Saturday, 5 October 2013

Simple Modern Sewing

A simple white shirt with little puffy sleeves.  Easy to wear and simple to put together:

This is design 7b from Simple Modern Sewing by Shuf To Seikatsu Sha.

It's an excellent book containing beautiful pictures and lovely designs.  There are 8 basic patterns that can be adapted to make 25 different garments; the outfits are all loose and easy to layer.
I chose this pattern first as it looked very easy to make, and I'm still lacking a little confidence with my sewing skill; but, with each make, I am getting a bit faster and a bit braver.

What I like best about this book is that it is aimed at the beginner. There are guides on essential tools and “how to” transfer pattern markings and finish seams etc.  Just what I needed.

The fabric I chose to use was a very thin white cotton (Embroidery Anglaise, I think - not sure if I just made that term up!).  I decided to line it as otherwise you’d see my bra through it.  It's easy to wear and wash, finished with French seams.
How I’m loving this sewing Malarkey!


  1. This is so sweet and simple, I really like it. I haven't worked with eyelet yet but I'm planning to do a pretty bohemian Sewaholic Saltspring dress with some.

    1. Eyelet fabric... so, that's what it's called! I can see it working with that pattern I shall watch your blog with interest.

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  3. Or 'broderie anglaise'. You were almost right Lou!!!