The Kaftan Dress by Eleanor from Nel, Nan and Nora

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After two pairs of linen trousers, it’s time for a change! Cotton lawn is a perfect warmer weather fabric – even here in the UK, where for once we seem to be having a ‘proper’ summer – and we’ve got a holiday planned where I might get to lounge a little around a swimming pool. The kaftan dress seemed, therefore, …

Béa’s Sewing Adventures Stylish Shell Top – Funnel Collar hack

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I made the Stylish Shell earlier this year and it struck me as being quite an easy pattern to tinker with and adapt for different looks. I’d already added longer sleeves, the first time around. At the time, I also had in mind a hack for the collar, but I didn’t have enough fabric to do what I wanted, so …

Lizzie B’s Simple Sew Shannon Collection Dress

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I made the Simple Sew Shannon Collection Dress, and it is a big success! The Shannon Collection is a great pattern as you get four patterns in one: top, dress, shorts and trousers. The shorts and trousers are designed for wovens and the dress and top are designed for stretch fabrics. I have my eye firmly on the trousers as …