sewing with viscose

Top Tips for Sewing with Viscose

Lorna Malkin Dressmaking Tutorials, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 0 Comments

Use floaty viscose fabric to create a stylish dress or jumpsuit that works all year round, with our top tips! Use a floaty viscose to sew this stylish Simple Sew Kimomo-style robe What is viscose? Viscose (also known as rayon in the US) is what is known as a man-made fibre rather than a synthetic. It is actually derived from …

Looks like I made it’s Miranda T-shirt

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics 1 Comment

Inspired by my trip to Paris I’ve gone mad for stripes recently, so this time round it wasn’t difficult to choose some Lady McElroy Viscose/Spandex Jersey – Breton Monochrome appropriate fabric from Doughty’s for my Simple Sew make. This black and white striped jersey is pretty much your standard t-shirt fabric, ideal for the Miranda t-shirt. The pattern is pretty …

Looks like I made it’s Lapwing trousers

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Lapwing Trousers, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics 1 Comment

The Lapwing Trousers pattern from Simple Sew is a great start for beginners who maybe haven’t had a lot of experience making trousers. I’ll admit, in the past I’ve always been a little nervous about getting the fit right on a pair of trousers. is a great start for beginners who maybe haven’t had a lot of experience making trousers. …

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 …