Susan Young’s Zoe Dress Hack

Sam Adding pleats, Doughtys Fabric, Hack, Pattern Review, Pockets 0 Comments

I haven’t written a Simple Sew blog post for a few months but now that Sam Sterken has taken over with the organisation whilst Gabby is having her maternity leave we’re up and running again. I had a bit of an idea in my head of what I’d like to do using the Zoe pattern which I already had so …

Bea’s Sewing Adventures Zoe Dress

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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 …

Susan Young’s Zoe Dress (x3!)

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Since the Zoe dress and top pattern was given away free with the very first issue of Sew Now magazine, which I reviewed here, I’ve used it 3 times. It’s a really wearable basic layering style which I think is similar to those you can find in Fat Face or White Stuff. I’ve made mine in fabrics with a bit of body and I layer long-sleeved …