Aug 2020
Aug 2020

blouse

Belted Blouse

Belted Blouse

Worn loose or fitted, this project by Amanda Walker gives you the perfect chance to practise belt-making skills, giving a flattering cinch that will accentuate the waistline and elongate your…

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Peplum Tie-Waist Blouse

Peplum Tie-Waist Blouse

Cascading frills, a soft peplum shape and waist-cinching tie make this ultra-feminine style a must for your to-make list. Created by designer Amanda Walker, this versatile pattern will give you…

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V-Neck Drawstring Blouse

V-Neck Drawstring Blouse

If one garment has the power to shake up your wardrobe, this is it! The versatile top gives you cropped sleeves, along with the option to add a polo-neck jumper…

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Three-Quarter Length Sleeve Wrap Blouse

Three-Quarter Length Sleeve Wrap Blouse

Fasten your seatbelts, sewists, because we have the perfect make for testing your technical skills! This gorgeous wrap top requires working with darts, attaching a zip and preparing wrap ties.…

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Frilled Peplum-Style Top

Frilled Peplum-Style Top

This pretty floral design is ideal for both work and play, as it can be smartened up with a pair of straight-leg trousers, or made casual with comfy denim jeans.…

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Button-Back Blouse

Button-Back 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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Cap Sleeve Top

Cap Sleeve Top

Featuring sweet cap sleeves that are incorporated into the main front and back pattern pieces, plus a simple button closure on the back, this flattering top promises to be an…

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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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Two-Tone Layered Top

Two-Tone Layered Top

Introducing the layered top you’ve all been waiting for! This no-pattern make incorporates the stunning two-tone trend, while helping you improve core sewing techniques. It’s made in stunning lightweight crepe, which is…

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Ruffle-Trim Blouse

Ruffle-Trim Blouse

Ruffles are a great way to add a feminine detail to a garment and here, this top combines a classic line with a dainty trim. Amanda Walker’s pattern allows you to…

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Sleeveless Top

Sleeveless Top

Simple touches can do wonders for a garment, as this lovely top by Amanda Walker demonstrates. Offering a flattering shape with striking design details, it’s a must-have, season-proof addition to your wardrobe.…

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Two Tone Long-Sleeved Blouse

Two Tone Long-Sleeved Blouse

This casual shirt by Amanda Walker combines two fabrics to chic and flattering effect. It features a crisp cotton print for the upper half and a block colour crepe that…

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Off-The-Shoulder Top

Off-The-Shoulder Top

Effortlessly transition from day to night with our gorgeous off-the-shoulder staple. Featuring an elasticated waist and gathered details in an airy viscose, the Violet top is wonderfully flattering and perfect…

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Belted Blouse

Belted 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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Vintage Wrap Blouse

Vintage Wrap Blouse

Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from just a couple of simple calculations. If you’ve never worked with…

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Belted Cowl Neck Top

Belted Cowl Neck Top

This Parisienne-inspired top by Amanda Walker is ideal for beginners, with only two simple pattern pieces. The combination of beautiful drape, a cowl neck, and tie-to-fit belt creates an effortless…

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Chiffon Pussy Bow Blouse

Chiffon Pussy Bow Blouse

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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Puff-Sleeve Blouse

Puff-Sleeve Blouse

Using just three pattern pieces, this lightweight blouse by Julia Claridge will be a quick and easy make as there are no darts or fastenings to sew and the openings…

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Vintage Wrap Blouse

Vintage Wrap Blouse

Chiffon top that's sew fresh!

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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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