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Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Style trends for Spring 2016

    Spring 2016 has finally sprung, and it's probably the best season of the year for style trends, as we cast off our winter wardrobes and look to versatile, practical garments capable of handling the unpredictable conditions of the season. Come rain or ...
  • Nine #SimplicityByMe makes we love

    Nothing makes us happier than seeing outfits lovingly stitched by you. We adore seeing your fabric choices, alterations, and how you have embellished a pattern to create something truly your own. We're celebrating some of our favourite Simplicity makes, but there were so many out there, narrowing it down was near impossible!

    Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is a round up of some of our faves. Continue reading

  • Simplicity's New Look has Arrived!

    After months of talking website pages, must-have features and how to make our site as pretty and practical as possibly, the exciting day has arrived – where we can show all our lovely stitchers what the newly refreshed site looks like!

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  • 7 Adorable Children's Patterns To Sew For Spring

    We love stitching clothes for our little ones. There are so many sweet fabrics available that an outfit which is lovingly handmade far out weighs anything we could purchase on the high street. Plus, home sewn clothes make much better hand-me-downs. W...
  • 10 Stitchy Pinterest Boards You Should Be Following

    Pinterest is a treasure trove of inspiration, tutorials, and the hottest stitching bloggers showing off their makes. Whether you're searching for your next dress to sew, a cute fabric to use, or how to insert that tricky zip, you need look no further. There are thousands of stitchy boards out there, but we've compiled our top 10 to get you started! Continue reading

  • London Proves It’s Still the Fashion Capital of the World

    We’ve already blogged about the fantastic colour clashes of London fashion week last year as all of the SS16 trends were unveiled. Now, it’s time to look forward to AW16. The end of February 2016 saw 250 designers set up camp in West London to s...
  • Seven Vintage Patterns That Will Transform Your Wardrobe


    From classic silhouettes to iconic sixties shifts, vintage patterns provide timeless style for every shape and size. So, what are you waiting for? Look to the past and get inspired to create your  vintage wardrobe!

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  • Add a Touch of Vintage Glamour to your Sewing Stash

    If you’ve got a soft spot for vintage patterns, then prepare to swoon over this Simplicity pattern…

    One of the latest additions to the Spring/Summer collection, this gorgeous 1950s wrap style dress oozes Hollywood glamour, featuring a mid-length and above knee hem, with large patch packets and a wrap belt that ties in the front.

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  • Fabric Trends and Prints During London Fashion Week

    Spring is finally here, and we can all benefit from the longer days, warmer weather and generous sunshine – hopefully. Back in September, at London Fashion Week, designers were thinking ahead to the riot of colour in their SS16 collections. In this ...
  • Simplicity Street Style

    The transition into spring has made us think that our wardrobes could do with an update. Does yours need one, too? We've compiled our favourite street styles as spied on some of the biggest fashion bloggers of the moment and show you how you can create your own versions; with a little help from your favourite pattern house, of course!

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