The Sew Reporter – 19th March

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This week we reviewed the new book by Frances Tobin of The Maker’s Atelier, called The Maker’s Atelier: The Essential Collection. 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.

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Karen from Did you Make That? shares her Top 5 tips: sewing, reading and motivation.

Rachel at House of Pinheiro shares her visit to see the Maker’s House: Burberry Exhibition 2017.

Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a charcoal boiled wool Cocoon coat for her mum.


Jen from The Gingerthread Girl makes a gorgeous Seamwork Astoria from Atelier Brunette Twinkle Rose French Terry.

Shauni from The Magnificant Thread makes the new Jane shirt from Ready to Sew.

Tilly and the Buttons shares your Zadie dress makes.

Rachel from Rach Against the Sewing Machine makes a McCall’s 7381 dress from this month’s Love Sewing magazine.

Daphne from SewNeedy and Daphne blog makes a fab Sew Over It Chloe Coat.

Colette share 26 inspirational patch pocket ideas!

Jen from Grainline Studio knits a Martine Pullover by Julie Hoover.

Heather from a Closet Case Patterns shares styling and colour palette in her wardrobe as part of Lessons from the curated closet.

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NEW: It’s us! BOOK REVIEW: The Maker’s Atelier: The Essential Collection

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sew & Tell / February Sewing Makes / Vlog 34

NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: Fabric Haul: March 2017

NEW: Stitch My Style: Making Marilyn Monroe’s Dress – Part 1

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: DIY Rockabilly Pinup Bandana sewing tutorial!

NEW: Sewn: Fabric Haul and Sewing plans: March

NEW: Clueless Seamstress: Catch up and Christmas presents

NEW: Gingerella: My Makes February 2017

Jennifer Lauren Handmade: A Handmade Day Podcast, Ep5 – Knitting Failures & Successes

Elisalex’s StudioFebruary ’17 fabric haul and sewing plans

English Girl at HomeFabric Printing with Contrado

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NEW: Blogtacular No. 21: Allison Sadler

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 115:: #Quiltcon2017 recap with Suzy Quilts

While She Naps: Episode #92: Pokey Bolton

NEW: Craft-Ish Episode: Episode 36: Brit & Co’s Anjelika Temple

The Wild Stitch: Sustainable business with Meghann from Half-moon Atelier // Ep23

Elise gets Crafty: Quick Take: On Magic and work

NEW: Crafty Planner: Alison Glass and Chen Wu

Seamwork Radio 15: Creative Community with Kristine Vejar

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New Autumn/Winter Collections from VogueMcCallsButterickKwik SewSimplicityNew Look and Burdastyle.

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

Minerva crafts now stock French pattern company I AM PATTERNS so you can easily get them over here!

Cloth & Candy have some fantastic fabric bundles perfect for Mother’s Day!

Always looking for a bargain and the bolt end department at Elephant in my Handbag is a treasure trove!

Check out ALL the new fabric from the Cotton Reel Studio – there are some crackers in there!

Stuffed full of inspiration the summer collection of fabrics from Abakhan is floating our boats big time!

Girl Charlee have got a great tutorial this week for sewing a jersey pencil skirt.

Crushing on this fabric (above) from the gals at Sew Over It.

The new collection of Rifle Paper Co. fabric on The Crafty Mastermind‘s site is soooo good  – honestly we are swooning!

Fabric HQ have 30% off all charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes this week! Use code PRECUT.

The Village Haberdashery has a great tutorial on making a DIY macrame plant hanger

Dragonfly Fabrics have got a fantastic new range of fine corduroy fabrics in stock – perfect if you’re thinking about making a Cleo!

The Draper’s Daughter have this beautiful KOKKA brush stroke fabric in stock.. now what to make?

Wondering what goes inside a Sew Hayley Jane subscription box and what to make with the spoils? Then look no further.

The new selection of cotton lawns from Fabric Godmother have our hearts a flutter.. .literally if you love a bird print then have a look at these.

Higgs and Higgs have wonderful X jerseys in loads of colours.

The Fabric Fox have the most fantastical range of Japanese fabrics, in ALL the colours!

Alice in Wonderland fabrics new in stock this week at Fabrics Galore.

For cat and dog lovers – this collection available at Fabric Punk is the cat’s pyjamas.

Beyond Measure have got their wrist rulers back in stock.. hurry they won’t last long!

Check out the April Rhodes Observer collection at Celtic Fusion Fabrics for some awesome colour blocking dressmaking prints.

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Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.

March 2017

Spring Knitting and Stitching show, Olympia exhibition centre, London, 2nd – 5th March.

Norwich sewcials – Sew Day! Norwich, 4th March.

Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts, SECC, Glasgow, 2nd – 5th March.

Spring Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 3rd – 5th March.

Paper Clothing with Jennifer Collier, Selvedge shop, London, 4th March.

Stitch and Craft, Malvern (near Worcester), 9th – 11th March.

Couture techniques workshop, Fashion and Textiles Museum, London, 11th March.

William Morris Textiles: Now and Then talk, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 16th March.

Sewing for Pleasure, NEC, Birmingham, 16th – 19th March.

Fascinating Footwear course, V&A Museum, London, 18th – 19th March 2017.

Jacqueline Groag textile design talk, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 23rd March.

The Selvedge Fair, Bath, 25th March.

Spring Quilt Festival, Exeter, 31st March – 2nd April.

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

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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.

Fix Your Clothes: the sustainable magic of mending, patching and darning by Raleigh Briggs. 11th 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.

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