Sewing news: The pattern I designed for Simplicity: 8087

Do you remember at the end of last year I mentioned I had some big news? Well this is it!

I am super proud and very excited to announce that I designed a pattern for Simplicity patterns!
Number 8087. Can you believe it?

 A few background details:

I designed this in July 2015. My Mum was visiting from the US, and was having an extended stay because she had fallen and fractured her pelvis! (she is fine now thank goodness)
It was very hot and I was busy sewing and crocheting and photographing it all. I needed something cool to wear. It had to be a simple sew, with short sleeves, it needed more than two pockets, one for my phone, one for my notebook, one for my hook and yarn etc etc… (I had taken to wearing an apron just for the extra pockets)  Eureka! a garment was born…

Simplicity 8087:

So here it is, a simple ‘A’ line dress, or tunic, and one for your daughter or niece too? Raglan sleeves, (very easy) and they give a flattering shoulder coverage too. No zip it pulls over your head, optional tie belt and oh so many fabric choices to play around with!

How about, chambray denim and liberty prints plus a crochet lace edging?

My Plans:

I plan on making it in denim and printed denim, the minute I get my hands on that  precious little packet. There may also be a few tears of happiness shed too…my Mum said my Nan would be so proud and would be running around telling all her neighbours. I so wish she could have been here with me to share the news, but sadly she passed a few years ago!

A sew along?

I plan a sew-along for anyone who would be interested? (That is as soon as the weather is a little warmer) This way I can help you with any details or queries etc.

I am also booking a few all-day work shops, you know the sort with cake and a cuppa included. I have one ‘up north’ planned too ( my mate Gilly makes is being an angel and organising it all for me) So as soon as I have some fixed dates and places I will let you know.

At the moment the pattern is only available in the states from Simplicity patterns and stockists, but I have been told it will be out here very ‘soon’

But you know what? I still am finding it so hard to believe that I actually did that, it really is a case of pinching myself!

So what do you think?

Bestest wishes



  1. 17th May 2016 / 11:52 pm

    It just found your blog,just now, because I was holding my hand pattern 8087…I saw the name, Lazy Daisy Jones….so I banged it…ta Da it brought me to your blog! I can't wait to get started on this pattern! I am making a dress for my 6 yr. Old and a top for my 10 yr. Old and one for myself!
    I just had to leave a comment…..this 8087 is so so sweet!

  2. 8th March 2016 / 9:57 am

    Congratulations Ashley! How fantastic! It's a super design and very sweet. Enjoy your sew-a-long xx

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Sam, it still hasn't fully sunk in!

  3. 7th March 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Oh, fantastic pattern! Luckily I live in the States, so I can go buy it right now … it's just what I was looking for. You're the best!

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:29 am

      Yay!! and thank you I hope you like it? let me know!

    • 14th March 2016 / 12:30 pm

      I've been to three fabric stores, and your pattern was SOLD OUT at every one! Lol, I will have to order online.

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:28 am

      Thank you, it means a lot to hear those words!

  4. 7th March 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Wonderful news, congratulations, loving the fabric choice too
    Clare x

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much!

  5. 7th March 2016 / 10:42 am

    Wow Daisy, how exciting is that? And I love the pattern, and the denim you have chosen for your make. I might just have to join in with you!
    Caz xx

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:27 am

      oh thank you and please do I would love to see what fabric you will choose?
      bestest xxx

  6. 7th March 2016 / 10:27 am

    Congratulations! that's quite amazing when you think of all the designs they must turn down, here's hoping this is just the first of several now you have your foot in the door, fantastic ! x

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:27 am

      thank you Pi, they found me via instagram, it all feels slightly surreal at the moment?
      bestest xxxxx

  7. 7th March 2016 / 6:52 am

    OH MY GOD! I am SO very excited for you! Congratulations! When I go into town on Thursday, I am going to march straight into JoAnn's and buy your pattern, Simplicity 8087. Maybe two of them! I love aprons and make them myself but I love that this is a dress/tunic/apron! Great job! Love the pockets.

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:26 am

      Kim thank you sooooo much, very envious that you will see it first….enjoy!!

  8. 7th March 2016 / 4:44 am

    Congratulations Daisy – this is a wonderful achievement! I love the idea of an apron pocket, so practical

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:25 am

      thank you very much for your kind words!

  9. 6th March 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Well stop the presses and get out of town!!!
    Well done Daize you SUPER STAR!

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:25 am

      Hahaha didn't know I had it in me!
      you better make one ??

  10. 6th March 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I am so happy for you, you are so talented!
    Congratulations xxxx

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:24 am

      Thank you chuck!

  11. 6th March 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Dear Daisy
    I would be very interested in a sew-a-long…congratulations on your achievement! I enjoyed the skirt one and made a denim skirt – another one to follow soon I hope. Will you let us know when the pattern is available over here?
    Best wishes

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:23 am

      Ellie thank you! I will let you know, keep an eye out!
      bestest wishes xx

  12. 6th March 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Congratulations, a fabulous achievement. I do like the pattern, it might just be what I need for this summer. x

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:22 am

      thank you, If you do try it I would love to know all about how you get on!
      bestest x

  13. 6th March 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Fantastic news! Well done 🙂 I would definitely be up for your sewalong….I really need a kick of confidence to get me sewing garments

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:22 am

      Brilliant and thank you, the minute i have tried the pattern out again i will start planning!

  14. 6th March 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Well done you 🙂
    Amanda xx

  15. 6th March 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Having only recently discovered your blog I am thrilled to 'know' you! This is such an outstanding accomplishment that you should indeed be proud. As I scanned my pattern stash for quick little Summer Dresses I was rather bored with the same old same old. This has arrived just in time! ps, I make and wear aprons for the exact same reason, including that I am a wee bit sloppy. Best wishes for this pattern, I will share it on my blog too.

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:21 am

      Thank you so much! I really wont believe it is true until i have the pattern in my hand!
      best wishes!

  16. 6th March 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Huge congrats Ashley. Lovely patterns, would deffo be beyond my capabilities…had enough trouble with that skirt the other year. Anything with sleeves would be disastrous. x

    • 8th March 2016 / 10:20 am

      Hha but thanks for your kind words, you never know!
      best xxx

  17. 6th March 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Wow, you must be so proud of yourself, well done! I'd love to give it a try, but it's probably a bit above my capabilities. Hope you sell lots 😀 Xx

    • 6th March 2016 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you Claire, It is a very simple pattern, my sew-along might be worth a look if ever you do fancy it…? and I would always be willing to help too!
      watch this space!

  18. 6th March 2016 / 2:29 pm

    That is incredible, well done!

    • 6th March 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you so much, cannot wait for it to be published in the uk!

  19. 6th March 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Very cool. Well done!

  20. 6th March 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Wow that is amazing news! Well done you!

    • 6th March 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you very much!