DRESSMAKERS BALL MONTH : Sewvee’s Alexa 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…   Hello – I am a new face around these parts and I am very happy to be here! When Gabby asked me to join the Simple Sew blogger network I was delighted to hear that it was the …

DRESSMAKER’S BALL MONTH : More Blue Fabric’s Lucille 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…  When I started thinking about which Simple Sew pattern would be the best one for the Dressmakers’ Ball, I knew it needed to be something that shouted red carpet (although not literally, of course!). With its cross front …

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 …