October 2019
October 2019

dress

Daisy Dress

Daisy Dress

Sometimes deciding what fabric to use for a particular project can be tough, so the beauty of this make is that you can pick two! Use contrasting prints to create…

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Twiggy Shift

Twiggy Shift

The classic shift dress has been reinvented over and over, flattering boyish frames and curvy figures alike. Here, Amanda Walker creates structured lines with her simple design, which includes shapely…

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Ria Shift Dress

Ria Shift Dress

The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch velvet. It isn’t too tricky to work with, either. Simply finish…

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Clara Wrap Dress

Clara Wrap Dress

Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a sewn-in waist tie. The project is a great choice for…

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Shakira Party Dress

Shakira Party Dress

This beauty by Amanda Walker is simply comprised of two nearly identical pieces that are finished with an easy neckband, and you don't need to shape the body as this…

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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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Isla Dress

Isla Dress

Shift dresses have little shaping other than breast darts, making them both easy to sew and a comfortable choice for hotter days. This A-line design by Julia Claridge falls just…

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Faith Dress

Faith Dress

This full-skirted tea dress by Amanda Walker features darts, tucks, pleats and gathers, which all help to create a beautiful and flattering silhouette. The gingham pattern will disguise any minor…

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Lizzie Tunic

Lizzie Tunic

The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully bold cotton print with a flattering curved hem, it is…

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Sew 111 Sneak Peek

Sew 111 Sneak Peek

The June issue of Sew is all set for summer with not one but TWO FREE patterns – a Simplicity design featuring four stylish dresses, plus a New Look pattern offering…

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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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Call The Midwife! Your Wardrobe Is More 50s Than You Realise

Call The Midwife! Your Wardrobe Is More 50s Than You Realise

The 1950s is one of the most memorable periods in fashion history. Ask anyone about the women of this period, and two visions spring to mind: the 50s housewife and…

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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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The Freya Collection

The Freya Collection

These dress and tunic designs are easy to wear and versatile pieces for a summer wardrobe. The pattern could easily be extended to make a full-length maxi dress, ideally in…

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No-Pattern Tunic Dress

No-Pattern Tunic Dress

This easy belted tunic dress is the perfect project if you’ve ever wanted to try drafting your own pattern. Simply follow the diagrams to measure and cut the pieces from rectangles…

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Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

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 cut a front and a…

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STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

Following the launch of the second Dressmaker of the Year competition for 2018, held by Sew magazine and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, we now have even better…

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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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Elizabeth Dress

Elizabeth Dress

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Get Involved With The Big Stitch!

Get Involved With The Big Stitch!

We all like a bit of retail therapy now and then – and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is on a mission to help us be more creative with our garment…

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