Appleby Make’s Shannon Shorts

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I think I must be the last of the Simple Sew bloggers to make anything from the Shannon collection of patterns, but I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally made the shorts as my starting point. You can get the pattern here. I’m off on a cruise in the summer holidays so some sailor-style shorts were a must-make …

Bea’s Sewing Adventures Zoe Dress

Sam Full Bust Adjustment, Hack, Pattern Review, Sizing, Stretch Fabrics 0 Comments

I wanted a couple more dresses in my wardrobe, something shift-like in shape, that would be a comfortable wear but still look reasonably smart for work. I’ve seen several of the Simple Sew bloggers’ Zoë dresses, (check out Corinne’s version, and Sue’s three versions) and I thought I’d give it a go. My first task was to grade the pattern …

Béa’s Sewing Adventures Stylish Shell Top – Funnel Collar hack

admin Doughtys Fabric, Hack, Sizing, Stylish Shell Top Challenge, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

I made the Stylish Shell earlier this year and it struck me as being quite an easy pattern to tinker with and adapt for different looks. I’d already added longer sleeves, the first time around. At the time, I also had in mind a hack for the collar, but I didn’t have enough fabric to do what I wanted, so …