Simplicity 2360 Dress

I wanted to test out this pattern because of the shape and femininity to the style. However, the fabric choice that I picked wasn’t the right fit for the dress. I originally included the sleeve frills but decided that it was a little too over the top, so I ended up removing them.

Description: V or round-neck loose-fitting dress with waist gathers and frilled shoulders or neck line.
Pattern: Simplicity 2360
Fabric: Duck Cloth Cotton from Spotlight

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Simplicity 1651 Dress

One of my favourite dress fabrics to use is Cotton Sateen because it can create the most gorgeous dresses. I found this fabric at Spotlight and thought it would look really great being broken up by some white cotton sateen.

Description: Misses’ dress with slim or flared skirt has front & back bodice options, sweetheart or twist-front & open back. Including sleeveless, 3/4 or cap sleeves.
Pattern: Simplicity 1651
Fabric: Cotton Sateen from Spotlight

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Two-Toned Leila Dress

As soon as I finished my first Leila dress by Marsha Style patterns I knew I needed another one! I decided to colour contrast it with this abstract Duck Cloth cotton from Spotlight. This dress is so cute and comfortable to wear on the weekends and also really easy to make up!

Description: The Leila Dress features a V-neckline with gathered tiers.
Pattern: Taree Marsh Leila Dress
Fabric: Lightweight denim
Changes I made: I brought the v-neck higher so it wasn’t so low cut. I also took it in about 10cms at the sides so the overall dress wasn’t so full.

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Denim Leila Dress

My latest summer dress is the “Leila Dress” by Marsha Style patterns. This is a very popular style of dress at the moment, so it’s nice to be able to make my own version. The Leila Dress is easy to download and print out. It has a number of variances to choose from and it’s very quick and easy to stitch up.

There is a sleeve hack on Taree’s blog to make the sleeves shorter. Otherwise you can make them mid or long length. You can also add another layer to the dress to make it maxi length.

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Free Glasses Case Sewing Pattern

I wanted to make some soft cases to store my sun and reading glasses. These are quick and easy to make and perfect for use in your handbag, car or around the house. I created this sewing pattern for use with 10cm or 8cm clip lock clasps. Best of all download this pattern for free!

Sewing Pattern: Sixteen Stitches Glasses Case Pattern
Fabric: Drill or Cotton Duck Cloth

I found Cotton Duck Cloth or Drill the most suitable fabric for these as they already contain a bit of weight. However, if you choose some softer fabric you could put some iron-on interfacing on it to make it thicker.

Create them in a number of different colours or styles!

If you wanted to purchase them already made you can find my glasses cases available on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store.

Happy Sewing

Erin xx

Closet Core Kalle Shirtdress

I recently found a heap of versions of this dress searching on my Instagram sixteenstitches. There were so many beautiful styles made from linen to the lightweight rayon fabrics, so I thought I’d test out the pattern myself. The dress below was the first ‘test’ dress that I made from some scrap lightweight linen I had and I’ve since purchased some 100% cotton material to make my second version.

Description: With a loose, body-skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features it’s the ultimate for easy dressing.
Pattern: Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern
Material: Lightweight linen from Spotlight

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Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)

My latest blouses made from linen were inspired by a number of loose fitting comfortable shirts that I purchased from Petal and Pup. I ended up buying two shirts ($60 each) before I thought about creating my own. I scoured through a number of patterns to try and find something similar and ended up landing on the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse.

The image on the left below is the Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde Blouse and the picture on the right is the Petal and Pup Blouse that I took my inspiration from.

Description: Loose fitting blouse with frilled edges, button up back, longer curved back and a round neck line.
Pattern: Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)
Fabric: Spotlight Linen

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Colette Macaron Dress

You can probably assume from all the dresses I’ve made from this sewing pattern that it’s one of my absolute favourites. I’ve had this beautiful cotton sateen fabric sitting in my stash for quite some time and couldn’t decide what to do with it. Maybe because it’s so bright and colourful, creating it as a solid dress might have been too much. So splitting it up using the Colette Macaron using the white top was the perfect combination.

You can see see my floral Colette Macaron, my two toned Colette Macarons, as well as some other Macarons in my sewing archive. The dress contains front pockets, a pleated skirt, separate top panels and is a great fit! If I hadn’t convinced you to get this pattern, maybe I have now.

Description: Macaron is a fun-to-sew, flattering, and curvy dress. It includes a bodice fitted with darts, along with a contrasting top yoke, sleeves, and a narrow midriff band.
Pattern: Colette Macaron Pattern
Fabric: Cotton Sateen from Spotlight

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Floral Colette Macaron

The Colette Macaron is a dress I’ve made a thousand times now. It’s one of my all time favourite sewing patterns. You can see my Pink and Navy versions and more in my sewing archive. This dress (and photos) are from 2015 and was made from a beautiful white floral cotton sateen.

Description: Macaron is a fun-to-sew, flattering, and curvy dress. It includes a bodice fitted with darts, along with a contrasting top yoke, sleeves, and a narrow midriff band.
Pattern: Colette Macaron Pattern
Fabric: Cotton Sateen and cotton lining

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BurdaStyle Tulip Sequin Dress

I made this dress back in 2015 wanting to use sequin fabric for the first time to create an outfit to wear out in Las Vegas. However, even after a bit of alterations the top didn’t quite fit me the way I wanted it to. The sleeves were too far down on my shoulders and didn’t pull in the front or back enough, so it ended up a bit too gapey.

Description: A sweetheart neckline gives a feminine look to this structured dress. The tulip skirt is pleated for structure, so you get a sophisticated look.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Tulip Dress
Fabric: Sequin Bodice & Rayon Skirt

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