Just Sew Helen’s Hayley Ballet Top

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Opting for comfort and style, Simple Sew Blogger Just Sew Helen, picked the Hayley Ballet top and a gorgeous stretch knit for our friends at Clothspot. Find her tips for finishing fabric, flat set sleeves and interfacing seams in her pattern review.

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 …

Fayeraysews’ Cross-over back blouse

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Spring has sprung here and it has me dreaming of long summer days and warm evenings. For this blog post, I chose the Cross-over back blouse pattern (which also comes with a loose-fitting jersey top with raglan sleeves) as the first of my summer makes. I made view A in a beautiful Liberty cotton lawn from Doughtys in a size …

Appleby Makes’ Utility Dress

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After a little bit of a hiatus (a blogging one, not a sewing one), I’m back with my latest Simple Sew make. This is the utility dress – a relaxed dress with kimono sleeves, a bound v-neckline, a half-elasticated and half draw-string (draw-strung?) waistline and of course, pockets! This dress has been on my radar for a while and I …