The Kaftan Dress by Eleanor from Nel, Nan and Nora

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After two pairs of linen trousers, it’s time for a change! Cotton lawn is a perfect warmer weather fabric – even here in the UK, where for once we seem to be having a ‘proper’ summer – and we’ve got a holiday planned where I might get to lounge a little around a swimming pool. The kaftan dress seemed, therefore, …

Nel, Nan and Nora’s Palazzo Trousers

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Loose trousers and culottes seem to be dominating my sewing this year! The unusually warm weather that we’ve been experiencing for the last six weeks or so has definitely influenced my sewing choices and I’m enjoying wearing something more comfortable than skinny jeans. The Palazzo Trousers can be found with issue 18 of Sew Now Magazine or direct from Simple …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Shannon Collection Trousers and Shorts (x2)

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I’ve had the Shannon pattern since it was included with issue 31 of Love Sewing Magazine (September 2016) and have used the dress and top pattern on a few occasions, which was really quick and easy to make. For some reason I didn’t make the trousers or shorts until very recently, but then having realised how much I like them, …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Colour Block Tunic

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Spring has been rather unpredictable this year, swinging from snow to blazing sunshine and back to chilly rain, so layering pieces are essential. The Colour Block Tunic works well as it can be worn on warmer days or with lots of extra layers for the less cheerful ones. I’ve been wearing it over my light blue jeans and with a …