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I wanted a couple more dresses in my wardrobe, something shift-like in shape, that would be a comfortable wear but still look reasonably smart for work. I’ve seen several of the Simple Sew bloggers’ Zoë dresses, (check out Corinne’s version, and Sue’s three versions) and I thought I’d give it a go. My first task was to grade the pattern ...
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Spring has sprung here and it has me dreaming of long summer days and warm evenings. For this blog post, I chose the Cross-over back blouse pattern (which also comes with a loose-fitting jersey top with raglan sleeves) as the first of my summer makes. I made view A in a beautiful Liberty cotton lawn from Doughtys in a size ...
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After a little bit of a hiatus (a blogging one, not a sewing one), I’m back with my latest Simple Sew make. This is the utility dress – a relaxed dress with kimono sleeves, a bound v-neckline, a half-elasticated and half draw-string (draw-strung?) waistline and of course, pockets! This dress has been on my radar for a while and I ...
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I am completely obsessed with wrap tops, dresses, and jumpsuits at the moment so I was really looking forward to trying the new Hayley Ballet top pattern. The pattern can be made in woven or jersey fabrics and I chose to use a viscose jersey from Doughty’s. It’s this red spotty Lady McElroy jersey and it’s so soft and drapey. ...
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The Skater Dress is a really popular pattern and I can see why! I don’t know why it has taken me until now to make this (I’ve been a Simple Sew blogger for over two years!) but I’m so glad I finally did it!I used this absolutely beautiful fabric from Doughty’s – it’s a Lady McElroy cotton lawn and is ...
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This month our Simple Sew bloggers are showcasing very fancy frocks to inspire you for the upcoming Dressmaker’s Ball For this month’s project, I made the deceptively simple Sophia skirt – my outfit of choice for the party season. I knew straight away that I wanted to make it in one of the gorgeous jewel-toned silk dupions from Doughtys… but which ...
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Hi lovelies!! I’m back with another Simple Sew review!! I am soo pleased with this make and can’t wait to share it with you, so grab yourselves a cuppa and let’s dive in! During the process of choosing a pattern and coordinating fabric (generously supplied by Doughty’s), there was a slight confusion with mine and I ended up with fabric ...
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I have been wanting to make a simple woven top for the winter that I can wear to work. I always thought of the Nancy pattern as a dress with a collar, but I saw a lovely collarless top version and thought it would work perfectly for me. I used this fab cotton from Doughty’s that has a kind of ...
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This month our Simple Sew bloggers are showcasing very fancy frocks to inspire you for the upcoming Dressmaker’s Ball I’ve not made any elegant dresses for a while, as I thought I had too many. However, this pattern was one that I couldn’t resist and as we were approaching Christmas, it seemed a good time to sew something special. It’s ...
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Hi there! I’m back again with my latest Simple Sew make – the Miranda t-shirt/cardigan hack. The Miranda t-shirt pattern is available on the Simple Sew website here. For this make I was very kindly given some fabric by Doughty’s, specifically to make this project. It’s a lovely poly/viscose jersey (you can get it here) and it’s perfect for this ...
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