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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 19

Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for makers who sew, or would like to start sewing. Its contemporary look and feel, fresh attitude and ideas, beautiful photography and inspiring projects will have you behind the sewing machine from the get-go! Digital editions do not include paper gifts

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United Kingdom
言語:
English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
刊行頻度:
Monthly
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contributors

KIRSTY HARTLEY Designer and craft author Kirsty Hartley designs colourful fabric prints and playful childrenswear and accessories in the UK, and is the designer behind popular children’s clothing label, Wild Things. Find her sunny boy’s shirt on page 68. BRYONY RICHARDSON Growing up on a North Yorkshire farm, Bryony is inspired by the idyll of a countryside childhood, and the desire for nostalgia feeds Bryony’s imagination as she designs the Bryony and Co clothing collections and books. Step into the storybook world of Bryony and Co on page 44. AMANDA RUSSELL & JULIET BAWDEN Designer-makers Amanda and Juliet are the duo behind R&B Designs. The pair have been working in the creative industry for over 20 years and write for a number of craft titles. Turn to page 61 for their hand-printed deckchair cover project. ANGELA…

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SARTORIAL SAFARI Step into Bryony and Co’s storybook world and follow the adventures of a little girl called Poppy and her dog Fred through charming illustrations by eponymous designer Bryony, which adorn gorgeous garments for both mother and child to wear. Find out what inspires Bryony’s designs on page 44, and turn to page 15 for your chance to win a matching Bryony and Co mother-and-daughter set worth £250. Beatrice dress, £148.95. www.bryonyandco.com SEVENTH HEAVEN After working in the apparel industry for many years, Peggy Mead decided to get back to what inspires her: sewing. Her indie pattern label, Sew House Seven, is all about flattering, easy-to-wear designs, like the Tea House Dress and Top, for sewists of all skill levels to try and learn from. Approx £10 for a printed pattern. www.sewhouse7.com TO…

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6 top tips from the sewing bees

A few of our favourite Bees from the Great British Sewing Bee series four share the stitching tips they learned on the show. RUMANA: “The best tip was definitely to press. Press. Press, and press again! Press as you go along – Patrick would tell us this until he was blue in the face, not that I listened to it much in the panic of the sewing room! But it’s one I now try to follow when I’m sewing at home. Pressing gives a garment that ‘finished’ look.” DUNCAN: “If I ever have to do a pattern-matched chevron bias-cut top again (hopefully not!), then Joyce’s tip on the show was helpful – cut one piece, then use that as your template for the matching piece, rather than trying to line up the…

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inspiring books

LINGERIE DESIGN Pamela Powell (Laurence King, £40) Learn how to design and construct your own lingerie, sleepwear and foundation garments with step-by-step instructions by Pamela Powell, which cover creating and manipulating basic blocks, adding embellishments and working with speciality fabrics. www.laurenceking.com NO PATTERNS NEEDED Rosie Martin (Laurence King, £17.95) Sew a new wardobe with Rosie Martin’s patternless method, which uses a circle, rectangle or triangle of fabric and basic measurements. www.laurenceking.com THE SIMPLE SIMON GUIDE TO PATCHWORK QUILTING Liz Evans and Elizabeth Evans (Fons & Porter, £14.99) Two bloggers share eight quilt project blocks, from simple to intermediate designs. www.shopfonsandporter.com FASHION DRAWING Michele Wesen Bryant (Laurence King, £38) This guide shows you how to draw figures in a variety of poses. A useful resource for both fashion students and home sewists looking to give their sketches a…

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skills, shows & events

23 JULY 2 OCTOBER 2016 Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe. Buckingham Palace, London. The second in a series of three exhibitions featuring over 150 outfits worn by The Queen. www.royalcollection.org.uk 30 JULY JANUARY 2017 Decades of Youth. Abbey House Museum, Leeds. Through objects, photos and films, explore local youth culture and fashion from the 1940s to the Noughties. www.leeds.gov.uk 11 14 AUGUST 2016 The Festival of Quilts. NEC Birmingham. A celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors and more than 700 quilts on display.www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk 16 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 The Handmade Fair. Hampton Court Palace. One of the biggest craft events of the year with workshops, stalls and talks from the likes of Patrick Grant. www.thehandmadefair.com…

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5 fab finds

LIFE IN MINIATURE Illustrator Elena is inspired by everyday life, as shown by these patches featuring tiny lollies and mugs. £1.50 each. www.elenaillustration.etsy.com IN BLOOM Spread the love with this pretty inspirational design perfect for jazzing up a plain jacket. £5. www.ohnorachio.etsy.com NAILED IT Let everyone know you’re a manicure maven with this bright nail polish patch in cheerful hues. £4 each. www.lemonfreckles.etsy.com WHAT A GEM Who needs real gemstones when you’ve got this gorgeous hand- embroidered gem? £22. www.shinyfabulousdarling.etsy.com ALADDIN SANE Unleash your inner rockstar and pay homage to Bowie with this lightning bolt patch in silk and felt. £8. www.lanegret.etsy.com…