sewing patterns, sewing for summer


Come take a look with us at the newest sewing patterns from Simplicity's
latest catalogue (1504S) for Summer 2015

More Mimi Style

Simplicity patterns has again teamed up with Mimi Goodwin - popular fashion and DIY blogger with what we think is a first for Simplicity - a swimsuit!

Simplicity 1116 is a sewing pattern for a sassy swimsuit that's in a fab range of sizes for both Miss and Plus (sizes 10-28W) and designed by Mimi G Style. Pattern includes two suit styles and a long wrap skirt. One option features a criss-cross front and ruching to hide any lumps and bumps that need hiding while the other option uses a flounce and ties at the hips to create a flattering shape.

Another new Mimi Style sewing pattern is Simplicity 1115 (sizes 6-24) that features a long or short jumpsuit. This sewing pattern includes long slim jumpsuit, or short jumpsuit with one arm and asymmetric over-bodice, or short strapless jumpsuit with tie belt. Something a little different to what's in the shops!

Amazing Fit and Knits

Simplicity's Amazing Fit range has customised sewing pattern pieces that can be adapted to fit your shape.

Amazing Fit patterns are known for their figure flattering shape and Simplicity 1102 (sizes 10-28W) includes dresses for knit fabrics only. The sewing pattern includes maxi or knee length with sleeve options – short or 3/4 sleeve with cold shoulder. The best thing about these patterns is the fact they have separate pattern pieces for B, C, D and DD cup sizes.

Or if you're looking for a quick knit fabric pattern, then Simplicity 1143 (sizes xs-l) consists of knit tank dresses that can be made maxi length, or long with high-low hem.

A hit with tops

Tops designed to flatter when wearing skinny jeans should be top of the list to make this summer

Floaty tops are a must-have this season and the latest patterns to be added by Simplicity are both comfortable to wear and easy to sew. Three sewing patterns to look out for include Simplicity 1107 (sizes xxs-xxl),  Simplicity 1106 (sizes xxs-xxl) and Simplicity 1113 (sizes xxs-xxl). All include a range of tops to make a loose-fit tank, T-shirt or blouse with some great options for high-low hems, back contrast,  front lace overlay and the option to mix fabrics.


Dress to impress

A drop-waist  dress is another must-sew with edgy finishing like top-stitching, lace applique and cut-outs.

Simplicity 1103 from the Threads Magazine Collection has all of this and more. This dress sewing pattern comes in Misses' and Miss Petite  with neckline, sleeve and skirt options and special instructions for piping, re-embroidering lace, and using the Big Stitch tool for even running lines.

We love Cynthia Rowley sewing patterns! Simplicity 1105 (sizes 6-22) is the latest and features a  sleeveless tent dress with options for a trapunto stitch near hem. This sewing pattern also includes flowey tank and mini skirt.

Red carpet style

Two-piece patterns are great to make and wear in matching or contrasting fabrics

Inspired by Project Runway, this two-piece sewing pattern Simplicity 1099 (sizes 4-20) is great for summer weddings and parties. The pattern includes full maxi or knee-length skirt with pockets, slim skirt with slit, loose or fitted crop top and top with contrast band. They look wonderful in metallic and bold block fabric colours.