The Sew Reporter – 15th July

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This week on the blog we’ve put together our top 10 camisole patterns for you! 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.


Katie of What Katie Sews has made a very chic version of the new Seren Dress by Tilly and the Buttons.

Marie of A Stitching Odyssey has made a super-sweet Pauline Alice Aldaia Dress!

Abi, AKA The Crafty Pinup, has made the new SMYLY jumpsuit named after her!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made a lovely version of the Cocowawa Honeycomb Dress!

Helen of Helen’s Closet has shared a spaghetti-strap hack of her York Pinafore!

Lauren over at Guthrie and Ghani has made a gorgeous Nenuphar jacket by Deer and Doe!

Over on the Tilly and the Buttons blog, gorgeous Zeena is sharing how she printed the fabric for the Stevie she modelled in this picture – with a parsnip!

Bianca looks sensational in her Seamwork Geneva Panties!

Laura has sewn a very stylish Estelle Jacket by Style Arc!

Another Seamwork Pattern – this time a stunning Ariel Dress made by Vicky!

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: My Latest Make and Sewing Plans!

NEW: Sew Over It: July Fabric Haul

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Gabberdashery Patterns: Update II – From a Single Thread – Finding Our Pattern Cutter!

NEW: Rosa from Sewn: Fabric and Pattern Giveaway Sponsored by Sewisfaction!

It’s us! Sewing Pattern Round-Up: June

Athina of Craftaholic: Sewing for Jim: The Fabric Choices

Alex of Sew Happy: Orla Kiely Vlog: Life in Pattern Exhibit

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Summer Sewing Plans: Fabric Haul

Sew Hayley Jane: June Unboxing

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

English Girl At Home: The Sewing Weekender

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: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 19: Blogging versus Vlogging with Emily Tan and Jen Walker


Clear The Decks: Episode 15: Interview with Suzie Blackman

While She Naps: #124: Sue Spargo

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


Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

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

Learn the foundations of embroidery with this gorgeous A-Z of stitches from Beyond Measure!

This cotton print from Cloth and Candy, with its sweet little birds and flowers, would make adorable children’s clothes or accessories – and it’s organic to boot.

This lovely linen blend from Fabrics Galore is decorated with softly impressionistic watercolour blooms; it would make a truly timeless summer dress…

This set of fun iron-on patches from Cotton Reel Studio is particularly perfect right now, as it includes a cheery strawberry, ice lolly and hotdog – a picnic of patches!

The new Rifle Paper Co. collection, English Garden, is available now to pre-order from The Crafty Mastermind and my goodness it’s a beauty!

This vivid leaf-printed crepe from Remnant Kings would make a fantastic holiday jumpsuit!

There are some truly luscious fabrics in the sale section of The Draper’s Daughter – Robert Kaufman, Nani Iro, Atelier Brunette…

Check out the Fabric Godmother’s selection of voiles, chiffons and gauzes for the loveliest, lightest and floatiest of fabrics!

The pastel shades of spring are now well and truly passed and nature is now all about the hot colours – stay on theme with the oranges, hot pinks and browns to be found amongst Urbanstax’s prints!

Fabrics don’t come much more beach-ready than this tropical floral from Girl Charlee, with graded shades of yellow, green and blue and a slightly retro Hawaiian vibe!

If you’re ever unsure how a Sew Hayley Jane box works or whether it would be right for you then it’s definitely worth checking out her blog which features inspiration and blogger makes from the boxes!

There’s a fabulous yet not OTT retro vibe to this floral cotton lawn from Celtic Fusion Fabrics – it’s really begging to become a little swing dress or shift!

This classic New Look gown pattern could make something so gorgeous and elegant for wedding season – just make sure you don’t upstage the bride!

If you love a printed chambray then you have to check out the unusual and elegant abstract design printed on this chambray from Cloth Spot!

Striped wide-leg trousers are everywhere right now – make yourself a pair using this chic crepe from Sew Over It, with pink and white stripes on a black background.

Make yourself a fun beach bag using this ‘relaxing on the beach’ cotton canvas from Sew Me Sunshine – to help you along it’s on sale!

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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