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The Sew Reporter – 7th October


This week on the blog it’s our very own Kate chatting about millinery! Come join our Facebook groupwhere 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.

We’re thrilled to have been nominated for the best sewing blog as part of the British Sewing Awards 2018 and would love it if you could spare a few minutes to vote for us!! Thank you!

Marcy of Oonaballoona has made this absolute stunner of a Burdastyle 07/2015 maxi hack!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made an absolute knockout with this By Hand London Eloise Dress!

Kathy of Sew Dainty has made a brilliant Stella hoodie from Tilly and the Buttons’ book Stretch!

Charlotte, aka An English Girl At Home, made a beautiful Vogue 9253 for the Sewing Weekender!

Jasika Nicole of Try Curious made this beauty taking a pattern off a vintage dress!

Marie Fleurine of Sew Marie Fleur has made a comfy yet chic Wearologie Prism dress.

Over on the Tilly and the Buttons blog they’re sharing tips for sewing with sequins!

And at Closet Case Patterns they’re sharing a tutorial for making your own scrap-busting food wraps!

Victoria has made a fantastic Merchant and Mills Gyo Top out of fabric she printed herself!

Barbara made a gorgeous Nina Lee Kew Dress!

This Closet Case Patterns Charlie Kaftan by Solène is a stunner – that embroidery detail!

NEW:It’s us! Millinery and Me

NEW:The Stitch Sisters: Our Trench Coat Reviews

NEW:Gabby of Gabberdashery: I have a little announcement to make…

NEW:Pattern Pals: Ep.4: Pattern and Fabric Reveal!

NEW:Alex of Sew Happy: What’s next for Selkie Patterns: Stretch goals

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicPink Collection Reveal: Part 1 the dresses

NEW:Sew Hayley JaneHow I Started Sew Hayley Jane

Harriet from Make With Me: B6187 Culottes

Rosa from SewnRecent Makes and Sewing Plans: September 2018

Sew Over ItMeet the Heidi Dress!

English Girl At HomeThe Sewing Weekender 2018

Abi from The Crafty Pin UpMy 1st Knitting Haul!

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlThe Sewing Weekender

Jen from GingerellaReview: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

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: Love to Sew: EPISODE 61: Slow Fashion with Karen Templer

NEW:Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 29: Great British Sewing Bee Alumni Part II: Rumana and Angeline

NEW:While She Naps: #130: Anne Weil

Clear The Decks: Episode 20: Interview with Kate Ng and Pilar Barcelo


Blogtacular: Season Four Trailer and Catch-Up

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #25: Emily Hallman Designs in Color

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 156: Dana Willard Made Everyday

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough


Just look at the beautiful soft colours of these new herringbone flannels from The Draper’s Daughter!

Sew Hayley Jane’s blog is full of inspiration for making the most of her sewing subscription boxes – such as this tutorial for a pretty ironing board cover!

If you feel like you want to give your home a little lift ahead of winter then check out the great selection of home furnishing fabrics from Fabrics Galore!

This ‘autumn harvest’ viscose from Cotton Reel Studio is a lovely seasonal twist on florals, with the addition of gorgeous fruits and berries.

Amongst new fabrics in at Cloth & Candy are the gorgeous new canvases from Rifle Paper Co!

The Carnival Circus selection of cotton prints at Remnant Kings is just perfect for adding joy and colour to a child’s room!

This mystery mix of knit fabrics from Girl Charlee is perfect for making knickers and other fun small projects!

These little thimbles with hand-painted faces from Beyond Measure are so adorable – would you go for a smiling thimble or a frown?!

Anyone else think that these heavenly florals from Fabric Godmother might just be the most beautiful velvet jerseys ever seen?!

This marled grey wool from Cloth Spot is perfect for a really classic winter coat!

This flecked boucle from Sew Over It would be fabulous in a chic little skirt or their new Coco jacket sewing pattern – or both together!

Make yourself a sweet and swishy cocktail dress in this cocktail-patterned viscose from Sew Me Sunshine! It also comes in white…

Maxi dresses aren’t just for summer – and this elegant Vogue pattern has ALL the options to keep you floating stylishly about all year!

Urbanstax stocks a growing selection of elegant sewing patterns, perfect for pairing with their sensational selection of cottons!

The slubby cotton sweatshirt knits from Pin and Sew are such clean bright colours are perfect for transitional garments before the weather turns truly cold…

This lovely organic jersey from Lamazi Fabrics features stylised hydrangeas and snazzy scissors! It’s a beauty.

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

An annual (free-to-attend) meet-up of people who love to sew in Birmingham, England, organised by Charlotte of English Girl at Home. Now in its fifth year! The 2018 meet-up will take place on Saturday 27th October. Sign-up here!

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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