The Mia Set

Simply Sewing Mia dress and top sewing pattern

Sew the statement sleeve trend with The Mia Set in UK sizes 6-20, a 1960s-inspired shift dress and top with fluted and flared sleeve styles to mix and match. This summer is all about the sleeve! Flared, fluted, floaty, pleated, ruffled, cold-shoulder, bell-shaped, bow-adorned – all the gorgeous sleeve styles we’ve spotted on the high… Continue reading

The Drop Set

The Drop Set sewing pattern

Update your weekend wardrobe with Made it Patterns’ Drop Set, a casual knit dress or tunic top in UK sizes 6-18 with a flattering asymmetric shape. As much as we love sewing up special frocks, we want to fill our wardrobe with me-mades for all occasions, from dressed-up dinners to dinner-and-a-movie at the weekends. The Drop… Continue reading

The Zara Dress

SS32 Zara dress pattern shop

The Zara Dress sewing pattern from Cotton + Chalk is the perfect throw-on-and-go sun dress that’ll take you from beach to bar (or from park to barbecue if you’re enjoying a staycation this summer!). The pattern features a feminine cross-over skirt with a high-low hemline, an easy-wear elastic waist and two neckline and back bodice… Continue reading

How to sew a corset

How to sew a corset MAIN

We’re feeling the love this month, after researching our feature on sewists who made their own wedding dresses in issue 30. If it’s given you a taste for making your own DIY dress, try you hand at including couture techniques into your gown with this free corset sewing pattern and online workshop from Corset Academy. While first met Tatiana Kozorovitsky, who… Continue reading

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

Win 2 Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Every wardrobe needs versatile summer staples like the new Flint and Rowan patterns from Megan Nielsen. Flint can be made as wide-leg cropped trousers or shorts, while the Rowan bodysuit or tee has three necklines and sleeves to pick from. Get sewing and choose between printed or PDF patterns over at megannielsen.com. How to enter Fill in… Continue reading

The Nina Dress

The Nina dress sewing pattern

Sew a new spring staple with Cotton + Chalk’s The Nina Dress sewing pattern, a classic shirt dress in sizes 6-20 with optional design details for you to mix and match. With spring on its way, this dress will see you through to summer and beyond, from work to weekend – just add a smart jacket,… Continue reading

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by GBSB

Episode two of The Great British Sewing Bee saw the sewists tackle tricky childrenswear (and get in a right mess over gussets in the process!). The highlight of the episode was the final wool cape challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. There’s no pattern needed for this project,… Continue reading

The Granville Skirt

SSM25 Granville Skirt sewing pattern

The Granville Skirt sewing pattern by Wendy Ward is a collaboration between Simply Sewing magazine, MIY Collection and Cico books. It’s the latest in our series of easy sewing patterns and has a simple-sew wrap style with an A-line shape and button fastening. If you’ve ever wondered how to sew a skirt, this is a… Continue reading