Appleby Make’s Shannon Shorts

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I think I must be the last of the Simple Sew bloggers to make anything from the Shannon collection of patterns, but I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally made the shorts as my starting point. You can get the pattern here. I’m off on a cruise in the summer holidays so some sailor-style shorts were a must-make …

Fayeraysews’ Cross-over back blouse

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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 …

The Wardrobe Architect’s Hayley Ballet Top

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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. …