The Sew Reporter – 25th March

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This week on the blog we’re chatting about sewing groups! We’ve also started a new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about new patterns, what we are planning to make and helping each other out with our projects.

Then below there are 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.


Allie M. Jackson made a bikini using the Evie la Luve Maxine pants.

Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher made a Harrington jacket using McCalls 7637 for her lucky dad!

Karen of Did You Make That? has made a pair of Butterick 6178 culottes.

Abi aka The Crafty Pinup has made the I AM PATTERNS Cassiopee Dress.

Katie of What Katie Sews has created another pair of self-drafted ‘mom’ jeans.

Emily of Self Assembly Required made the Bibi pinafore dress from Tilly’s new book Stretch.

Helen of Helen’s Closet made the Wiksten coat (pattern from Issue 4 of ‘Making’).

Shauni made the new Juliette Skirt from Ready to Sew.

Tia Juana made the Grainline Studio Yates Coat.

Elie made the Fern Shorts by Afternoon Patterns.


NEW: Athina of Craftaholic: My first e-book: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sewing Tilly & The Buttons’ Book Stretch IN A MONTH with Girl Charlee Fabrics!

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: My All-Time Favourite Sewing Patterns

It’s us! Lisa Comfort’s New Fabric Range

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sewing Plans March 2018

Rosa from Sewn: Sewing Plans and DIY Wedding Dress Update

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Vlog 14: Nina Lee Kew Dress Hack Tutorial

Sew Over It: Introducing my Fabric Range!

English Girl At Home: The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Karen from Did you make that?Happy Holidays 2017

Leigh from Clueless SeamstressIf I could only use 3 sewing patterns for a whole year

Jen from Gingerella: The #fivetakesonetake tag

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch


NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 3: Unpicking the Costume Business with Fiona Parker and Alex Bruce

NEW: While She Naps: #117: Lauren Fairweather

NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 33: CREATIVITY AND CONNECTION WITH ERIN DOLLAR

NEW: Blogtacular: EPISODE 36: THE ASA AND CAP

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 134: ERIN BURKE HARRIS OF HOUSE ON HILL ROAD

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #19: Fast Fashion Fasting

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 108: Abby Glassenberg and Rachel Felix

Elise gets Crafty: ON ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2018 / EP. 138

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

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



Go bold or go home with punchy prints at the Village Haberdashery!

With all the qualities of linen but the drape of viscose, this 1950s-inspired viscose linen print from Fabrics Galore is begging to become a big swishy skirt!

Embrace the sophisticated of nudes and neutrals with this blush crepe from Cotton Reel Studio.

Ahoy there! If you’re a lover of nautical prints then check out the selection at Higgs & Higgs – a tastefully understated range in navy and white featuring tiny dolphins, seahorses, anchors and starfish.

This fabulous new ‘Palm Springs’ rayon from The Crafty Mastermind has a really versatile print that would work equally well on trousers, a blouse or a kaftan….

Dragonfly Fabrics has a lovely selection of Art Gallery jerseys – these prints are just the thing for a fresh injection into your spring wardrobe!

These elegant watercolour irises on black satin from Remnant Kings suggest cocktails and swishing skirts on warm summer nights…

The Draper’s Daughter is having a 15% off sale on ALL patterns until midnight on Sunday 25th – just use the code SPRING15 at checkout!

Ooh, what would you make with this fabulous embossed scuba from the Fabric Godmother?!

How fun is this leather wrist ruler from Beyond Measure? Not to mention beautiful AND practical…

This floral cotton voile from Til the Sun Goes Down would make an absolutely dreamy boho maxi dress1

Cloth Spot has a great way of categorising fabrics – by garment! Check out here all the fabrics they have that would be suitable for making skirts

We are swooning over this tropical reef crepe from Sew Over It – isn’t it just so elegant?!

If Madonna was a seamstress,this ‘Material Girl’ enamel pin from Sew Me Sunshine would surely be on her wishlist!

Backstitch has some really fun, stylish and contemporary options in their selection of interiors fabrics.

Celtic Fusion Fabrics have so many fun and quirky prints new in stock – perfect for craft and clothing!

Did you know Girl Charlee offer 15% off your first order if you sign up to their mailing list?! Great news if you’ve just bought a certain book on stretch fabrics…!

Go dramatic with this leopard print stretch cotton sateen from Minerva Crafts – perfect for a pin-up pencil skirt!

Quick quick, today is the last day to sign up for Sew Hayley Jane’s April box of sewing delights!

With little painterly dots in metallic lilac this cotton from Cloth and Candy is so simple and pretty. A sweet and understated way to bring the 2018 colour of the year into your fabric fold!


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

Come and join our new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.



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