Xmas 2019
Xmas 2019

blouse

Becky Blouse

Becky Blouse

This easy button-back blouse is made up of only five pattern pieces, including interfaced facings that are used to neatly finish the neckline and accommodate the back closure. This creates…

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Dressmaker of the Year 2019 the winners revealed!

Dressmaker of the Year 2019 the winners revealed!

Over 2,400 Sew readers entered our annual Dressmaker of the Year competition, so it was no surprise that our judges had a difficult time crowning the winners! But after hours…

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

When you hear the word ‘Dior’ what image jumps to mind first? Do you remember the showstopping New Look collection? Or the classic bar suit that pioneered the hourglass shape of…

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Stefani Blouse

Stefani Blouse

This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Amanda Walker, it makes for a great party piece. It…

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Penny Shirt

Penny Shirt

The pussybow blouse is an iconic garment that takes you from a day at the office through to an evening out. Polyester and chiffons are perfect for Amanda Walker's design,…

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Sew 110 Sneak Peek

Sew 110 Sneak Peek

May day, may day! Issue 110 of Sew has hit the news stands, packed with inspiring projects that you’ll want to make right NOW. It comes with a FREE Simplicity pattern to…

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Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 of Sew is here and is packed with fabulous garments, home décor and gifts to make for spring! In your free New Look pattern, there are four beautiful tops…

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Behind the Fold Lines - What Shaped the 40s Wardrobe

Behind the Fold Lines - What Shaped the 40s Wardrobe

Sewing today is a starkly contrasting experience to that of the 1940s, where mending and tailoring skills were necessary skills. Whilst WWI called upon women to volunteer for the war…

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Embroidered Top

Embroidered Top

Sewing a design with satin stitch is like painting with thread, filling areas of a motif so that the fabric beneath does not show through. It's best to use a…

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Sewing Bee Colour Block Top

Sewing Bee Colour Block Top

Create a 1960s vibe with this bold hack of the colour block dress featured on The Great British Sewing Bee!

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Sewing Bee Pussybow Blouse

Sewing Bee Pussybow Blouse

Feel feminine in a luxurious silk blouse by Claire-Louise Hardie

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Back Detail Top

Back Detail Top

Make a luxe blouse with a favourite fabric

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Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top

Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top

This top is easy to sew and wear. It has no fiddly zip fastenings, just a simple neck opening with a button and loop. The neck and armholes are finished…

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12 Ways To Refashion, Reuse, Rework, And Reimagine A Basic Men’s Shirt

12 Ways To Refashion, Reuse, Rework, And Reimagine A Basic Men’s Shirt

To tie in with www.makery.uk’s Refashioners Get Shirty challenge we thought we’d share some of our favourite reworked men’s shirt ideas to get you in the upcycling challenge mood! An array of bloggers will…

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Floral Liberty Print Blouse

Floral Liberty Print Blouse

Our beautiful, lightweight blouse is perfect for spring with its short sleeves and fresh floral print from Liberty’s Bloomsbury collection. The pattern can also be easily adapted to create a sleeveless…

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No Pattern Summer Blouses

No Pattern Summer Blouses

Amazingly all three of these gorgeous garments are constructed using only two straight seams, a couple of buttonholes and a handful of rolled seam edges. Using techniques similar to those…

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Decorated Kids’ T-shirt

Decorated Kids’ T-shirt

This super-colourful project from Corinne Bradd not only gives you the chance to practice your embroidery and make something fun for the kids, but turn your hand to something a…

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Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas Part Two

Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas Part Two

If you are making the dress, you can assess this quickly and easily by pinching it at the top of the shoulders and holding it up to yourself. It should…

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Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas Part One

Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas Part One

In this first half of a two-part guide, designer Vicky Taylor shows how to make a trendy two-tone double layered shirt. The effect of cutting through the first layer of…

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