The Sew Reporter – 10th June

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This week on the blog we’re sharing our tips for building that all-important stash! 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.

Zoe of So, Zo, What Do You Know? is sharing her Me Made May round-up and lessons learned!

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher has adapted the Named Clothing Inari Tee into a chic belted dress!

Elena of Randomly Happy pattern tested the Closet Case Files Jenny Overalls – doesn’t she look fab?!

Elle of Sew Positivity is rocking her mash-up of two Ellie and Mac romper patterns!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made this chic chambray jumpsuit using Vogue 9075.

Charlotte, aka English Girl At Home, looks super stylish in her Capital Chic Patterns Sangria dress on holiday!

The fabulous Stitch Sisters both made the Bomber Jacket by Street Style Patterns!

Elinor made a popover hack of the Colette Negroni shirt!

Adelle looks so summer-ready in her McCalls 7543 dress!


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NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Me Made May Review: The Gaps in my Wardrobe

NEW: English Girl At Home: The Sewing Weekender

NEW: Alex of Sew Happy: My Holiday Wardrobe!

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

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

Jen from Gingerella: Review: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

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: While She Naps: #122: Hailey Hoffman Chisholm and Aaron Hoffman of Hoffman California Fabrics

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 14: The Business of Fabric with Sew Me Sunshine and Sew Essential


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


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

The Crafty Mastermind has a wonderful selection of stylish rayons in their dressmaking section – so perfect for summer sewing!

Summer sweaters are always so much more necessary than perhaps we’d like them to be – keep yourself warm but seasonally stylish by using this bright Liberty brushed back sweater knit from Fabrics Galore!

There aren’t that many places when you can buy genuine vintage fabrics but Til the Sun Goes Down has a wonderful selection, with a wide range of prints and textiles!

If you’re into the enamel sewing pin trend then you have to see these adorable wooden badges from Beyond Measure – featuring sewing machines, overlockers, knitting, crochet and drafting tools!

This coral Guipure lace from Remnant Kings would be amazing layered over a nude base for a stunning summer occasion outfit!

Fabric Godmother is having a SALE! The selection of fabrics included is just brilliant – go take a look…

This dainty black cotton gingham from Dragonfly Fabrics is all sorts of summer chic!

Check out these new fabulous Merchant and Mills cottons from Cotton Reel Studio!

Make yourself a sensational pair of wide-legged trousers in this elegant striped linen from The Draper’s Daughter.

If you’re one of those amazingly organised people that get their Christmas prep started in the summer then you’ll feel totally inspired by the new Heather Ross Christmas fabrics at Celtic Fusion Fabrics!

Sew yourself a fun and practical rucksack with this versatile pattern from Kwik Sew! The fabric combinations are endless!

This brushed spandex from Girl Charlee features fab monstera leaves against a blush pink background and would make a gorgeous holiday maxi!

Make yourself a fantastic beach bag or mat with this sunshine yellow-striped canvas from Cloth Candy - better still, it’s on sale!

This vibrant stretch lace from Cloth Spot is a rare find – layer it over a range of shades for a totally gorgeous effect!

Sweet dreams are made with these exquisite cotton lawns from Sew Over It – sew them into breezy blouses or cooling loungewear…

This royal blue cupro from Sew Me Sunshine has a colour to die for – and if you’re new to cupro you’re in for a treat when it comes to the feel and drape of this lovely stuff!

This pink and purple marbled batik from Urbanstax is handmade – meaning no two lengths are ever alike! What would you use this stunner for??

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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