So Issue 5 of Simply Sewing has hit the stands with the lovely Lisa Comfort from Sew Over It gracing the cover. First time so far they’ve used an actual sewing industry personality on the cover as opposed to a model and personally, I find it pretty cool to see a familiar face from the sewing community up there….
Kinda lends some credibility and legitimacy to the whole affair, ya know?? I like recognising the person on the cover of a magazine. You immediately identify with that magazine as then being part of your community rather than just another generic sewing magazine taking up shelf space. So good shout there Simply Sewing!
Here’s a peek at the contents page…
My contribution this month is this shirt refashion. Super simple! I honestly love the zingy floral contrast here; and the brief for this was “super summery”. Check that then! Having said that, personally I could see this working so well with neutrals/stripes/chambray….that kinda thing. I may have a shirt or two in my refashioning pile somewhere…..
This issue sees the start of a 3 issue sewalong with this month’s cover girl. Here’s a random piece of trivia….that there skirt in the picture? That was made as a sample by our very own Zoe! Small world huh?
I am always intrigued and often in awe of people that manage to carve a living in this emerging sewing community so this interview with Claire Louise Hardie is particularly interesting to me…
Nice little guide to one of my favourite notions….bias binding!
I’ve had this wooden yardstick stashed for a while with plans for doing exactly this!
Issue 5 is out now and available in larger supermarkets and branches of WH Smiths, or you can subscribe via the website 🙂