Béa’s Sewing Adventures Stylish Shell Top Trapeze Dress Hack

admin FC Fabrics, Hack, Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks 7 Comments

If you look back over my makes for the Simple Sew Blog, you will notice that I’m a firm believer in making a pattern work hard! I generally make more than one of the same pattern, and I try to find ways of adapting it or hacking it, to make it seem different. There are many good reasons for working …

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 …

Béa ‘s Sewing Adventures Shannon Dress

admin Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks, Tricky Fabrics 4 Comments

The Instagram Takeover Dress The Simple Sew Bloggers team have had a ball during May, taking over the Simple Sew Instagram feed, for Me-Made May. My turn was on Sunday 13th, and I had already planned ahead what I was going to post, but then I changed my mind on the day absolutely on a whim! I’d introduced myself in my first post, wearing one of …