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

Easy Dress Pattern – Free ‘Wear Everywhere’ Knit Dress

Wear Everywhere, easy knit dress pattern. Free pattern.

The free dress pattern this month is a super simple, easy dress pattern for the ‘Wear Everywhere Dress’.  Made for knit fabrics with a moderate stretch, this dress has just two pattern pieces, the sleeves are already built in and its easy to fit to your shape.  A perfect beginner sewing pattern.  Plus – this dress is so versatile – dress it up, dress it down, dress it smart or casual.  It all depends on your fabric choices and accessories. Features: Built in sleeves Learn how to sew an easy knit neckline facing for a neat finish No darts or zippers Unusual square shaped neckline Easy to fit to your shape Range of sizes, from 31 to 40 inch bust Super flattering Make it figure-hugging or figure-skimming.  You decide. Versatile Full sewing instructions are downloaded with the pattern pieces Skill … Continue reading

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

Light up Princess Dress – Seasonal Sewing Series

Make this incredible light up dress for your little princess. At So Sew Easy.

Greetings, So Sew Easy readers!   I’m Kat from Sew Chibi!   Today, I’m here to share my seasonal sewing project with you: The Hikari (Light) Dress!   I love pushing myself.  I thought of what a little girl would adore to wear to make her feel like a real-life, fairy princess. I’ve sewn so many challenging things (including sewing with liquid); I constantly push myself to go where I haven’t seen others go yet.  It didn’t take me long to settle upon sewing a dress with lights in it. Pretty tricky to figure out how to execute it until I had the means and the vision:  battery operated LED lights and tunnels (channels) for the lights to run through to be dispersed throughout the dress. The key is the battery operated lights.  The strands are not very long, just about … Continue reading

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

Free Little Black Dress Pattern

Little Black Dress pattern - free sewing pattern for the perfect party dress from So Sew Easy.

Party season is coming!  It’s time to think about what you’ll wear for the holiday season this year.  Want to wow them at the office party?  Then you’ll need something ‘on-trend’ and with lace, one-shoulder and asymmetrical dresses all being in fashion, I’ve combined to create a free little black dress pattern that I think is a winner.   (Excuse photos for this one – stormy weather this week and my hair just won’t lie flat!) Features: Lace, net, mesh or chiffon overlay Lined bodice, lined skirt optional Darted bodice, and straight skirt with small pleats or darts Invisible side zipper Overlay can hang lower than the inner skirt if you like Range of sizes Super flattering – sexy but not revealing Skill level: Intermediate.  The instructions for this dress assume that you already have experience in sewing with non-stretch … Continue reading

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

Coming soon – a little black dress

Coming soon - free pattern for your Christmas Party Dress at So Sew Easy.

I’m working on the next free pattern – I think you’ll love it! Do you have lots of parties to go to this year?

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

Sew the Perfect Fit Review, the final dress and GIVEAWAY

Sew the Perfect Fit - class details, review and finished dress

I’ve been taking the Sew the Perfect Fit class from Craftsy.  I decided that I was not going to allow 2013 to close without me tackling my biggest sewing challenge – picking the correct pattern size to start with and then getting it to fit correctly.  I know from my sewing survey earlier this year that its something most sewists struggle with. If you missed them, here are the earlier posts that tell you all about the course and show my muslin and pattern alterations. Introduction – 2013 is the year of Sew the Perfect Fit Muslin Bodice Adjustment Bodice Pattern Adjustment Making a skirt muslin Altering sleeves, armholes and truing the pattern     The Class Over 10 Lessons Just to recap if you’ve not seen the previous posts, these are the lessons: Introduction – a short lesson about … Continue reading

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

Not quite my style? – Simplicity 2219

Simplicity 2219 pattern review by So Sew Easy.

Following my post on the Simplicity Amazing Fit dress for the day of the wedding, this is the dress for day 3.  I love the look of the line drawings of this dress on the pattern envelope but once made up I’m not sure it was quite right for me.  Let’s take a look at Simplicity 2219.   Day 3 of this swanky wedding was a fabulous brunch at my favorite restaurant, Luca on Seven Mile Beach here in Cayman.  Brunch is a Sunday tradition in Cayman.  It starts at 10:30-11:00 and is a perfect mix of breakfast and lunch, and you sit at big tables and eat for hours until you waddle off to sleep all afternoon.  So I wanted something loose fitting that wouldn’t show up the brunch-belly.  And with it’s empire line waist and the knit fabric, … Continue reading

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

Altering sleeves and truing the pattern – Sew the Perfect Fit

Altering sleeves and armholes for sewing the perfect fit.

I’m embarking upon an epic fitting exercise and learning to sew the perfect fit this year, following along with the Craftsy course of the same name and the lovely instructor Lynda Maynard.  You can read Part 1 of the series at 2013 is the year of Sew the Perfect Fit, Part 2 at Muslin Bodice Adjustment, Part 3 in Bodice Pattern Adjustment and Part 4 in Making a Skirt Muslin.  Today, altering sleeves, armholes and truing a pattern.     Lesson 8 – Altering Sleeves Lesson 9 – Armholes Lesson 10 – Truing the pattern and final check. Well I had chosen the sleeveless dress pattern so although I closely watched lessons 8 and 9, I didn’t need to make any alterations to my dress for the sleeves.  I sometimes have problems with very low armholes, and will now know how to deal with this should it come … Continue reading

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

Wrap dress pattern – free sewing pattern

Wrap dress pattern - free sewing pattern. Easy to sew and great looking wrap dress - everyone should have at least one of these. From So Sew Easy.

The latest free sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is this cute wrap dress pattern.  The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching tie belt.  Only the bodice wraps over leaving you safe from embarrassing wardrobe malfunction that can happen with wrap skirts.   Where can you get the wrap dress pattern ? Can I see some more pics before I decide? Of course you can.  Here are some other views of the wrap dress. Features: Cross-over bodice Optional tie belt Waist seam with optional elastic waist Pleats on front bodice Separate sleeves Straight skirt Multi-sizes pattern from small to extra large   Making up your pattern Your pattern is conveniently split into 4 pieces to make it more manageable.  Each is labeled with a letter and number. … Continue reading

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

Making a Skirt Muslin – Sew the Perfect Fit

Making a skirt muslin, adjusting the fit and transferring adjustment to the paper pattern. Part of Sew the Perfect Fit from So Sew Easy.

I’m embarking upon an epic fitting exercise and learning to sew the perfect fit this year, following along with the Craftsy course of the same name and the lovely instructor Lynda Maynard.  You can read Part 1 of the series at 2013 is the year of Sew the Perfect Fit, Part 2 at Muslin Bodice Adjustment and Part 3 in Bodice Pattern Adjustment.  Today, making a skirt muslin, adjustment and pattern correction.   Warning !  Not very flattering photos below.  If you are under 18 or of a nervous disposition or have a weak heart or stomach – best not to look! Lesson 7 – The Lower Body, Making a Skirt Muslin So having followed Lynda’s directions, I cut my entire pattern as a size 12, despite the pattern envelope telling me quite clearly that I was going to be a much larger size than … Continue reading

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

Simplicity Amazing Fit – 2217 – fit for a wedding

Simplicity Amazing Fit dress 2217. Pattern review from So Sew Easy.

Have you tried any of the Simplicity Amazing Fit patterns?  I made a great dress with Simplicity 2217. This post is a departure from my normal writing.  I usually make up something, persuade my reluctant photographer/husband to take a few snaps in the garden and stand awkwardly in a totally out of place kind of style.  But today we get to see a dress in action.  In its natural setting and environment, in the wild. Worn and enjoyed as it should be…see, I do occasionally leave the house! A couple of our friends were getting married this year, a lovely and handsome couple, Travis and Alaina. And being spread over 3 days, this was going to be the event of the year and probably the most swanky wedding I was ever going to go to in my life.  So the … Continue reading