As we reach mid-summer months, we offer you a super selection of sewing projects this month, ensuring you are ready for the sunshine and holidays! The Sheer Summer Blouse is a simple and chic top that will keep you feeling cool and looking stylish, even on the hottest days. Make up in a fine cotton or lawn to make an extra light cover, perfect for more tropical climes. The Kent Skirt is a classic shape that is easy to dress up or down. The design features intricate blocking details and topstitching and will challenge your sewing skills by working in leather or suede to create a luxurious finished garment. The Appliqué Shawl provides elegant cover-up and is ideal for wearing to summer weddings, garden parties or al-fresco dining. Once you have made one - you’ll be hooked and will want a plethora of colours to complement your wardrobe! The Bucket Bag is a classic and practical bag that is just the ticket for days out sight-seeing, whilst the nifty Travel Pouch is a perfect and pretty way to carry all your summer holiday travel essentials.
Why not bring a little sunshine inside with the exquisite Botanical Linen Napkins. These machine embroidered napkins will impress your guests and steal the limelight of any summer lunch. For younger members of the family, we have some adorable makes this month; the Felt Dress-Up Doll is supper cute and comes with an array of pretty outfits to provide hours of play and the Summer Shade Wigwam makes clever use of upcycled curtains to create a fun garden wigwam, den or sunshade.
We also go behind-the-scenes at the Trend Patterns HQ/Royal School of Needlework and we meet the very lovely, embroidered jewellery designer, Rebecca from Nook of the North. Blogger, Gabby Young reviews the Deer and Doe Cardamome dress pattern and learn how to make the most of hand-sewn details in your dressmaking with our Buttonhole Stitch Masterclass. There’s so much to keep you busy…happy sewing!
Emma & Leanne
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