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Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Simplicity dress patterns can have you ready for the sun

    The UK has been basking in a heat wave in recent days, and with more warm weather likely before autumn arrives, Simplicity dress patterns are a perfect way to create a lightweight, flowing summer dress that fits you perfectly. Creating an outfit of yo...
  • How sewing patterns can be a route to happiness

    Sewing patterns could do more than give you the directions to a stylish garment - they can also be a route towards happiness for those of us who like experiences, but also objects we can hold in our hands. A lot of hobbies and pastimes leave you wit...
  • Dungarees for Prince George

    It is Prince George’s birthday and he looks as cute as a button in dungarees – the outfit of choice for active babes! My favourite dungaree pattern Simplicity 2459 Dungarees are such a great option for young children, they can be made in all s...
  • Why sewing patterns are perfect for 50somethings

    If you are looking for gifts for friends or family in their 50s, there is a good chance that sewing patterns would be a thoughtful present to give to them. According to research published by auction website eBay, 31% of 50somethings own a sewing machi...
  • Why Millennials should learn to sew

    Millennials - people aged between about 25 and 35 - might want to learn to sew as a way of meeting one of the three main aspirations shown by this demographic group. If you are in this age group, you were in your teenage years (or thereabouts) at the ...
  • Pet lovers could make dog clothes and save

    Thousands of households across the UK could save substantial amounts of money by choosing to make dog clothes for their pets. According to research from Sainsbury's Bank, 4% of pet owners like to pamper their dogs - and other pets - by dressing them u...

    The iconic Athena image With Wimbledon in full swing, it seems pertinent to blog about ‘that’ iconic Athena shot of the tennis player cheekily baring a cheek (sorry for the pun) as she plays tennis because the dress she was wearing was a Simpl...

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