Appleby Makes’ Shannon top

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I’ve had this pattern in my stash for literally years, and it was only a few weeks ago when I finally decided to crack it open and make the shorts. Here’s the blog post about them. Now I’m on a roll because I’ve made the top up too! The Shannon collection of patterns can be bought here. Now my original …

Appleby Makes’ Utility Dress

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After a little bit of a hiatus (a blogging one, not a sewing one), I’m back with my latest Simple Sew make. This is the utility dress – a relaxed dress with kimono sleeves, a bound v-neckline, a half-elasticated and half draw-string (draw-strung?) waistline and of course, pockets! This dress has been on my radar for a while and I …

Appleby Makes’ Miranda cardigan hack

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Hi there! I’m back again with my latest Simple Sew make – the Miranda t-shirt/cardigan hack. The Miranda t-shirt pattern is available on the Simple Sew website here. For this make I was very kindly given some fabric by Doughty’s, specifically to make this project. It’s a lovely poly/viscose jersey (you can get it here) and it’s perfect for this …

Appleby Make’s Chelsea Blouse

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Hello! I know that we’re just into Autumn now but I’m here to show you my final make of the summer! This little blouse was made with a good week or so of summer left to spare! You can buy the Chelsea collection here. I’ve made the Chelsea skirt already (here). The blouse is a simple pull over top, with …