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 … Continue reading →
You read last month that I am starting out on a range of paid sewing patterns and tutorials and I introduced you to the Boxy Bag. For the October pattern, it’s the Super Simple Wallet sewing pattern. New to sewing? Know someone who is? Or perhaps looking … Continue reading →
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. … Continue reading →
You know that I love to design sewing patterns, and I usually then upload them to Craftsy so you can all download the pattern for free to use along with the instructions that I post on the site here. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
As you know, I’ve been taking the Sewing with Knits online video class from Craftsy. And I’ve just completed the final project – a Wrap Front Dress. In fact, this pattern is so adaptable and I’m so confident now in my stretch sewing, that I decided to try a few … Continue reading →
Welcome to the So Sew Easy How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. This new series will show you everything you need to know about how to draft and sew your own custom fit fully lined skirt. From pattern making, to darts, to lining and hems, you can have a … Continue reading →
Have you tried the free pencil skirt pattern yet? I researched how to draft my own custom skirt pattern and wrote a tutorial – Draft your Own Pencil Skirt Sloper. My first skirt was great and I wear it to work often. But its dark and plain and I wanted … Continue reading →
I’ve been continuing to develop my love for Sewing with Knits as I’ve been taking the excellent Craftsy course online. This week I made a Very Easy Vogue wrap over top from pattern Vogue V8390. It’s a wrap over top, with sleeve options. And I used a really lovely soft … Continue reading →
You asked – you got it. The next free pattern from So Sew Easy is an easy dress pattern for a great summer dress with option to shorten for a top. Made in just a few simple steps, I’ll hold your hand all the way with this one and show … Continue reading →
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