The Sew Reporter – 3rd June

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This week on the blog we’re rounding up all the fantastic patterns that have come out in the last month! Come join our Facebook group where we are chatting about new patterns, what we are planning to make and helping each other out with our projects.

As always 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.

Marcy, aka Oonaballoona, has made a fabulous maxi version of the Christine Haynes Derby Dress!

Riva, of Riva La Diva, has made a sensational McCalls 6885 shirt dress!

Sara of The Sara Project has made this stylish Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns. 

Louise over at Tilly and the Buttons is sharing Five Lessons from Me Made May 2018!

Lauren of Lladybird has made a Tilly and the Buttons’ Joni Dress, from ‘Stretch’! 

Heather over at Closet Case Files is sharing her button-front version of the Jenny Overalls!

Erica of My Handmade Wardrobe has made a fab pair of Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs!

Anna has made a sweet version of the Sew Over It Rosie Dress!

Wowee, look at this In The Folds Collins Top (hacked into a dress) by Saki!

Mie looks great in her Named Clothing Beatrix Skater Dress!

Jenny has made a fabulous version of the No. 12 Aalborg dress from How To Do Fashion.


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NEW: Sew Over It: May 2018: What Have I Been Sewing?

Athina of Craftaholic: My most worn autumn and winter makes

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: My first dress and why I almost gave up sewing

Rosa from Sewn: May fabric and pattern haul

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: My Sewing Pattern Collection!

Gabby of Gabberdashery: Making Stretch – Tilly and the Buttons ROUNDUP with Girl Charlee UK

Alex of Sew Happy: My Holiday Wardrobe!

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Vlog 15: My latest sewing updates and back to work

Jen from Gingerella: Review: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

English Girl At Home: The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Karen from Did you make that?Happy Holidays 2017

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch

The Great British Sewing Bee 2018 is coming back to our screens!

We are so excited that this iconic sewing bee series for makers will return to our TV screens soon. Get all the latest sewing bee news here and why not catch up on what you missed? We are so excited that this iconic sewing bee series for makers will return to our TV screens soon. We’ve got a full run down for all the Great British Sewing Bee episodes, sewing pattern suggestions, sewing bee contestants, GBSB book reviews and much more from previous series!



NEW: Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #21: Passing the Mic to You

While She Naps: #121: Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch

Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 12: Crafting a Community with the Foldline

Elise gets Crafty: ON HAVING A MISSION: EP 147


Modern Sewciety: MS episode 156: Dana Willard Made Everyday

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

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


Wowee - look at the amazing prints on these new cotton jerseys from Dragonfly Fabrics! Perfect for stand-out sweaters or maxi dresses…  

Make yourself a sturdy tote or bohemian backpack with this medium-weight Aztec-inspired print from Fabrics Galore!

Did you know that Cotton Reel Studio has a growing selection of organic jerseys? The lemon and strawberry prints are especially fun!

If you can’t be lounging on a beach right now, then at least be dreaming of it with this prettiest of Rifle Paper Co rayons from The Crafty Mastermind, featuring sunbathing girls, beach balls and flip flops!

Get your vintage summer sewing underway with these beautiful seasonal prints from Til the Sun Goes Down!

This ‘muscle car’ print from Remnant Kings is the perfect fabric for the Top Gear fans in your life!

Sew yourself a lovely soft, loose cover-up from Atelier Brunette’s heavenly double gauze, available in a new range of summer shades at The Draper’s Daughter.

There’s something very ‘summer of love’ about this gorgeous floral peachskin from Fabric Godmother, with its swirling green, pink and purple – it would make an incredible jumpsuit…

Did you know that Beyond Measure is the exclusive UK retailer of the simple and stylish patterns from US company 100 Acts of Sewing? The designs promote ‘slow sewing’ and are the perfect starting points for endless customisation!

Could sharks be the new unicorns? We’re not sure, but this toothy take on a nautical print from Celtic Fusion Fabrics is a definite winner!

Did you know you can get 15% off your order with Girl Charlee UK just by signing up to their email list?! And of course with then the bonus of getting updates about their fantastic range of knit fabrics…

Make an apron and matching oven gloves from this super fun fried egg print at Cloth Candy – it’s too good not to!

Every wardrobe needs a little black dress – use this elegant viscose from Cloth Spot and yours will be enlivened by its sweet little painterly posies!

Sew Over It have brought in some adorable new jersey fabrics especially for Lisa’s new ‘Poppy and Jazz’ children’s pattern line – absolute perfection for the little people in your life!

Easy, versatile and bang-on-trend - you need this off-the-shoulder New Look pattern in your life!

If the sight of daisies springing up everywhere makes your heart sing then this daisy print georgette from Sew Me Sunshine is the fabric for you!

This gorgeous washed linen from Backstitch in ‘Biscuit’ is the summer neutral you’ve been searching for…  

There’s so much to see in this amazing African print from Urbanstax – even though it’s abstract each element has striking details that draw the eye…


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

Hosted by Rebecca (Red W Sews) and Sally (The Yorkshire Sewist) Sew Up North is a sewcial event where you can meet like minded sewists in Leeds city centre for chatting, shopping and a fabulous charity raffle of sewing goodies in support of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 29th September, follow the Facebook page for updates.

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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