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 …

The Wardrobe Architect’s Annabelle Dress

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When the Annabelle dress came out I was desperate to make a version, especially after seeing Elle’s (Sew Positivity) lovely Christmas one. I bought some dark green velvet but then didn’t get round to sewing it up for a while. I decided, as we are making dresses to celebrate the Dressmakers Ball, that it would be a good opportunity to …