Béa’s Sewing Adventures Stylish Shell Top Trapeze Dress Hack

admin FC Fabrics, Hack, Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

If you look back over my makes for the Simple Sew Blog, you will notice that I’m a firm believer in making a pattern work hard! I generally make more than one of the same pattern, and I try to find ways of adapting it or hacking it, to make it seem different. There are many good reasons for working …

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

admin Doughtys Fabric, Hack, Sizing, Stylish Shell Top Challenge, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

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 …

Gabberdashery’s High Waisted VS Shannon Trousers mashup

admin Doughtys Fabric, Hack, Pattern Review 0 Comments

Hello seamstresses! I’m going to start with the ending and a massive spoiler alert… I LOVE THIS MAKE! OK now back to the beginning… I have wanted some high waisted wide legged jeans for ages and I was determined to make them out of Simple Sew patterns so I started with the fabric and was so happy that Doughtys, our …