The Fabric Wrangler’s Palazzo Trousers

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I love a pair of wide trousers and the palazzo trousers are a super wide, smooth fronted pair that zip up the back.  They reminded me of a pair that I’d had many moons ago, I lived in them.  Comfy and smart, what more could I ask for. I found the most beautiful soft navy crepe on the Sew Essential site and the decision …

1 Stitch Forward’s Kaftan Tunic

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In italian there is a splendid word, il prendisole, which can be translated -albeit inaccurately- into “the sunshine-catcher”. More accurately it would be “beach cover up”, but you I’m sure you will agree with me some magic is lost in the translation!   Please welcome in my Prendisole     The mood of this dress is happy-go-lucky, a beach dress …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Serena Maxi Dress

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My Simple Sew make for August is perfectly timed for a summer wedding reception that’s coming up very soon. I’ve chosen the Serena Maxi Dress, made in a John Kaldor silk satin that I’d bought as a (bargain) cut piece at The Shuttle. We’re fortunate to have some amazing local fabric shops around Leeds and Bradford; this particular one has …