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In the Spotlight…Designer Cynthia Rowley

If you’ve ever spotted one of Simplicity’s Cynthia Rowley patterns, chances are you’re as much of a fan as us!

In this week’s blog post, we shine the spotlight on this fabulous designer and share our favourite Simplicity patterns, created by Cynthia.

In her genes…

Coming from an artistic family and making her first dress at the tender age of seven, it is clear creative talents run through Cynthia’s genes, notably from her grandparents – who designed the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer logo.

Rowley attended the School of Art Institute Chicago. However, this young creative soon showed a rebellious streak and was reportedly asked to leave her junior art show as her use of wings in her design was seen as over the top However, the future always looked promising for the young Cynthia, with renowned department store Marshall Field’s buying her first collection whilst still a student.

Cynthia & Simplicity

Cool, chic and trendy, with something to suit any occasion – Cynthia’s designer credentials are certainly impressive. You can create a high-end look, whilst adding your own creative flair.

3 Cynthia Rowley Patterns, perfect for Summer

Simplicity Pattern 8124 Misses’ Romper, Dress and Top

A great casual Summer pattern, giving you 3 pieces to choose from. All on trend with an off the shoulder style. Look cool and chic on the beach with any of these gorgeous looks. Even better, it’s easy to sew, so a perfect style for those newbies.

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Misses’ Dress by Cynthia Rowley

Whether you have a trip to the races planned, or it’s a Summer garden party, you can turn heads with Cynthia’s striking dress! With stunning back detailing and a choice of either an effortless dress or unique 2 piece styling, this is the perfect summer make.


Misses’ Sportswear Cynthia Rowley Collection

Athleisure is the trend of the season. Celebrities love it, we love it and Cynthia loves it. This gorgeous sportswear pattern offers either trousers or shorts paired with a halter neck top. Perfect for the festival season!

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