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Sew Reporter – 20th September

It’s been a busy week! We’ve been chatting with fellow bloggers at the Simplicity Blogger meet up where we also met May Martin, plus a trip to the Handmade Fair.

What have the bloggers been making?

Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts how to make an Agnes dress. The Coletterie posts tips for working with sweater knits and why Indies matter. Karen at Did You Make That? posts the #MadeUp winners. Elena at Randomly Happymakes a Greenwood Tank from Straight Stitch Designs. What Kate Sews makes a Style Arc Ethel top and Papercut Guise trousers. Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a viscose Midsummer night’s dream dress.

Jane at Handmade Jane posts autumn sewing list: semi-posh tops and cocktail dresses and tooth fairy cushion tutorial. Marie at A Stitching Odyssey makes an Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top, #VintagePledge stash interview: Delphine Delivery and #FabricFriday: electric blue wool crepe. Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Maria Denmark Rachel Wrap dress and Pea coat sew-along toile. Heather at Closet Case Files posts an interview with Seamstress Erin, a guest posts from Helen’s closet and this week in sewing blogs. Charlotte from English Girl at Home posts the beginnings of Gyre in Cornish Tin Yarn. Caroline at SewCaroline posts AGF canvas projects and ideas, introduces chalk and paint fabricsand a bow pillow tutorial.

Amy at Almond Rock posts Love Sewing and Lottie blouses. Lauren at Lladybird posts Fall/Winter 2015 sewing plansand makes a blue lace Watson bra. Winnie at Scruffy Badger offers a discount code for Girl Charlee UK fabrics. Jennifer Lauren Vintage posts a guest interview by Kat from Muse patternsas part of Sewing Indie Month. Zoe at ‘So, Zo …’ posts small world Louisa dress. Jen at Grainline Studios posts Lark sew-along: working with knits, Lark sew-along: body and an Sew & Tell | Kate from the Creative CounselorSewaholiic posts cutting the Granville shirt in plaid fabrics and plaid Granville shirt: can you match the sleeve and placketMake my Lemonade posts Welcome Home #2.

Latest pattern releases

Sew Over ItJoan Dress

Grainline Studios – The Lark Tee

Named Clothing F/W 2015 collection

Check out the latest pattern releases here or a round up of all pattern releases from last month by Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher

Shops and businesses

Josie at Fabric Godmother has announced that she will be offering sewing classes in Hove near Brighton, starting with Get to know your Overlocker on 24th October.

Lisa at Sew Over Itreleases the new Joan dress sewing pattern.

Annie at The Village Haberdasherynow stocks Liberty corduroy and sweatshirt fabrics, Cascade super wash yarn plus kona matching Jingle by Kate Spain and colour block of the month is purple. Also new classes for October, a loominous and neon pom pom cowl tutorial and customer makes.

Lauren at Guthrie and Ghani posts shop update and new fabric arrivals.


Check out our Social Calendar for the latest meet-ups, exhibitions and shows.

Tag events or blogs you’ve discovered this week with #sewreporter

Book releases

Home Sewn by Cassandra Ellis. 17th September.

The Making of a Milliner by Jenny Pfanenstiel. 25th September.

Sew Fantasy Toy by Melanie McNeice. 25th September.

Sew Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen. 29th September.

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