Appleby Makes’ Batwing dress

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review 0 Comments

Hello again. I’m back, but this time with a slightly seasonally inappropriate make, but I love it anyway. In May I made the Batwing dress (you can find the pattern here), which being made from a sweater-knit fabric, I didn’t think I was going to get much wear from. I was wrong! The spring wasn’t up to much was it …

Fayeraysews’ Juliette tie-back blouse

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review 1 Comment

You know those occasions where you have to dress smart-casual (what does that even mean?!), and you opt for the reliable “jeans and a nice top”? Well… this pattern might just be perfect for those moments! It’s sooo comfortable, and effortlessly stylish; and even better, really quick to make! I went with my instinct and made the top in a …

Susan Young’s Palazzo Pants

Sam Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks 0 Comments

I decided to try something different to dresses from the Simple Sew collection for my blog post this time so I’ve chosen the wide-legged Palazzo pants. I always have a look at any posts or reviews about a particular Simple Sew pattern first to check if there are any pitfalls I should look out for which might influence my decision, …

Béa’s Stylish Shell Top Peplum Dress Hack

Sam Hack, Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

I really like the Stylish Shell Top pattern. It’s been my go-to sleeved top since I first tried it last year. It’s a great canvas for pretty fabrics, because of its clean simple lines. It’s also open to all kinds of hacking. Summer is the time I crave easy pull-on dresses, that are cool and loose enough not to cling …