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Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • The Results are in! Simplicity Sewing Challenge 2016

    After weeks of amazing Simplicity Sewing Challenge makes pouring in, we knew that our superstar judging panel would have a hard task on their hands, but I think even they were shocked by the standard of the entries.

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  • Decorating your home this Halloween

    With Halloween just around the corner, the fun doesn’t need to stop at costume making! Whether you’re set to welcome friends, family, or trick or treaters – setting the scene is a great way of making the most of the witching hour.

    Pinterest is perfect for getting the inspiration you need to transform your home, so here are our top picks of the amazing projects you can create this Halloween.

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  • Meet Madalynne, Simplicity's underwear sewing patterns

    Simplicity have launched a new range of underwear sewing patterns by Maddie Flanigan, a Philadelphia-based seamstress and lingerie blogger.

    Madalynne sewing patterns are delicate lace creations, which combine comfort during wear with attractive aesthetics.

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  • Simplicity Sewing Challenge Showcase

    After weeks of amazing makes being sent our way, our superstar judges are completing the incredibly hard task of reviewing each of the entries and deciding which Simplicity Sewing Challenge projects top their list...we don't envy them!

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  • Cape Cover Ups: Autumn Makes

    A great take on a classic cover up, capes were spotted throughout this year’s A/W catwalks, from Alexander McQueen to Gareth Pugh – helping add a touch of glamour to your winter wardrobe.

    Here are our top New Look pattern picks, for capes that are quick to make and bang on trend.

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  • When Mollie Met Dottie….

    At Simplicity HQ we love catching up on the latest sewing gossip from Mollie Makes and this month it’s even more exciting, as the Mollie Makes team caught up with the very talented Tif Fussell (known to us stitchers as Dottie Angel)

    Here we find out about Tif’s craft projects, how some of them turn out to be a bit ‘pants’ too, how she got into sewing in the first place, her yarny creations and her collaborations with Simplicity.

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  • Pattern Alert! New Look Autumn Collection

    The summer sunshine might have waved us goodbye for another year but for us stitchers that means cosy nights in spent sewing away, creating marvellous makes.

    Which means we’re doubly excited about the New Look autumn collection, helping you master your take on this season’s catwalk trends.

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  • Toddler terrors and hell hounds - 5 of our best Halloween costume sewing patterns

    October is the month that starts with light evenings and ends with dark ones - and with each day a little shorter than the last, it's best to buy your Halloween costume sewing patterns early and make the most of the last longer days. Here are five of ...
  • Stunning Autumn/Winter Shifts For Stand-Out Style: Check Out our Latest: Pattern of the Week

    This week’s pattern of the week is the fabulous New Look 6467, currently on sale at the amazing promotional price of just £2.95!

    The New Look 6467  offers a stand-out selection of stunning shift dresses  - they’re just perfect for experimenting with  the latest fabulous fabrics for the new season. Just add accessories and embellishments in line your signature style and you’ll have your own unique take on the ideal Autumn /Winter make.

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    There’s been an eye-watering level of beauty on show in the last few days at Paris Fashion Week – stunning models and awe inspiring looks by the major fashion houses. Here are just some of our hero pieces that have headed down the runway – and ideas on making your own versions of these sensational looks.

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