How to Sew a Lapped Zip – Create an invisible closure on your garments

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Why use the lapped zip technique? A lapped zip is a polished finish that disguises the closure on a dress, skirt or trousers. It’s easy to install and will look fantastic on your handmade garment. Learn how to sew a lapped zip and you will be able to create beautifully finished clothing with a really clean outline, no bump. It’s …

Simple Dress Pattern for Beginners

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Sew up this super simple dress pattern in no time at all! this easy-to-sew pattern is perfect for beginners looking to make a simple dress for the summer using cotton voile. Go bold with polka dots or choose a pretty summer pattern, this dress will work on the beach or add accessories for an evening look. Is dressmaking for me? …

Top Tips for Fitting a Skirt

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One of the great things about sewing is the opportunity to make garments that fit our unique shape. Discover our range of stylish skirt patterns over on Simple Sew and follow our top tips below for picking the right size, altering for your body and getting a great fit with your skirt.   First things first, get an accurate waist …