Appleby Make’s Shannon Shorts

Sam Doughtys Fabric, Pattern Review, Stretch Fabrics 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I think I must be the last of the Simple Sew bloggers to make anything from the Shannon collection of patterns, but I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally made the shorts as my starting point. You can get the pattern here. I’m off on a cruise in the summer holidays so some sailor-style shorts were a must-make …

Looks Like I Made It’s Shannon Shorts

admin Pattern Review, Tips & Tricks, Tricky Fabrics 0 Comments

I’m always over-buying fabric. This month I found myself with a surplus of black drill from John Lewis that was too full of potential to stuff in a bag and worry about later. It’s shorts weather and I’ve been wearing my Denim Simple Sew Shannon Shorts every weekend. The sturdy structure of my drill fabric lends itself to another pair, the …

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, …

Look’s Like I Made It’s Shannon Shorts +++ COMPETITION!!

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I seem to have a habit for making the wrong thing to suit the season. Just as Autumn was coming in last year I made my first pair of Simple Sew Shannon shorts (free with issue 31 of Love sewing magazine) which I loved but it soon got too chilly. My first make after Christmas was the Butterick 5895 tie …