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Learn New Dressmaking Techniques!

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The great thing about trying new patterns is that you will add new skills to your dressmaking portfolio! Learn new dressmaking techniques with these three versatile sewing patterns.



Add some gorgeous garments to your #memade wardrobe with these and pick up some new skills while you’re sewing them up. Simple sew Patterns are created for beginner and intermediate sewists with easy to follow patterns, and simple instructions – no jargon! 

skillboosting sewing patterns for beginners

With this selection of patterns you will be lining a dress, shirring sleeves and attempting your first pair of trousers, all transferable dressmaking techniques that are useful to have under your belt.

Dressmaking patterns to stretch your skills!

If this is the year that you want to get back to (or start) dressmaking then these three easy-to-sew dressmaking patterns are perfect for boosting your dressmaking skills.  A gorgeous blouse, ideal for spring, a lined dress that would be great on holiday or at a summer wedding and a lovely relaxed pair of trousers that would be perfect as your very first #memade tousers.

The instructions are easy to follow and we also have sewing bloggers who have shared tutorials so you can sew along with them.  Need help? Join our closed Facebook group and ask – there are 1000’s of members who can help with problems you might have. Simple Sew Inspirations Facebook Group

The Chelsea Collection

shirred sleeve blouse dressmaking pattern
learn to sew shirred sleeves

Learn how to create shirred sleeves

The pull-on blouse, part of the Chelsea Collection is available in sizes 6-20 and includes an optional collar, keyhole back closure and a shirred short sleeve.

With the Chelsea Collection, you not only get this cute blouse but included in the envelope is a skirt and trousers pattern to try too. The panelled skirt is available in sizes 8-20 and has an A-line shape and comes in both mini and on-knee length. The straight-legged trousers are available in sizes 8-18 and close with a centre back zip. A real wardrobe builder!

Lapwing Trousers

simple trouser pattern for beginners
learn how to sew simple trouser pattern

Do you want to learn how to sew a pair of drawstring trousers?

For a relaxed chic look, try your hand at our easy to construct drawstring waist trousers which sit flatteringly just below the natural waist and drape gently to the floor. This is a great dressmaking project for beginners. A summer casual must-have. Ideal for lightweight linens and any fabric with a gentle drape and medium weight without stretch. Take a closer look at the Lapwing Trousers in our shop – Lapwing Trousers by Simple Sew Patterns

The Grace 8 in 1 Dress & Skirts Pattern

lined dress sewing pattern
sewing a dress with a lining

Learn how to insert a lining into a dress with this pattern

This easy-to-make dress is the perfect day-to-evening pattern and will teach you how to get a great result when lining a dress. Mix and match style elements to create your perfect dress – decide between a ‘V’ or scoop neckline bodice, a tea or knee-length skirt that can be gathered or pleated, and choose whether to add a capped sleeve. Find the Grace 8 in 1 Dress and Skirts Pattern in our shop

Get the perfect fabric for your next project! Order dressmaking fabric online.

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