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Simple Summer Skirt - free sewing tutorial Make a quick and easy summer skirt, designed by Crafti Staci, for easy, breezy summer days!

Kalle shirt and Donovan Skirt Did you see that Helen's Closet released two new patterns yesterday? The Ashton top and Donovan skirt are both great Summer basics and can be quick sews, if you're in the mood for a project you could make in a day.

Make lemonade New Look 6587 I'm a romantic at heart… I daydream about wearing glorious vintage clothes in stunning architectural spots around Europe… I'm Audrey in Roman Holiday, or Grace in To Catch A Thief… In reality I don't have the patience to get up at dawn to find a location then get in position or wait in the perfect spot for everyone to leave the frame.

Seamwork Audrey Jacket #sewyourpride I've wanted to make a jean jacket for a while and the Seamwork Audrey was on my list. It's one of few jean jacket patterns that actually goes up to my bust measurement. On one level, I find that appalling, but there are also not many jean jacket patterns out there with this style.

Let's talk about size range! Not all of my sewing patterns come in the same size range, which is definitely confusing to people and something I'd love to remedy. However, as it seems unlikely we'll be able to accomplish that in the near future, I thought it would be helpful to post some information about our women's pattern sizing.

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The Flying Geese Tote… a modern bag tutorial Topstitch along top edge. Repeat for both pocket pieces. Pin and stitch one non-interfaced triangle to the pocket side of one square, right sides facing, as shown. Line up the long edges and let the pointy corner extend past the square a bit. Open and press the seam toward the accent triangle.

Schnittchen Patterns Chari Dress: DIY Pull on Floral Viscose Ruffle Neck Dress. Today's post was sponsored by Makerist. They got in touch and asked if I would like to select a pattern from their website and also give me a small cash payment with which to buy fabric to make the pattern up. All of the opinions expressed in this blog post are my own honest ones.

Girl's Peplum Pattern Sew an adorable peplum dress or top with the Pretty in Peplum Pattern, a favorite girl's peplum pattern! Made out of knit, it's both comfy and cute!

Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt Inspiration Breeze into summer with the new Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt! Perfect for date night, thrown over a t-shirt for a casual Friday office vibe, or glammed up for a showstopper dress to wear to a wedding! The team here at Cashmerette has been obsessed with sundresses since we launched the Holyoke.

Serious Studio Upgrade: Our New Pfaff Sewing Suite If you follow us along on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently welcomed a very exciting addition to our team: three brand-spanking new sewing machines from Pfaff! We were on absolute tenterhooks while they were being shipped, obsessively checking on the tracking, and basically did a big team dance when they finally arrived.

Simple Sashiko with Cordonnet Foot #11 Sashiko is a Japanese hand quilting method, with designs that are traditionally stitched with white thread on dark indigo fabric such as denim. Use them to embellish purses, bags, jackets and other clothing. Even though Sashiko started as a hand-sewing technique, it's easy to machine stitch Simple Sashiko with Cordonnet Foot #11.

Tilly's Favourite Dress of All Time If I had to retire tomorrow, I'd do so content with the knowledge that I'd reached my sartorial zenith with releasing the Romy sewing pattern. It's no secret that I love a breton top or dress, as they're so stylish and easy to wear. It's the details on Romy that elevate it to something extra special.

Day 1 of the gelato sew-along The other day I threaded it three times in the span of 15 minutes. These cats. But she usually leaves me a couple of inches of thread to re-tie, at least. OK, off you go now! Forward, Monday! Take courage. I'll tell you what's making me happy today.

Same Pattern Different Bodies: Ione shirt Today we are talking about our experiences with the Ione shirt from Workhorse Patterns. The pattern is described as a "high-volume shirt made with woven fabric" that is meant to be a scrapbuster. The unique thing about this pattern is how the measurements are given.

Velvet Floral Floreat Dress Me and Phil are back at home this weekend after a few days holiday with family in the Peak District. We had a fun few days but one thing I am glad to return home to is decent Wi-Fi! I spent hours yesterday catching up with emails, and thought this evening would be the perfect opportunity to write a blog post.

Sew Reporter - 16 June We hope you've had a good week and ready for a slice of sewing goodness. On the blog we're talking bust cup sizes and share some of our favourite indie designers who offer this in their patterns. Tabitha Sewer has released her first dressmaking pattern; the Lena Horne dress!

Monthly Mini Quilt Pattern… Ladybug Liberty Update: this giveaway has now ended. Look for another chance to win on my giveaway page. xoxo,.

The Eva dress from Tessuti This is the second Tessuti pattern that I've bought but only the first one I've made! I got the Oslo coat pattern last year with the best intentions of sewing it up but I lost my momentum with it and it's currently in a bag waiting for next winter! I decided to get started with a much more summery pattern - the Eva dress !

Inspiration for Making Your Romy If you haven't yet caught the bug for our latest pattern Romy, that may be about to change! It's Louise here, and I'm going to share some inspiration and fabric suggestions for making a wardrobe full of this stylish - and comfy! - top or dress.

Show Off Saturday… An Irresistible Boho Beach Bag! If you love summer and going to the pool, beach and lake with the kids…then you’re already excited about this big, beautiful Boho Beach Bag from Gingercake ! Can you imagine how much stuff you could fit in there!?:).

How and When to Use the Walking Foot on Your Sewing Machine Let us know in the comments. Happy Sewing!

Sewing patterns for different bust cups The Sewing Pattern Tutorials is a FREE sewing course where we will demystify patterns. Here we talk about sewing patterns with different bust cup options.

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Henna! Full disclosure: Henna is one of our testers and we have had our eye on her for a while! She always has the best fabric, beautiful sewing and awesome photos. So basically, a pattern company's dream date!

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