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Maker’s Showcase: January 2020

A New Year brings new makes! We’ve really enjoyed reading about all your sewing plans for the year ahead. Take a look at how all these makers are getting on with their sewing plans for 2020 and what outfits they have been making in January this month.

** Don’t forget to share your latest makes with us on social media using the hashtags #simplicitybyme or #mccallsbyme **


Wow how fantastic does the McCalls 7864 jumpsuit looks as a maternity option? Thanks to @jess_sews_clothes for this serious bit of sewing inspiration..

We saw some fantastic dresses popping up over Christmas! This beautiful Vogue Patterns 9253 has been made by @sew.h_factor in a wonderful rusty hue.

Wow what a great make, can you believe this is his FOURTH pair of Vogue 8988 trousers? @bradschultzdesign we salute you!

New year new #hackalong! Check out this fantastic make from @stitchodyssey who’s used the Simplicity 8700 and made it into a raincoat!! Like all sewing projects not all go to plan, accepting the things that didn’t go right as a learning curve.  Find out more about the Hackalong here.

We have loved seeing some of the things you’ve created having been inspired by the Hackalong! Check out this rather fantastic outfit made by @sewitwithdi using the Vogue Patterns 1642. It looks wonderful. Find out more about the Hackalong here.

The fantastic @portialawrie from Makery has turned the Simplicity 8701 into these awesome cropped trousers for the Hackalong. He love the pocket placement! Find out more about the Hackalong here.

Don’t know about you but we LOVE a shirtdress. This is the McCalls 7838 made by @stylesinseams – can we take moment to appreciate those sleeves.

This week on the the Simplicity Hack-along we’ve got not one, not two but three hacks from the lovely ladies at @patternpals !! They’ve used the Simplicity 8700 and transformed it into three totally different makes. Find out more about the Hackalong here.

Absolutely loving this look from @theravelout – she’s used the Vogue Patterns 9182 to make this fantastic dress in a suiting fabric.