Brief Encounter Dress – FREE Easy Dress Pattern

easy dress pattern

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

Cross My Heart – free easy dress pattern

This dress is so elegant. I love how easy it is to sew too. h and it's a free pattern!

You know sometimes how you look about and everyone seems to be wearing the same thing, the same styles, the same colors?  That’s especially true on a small island where there are only a few places you can buy clothes anyway, so it’s no wonder everyone has the same pieces. … Continue reading

Tropical Wrap Dress maxi dress pattern hack

Oh wow, on my summer sewing list for sure. Free pattern and tutorial on how to make this tropical wrap maxi dress pattern.

The most downloaded pattern from So Sew Easy is the Wrap Dress. It came second in the Craftsy best pattern award some years ago when Craftsy was still a thing and at the time of writing has been downloaded more than 100,000 times!  If I had a dollar for each … Continue reading

The Placket Pattern & Tutorial – For The Tailored Shirt Look

placket tutorial

This is the placket pattern & tutorial.  A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about.  According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading

Fit and Flare Dress – Free EASY Pattern & Video Tutorial

fit and flare dress pattern

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

Short Sleeve Mid Length Kimono Pattern – A Transformation Made Easy…

This weekend we’ll be making a short sleeve mid-length kimono pattern using the Linen V-top Pattern I shared with you recently.  This is not the first kimono top I have shared with you. On the previous one, the top actually crosses over and you can tie the top in the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading