Appleby Makes’ Batwing dress

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Hello again. I’m back, but this time with a slightly seasonally inappropriate make, but I love it anyway. In May I made the Batwing dress (you can find the pattern here), which being made from a sweater-knit fabric, I didn’t think I was going to get much wear from. I was wrong! The spring wasn’t up to much was it …

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 …