*Dressmaker’s Ball Month* Nel Nan and Nora’s Lucille Dress

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This month our Simple Sew bloggers are showcasing very fancy frocks to inspire you for the upcoming Dressmaker’s Ball I’ve not made any elegant dresses for a while, as I thought I had too many. However, this pattern was one that I couldn’t resist and as we were approaching Christmas, it seemed a good time to sew something special. It’s …

Appleby Makes’ Miranda cardigan hack

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Hi there! I’m back again with my latest Simple Sew make – the Miranda t-shirt/cardigan hack. The Miranda t-shirt pattern is available on the Simple Sew website here. For this make I was very kindly given some fabric by Doughty’s, specifically to make this project. It’s a lovely poly/viscose jersey (you can get it here) and it’s perfect for this …

Looks Like I Made It’s Jackie O Jacket

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Before getting started on the Simple Sew Jackie-O Jacket I decided to do a bit of research. By now quite a few stitchers have made the jacket and everyone was saying a similar thing, it’s a little bit tight on the shoulders. After inspecting the pattern pieces it’s easy to see why. The sleeve piece is completely symmetrical where most …