DRESSMAKERS BALL MONTH : Nel Nan and Nora’s Party Dress!

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All this month the Simple Sew Bloggers will be making party dresses to celebrate The Dressmaker’s Ball coming soon on 12th May…  This Simple Sew pattern was included with issue 30 of Love Sewing. It is similar in form to Veronika, with a slightly different bodice, straight waistband and pleated skirt, which is made of three rectangles.   The fabric …

Looks Like I Made It’s Serena ‘Maxi’ Dress – Short summer dress hack!

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The Serena Maxi dress from the current Simple Sew patterns collection is exactly what I’ve been looking for since last summer. We had a bit of sun this weekend so was seriously hyped up to get this thing made!! The pattern features a shirred back (oooh!), a lined bodice (ahh!), spaghetti straps and a gathered skirt. I made a few …

Stitch My Style’s Jackie O Jacket – Lining and Trim Tutorial

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  Hello stitching fans! It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper tutorial-style blog post but as this is my first post for the Simple Sew Blogger team I thought I should dust off my tutorial skills! My first pattern was the Jackie O’ Jacket – a chic and simple cropped jacket in the style of the great lady …