The Sew Reporter – 5th August

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This week on the blog we’ve got our round-up of all of July’s exciting sewing pattern releases! 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.


Riva of Riva La Diva made a super sassy version of McCalls 6886!

Sasha of Secondo Piano looks stunning in her Burda Side Zipper skirt!

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher has made a fantastic outfit with Megan Nielsen’s Flint shorts and the True Bias Ogden Cami hacked to have a button-down front!

Katie of What Katie Sews has made an absolutely gorgeous jumpsuit using a vintage pattern and some bang on trend lilac fabric! 

Emily of Self Assembly Required looks effortlessly stylish in her cropped Closet Case Files Carolyn Pyjama top!

Allie Jackson has combined Simplicity 4475 with the Sewaholic Rae skirt to create this sweet summer dress!

Roisin of But It Can’t Be Dolly Clackett, She Gave Me An Easter Egg! has made a fabulous version of a recent Love Sewing cover pattern!

Doesn’t Laura look gorgeous in her Sew Over It Eve Dress?!

Sue is pretty as a picture in her crepe de chine Vogue 9251 – what a fab outfit! 

Mie looks so cool and chic in her Style Arc Martha Overshirt!

NEW: It’s us! Sewing Pattern Round-Up: July

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Battle of the Culottes Round 2

NEW: Sew Over It: July 2018: What Have I Been Making?

NEW: Athina of Craftaholic: Recent Fabric Haul and Introduction of Lamazi Fabrics

NEW: Rosa from Sewn: A (very late!) Round-up of Me Made May 2018!

NEW: Sew Hayley Jane: #Sewsouthampton and a catch-up!

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: 2018 Make Nine: 6 month review

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: How to get your sew-jo back!

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

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

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

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: While She Naps: #126: Kelly Stevens of Superbuzzy

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 22: Standing out in the sewing world with Marilla Walker and Rosie Martin

NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 52: Financials of Sewing

Clear The Decks: Episode 16: The Project Master List

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #23: Our Sewing Community IRL



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

The Draper’s Daughter has nothing but the most elegant fabrics in her shop; these shades of blue feel like the visual equivalent of a deep dive into a cool sea…

There’s nothing like natural fibres for keeping you cool; go for the ultimate in quality with Fabrics Galore’s big selection of Liberty tana lawn...

Thinking you ought to get planning for your autumn wardrobe but just can’t bear to shop for wintry fabrics in this heatwave? Then order a Sew Hayley Jane September sewing box and have them come to you!

Did you know you can get 15% off your next order if you sign up to Cotton Reel Studio’s newsletter?!

It’s chic, it’s breezy and it has POCKETS! This McCalls pattern is everything you need in your wardrobe right now…

The Crafty Mastermind has some fantastically fun new sea-creature-themed needlepoint kits!

This nautical jersey from Remnant Kings would make perfect garments for any little ones headed to the seaside this summer!

Looking for a dressmaking project with a difference? Then check out this cut-and-sew shorts fabric from the Fabric Godmother - a chic floral printed with a shorts pattern all you have to do is cut your size and you’re ready to sew - no paper pattern needed!

Sew Me Sunshine has expanded her range of swimwear and activewear fabrics to include these jungle beauties!

No wardrobe can contain too many stripes (especially striped tees) and when it comes to any stripe-shaped holes in your life Girl Charlee has got you covered!

Planning on taking your sewing on holiday? Then you’ll want to take a look at Beyond Measure’s selection of little storage options - from a sew-your-own tool roll to beautiful wooden needle cases...

Cloth Candy is having a midsummer sale, and offering free delivery on all orders over £30 to boot! Remnants start from as little as £1.90!

Public service announcement – all these lovely fabrics are available in the magnfiicent Cloth Spot SALE!

California girls, they’re unforgettable… at least you wouldn’t forget an outfit with this super-fun surfer-girl chambray from Sew Over It in a hurry!

This blue and white shweshwe fabric from Urbanstax is such a classic and yet modern and stylish design!

Sometimes prints send your head in a spin and you just crave something plain and simple; Pin and Sew’s fantastic selection of solid colour jerseys is just the thing for those moments!

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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