As the temperatures drop, it's the perfect time to retreat to your sewing machine, where your imagination can run wild. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting on your sewing journey, you'll find something delightful within these pages to elevate your craft. So, as you sip your warm beverage of choice and cosy up in your favourite chair, we invite you to embark on a creative journey with us.
Vogue 9239 is a 6-in-1 dress pattern that we are so excited to share with you this week. This collection is perfect no matter your style, with a wide range of sleeve and skirt variations to have you sewing up a storm in the lead up to the party season. Head over to page 14 to see what we have done with this month’s first paper pattern!
Our second pattern this month is the Simplicity 9590, a 2-in-dungaree pattern that I cant wait to try for myself. With a relaxed fit and adjustable shoulder straps, these dungarees are the definition of comfort, this versatile pattern is sure to become a fast favourite. Turn to page 39 to see how we put the pattern to the test.
But that’s not all! We also have plenty more fabulous patterns created by our designers this month to add a little sparkle to your day! We have a stylish jersey top on page 22 which is the perfect accompaniment for any outfit, and a beautiful shirred top and dress pattern that will get you drafting your own patterns in no time on page 48! If you’re looking to get started with your festive décor, we have a gorgeous pompom stocking pattern on page 70 and Christmas gift cards on page 26.
As usual, plus our panel of industry experts deliver their usual hearty dose of advice and inspiration. Elisalex shows us how to make and apply piping on page 28, and Claire-Louise Hardie shows us how to sew shoulder pads on page 35.