This week we shared 8 of our favourite simple jacket sewing patterns for Spring and Rachel took part in the McCall’s Cocktail Hour blogger tour. There are also loads of lovely makes from your favourite bloggers, new sewing patterns and lots of other inspiring stuff so pick your beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the sewing Sunday papers.
Katie from What Katie Sews makes the new Ronja dungarees from Named Clothing.
Tilly and the Buttons share Abi’s gorgeous sewing space!
Karen from Did you Make That? makes a dreamy McCall’s M6885 shirt dress.
Elena at Randomly Happy posts tips on how to turn inspiration into the perfect handmade wardrobe!
Marie at A Stitching Odyssey announces #VintagePledge for 2017! Sign up here.
Portia at Makery shares her latest find, some magic fabric pens!
Heather at Closet Case Patterns makes a stunning sparkly Robert Kaufman metallic linen Grainline Studio Farrow dress.
Megan Nielsen shares her favourite summer Flint pants.
Jen from Grainline Studio shares handmade styling: cozy winter blues.
Colette post a tutorial on how to create a circular patch pocket.
It’s us! BOOK REVIEW: The Maker’s Atelier: The Essential Collection
NEW: Megan from Pigeon: Vintage QIPAO sewing pattern review – Simplicity 5010
NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: Epic fabric haul – fabrics, yarn, birthday goodies and sewing plans / vlog 35
NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: My Sewing Pattern collection
NEW: Stitch My Style: Making Marilyn Monroe’s Dress – Part 3
NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: Sewing for Pleasure Show review and mini haul
NEW: Clueless Seamstress: My top 5 favourite sewing patterns of 2016
NEW: Gingerella: Fabric, patterns and sewing plans March 2017
Jennifer Lauren Handmade: A Handmade Day Podcast, Ep5 – Knitting Failures & Successes
Elisalex’s Studio: February ’17 fabric haul and sewing plans
English Girl at Home: Fabric Printing with Contrado
NEW: Blogtacular No. 22 Zeena Shah
Modern Sewciety: MS episode 115:: #Quiltcon2017 recap with Suzy Quilts
NEW: While She Naps: EPISODE #93: PENNY MCMORRIS AND DEAN NEUMANN, CO-FOUNDERS OF ELECTRIC QUILT
NEW: Craft-Ish Episode: Episode 37: Textile Designer, Anna Maria Horner
The Wild Stitch: Sustainable business with Meghann from Half-moon Atelier // Ep23
Elise gets Crafty: Quick Take: On Magic and work
NEW: Crafty Planner: No. 104 Tina Tarr
Seamwork Radio 15: Creative Community with Kristine Vejar
Check out the latest pattern releases here or a round up of pattern releases from last month from Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher @diaryofachainstitcher.
Pre-order the amazing new floral Barkcloth collection called Outback Wife from Cotton Reel Studio (above).
This stretch dark floral jacquard would make the most amazing bomber jacket or dress, back in stock after popular demand at Fabrics Galore.
For cat and dog lovers – this collection available at Fabric Punk is the cat’s pyjamas.
A date for your diary, it’s the Beyond Measure open day on 1st April next week, not to be missed!
Some very cool Kokka Tayutou prints new in stock at Celtic Fusion Fabrics, make a statement with these!
Read two truths and a lie this week with Stacy Iest Hsu on The Village Haberdashery blog and win a 10 piece fat quarter bundle!
Get 20% off all patterns at The Draper’s Daughter with code SPRING-20, this weekend only (above)!
Sign up for alerts about the new May sewing subscription box to be released on the 3rd April at Sew Hayley Jane, treat yourself to some goodies each month.
Lots of new stretch cottons new in stock this week at Fabric Godmother, perfect for the Spring weather.
Our obsession continues… we LOVE the new Cherokee Village fabric collection at Higgs and Higgs with little cacti prints.
Oh hello… to the new geometric Take Shape fabric collection by Art Gallery Fabrics now available at The Fabric Fox, all the heart eyes for this.
Get your hands on Green Bee sewing patterns, new at Dragonfly Fabrics this week with some gorgeous fabric suggestions!
Cloth and Candy have these gorgeous Lucky Dip fabric packs new in stock this week at just £10.95 per pack (above).
Minerva crafts are chatting about Scuba and Jersey patterns over on their blog this week.
Rainbows and unicorn fabric, you’ve read that right! Head over to the magical treasure trove that is Elephant in My Handbag.
Visit one of Abakhan’s stores on May 6th for a yarntastic Yarn Shop Day with loads of events.
Mystery mix jersey packs up for grabs at Girl Charlee UK this week, minimum 1/4m per piece.
It’s chiffon paradise at Sew Over It this week with lots of new fabrics online and in stores.
We spotted Megan Nielsen patterns are new in stock this week at The Crafty Mastermind.
It really is a wonderland at Fabric HQ this week with the arrival of the Rifle Paper Co. Wonderland fabric collection.
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.
Spring Quilt Festival, Exeter, 31st March – 2nd April.
The Story of Silk Study Day, The Silk Museum, Macclesfield, 1st April.
Fabric memory books with Becky Adams, Selvedge shop, London, 1st April.
Painting with your needle embroidery, Bramley, Surrey, 4th April.
British Quilt and Stitch Village, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 7th – 9th April
Decoupage sewing boxes, Selvedge shop, London, 22nd April.
Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts, ExCel exhibition centre, London, 20th – 22nd April.
Knitting and Stitching show, Edinburgh, 27th – 30th April.
William Morris: In Pursuit of Beauty course, V&A Museum, London, 29th – 30th April 2017.
Tag events or blogs you’ve discovered this week with #sewreporter
The Maker’s Atelier: The Essential Collection Sewing with Style by Frances Tobin. 9th February.
The Gentleman’s Wardrobe: Vintage-Style projects to make for the modern man by Vanessa Mooncie. 7th March 2017.
Sew Your Own Dolls: 25 stylish dolls to make and personalise by Louise Kelly. 4th April 2017.
Sewing for babies and children by Laura Strutt. 4th April 2017.
Complete dressmaking: essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 6th April 2017.
Designing clothes with the flat pattern method by Sara Alm. 6th April 2017.
The Gentleman’s wardrobe: vintage-style clothing to make for the the modern man by Vanessa Mooncie. 18th April 2017.
Singer: The complete photo guide to sewing by Nancy Langdon. 20th April 2017.
Sew Caroline weekend style: 15 easy sew patterns. 26th April 2017.
Superhero sewing by Lane Huerta. 1st June 2017.
Complete Dressmaking: Essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 8th June 2017.
Girl with a sewing machine: the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes by Jenniffer Taylor. 30th June 2017.
Stylish wraps sewing book: ponchos, capes, coats and more by Yoshiko Tsukiori. 1st August 2017.
Stylish remakes by Violette Room. 8th August 2017.
A beginner’s guide to sewing with knitted fabrics by Wendy Ward. 14th November 2017.