Béa’s Successful OWOP (One Week, One Pattern) – Hacking the Batwing Dress

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Some of our readers may be aware of the OWOP (One Week, One Pattern) challenge, which was originally started by Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons, and has been hosted by other luminaries of the online sewing world, most recently by Sheona of Sewisfaction. I’ve always tried to take part, because it’s a good way of reminding me of garments …

Béa’s Sewing Adventures Stylish Shell Top Trapeze Dress Hack

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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

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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 …