We've been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee to put together a book full of tips, tricks and tutorials for dressmakers of all skill levels. Whether you're brand-new to sewing or returning after a bit of a break, this is a must-read! We first made this magazine as a print title but we've added it to our website so that everyone can read it for free.

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We’re so excited to bring you this bumper magazine, packed with fabulous dressmaking patterns to enjoy all year long. If you’re feeling inspired by the return of The Great British Sewing Bee then we have you covered, with 23 designs you can start sewing tonight! You can enjoy a stunning selection of tops, dresses, skirts and trousers.

Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned sewist looking to build your sewing confidence, we have packed in lots of invaluable sewing knowhow, handy techniques and tips. Turn to page 6 to learn all about the basic tools to get you started and fi nd handy advice on making the most out of your sewing machine on page 14.

As well as learning how to use your machine, we also talk you through how to read patterns on page 24, and even how to make your own adjustments over on page 34 so you can get the perfect fit on your me-made garments.

We really hope you enjoy this special collection of stylish patterns and find lots of projects and techniques to keep your sewing machine busy!

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Inside Your Magazine...

Michelle Tuck Neckline Dress

The Michelle Dress from Simple Sew Patterns features a clever series of tucks at the neckline to create a fabulously flattering shape. Includes UK sizes 8-20.

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Zadie Top

The easy-fit Zadie boxy top is great for throwing on with jeans while getting all your errands done. Includes UK sizes 8-20 with under 1.5m of fabric!

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Free easy top dressmaking pattern

Ship-Shape Jersey Dress

This simple A-line dress with pockets is a quick way to get on the nautical trend. Pattern includes UK sizes 6-20.

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Free easy jersey dress sewing pattern

Push the Button!

Stitch this stunning knee-length skirt with a button-front detail and - of course - pockets! The pattern includes UK sizes 8-20 and it's one of the easiest patterns to adapt to fit your size because all of the pattern pieces are straight.

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Button front corduroy skirt pattern to download

Instant Outfit! Keyhole Blouse & Pencil Skirt

We've got a special treat for you in this issue, with two Simple Sew garments that perfectly co-ordinate in one outfit! Make this stylish keyhole blouse (sizes 8-20) and pair it with a chic vented pencil skirt (sizes 8-18).

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Free pencil skirt and blouse sewing pattern