The Sew Reporter – 25th June

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This week we’ve been talking about shirt dresses on the blog and shared our top 10! 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.

This week we have a fantastic offer for you from our pals over at Remnant Kings, get 10% off everything until the 30th June with code: ‘FOLDLINE10’ yay!  This includes their large range of Liberty prints and the image above is a taster of the summery delights on offer. Go forth and spoil yourself!

**Offer runs until midnight UK time on the 30th June**

Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher has made a beautiful Orsola dress – the new pattern from By Hand London.

Abi from The Craft Pin Up has made a beautiful Butterick B6453 and shares her tips on a cheats FBA!

Katie from What Katie sews has made some Ogden cami’s and has some handy hints on construction!

We are loving this Sointu wrap tee by Named Clothing made by Jess, perfect for these warmer days!

Zoe from So Zo has done a roundup of maternity makes for her Cordelia and Dolores patterns.

Charlotte from English Girl at Home shares her latest adventures in Seol and recommends all the best fabric shops!


Christine Haynes shares her adventures in New York with us including a visit to Workroom Social, we wish we’d been there too!

NEW VLOG ALERT: Karen from Did you make that?: Tips For Buying Sale Fabric At Liberty Of London

 It’s us!  The Sew Down – June

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

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: June Sewing Plans

NEW: Sew Over It: New PDF Pattern: Meet the Penny Dress!

Sewn: My Sewing: April, May and June!

The Crafty Pin Up: BEHIND THE SEAMS | Butterick B6453 + My Easy Full Bust Adjustment!

NEW: English Girl at HomeSeoul Sightseeing and Fabric Shopping

Stitch My Style: Sleeve Experimentation! Drafting A Basic And Fluted Sleeve

Elisalex’s Studio#haulternative – remaking the first skirt I ever made, 13 years later!

A Stitching Odyssey: Inside the Pattern – Simplicity 1590 | #VintagePledge

Gingerella: #KBPatternSwap REVEAL: my first shirtdress!

Gabby of Gabberdashery: Fabric Haul & Sewing Plans for June 2017

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



NEW: Elise gets Crafty: ON GROWING YOUR BUSINESS / EP 121


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

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 123:: MY side – Stephanie Kendron chats with her IRL friends


Craft-IshEpisode 40: Red Heart Spokesperson, Marly Bird



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.

This cloud nine fabric (above) from Celtic Fusion Fabrics has a summer dress stamped all over it!

Fabrics Galore have got a fab range of Ikat  

We are lusting after these pen markers from Beyond measure for making marks on your fabric!

Dragonfly Fabrics have swiss knot cottons perfect for a summer shirtdress!

Cotton Reel Studio are having a pop up shop next month in Stockton on Tees, a date for your diary! (Above)

Birdsong collection by Dashwood Studio in stock at Fabric Punk this week,.

The Crafty Mastermind has the cutest new Dear Stella woodland creatures print in stock.

Check out the striking two tone stretch denims new in stock at Fabric Godmother this week!.

Celebrate Girl Charlee’s second birthday with a massive fabric sale! Go, Go, Go!!! (above)

Summer is hotting up at Elephant in my Handbag with this Hawaiian hula girls cotton linen print!

Head over to Higgs and Higgs for  all you monochrome needs.

Back in stock at The Drapers Daughter are the striking painterly Kokka prints.

We adore all the new enamel pins in stock this week at Cloth and Candy (above).

Wondered what you get inside a Sew Hayley Jane subscription box? – check out this video from Harriet!

Catch up with new tutorials, classes and fabrics at The Village Haberdashery.

10% off bolt ends at The Fabric Fox!

15% off fabric at Fabric HQ this weekend, help them destash before the big shop move! ; ) (above)

Sew Over It have 20% off sewing classes until midnight tonight! What do you want to learn?

The button surprise sale is now on in Abakhan stores!

Get loads of dressmaking inspiration from the Minerva Crafts blogger network


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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