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 …

Looks Like I Made It’s (Jersey) Ruby Dress

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First up a massive thanks to Sew Essential for this month’s fabric!! I had an image in my head of how I wanted my Simple Sew Ruby Dress to turn out and their lovely John Kaldor Ritual Jersey and soft stretch lace made it possible. I wanted it to capture all the things I’ve been going for with my projects …

Appleby Makes’ Pussy Bow Blouse

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Pussy Bow Blouse Hello everyone! I’m back again with another Simple Sew make. This time I’d thought I’d try something different with the Pussy Bow Blouse (and dress!). I originally got this pattern as a freebie pattern from Love Sewing Magazine but if you missed out it’s now available on the Simple Sew website. I was very kindly gifted some …