Jelly and Icecream’s Shannon Top

Sam Pattern Review 4 Comments

In her first post a Simple Sew blogger, Deb of Jelly and Ice cream, sews up the Shannon Collection jersey top, in a classic plain white jersey, with the concept of a capsule wardrobe in mind. Check out the post for her steps by steps, hint and tips on how she sewed up her brilliant new wardrobe staple.

Bea’s sewing adventure’s OWOP 2019 – One Week of Winter Shannons!

Sam One Week, One Pattern 2019, Pattern Review 1 Comment

Long term readers of the blog may remember how Bea from Bea’s Sewing adventures used the One Week One Pattern 2018 challenge to make as much use of the Batwing dress/top pattern as possible . When she signed up for OWOP 2019 she opted the Shannon Collection dress/top, using her wardrobe favourites and sewing a few during the challenge week too!

Bea’s Sewing Adventures Zoe Dress

Sam Full Bust Adjustment, Hack, Pattern Review, Sizing, Stretch Fabrics 0 Comments

I wanted a couple more dresses in my wardrobe, something shift-like in shape, that would be a comfortable wear but still look reasonably smart for work. I’ve seen several of the Simple Sew bloggers’ Zoë dresses, (check out Corinne’s version, and Sue’s three versions) and I thought I’d give it a go. My first task was to grade the pattern …

The Wardrobe Architect’s Hayley Ballet Top

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review 1 Comment

I am completely obsessed with wrap tops, dresses, and jumpsuits at the moment so I was really looking forward to trying the new Hayley Ballet top pattern. The pattern can be made in woven or jersey fabrics and I chose to use a viscose jersey from Doughty’s. It’s this red spotty Lady McElroy jersey and it’s so soft and drapey. …