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4.9
Based on 43 reviews
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  1. Susannah Henry (verified owner)

    This is a lovely, well-drafted pattern, with some great anticipation built into it. Size Me Sewing has clearly imagined a beginner maker standing next to their machine saying “oh, no! I’ve never inserted an invisible zip!” and the instructions have been written with reassurance in mind. I added one or two tweaks just in terms of finishing the seams, but otherwise this was a straightforward project, made as directed. The Florence skirt is a lovely, flexible garment which lends itself to being worn with tights and boots or flip-flops! A bonus would be that you can have this pattern drafted to your specific size – I didn’t use this service but what a great, inclusive idea. More power to Size Me Sewing!

    Florence SkirtFlorence Skirt

  2. Emily Rought-Brooks

    Really love this dress – the details of a longer sleeve, the elastic to draw the waist in – all make this a thoughtful sew. I learned a lot from this.

    Vienne DressVienne Dress

  3. Gina Williams

    I really enjoyed sewing my Vienne blouses. The pattern is well drafted and the instructions are clearly set out. I did use the video, but only to have Donna’s company as I sewed 🙂 My tops fit well and look nice with both skirts and trousers.
    If you do have a problem, Donna is always willing to help you out.
    Have a go at this pattern – you’ll love it!

    Vienne BlouseVienne Blouse

  4. Emily Rought-Brooks

    Really enjoyed learning how to do shirring! Set myself a bit of a challenge with stripy fabric so carried on shirring and added a panel to the front v. Instructions very good as with other patterns!

    Florence BlouseFlorence Blouse

  5. Emily Rought-Brooks

    I really love this dress. I’ve made one and have another piece of fabric earmarked for the next. Instructions are excellent and I really felt I learned some new skills in making it. I also felt it was really well designed for a more middle aged body that has been through the rigours of life, with sleeves of a nice length and a shape that is neither sack like nor skin tight, but flattering.

    Vienne DressVienne Dress

  6. Emily Rought-Brooks (verified owner)

    I really love these trousers! I bought the standard pattern and made them according to my measurements. They are a definite statement which I like a lot. I found the instructions straightforward and will make again

    Florence TrousersFlorence Trousers

  7. Mia

    Beautiful pattern! Straightforward to make – i confess I didnt even read the instructions in great detail. I followed Donna’s video and whipped it up in an afternoon. The darts on sleeve cap are rather unique, and very friendless for narrow shoulders. Love the shirred cuffs! The pattern is true to size for me. I didnt have to make any adjustments.

    Florence BlouseFlorence Blouse

  8. Helen Shaw

    This is the first skirt I’ve made and truth be told I’m not much of a skirt wearer. But I wanted to try something with a bit of swish to see if I liked the style. And I like it a lot. The paper pattern and instructions came in a practical wallet for storage and it even had a cute label to sew into the skirt! The instructions were very clear and there is a helpful video to go with the instructions so it’s great if, like me, you are learning how to sew. In fact with the video it’s like being in a virtual sewing class. If you want to grow your sewing confidence then I can recommend this pattern.

    Florence SkirtFlorence Skirt

  9. Andrea Miller

    Lovely easy to follow pattern and instructions with great results. I didn’t use the YouTube videos but it is handy having the references in the instructions for any of the more tricky bits. Thank you Donna, I will be making more 😀

    Vienne BlouseVienne Blouse

  10. Colette Bland

    Lovely blouse to make and I am a novice . Was really pleased to see how easy it was to do the sleeves. Really comfortable and stylish too. Thanks Donna for such straightforward instructions.

    Florence BlouseFlorence Blouse

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