It’s the last week before launch! We’ve been putting the final touches to the website, had a load of postcards printed and drunk ‘some’ wine to keep us going into the late nights. It’s now only four days to go folks!
What have the bloggers been making?
Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts Love at First Stitch lovers meet up! The Coletterie posts new team members and first episode of teamworks radio with Jenny Rushmore. Karen at Did You Make That? posts a wonk, a curve, a crook or a twist? Elena at Randomly Happy posts A/W 2015 sewing inspiration and fabric giveaway with Remnant Kings. What Kate Sews posts Handmade labels from Nominette. Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher posts Adventures in the USA and Pattern testing the Joan dress with giveaway.
Jane at Handmade Jane posts My weekend in sewing and British Sewing Awards 2015. Marie at A Stitching Odyssey posts loving a person, not their gender. Rachel at House of Pinheiro posts Pea Coat sew along tailoring and getting started plus What i’m wearing: pink coat. Heather at Closet Case Files posts striped Salle jumpsuit and guest post from What Would Maude Wear? plus makes a Moto chic jacket from SBCC patterns. Charlotte from English Girl at Home posts Unicorn parallelograms scarf at Centre Pompidou and Refashioners shirt dress. Caroline at SewCaroline posts welded quilt blog tour.
Elisalex at By Hand London posts pattern hacking Elisalex – how to sew a neckline capelet. Amy at Almond Rock posts put a cat on it…put a bow on that cat while you’re at it. Lauren at Lladybird makes a 70s denim skirt. Jennifer Lauren Vintage posts a Sewing Indie Month interview with Amity from Lolita patterns. Zoe at ‘So, Zo …’ posts charity shop scores. Jen at Grainline Studios posts Lark tee sew along steps: hemming, boatneck, v-neck and scoop crew neck. Sewaholic posts their new sportswear Vancouver pattern collection. Lisa at Make my Lemonade posts flowered sneakers.
Latest pattern releases
NEW: Sewaholic – Vancouver collection
Sew Over It – Joan Dress
Grainline Studios – The Lark Tee
Shops and businesses
At The Sewing Directory, Julie and Fiona post the exciting news that applications are being accepted for series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee #GBSB. Also new fabric collections for September, Albert the Bird project from Sew A Monster by Fiona Goble and search the database to find your local sewing group.
It’s 10% off birthday weekend at Fabric Godmother.
Lisa at Sew Over It posts Ultimate shift dress pattern hack: button back cropped top.
Annie at The Village Haberdashery posts super clearance sale, September baby quilt club bundle, Kona matching with Sweet Autumn Day by Little Cube and Big Announcement – moving to bigger, brighter home!
Lauren at Guthrie and Ghani posts What’s on my sewing table and top tips for pattern matching.
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest meet-ups, exhibitions and shows.
Tag events or blogs you’ve discovered this week with #sewreporter
Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen. 29th September.
Handmade lampshade by Natalia Price-Cabrera. 7 October.
Modern cross stitch by Hannah Sturrock. 8 October.
London stitch and knit by Leigh Metcalf. 12 October.
Regency Women’s dress: historical dressmaking and patterns by Cassidy Percoco. October.
Dress history: new directions in theory and practice by C. Nicklas and A. Pollen. 22 October.
Practical Pattern Making by Isabel Sanchez Hernandez. 28 October.
Little big stuff: pint-sized play sets to sew for kids by Michelle Jensen. 28 October.
Boundless style: a mix and match sewing pattern workbook by Kristin Boos. 30 October.
Modern vintage gifts by Helen Philipps. 30 October.
Tilda’s toy box by Tone Finnanger. 30 October.
Patchwork essentials by Jeni Baker. 31 October.
Modern style for girls: sew a boutique wardrobe by Mary Abreu. 31 October.