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Sew Reporter – 27th September

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 membersand  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 inspirationand 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 sewingand 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 tailoringand getting startedplus 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 Pompidouand Refashioners shirt dress. Caroline at SewCaroline posts welded quilt blog tour.

Elisalex at By Hand Londonposts 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 Vintageposts 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-neckand scoop crew neckSewaholic 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

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

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 weekendat 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

Book releases

Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen. 29th September.

Handmade lampshadeby Natalia Price-Cabrera. 7 October.

Modern cross stitchby Hannah Sturrock. 8 October.

London stitch and knitby Leigh Metcalf. 12 October.

Regency Women’s dress: historical dressmaking and patternsby Cassidy Percoco. October.

Dress history: new directions in theory and practiceby C. Nicklas and A. Pollen. 22 October.

Practical Pattern Makingby Isabel Sanchez Hernandez. 28 October.

Little big stuff: pint-sized play sets to sew for kidsby Michelle Jensen. 28 October.

Boundless style: a mix and match sewing pattern workbookby Kristin Boos. 30 October.

Modern vintage giftsby Helen Philipps. 30 October.

Tilda’s toy boxby Tone Finnanger. 30 October.

Patchwork essentialsby Jeni Baker. 31 October.

Modern style for girls: sew a boutique wardrobeby Mary Abreu. 31 October.


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