Sew December 2018

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Who else is keeping their fingers crossed for snow this winter? There’s something truly magical about waking up to a white-washed landscape – and, who can resist an excuse to stay indoors and dig out a sewing project you’ve been itching to get started on? Inside this month’s issue, you’ll find two patterns – perfect for snow days and beyond! Simplicity 8473 is a beautifully basic cape that can be hacked to create three bonus designs. There’s also Simplicity 8543, which offers three Amazing Fit dresses designed to suit every shape from slim to curvy. In addition, we’ve got fabulous jersey numbers to help stretch your sewing skillset: get started with a simple sheath tunic, try a figure-hugging wrap on, or slip on a sleeveless sweater made with just 1m of fabric. Our experts have also solved your most common knit problems to make sewing these garments a breeze. Once you’ve brushed up your wardrobe for the winter season, tuck into our bumper read this month, which features style icons Twiggy and Zandra Rhodes – it’s guaranteed to boost your confidence when it comes to fashion, whatever your age. We’ve also got last-minute makes for Christmas, including adorable fat-quarter snow buddies, a deluxe embroidered advent calendar and this month’s mascot, Esme the Elf. Last but not least, I’m thrilled to reveal that Dressmaker of the Year is back, and better than ever before.

Product code: SWD18

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