Learn new dressmaking skills
Add some gorgeous garments to your #memade wardrobe with these fantastic patterns. Lining a dress, shirring sleeves and attempting your first pair of trousers are all transferable dressmaking techniques that are useful to have under your belt.
Dressmaking patterns to stretch your skills!
If 2019 is the year that you want to get back to (or start) dressmaking then these three easy-to-sew dressmaking patterns are perfect for boosting your dressmaking skills for 2019. A gorgeous blouse, ideal for spring, a lined dress that would be great on holiday or at a summer wedding and a lovely relaxed pair of trousers that would be perfect as your very first #memade tousers.
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The Chelsea Collection
Learn how to create shirred sleeves
The pull-on blouse, part of the Chelsea Collection is available in sizes 6-20 and includes an optional collar, keyhole back closure and a shirred short sleeve.
With the Chelsea Collection, you not only get this cute blouse but included in the envelope is a skirt and trousers pattern to try too. The panelled skirt is available in sizes 8-20 and has an A-line shape and comes in both mini and on-knee length. The straight-legged trousers are available in sizes 8-18 and close with a centre back zip. A real wardrobe builder!
Do you want to learn how to sew a pair of drawstring trousers?
For a relaxed chic look, try your hand at our easy to construct drawstring waist trousers which sit flatteringly just below the natural waist and drape gently to the floor. This is a great dressmaking project for beginners. A summer casual must-have. Ideal for lightweight linens and any fabric with a gentle drape and medium weight without stretch.
The Grace 8 in 1 Dress & Skirts Pattern
Learn how to insert a lining into a dress with this pattern
This easy-to-make dress is the perfect day-to-evening pattern and will teach you how to get a great result when lining a dress. Mix and match style elements to create your perfect dress – decide between a ‘V’ or scoop neckline bodice, a tea or knee-length skirt that can be gathered or pleated, and choose whether to add a capped sleeve.
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Some useful skills videos from the team at Simple Sew