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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Clothing and costume patterns can cater for Brits' taste for craft

    If you're keen to get stuck into some craftwork, clothing and costume patterns could help you to create not only something unique and decorative, but also functional for the months ahead. As Christmas approaches, and the last days of summer give way t...

    Like many people, I’ve just got back from a fabulous holiday – wore lots of my new maxi dresses - but now of course, funds are depleted! But those of us in this predicament need not fear, with perfect timing Simplicity have introduced a pattern o...
  • Sewing patterns can help send kids back to school in style

    It's an inconvenient truth that kids grow - all the time - and you could find sewing patterns a better investment than making trip after trip to your local clothing retailer as the school year gets underway. This year's GCSE results are only just out,...
  • Stuffed toy patterns can create engaging friends for babies

    Adapt stuffed toy patterns to suit your baby's own temperament and interest, and you can provide him or her with a friend who will be valued for life. Many of us still have our first-ever stuffed toys somewhere, and would be heartbroken to lose them c...
  • Sporting fancy dress sewing patterns can help celebrate Team GB's success

    The Closing Ceremony of London 2012 may mean the end of the Olympic Games, but sporting fancy dress sewing patterns can still add a touch of celebration to the coming weeks. It's been an unparalleled Olympics for Team GB, with over 50 medals in total,...

    Simplicity One of my favourite Simplicity designers is Cynthia Rowley who has designed this beautiful sun dress with tiered skirt. I think this is just perfect for holidays or evenings out. Just imagine wearing it whilst sipping a glass of chilled w...
  • Stick to men's sewing patterns and 'make do and mend'

    The phrase "make do and mend" is often linked with sewing, but it seems many more Britons are switching on to the idea of using women's and men's sewing patterns to bring their clothes back to their best, rather than paying for professional repairs or ...

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