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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New pattern release – Slouchy Sweater

Slouchy Sweater sewing pattern from So Sew Easy,

  I’m delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Slouchy Sweater. An easy and quick to sew versatile pattern.  Great for beginners.  Sew a comfy and relaxed top – dress it up or down depending on your fabric choices.  Fitted and shaped around the body and hips, with a loose fit around the bust and shoulders, and low open armholes.  The wider shoulders are a flattering look and help to balance out a larger bust or hips.  Great for relaxing at home, but smart enough to wear everyday too. Looks good in solids, prints and stripes too. Available in 5 sizes and 2 lengths.  Full video tutorial included as well as the photo step by step instructions. For stretch knit fabrics only, and sweater type knits. It’s tried and tested! My lovely pattern testing group … Continue reading

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

Leggings Pattern and tutorial

How to draft your own custom leggings pattern and sew leggings from So Sew Easy. Once the pattern is done, the sewing is so quick and easy, I'll be making lots of these in all sorts of fabrics!

In many parts of the world Autumn or Fall is here and Winter is on the way.  It’s time to think about wrapping up warm and adding an extra layer.  When I’m not in shorts, I’m in leggings.  So enjoy this free tutorial for a custom leggings pattern.   (There’s no sensible or glamorous way to model leggings on the internet, so I thought I might as well make a complete fool of myself and have some fun.  I can’t remember the number of times I fell off this log after setting the timer and running ! These wobbly photos are the best of the lot.)   Surely everyone love leggings.  Wear them under short dresses or tunics, wear them to the gym and for exercising, lounge around at home and even sleep in them.  Wear them long and ankle … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Gathered front top – Butterick B5495

Butterick B5495 - fast and easy gathered front blouse pattern. Quick to sew, great fit. A Winner!

I found a winner!  By now you might be tired of hearing about me raving on and on about my sewing projects with knit fabrics, but with fitting so damn difficult without any help, knits always give me the best results. And in Butterick B5495 I have found my first go-to repeatable pattern I think.     This pattern is described as “Loose fitting tops with front drape gathered into loop, dropped shoulders, seam details and stitched hems.”  Although described as loose-fitting, in the illustration I think it looks rather more fitted, and it was when I made it up with very nice shaping to match the body.  I always image loose-fitting to describe more of a straight up and down tunic, and this one is so much better. I only had 1 yard of my intended fabric and couldn’t … Continue reading