The Sew Reporter – 28th May

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This week we’ve done a Spoonflower fabric haul talking through their dressmaking fabrics. 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.

What Katie Sews had made a swoonworthy Reeta dress from Named Clothing

Tilly and the Buttons shows you how to line her new pattern the Etta dress

Karen from Did you make that has made her third Yuki dress from Tessuti fabrics – we love the contrast collar on this version!

Elisalex from By Hand London shows us her beautiful gown from the Dressmakers Ball.

Rach against the sewing machine has made a Seamwork Reggie dress and it’s perfecto for these warmer days!

Marie from Stitching Odyssey has made her girlfriend Charlotte a dress for the first time…. and let’s just say it wasn’t a straight forward make!

Handmade Jane had made this gorgeous New Look 6125 dress – titled the firework dress!

Lusting after these amazing culottes from Shauni S who made the Butterick 6178!

Lauren from Lladybird has made a Deer and Doe Reglisse dress and it’s gorgeous!

Christine Haynes shares her bra making adventures  – really handy if you’re thinking about making lingerie

Heather Lou from Closet Case Patterns shows us how to sew a curved patch pocket.

NEW: It’s us! A Spoonflower Fabric Haul

 Megan from Pigeon Wishes: Sew Over It Eve dress and party!

NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: New PDF pattern: Lulu dress

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: UNBOXING Sew Hayley Jane’s May Sewing Subscription Box! What’s Inside + Review

Athina from Craftaholic: shares her fabric haul from April and sewing plans for May

NEW: English Girl at Home#fmbham Sewing Meet-Up

NEW: Stitch My Style: Making a jacket out of towels

Clueless Seamstress: Top 5 sewing goals for 2017

A Stitching Odyssey: An introduction to #vintagepledge

Sewn: How to sew a pleated skirt without a pattern: sew along tutorial

NEW: Gingerella: #KBPatternSwap REVEAL: my first shirtdress!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew and Tell 

Harriet from Hobbling HandmadesHow I inventory my fabrics

Jennifer Lauren Handmade: The Juniper Cardigan – pattern release and sew along introduction

NEW: Elisalex’s StudioBehind the scenes at a By Hand London photoshoot


NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 121:: Leah Day

While She Naps: Podcast Episode #97: Nancy Zieman

Craft-IshEpisode 40: Red Heart Spokesperson, Marly Bird


Crafty Planner: Quilt Box May Edition – Alex Anderson

Thread Cult: #42 Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, with Wanda M. Corn

Elise gets Crafty: On Starting the 100 day project // Ep119

New Spring/Summer 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 @diaryofachainstitcher.

If stripe linen is your thang you need to head to Fabric Godmother immediately. (above)

Sew Hayley Jane posts her  latest make with May's fabric from the subscription box

Higgs and Higgs to mea mean fat quarter pack check out these rather adorable pandas.

If you loved the hungry caterpillar as much as we did when you were little check out this fabric from Elephant in my Handbag

Fabric HQ have got 15% off everything with the code 'hellosunshine'

If you’re looking for a gift for a crafty pal (or a self gift)

If you’re hunting down quilting cottons then make sure you check  out the influx that's just arrived at Fabrics Galore

If you’re on the hunt for some cactus fabric this super chic one from Celtic Fusion Fabric is all kinds of dreamy.

SALE ALERT the fabric fox have 20% off everything online all weekend - no code needed!

Dragonfly Fabrics have 10% off all weekend with the code: SEW38

Stock reduction sale! There is up to 50% off selected fabrics at Fabric Punk

Have you ever thought about joining a fabric club?  Check out the quilting colour month club to top up your stash!

Linen lust this week comes from The Drapers daughter - in lovely hues (above)

Who isn’t look for neon cherry fabric?Cloth and Candy have got it nailed! (above)

Sew Over It have some limited edition kimono kits still available on the site.

Looking for a bit of sewing inspiration?  check out the latest makes from the Minerva Craft bloggers..

This cotton lawn from Cotton Reel Studio has our hearts a flutter. (Above)

Loving the new ponte de roma fabrics that have arrived in the week at Girl Charlee!

The Crafty mastermind at The Crafty Mastermind

WOW! Warehouse clearance fabrics at Abakhan from just £1.75 pee metre!


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




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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