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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sew A Skirt Series – sewing ebook launched

Sew a Skirt - beginners tutorial series. New sewing lesson e-book launched by So Sew Easy.

  I wrote a book!  Well, to be fair it was mostly already written and I made it into a book.  My Sew a Skirt – beginners tutorial series sewing ebook is launched and for sale on Amazon. It contains all of the lessons from the Sew A Skirt series together with the full instructions on how to draft your custom fit skirt pattern.  In the future, I hope to expand upon this basic skirt pattern to show other options for how it can be adapted to other styles and shapes while still keeping the custom fit.  So this book would be good to have and keep so you could refer to it later. And of course if you haven’t made your skirt yet – get this book and start sewing!   But I’m not asking you to pay for … Continue reading

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

Finishing your skirt and Sew A Skirt Tutorial Series roundup

Sew a Skirt Tutorial series from So Sew Easy. Pattern drafting, choosing fabric, darts, zippers, lining, hemming and more. Everything you need to learn to sew is here.

Welcome to Episode 11 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is: Finishing your skirt and the Sew A Skirt Tutorial Series roundup   We are on the final small step – your skirt is very nearly finished.  If this is the first time you have sewn something for yourself, or sewn at all, then I am sure you must be very proud of your work.  Congratulations and well done for coming such a long way. Finishing your skirt There is very little still left to do. It will only take us a few minutes. Try on the skirt and take a look at the lining. You want your lining hemmed up neatly out of the way so that it won’t show below the outer hemline when you wear the skirt. Mark with a pin how … Continue reading

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

Sewing an Invisible Hem – Sew A Skirt Series

Sewing an Invisible Hem. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners series from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 10 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is: Sewing an Invisible Hem   Our skirt is nearly finished.  For me, it’s been a marathon of not just sewing, but taking notes, taking photos and blogging too.  My new skirt is already finished so I know it’s been worth it!  I’m using the example of the skirt in the middle here during our Sew A Skirt series.   Sewing an Invisible Hem When it comes to hemming the skirt there are SO many options.  You can simply turn up the hem once, press then turn up again and sew around with a regular straight stitch. Or you could do a fancy hem finish with a hemming tape -from Stitch in my side. Or you could turn and hand stitch – from Megan … Continue reading

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

Lining a Skirt with Zipper – Sew A Skirt Series

Sew a skirt lining with zipper. How to finish by machine with no hand sewing and no visible stitching on the inside. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners series from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 9 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  Lining a Skirt with Zipper – part 2     If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts, zipper and the lining is attached at the waist.  Now it’s time to finish off the lining – and we are going to do it all by machine for a nice neat finish.  No hand sewing for us!   Lining a skirt with zipper If you haven’t yet added the lining to your skirt at the waist, do go back to Part 1 of the Lining a Skirt and do that first. Then… Turn the skirt right side out with the lining on the outside and turn over the … Continue reading

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

Lining a skirt – Sew A Skirt Series

How to sew a skirt. Full skirt sewing instructions from pattern drafting, to darts, zipper, lining and finishing. From So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 8 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  Neaten your seams and lining a skirt, part 1   If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts and zipper.  Now it’s time to make it look nice on the inside too. Let’s start with the seams.   Making nice neat seams Having neat seams on the inside of your skirt fulfills two functions. It looks nicer It stops the fabric from fraying and the seams from gradually coming open Our inside seams will be hidden by the skirt lining but that’s no excuse for not finishing them nicely.  We will want our seams to lie flat and not be too obvious from the outside so let’s … Continue reading

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

How to sew an invisible zipper – Sew A Skirt Series

How to sew an invisible zipper. Part of the Sew A Skirt series from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 7 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  How to sew an invisible zipper   A quick recap of what we have completed so far in case you have missed a step and need to review : Overview, tools and equipment and choosing your fabric Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances Cutting your fabric and pattern matching Marking darts perfectly Sewing darts perfectly All about zipper feet   How to Sew an Invisible Zipper Many new sewers are intimidated by the thought of sewing zippers and especially the invisible zipper.  But let me tell you a secret – the invisible zipper is the easiest one because no one will see if your stitches are a little bit wonky and it doesn’t go perfectly for … Continue reading

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

All about Zipper Feet – Sew A Skirt Series

Zipper feet explained - all about xipper feet and when you would use them. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 6 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  All about Zipper Feet   What do those Zipper Feet do? If you plan to sew any kind of woven garment you will usually need to include a closure of some sort to allow you to get it on and off.  Usually a dress or skirt will have a zipper. There are three basic types of sewing machine zipper foot. The standard fixed zipper foot that may have come as standard with your sewing machine.  (left) The adjustable zipper foot. (middle) An invisible zipper foot.  (right)   All zipper feet allow you to sew one side or the other and get your stitches up close to the teeth of the zipper.  You might sew on the outside rather than the center of … Continue reading