and gathered waistline. The Rosie Dress is a style you’ll want to make again and again thanks to its flattering fit and versatile design. It can be sewn up with or without… Continue reading

Dressmaking patterns for beginners by Bluegingerdoll

Dressmaking patterns for beginners, ahoy! Channel your inner screen siren with this beautiful 1940s inspired blouse from Bluegingerdoll.

Simply Sewing meets Lauren Guthrie

Meet the designer behind the collar dress in Simply Sewing issue 1, Lauren Guthrie

Sew Crafty online haberdashery

Sew craft haberdashery - By Hand London dresspattern

Sammy (one half of the fab Live it. Love it. Make it. blog) runs Sew Crafty, filled to the brim with gorgeous haberdashery items that you definitely need… or just covet and adore. She has a bricks and mortar shop in Maidenhead, the town where she grew up and now lives with her husband and… Continue reading