Susan Young’s Kaftan Dress

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Summer is (allegedly) on it’s way at last and so my sewing thoughts turn to summery frocks. On that optimistic basis I decided on the Kaftan top and dress as my next Simple Sew blogger review and this time we have Doughty’s Online as one of our generous fabric sponsors too. I have to confess I wasn’t familiar with them but when I checked …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Classic Culottes

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I remember wearing culottes as a child in the mid 80s and loving them! If I remember correctly, they were white with a red and navy trim. Maybe there’s a photo somewhere… After a gap of about 35 years, I sewed a pair using a Butterick pattern from Love Sewing magazine last summer in a navy linen/cotton mix but they …