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hot pink and acid yellow rose print stretch cotton sateen shift dress made from Wendy Ward's book The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking

Acid Yellow and Hot Pink Rose Print Shift Dress

Moira sent us this pic of her wearing this amazing hot pink and acid yellow rose print stretch cotton sateen shift dress made from the Wendy Ward’s “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” Book. Isn’t it fabulous?  

multicolour stripe pattern dress

Multicolour Stripe Stretch Cotton Dress

We have been looking at this stretch cotton sateen multicolour stripe for a while thinking “something FANTASTIC could be made out of this”, and here we have the proof. Marion, with her dress made and designed by the clever stick Dawn Hooper of Hardy and Hooper (Maidenhead). We love the chevron detailing on the back, and […]

floral stretch cotton sateen wide leg trousers

Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen Wide Leg Trousers

Aiste is showing off her fabulous wide leg trousers made up in floral print stretch cotton sateen using Burda vintage (re-published) pattern #6966, she used the narrower of the two options. The fit of these trousers is fantastic -partly due to the elastane content of the fabric but also because, for some reason, Burda trouser […]

rose print on black and white spotty stretch cotton sateen dress

Rose Print on Black and White Spotty Stretch Cotton Sateen dress

Jacoba in red roses on black and white polka dot print stretch cotton sateen dress. We’ve said this before and we shall say it again, Stretch Cotton Sateen is a girl’s best friend when it comes to shift dresses. You can look smart AND be comfortable! 👍 😀

stretch denim 1970s shift dress

Vintage 1970s Denim Dress

Lulu in her vintage 1970’s dress made in stretch denim with a lime green wash. Accented with patch pockets, the dress is unlined and has bias binding around the armholes/neck. She made this maybe… 15 years ago? So doubly vintage then! Dresses in fabrics like classic denim that fit well will never go out of style.  

purple stretch cotton piqué dress

Purple Stretch Cotton Piqué Panelled Shift Dress

Bess was looking at this purple piqué for well over a year before she decided she was able to wear purple, and is rather loving the extra colour in her wardrobe. The pattern is a long tried and tested pattern she took from a Jaeger dress (seen here in many guises). This time it is unlined […]

3d floral print stretch cotton sateen

3D Floral Print Stretch Cotton Sateen Dress

Shirley made this fabulous 3d printed stretch cotton sateen up into a shift dress, it is lined in Venezia lining and the neck and armholes are piped very thinly in black.


Rose Print Stretch Cotton Sateen Cap Sleeve Dress

Celia looking stunning in her rose print stretch cotton sateen dress made using Burda pattern 6920 (slightly lengthened). The dress is unlined as the fabric is already quite structured. Celia loves these stretchy cotton prints, as they are so easy to make up and fit beautifully.


3D Floral Print Stretch Cotton Sateen Pleated Skirt

Tracey in French France wearing her fabulous 3D floral printed Stretch Cotton Sateen pleated skirt using McCall’s 6706, there is cotton lawn lining (pink, of course) and pink and black tulle underskirt.

lime green and pale pink denim jackets

Green Denim Kid’s Mini Skirt & Jacket

Jane made this lime green denim mini skirt and jacket for Miaow. The jacket was a pattern downloaded whose author shall remain anonymous due to the derogatory comments that have come out of Jane while making it. It was a battle to find a kid’s denim jacket pattern at all, it would have been quicker (and […]

floral stretch cotton sateen shift dress with cap sleeves

Blue Floral Stretch Cotton Sateen Shift with Cap Sleeves

Jane at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition flaunting her floral stretch cotton sateen dress. The pattern comes from her block -which if you look at flat on the table looks absolutely barmy but fits her fabulously so don’t argue- Symmetrical, she is not! The dress is lined in Venezia and there is a concealed zip up […]

daisies and sequined grass embellished cotton piqué coat

Embroidered and Embellished Cotton Piqué Coat

Bess made this turquoise cotton piqué coat for a wedding, wanting something very plain that would go with all her dresses. All the best laid plans and all that – Bess HATED it plain (felt like a doctor’s coat), so cut up some daisy trim and sewed them all over, and couched some yellow vintage […]

blue floral print stretch cotton shift dress

Blue Floral Stretch Cotton Dress

Gill from classes wearing her floral stretch cotton dress. This stretch cotton is not quite as heavy as a stretch cotton sateen so it was deemed necessary to line it, she used Venezia because this dress was made for holidays in sunnier climes.

cotton drill fluted hem bellville sassoon skirt

Blue Digital Print Cotton Drill Fluted Hem Skirt

Rachel wearing her blue digital print skirt with a fluted lowered hem at the back, this skirt works in both soft drapey fabrics as well as this stiffer cotton drill. The pattern is a Bellville Sassoon for Vogue, now discontinued but you might find it on the world wide interweb, V1296. Use the heavy cotton or […]

pop art printed stretch cotton sateen dress

Pop-art Print Panelled Shift Dress

Bess wearing her panelled pop-art print stretch cotton sateen lined dress, complete with the fimo wedding couple wire framed ‘hat’. Despite Bess going to the bother of putting in an invisible zip, she just throws it over her head. (she doesn’t put zips in that pattern anymore) AND, much to her disdain (and wasted effort), […]

flippy viscose skirt and marcy tilton jacket

Stretch Cotton Jacket and Elephant Print Viscose Skirt

Rachel wearing stretch cotton jacket with embossed squares, eyelet tape and various trims, and elephant printed floppy viscose panelled skirt. Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Black embossed stretch cotton Black hatch print Linen (border/collar) Velvet ribbon Suedette eyelet tape Haematite beads Machine embroidery Pattern: Marcy Tilton (discontinued) Skirt: Elephant print viscose Medium weight knitted iron-on interfacing […]

spotty grosgrain coat and printed stretch cotton a-line skirt

Spotty Reversible Grosgrain and Wool Coat with Zero Print Skirt

Bess wearing reversible coat made years and years ago using grosgrain polkadot and green Laurent Garigue worsted wool. Also wearing a long a-line skirt using a Donna Karan Vogue pattern. Fabrics and Notions: Coat: Polka dot printed grosgrain viscose and cotton Laurent Garigue green worsted wool Cover buttons (wired together so as to be double […]

stretch cotton sateen empire/ a-line dress

Stretch Cotton Sateen Empire Line Dress

Pam from the Cloth Club wearing her printed stretch cotton sateen dress with velvet trim. Fabrics and Notions: Stretch cotton sateen Velvet piping Venezia lining Invisible zip Medium weight knitted iron-on interfacing  

camel cotton and viscose pinafore dress

Camel Stretch Cotton and Viscose Pinafore Dress

Malin wearing her camel pinafore dress made with stretch cotton and viscose trousering. Fabrics and Notions: Camel Cotton/Viscose/Elastane trousering Invisible zip Venezia lining Iron on medium weight knitted interfacing Pattern: Vogue 8555