The Sew Reporter – 24th June

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This week on the blog we’ve revealed the speakers and workshop at the Sewing Weekender! 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 Oonballoona, has made a fantastic midi dress using the True Bias Ogden Cami!

Zoe of So, Zo What Do You Know? has made her husband Pat a Burdastyle Jakob Shirt and an adorable matching version for little Frankie using Burda 9851!

Megan Nielsen has made a great outfit using her River and Ash patterns!

Emily of Self Assembly Required looks sensational in her sexy I AM Patterns Cassiopee Dress!

Caroline Hulse made a super pretty romper using New Look 6489!

Charlotte, aka English Girl At Home, has made a fab In The Folds Jumpsuit – looks like she had a great time in it on holiday!

Allie Jackson has made his’n’hers PJs! She used the Closet Case Files Carolyn Pyjamas for hers, and Vogue 8964 for his.

Helen of Helen’s Closet has made her Suki Kimono pattern into a stylish jacket!

Kerry of Very Kerry Berry has made the Avid Seamstress Gathered Dress in some beautiful fabric!

Georgina has made a fantastic yellow version of the Seamwork Audrey Denim Jacket!

Nikki looks sensational in her Sew Over It Eve Dress!

Nikki of the Stitch Sisters has made a stunning Named Clothing Kielo Wrap dress!

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Blogtacular 2018

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Introducing Gabberdashery Patterns! From a single thread…

NEW: Alex of Sew Happy: My Vintage Sewing Patterns

NEW: Sew Over It: My Top 5 Summer Sewing Patterns

NEW: Athina of Craftaholic: Say Hello to the Abi Jumpsuit!

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Summer Sewing Plans: Fabric Haul

Sew Hayley Jane: June Unboxing

Rosa from Sewn: My Sewing: April and May 2018

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sew and Tell May 2018

English Girl At Home: The Sewing Weekender

It’s us! Sewing Pattern Round-Up: May

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: #123: Jen Hewett


NEW: Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #22: Kate Ng on What Is Sustainable Sewing

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 16: The Pattern Testers with Sarah McKenna and Eleanor Thomson

NEW: Clear The Decks: Episode 12: The Overwhelm-Mindset Issue


Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

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

Sew Hayley Jane’s sewing subscription boxes don’t just land on your doorstep and leave it at that –she also blogs about the contents with all sorts of great ideas for pattern matches and makes!

Fabrics Galore are now stocking four luscious colourways of a fabulous cupro viscose blend– a perfect combination of drape and feel!

This watermelon striped crepe from Cotton Reel Studio is so summery and fun – it would make a brilliant pair of culottes!

Bring a bit of Greek summer to your wardrobe or home with this lovely olive foliage cotton print from The Crafty Mastermind – its cool colours are a balm for the eyes.

Throw some shade with tropical palm prints from Remnant Kings’ selection of dressmaking fabrics!

What could be more lovely and summery than a print of sunflowers in coral viscose, such as this from Til the Sun Goes Down?!

This painterly grey stripe double gauze from The Draper’s Daughter has the unexpected element of a strip of contrasting diagonal stripes with a pop of yellow – it’s just gorgeous stuff!

This animal portrait jersey from Fabric Godmother is hands down one of the cutest fabrics we’ve seen – it would be perfect for some of the adorable new baby patterns on the market!

A dragonfly print at Dragonfly Fabrics - it has to be done! Especially when it comes on a beautiful mustard yellow cotton jersey base…

Check out these gorgeous new florals from Girl Charlee UK!

This set of natural watercolour paints from Beyond Measure are just perfect for trying a new hobby or for simply experimenting with croquis and illustrated mock-ups of potential makes!

One swallow may not make a summer – but a whole print of them, as on this lovely cotton from Celtic Fusion Fabrics, surely makes for a dreamy summer outfit!

I don’t suppose they had any horses quite as fun as these little multi-coloured animals on this cotton from Cloth Candy at Royal Ascot this week!

Wowee, what a look! This new jumpsuit/maxi pattern from McCalls is sure to be a head-turner this summer… The cut-away detail is the right side of sexy and those voluminous trousers are bang on trend.

Another stunning stretch sateen from Cloth Spot – this time patterned with the most gorgeous purple roses, begging to become a slinky fitted dress!

Get your ice cream fix with this super fun cotton lawn from Sew Over It – just the thing for a sundress on the beach! Now all that’s needed is an actual ice cream to finish the outfit…

Add a retro touch to your knit makes with Albstoffe cuffing from Sew Me Sunshine – the colourways are so cute!

The vivid colours in this floral Ghanaian print from Urbanstax are so eye-catching and rich – the colour matching options are endless!

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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