• Free dress patterns
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Easy summer dress
  • Twist Front Top
  • Sew your own undies
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Summer Drape Top

The Flirty Skirty – 10 gored skirt pattern

The Flirty Skirty pattern. 10 gored skirt, fitted in waist and hips and flaring at hemline. I'm in love!

Put some swing in your step and show a little leg – the Flirty Skirty is here.  With just one pattern piece, only 4 sheets to print, super fast sewing and a fabulous end result -you won’t be able to stop at just one of these skirts. Feeling flirty or girly? This light twirly skirt is just perfect! Close fitted in the waist and hips and then light and full of movement when you walk for a really flattering and comfortable look.  Drafted to hit just above the knee, so you can show a bit of leg in the flirty skirt! I’ve got lots of photos to share, because I just couldn’t stop swinging my hips, swishing about and twirling.  This skirt has got LOTS of movement.  In fact I don’t seem to have a photo of me standing still … Continue reading

  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew your own undies
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Twist Front Top
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Summer Drape Top

Gathered Summer Skirt – free skirt pattern

How to sew a pretty and easy tiered and gathered skirt.

Well, it took me a while, but it’s here at last.  Do you remember I wrote a while back about a skirt I wore during the Cayman Islands first ever sewing meet up?  Robin suggested I should sew a skirt like the one I was wearing, and immediately I knew it was a great idea and got to work. Introducing the Gathered Summer Skirt.  Sizing given for sizes 34-52 inch hips, all should fit on less than 1.5 yards of fabric. Summer is here at last.  For some of us it lasts longer than others, but whether it’s a trip to the beach, a picnic, shopping with the girls or a day sailing, you’ll still need to look cute and summery. The design for this skirt was copied from a Ready To Wear skirt I already owned and loved.  I … Continue reading

  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Easy summer dress
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Sew your own undies
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Free dress patterns
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Twist Front Top

Two Become One – free t-shirt dress pattern

Free dress pattern. I love how this dress can be made to look like a t-shirt and skirt with belt, or how you can make it to look like a regular dress.

Need a comfy every day dress?  One that looks good no matter where you go, and one that can take on the look of separates or be sewn in the same fabric throughout?  Then the Two Become One Dress is for you. I became fascinated with this style of dress just recently.  I love the casual look, like a t-shirt and a skirt, but without the fuss of having to make sure both matching pieces are clean and ironed at the same time (lazy I know).  Now I can just grab it off the hanger, slip it over my head and rush on out – anywhere.  Of course, you can also make it throughout in the same fabric so it looks more like an obvious dress if you like and I think that would look great too – I’d really … Continue reading

  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew your own undies
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Twist Front Top
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns

Drafting ruffle sleeves for the Easy Breezy Blouse

How to draft the cutest of double ruffle sleeves

I am delighted today to be able to introduce to you Diya from the Hobby Harbor.  Diya is one of the pattern testers who sews and checks over every one of the paid-for patterns here, and helps me to make sure they all are a good fit for all sizes, and don’t suffer from mistakes and typos.  For the latest pattern, the Easy Breezy Blouse, she made some variations of her own to add in the cutest of ruffle sleeves and I invited her over to show you how she did it. * * * * * * * * * * Hello So-Sew-easy readers I am Diya, someone who eats , drinks and sleeps Sewing! Doesn’t make sense but its kind of true. I love to design garments and sew them for myself, friends and family, and I am … Continue reading

  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Sew your own undies
  • Easy summer dress
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Twist Front Top
  • Free dress patterns

Easy Breezy Blouse Pattern

Easy Breezy Blouse with front gathers, bias facing, french seams and super cute!

Summer is coming, I can feel it!  Summer here can be overwhelmingly hot, and I love to wear light and loose clothing, and especially loose around the neck to keep me cool and feel the warm Caribbean breeze on my skin.  This light and breezy blouse pattern is perfect for the warmer weather. Make it in a very nice fabric for a special outdoor dinner, overlooking the sea.  Or just make it light and casual for everyday or even as a light and loose beach cover up.  As with so many clothes, it all depends on the fabric you choose. Features: Available in 5 sizes with bust from 34 to 46 inches (86-117cm) Wide relaxed collar Low cool neckline at the back Front gathers replace darts Slightly shaped but still a relaxed fit No closures needed Ideal for that special … Continue reading

  • Twist Front Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Free dress patterns
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Easy summer dress
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Sew your own undies

Waterfall top – free sewing pattern

The cutest summer top! Free pattern in any size.

I’m so excited to bring you the free sewing pattern this month for the Waterfall Top.  I LOVE this top so much that I think it really shows in my face in these photos.  Wearing it just makes me smile.  I’ve got a bright pink one and one in mint and white stripes too – sometimes a plain t-shirt just doesn’t cut it! Make a statement in the Waterfall Top! Features: Looks sexy but not revealing Instructions to fit any size Optional shoulder strap to cover your bra strap or leave it off Ruching down both sides, flatters the bust while disguising the tummy Stretchy, so its comfortable Flounce down one side, can be worn either way Ideal beach cover up Make it in something sparkly for the perfect party top Full sewing instructions Video tutorial too! Skill level: Beginner. … Continue reading

  • Sew your own undies
  • Twist Front Top
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Easy summer dress
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern

Do you speak Italian? Wear Everywhere Dress has been translated.

Wear Everywhere, easy knit dress pattern. Free pattern.

Do you speak Italian?  If so you might be delighted to learn that the instructions for the Wear Everywhere Dress have been translated for you. Nicoletta from Dinuvole Dicuori has translated the instructions into Italian using the same format as the English instructions, so if there is something you don’t understand, now you can read it in Italian – it might help. Please drop over and visit her site.  You can download the Italian version of the instructions from her HERE.  There is a link to the download at the bottom of the page. Anyone else out there speak a foreign language and would like to create a pattern translation to share from their own site, please let me know.  It’s great when we work as a team!

  • Sew your own undies
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Twist Front Top
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Free dress patterns
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Double layer chiffon blouse

The Sew Simple Leggings pattern

Sew Simple Leggings pattern. Designed using measurements from real women.

A new pattern is released into the shop today, part of the Sew What You Wear range.  I’ll bet you lounge around in leggings and the like much more than you wear a silk blouse or a posh dress. If you’ve been following So Sew Easy for a while, you may remember that some time ago I featured a tutorial, measuring video and spread sheet for drafting your own custom fit leggings pattern.  That is still available for you to use for free.  But if you don’t fancy drafting your own pattern, I’ve now made this multi-sized pattern available for download. What’s special about it? If you ever get fed up with the sizing on commercial sewing patterns or on the ready to wear clothes available to you, you might already be aware that the measurements used often don’t seem … Continue reading

  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Sew your own undies
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Twist Front Top
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt

On a Roll T-shirt – free sewing pattern

Free t-shirt sewing pattern with video tutorial.

It’s time for a wardrobe basic and a shirt you’ll want to sew time and time again.  Out with the ball gowns, and in with the real clothes for real women!  This is one where you can sew what you actually wear everyday. The free sewing pattern for this month is the On a Roll T-Shirt. Features: 3 sleeve lengths No difficult to sew neck bindings No darts or zippers Roll-over wide neck Easy to fit to your shape Range of sizes, from 31 to 46 inch bust Versatile – cosy and casual for the daytime, or make it slinky and draping for a night out Full sewing instructions are downloaded with the pattern pieces Video tutorial too! Apologies for the wrinkly looking photos!  My regular hubby/photographer was unavailable so the self-timer had to do.  And it didn’t tell me … Continue reading

  • Twist Front Top
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Free dress patterns
  • Easy summer dress
  • Sew your own undies

Cayman’s first ever sewing meet up

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If you follow a lot of other sewing blogs, you’ve probably seen the increasing number of sewing ‘meet ups’, where bloggers all meet up to say hello, swap unwanted patterns and fabrics and then shop for even more fabric together so they can encourage each other to overspend! Sounds like heaven.  Except here in Cayman, I’m rather a long way and usually two flights away from any of them. So what to do?  Make my own sewing meet up right here in Cayman! I was so delighted when Robin wrote to tell me that she would be visiting Grand Cayman with her husband Joe.  Robin was enjoying a Quilting Cruise that stopped off for the day in the Cayman Islands as part of its Caribbean route and so we arranged to meet up and spend some tourist time together. It … Continue reading

  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Twist Front Top
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Sew your own undies
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Free dress patterns
  • Easy summer dress
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns

Cowl Neck Top Pattern – great wardrobe builder

Cowl Neck Top sewing pattern. Sleeveless, or 3 different sleeve lengths. Got to make at least 5 of these!

  Introducing the Cowl Neck Top Pattern.  What is it about a cowl neck that we all love?  As one of my pattern testers said when I was talking about my various plans for this pattern, “You had me at cowl neck….”  I think this style is just universally flattering for all figure types and shapes. It can look both casual and dressy, flirty or formal, sexy or sassy! This Cowl Neck Top comes with plenty of options to suit every taste and every occasion.  Make it sleeveless in something slinky for a night on the town, or try one of the three different sleeve lengths is a soft jersey for something cozy and casual. Available in 7 sizes with bust ranging from 31 to 46 inches. You can take a sneak peak at how to sew the sleeveless version … Continue reading