There are just now the first signs of summer coming here in Santiago after a long cold winter, so I was thinking about some warm weather designs this week. Here’s a pattern that will be great for all our friends here and in Australia and New Zealand where summer is … Continue reading →
Another free pattern for you today. Another quick and simple to sew dress pattern that looks good on lots of different body shapes. I know many of you will be feeling the chill as you are approaching winter, but that also means many are feeling things warming up and summer … Continue reading →
The town where I grew up sits in a valley over a mile (1800 meters) above sea level and surrounded by mountains. But if you found it on a map, you’d see we were not really too far from the sea. From time to time, we went to the beach in the … Continue reading →
The Red Prom Dress is the first of a series of free (for now) patterns for prom dresses that I’ll be sharing with you this year. I have based this pattern on the minimalistic 1990’s decade when strong shoulders and legs were “de riguer” assets (de riguer = required by … Continue reading →
This is the pillowcase party dress, a perfect project for those learning how to sew, yet still elegant enough to show off your new skills in a very flattering way. The other day I read a comment on the SSE chat group, I had asked what you’d all like to … Continue reading →
I’m delighted to offer you another free and easy dress pattern this month. I’ve been really enjoying wearing some cute dresses both during the day and in the evening. All too soon the temperature will drop below 80 as winter approaches and I’ll need my fleece and joggers (only kidding…) … Continue reading →
This pattern is a reprint it was first published in 2014 . I have another free dress pattern for you this month. I managed to pick up a couple of nice ponte knits in my local fabric store – shock – and wanted to use them right away so I … Continue reading →
A crushed velvet dress is all the rage this fall. This style usually means dressing in layers. Stockings, light coats, long vests, short dresses worn as tops –the possibilities are endless. The short dress for autumn is an essential piece of clothing that can take us from morning to night time. It … Continue reading →
Summer is here! Time for more summer dresses and here is my Empire of the Sun-Dress. It has a cross-over bodice front and back, and an elastic fitted empire-line waist, and a softly gathered skirt. Pull it on and go – it’s actually reversible! The front and the back are … Continue reading →
So what are pillowcase dresses anyway? Pillowcase dresses are quite simply a dress made from the fabric found in a pillow case (or two..). Based on the designs and the free patterns below, a simple pillow case and some trimmings can make you a fantastic little dress for your daughter … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this.. This is an intermediate level project. It … Continue reading →
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