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November 2017
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Bette Dress

Bette Dress

Dresses Garments Retro Vintage
Dimensions:
Sizes 8-16Cutting guide 1 Front Bodice, cut two on fold (one becomes lining) 2 Back Bodice, cut two pairs (one becomes lining) 3 Front Full Skirt, cut one on fold 4 Back Full Skirt, cut one pair 5 Side Full Skirt, cut one pair1.5cm seam allowance used except where otherwise stated on pattern.

Long-time readers of Sew may fondly remember our Bette dress from our earliest issue, a gorgeous 50s style frock with a nipped in waist and five panel skirt, sewn in...

Sabrina Dress

Sabrina Dress

Dresses
Dimensions:
XS, Bust 84cm, Waist 63.5cm, Hips 91cm S, Bust 91cm, Waist 71cm, Hips 99cm M, Bust 99cm, Waist 79cm, Hips 107cm L, Bust 107cm, Waist 86cm, Hips 114cm XL, Bust 114cm, Waist 94cm, Hips 122cmCutting guide A Centre front, cut one on fold from main fabric and lining B Side front, cut two from main fabric and lining C Centre back, cut one on fold from main fabric and lining D Side back, cut two from main fabric and lining E Centre skirt, cut two on fold from main fabric F Side skirt, cut four from main fabric G Strap, cut two from main fabric

Audrey Hepburn and the little black dress go hand in hand. This design, created by Dolin Bliss O’Shea, was inspired by the frock Audrey wore in the classic movie...

Sewing Bee Betty Dress

Sewing Bee Betty Dress

Dresses
Dimensions:
Size 8, Bust 80cm, Waist 61cm, Hip 86cm Size 10, Bust 82.5cm, Waist 63.5cm, Hip 88cm Size 12, Bust 86.5cm, Waist 67.5cm, Hip 91.5cm Size 14, Bust 91.5cm, Waist 71cm, Hip 96.5cm Size 16, Bust 96.5cm, Waist 76cm, Hip 101.5cm Size 18, Bust 101.5cm, Waist 81.5cm, Hip 107cmCutting guide 1 Front bodice, cut one on fold 2 Front side bodice, cut two 3 Back bodice, cut two 4 Front neck facing, cut one on fold 5 Back neck facing, cut two 6 Back skirt, cut two 7 Front skirt, cut one on fold 8 Sleeve, cut four 1.5cm seam allowance included

This elegant tea dress, featured in The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe by Tessa Evelegh features a floaty bias cut skirt and flirty little sleeves. Use your...

Shirred maxi dress

Shirred maxi dress

Dresses Garments Summer
Dimensions:
Size 10-12 (increase or decrease pattern to suit)

This easy-to-make maxi dress by Torie Jayne is perfect for summer, stitched in a lightweight, drapey fabric. It can be easily adjusted for your size – simply make the bust larger...

Contrary Mary Pinafore Dress

Contrary Mary Pinafore Dress

Children Dresses Garments Girl's clothing
Dimensions:
Six months to five years oldSeam allowances are 1cm unless otherwise specified.

This bright, cheerful toddler’s dress by Kirsty Hartley, from her book Wild Things To Make (£25, www.orionbooks.co.uk) is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face....

Sewing Bee Shift Dress

Sewing Bee Shift Dress

Dresses Garments Sew Plus Sewing Bee

This timeless style works for everyone

Sewing Bee Shift Dress

Sewing Bee Shift Dress

Dresses Garments Sew Plus Sewing Bee
Dimensions:
Custom sized

This semi-fitted shift dress is perfect for practising key techniques such as inserting facings, sleeves and a concealed zip. The hem is finished with a narrow band of self fabric...

Girls Shirt Dress

Girls Shirt Dress

Children Dresses Girl's clothing
Dimensions:
Age 8 years

This sweet little girl’s dress is so simple to stitch, as it’s adapted from a men’s shirt. Simply use the template provided or an existing dress to...

Upcycle a Tea Dress to a Party Frock

Upcycle a Tea Dress to a Party Frock

Dresses Garments Girl's clothing Quick makes

Upcycle a tea dress to a party frock with this cute cutout idea by designer Amanda McKittrick. Simply snip a shape from the back of a dress you want to...

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Whether you’re looking to make yourself a new dress, a gift for someone special, or want to jazz up your home with some new soft furnishings, you’ll find an array of great FREE patterns right here!