Nel Nan and Nora’s Serena Maxi Dress

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My Simple Sew make for August is perfectly timed for a summer wedding reception that’s coming up very soon. I’ve chosen the Serena Maxi Dress, made in a John Kaldor silk satin that I’d bought as a (bargain) cut piece at The Shuttle. We’re fortunate to have some amazing local fabric shops around Leeds and Bradford; this particular one has …

Looks Like I Made It’s Serena ‘Maxi’ Dress – Short summer dress hack!

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The Serena Maxi dress from the current Simple Sew patterns collection is exactly what I’ve been looking for since last summer. We had a bit of sun this weekend so was seriously hyped up to get this thing made!! The pattern features a shirred back (oooh!), a lined bodice (ahh!), spaghetti straps and a gathered skirt. I made a few …