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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to sew a lettuce edge hem

Get a pretty hemline with this quick method to sew a lettuce edge hem

Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem?  Typically seen on little girls clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up so if you are short on length, this is a good way to finish without making your project shorter. How to sew a lettuce edge hem Some knit fabrics stretch just in one direction, others stretch in both directions.  To sew the lettuce edge hem you’ll need to sew with the stretch.  This is because the fabric needs to stretch as you sew and then relax back again to create the wavy finish. You’ll probably also notice that thinner knit fabrics have a tendency to curl on the edges.  In … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

New pattern release – Straight leg knit pants pattern

Classic straight leg knit pants sewing pattern and video tutorial. Video shows you how to fit too!

I’m delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Classic Straight Leg Knit Pants pattern. An easy to sew and versatile pattern.  Great for beginners.  Sew a comfy and relaxed pair of pants  – dress them up or down depending on your fabric choices.  Fitted and shaped around the body, hips, and thighs with a straight leg falling from the hips, but taper them in from the knee if you prefer.  Great for work or make them in some funky fabric for relaxing.  Lightly gathered to a comfortable elastic waist for those days you need a little extra give.  Plenty of length in the leg and height in the rise for taller women, but easily adapted to shorter lengths too – the video will show you how to get a great fit. Great pattern for some … Continue reading

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

Gathered front top pattern – free sewing pattern

Free sewing pattern. Gathered front top pattern with princess seams front and back and gathering on one side.

New Year, new you they say!  I’ve just taken up Yoga and wanted to sew some simple exercise wear, and in so doing not only did I create a great fitted top for wearing to the gym, but also a great top to wear everyday.  Make it a size smaller for a fitted finish for exercise wear, as the red version above, or make the next size up for a looser fit for wearing to work – see the print version below.  Looks great under a jacket.   Enjoy this free gathered front top pattern. Easy to sew sleeveless top with princess seams front and back and a gathered front bodice on one side.  Front panel is reversible so you can choose to have the gathers on either side, or make one of each!  Sewn using an easy turn and sew … Continue reading

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

How to use a twin needle

How to use twin needles for hemming on knit fabrics. Also great for decorative stitches - a video tutorial.

I love it when I master new sewing skills.  Being able to do something well makes the difference in my finished sewing, from looking a bit home-made to looking pretty damn good.  The Sewing with Knits course introduced me to how to use a twin needle, especially for hemming knit fabrics.  But it has other uses too.   Do you remember my cowl neck dress?  I struggled so much finishing the hem on that dress that it just kept getting shorter and shorter as I cut off more botched attempts, until eventually I left the hem unfinished!  This was what prompted me to sign up for the Sewing with Knits course, and eventually I was able to master the use of the twin or double needle and now I hem my knit fabrics with confidence. The finish looks really good … Continue reading