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Sew Reporter – 30th August


What’s been happening this week in the world of sewing? I know how busy I get trying to fit everything in each week and I use my time at the weekend to catch up on what’s been happening all-things-sewing-wise. This got me thinking that a quick summary of what’s going on would be really useful to read with your brunch over the weekend. Save all that searching and scrolling through blog posts, cherry pick what you want to read in the time you have!

What have the bloggers been posting?

Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts making time to sew. The Coletterie posts what we made vol. 2Handmade Jane posts progress on the made up vintage blouse. Karen at Did You Make That? posts Made Up prizes and tote bag winners. Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a purple bamboo Agnes top and denim M6696 skirt plus plaid double gauze Zeena dress.

What Katie Sews makes a pair of Thread Theory Jedediah shorts. Marie at A Stitching Odyssey posts #VintagePledge stash interview: Em Originals. Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Bruyere Shirt from Deer & Doe, reviews the new Merchant & Mills workbook plus makes a Geneva knit top. Heather at Closet Case Files posts this week in sewing blogs vol. 58 and fabric files / transitions. Charlotte from English Girl at Home posts AGWSD trade fair.

Lladybird posts bra-making tips and makes a linen Hawthorn dressScruffy Badger makes a Biscayne blouseJennifer Lauren Vintage posts Stitching up Felicity: attaching the skirt to the bodice & which way to press the waist seams.

Zoe at ‘So, Zo …’ makes a Jenna cardigan and Gertie Sews easy knit skirt. Jen at Grainline Studios posts Sew & Tell Janna of effortless attention, Kendra’s fall’15 wardrobe inspiration and fall’15 wardrobe inspirationSewaholic posts ’70s inspired fall colours, How to insert elastic into casings and Gabby Jacket progressDixie DIY posts Refashioners 2015. Make My Lemonade posts Happy Canadian Sunday.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Julie and Fiona post a tutorial on sewing a bound hem, the next in the beginners guide to patchwork and quilting: broken dishes, pinwheel and hour glass block tutorials and a seven part soft furnishing series.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery posts last summer shop window display and kona matching Natural Trail by Bethan Janine.

Guthrie and Ghani posts the last of your summer makes, announces new Autumn workshops and the sale continues.

Fabric godmother now stocks new denims.


Production assistant, Portland – Colette


Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion by Mood Designer Fabrics, 1st September.


#SewPhotoHop, @houseofpinheiro, throughout August.

British Sewing Awards 2015

Refashioners 2015 throughout August

WI centennial fair, Harrogate International Centre, 3 – 6th September.

Bloglovin’ Awards 2015, results 13th September.

The Handmade fair, Hampton Court Palace, 18-20th September.

SewBrum meet-up in Birmingham – Saturday 31st October 2015.

Fashion on the Ration continues at the Imperial War Museum, 5th March – 31st August.

Riviera Style, Resort and Swimwear since 1900 at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May – 30th August.

Nautical Chic by Amber Jane Butchart at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May – 30th August.

Rayne Shoes for stars at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May – 30th August.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A Museum, London 13th June – 31st January.

Liberty in Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 9th October – 28th February.

Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher has a new great round up of the latest pattern releases in July.

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