September 2020
September 2020

Garment Construction

No-pattern dressing gown

No-pattern dressing gown

Make getting out of bed something to look forward to, by stitching Amanda Walker’s lovely wrap for yourself. Sewn from cotton lawn in a delicate floral print, the edges and sleeve…

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Isobel Cap and Scarf

Isobel Cap and Scarf

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Delia Pullover

Delia Pullover

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Our Interview With Dressmaker of the Year Winner Portia Lawrie

Our Interview With Dressmaker of the Year Winner Portia Lawrie

Earlier this year, Sew and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, launched the very first Dressmaker of the Year competition. As the second event gets away, we chat to…

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Draped top

Draped top

This top by Amanda Walker is an all occasion style solution. Choose a drapey, semi-sheer fabric such as georgette or crêpe to make it move beautifully. This shorter length style is…

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Shirt dress

Shirt dress

Featuring a useful waist tie and button-up front, this lightweight shirt will soon become a favourite on your clothes rail. Designed by Julia Claridge of Leicester-based haberdashery shop Bobbins and…

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Peplum pleat top

Peplum pleat top

A figure flattering choice for all, this peplum top by Amanda Walker is sure to get heads turning. Featuring a secret pleated detail within the design – which we sent off…

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Flora top

Flora top

The majority of this back detail top by Amanda Walker is made with a four thread overlocker. A sewing machine will also be needed to make buttonholes and gathering stitches;…

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Raglan sleeved coat

Raglan sleeved coat

Thanks to talented Sew designer Amanda Walker, coat-making just got even easier. If you’ve steered clear of stitching jackets for your wardrobe in the past, this garment is sure to twist…

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Wendy Skirt & Audrey Skirt - Sew Your Style supplement

Wendy Skirt & Audrey Skirt - Sew Your Style supplement

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Floral Button-Up Skirt

Floral Button-Up Skirt

Step out in style with an oh-so-sweet A-line skirt made up in a pretty floral designer print. Our versatile button-up beauty by Amanda Walker is perfect for any occasion and…

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Retro Pinny

Retro Pinny

This gorgeous apron by Jane Kharade is as feminine as it is practical. We’ve used pretty Liberty fabrics in complementary colours, but why not try sourcing vintage finds and combine them…

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August 2017 Templates

August 2017 Templates

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Bette Dress

Bette Dress

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…

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No-pattern regatta skirt

No-pattern regatta skirt

Turn heads in Amanda Walker’s beautiful nautical print skirt. Gorgeously full with an optional sash belt it could just be our new wardrobe favourite! Pair with a Breton top and wedges…

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Pyjama trousers

Pyjama trousers

These beautiful pyjama trousers by Torie Jayne feature a contrasting waistband and hem panels. Stitched in a pretty floral cotton print, you will find they are surprisingly easy to sew. They’re…

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Gabrielle Jacket

Gabrielle Jacket

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The Great British Sewing Bee Palazzo Pants

The Great British Sewing Bee Palazzo Pants

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Place Your Vote NOW – The Dressmaker of the Year Reader’s Choice

Place Your Vote NOW – The Dressmaker of the Year Reader’s Choice

The Dressmaker of the Year competition, launched by Sew and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, has received a huge number of fabulous entries, showing just how talented our…

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A-line Skirt

A-line Skirt

Every woman needs a cute, go-to skirt in their wardrobe and this pretty A-line can be just that. With perfectly placed, contrasting pockets, this ticks the style, figure-flattering and comfort…

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Garment Construction Tips From The Fold Line

Garment Construction Tips From The Fold Line

Have you been inspired by the Sewing Bee to start making your own beautiful garments, but struggling to know where to start, or confused by some terminology on your patterns?…

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