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The Sew Reporter – 28th October


This week on the blog we’re talking coats, we’ve done a roundup of our favs to sew this winter! 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.

We’re so excited to have been nominated for the best sewing blog as part of the British Craft Awards 2018 again this year and would love it if you could spare a few minutes to vote for us!! Thank you so much!

Charlotte, aka An English Girl At Home, has shared in 3 posts how she recreated this iconic Dior look (in Paris, no less!) from second-hand garments for The Refashioners!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made the Tabor V-Neck Sweater from Sew House Seven!

Jasika of Try Curious has written about her Named Clothing Inari Tee and Ninni Culottes AND the fabulous shoes she made and wore with them!

Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria beat the heat (on holiday in Vietnam) in her Sew Over It Rosie Dress and Ultimate Culottes jumpsuit hack!

At the other end of the weather spectrum Manju of Sew Manju is keeping warm and chic in her Simplicity 8451 pink coat!

Lauren of Lladybird has made the Deer and Doe Centaurée Dress in a denim which really highlights the design’s fun features.

Michelle made a gorgeous Deer And Doe Opium Coat. 

Jessica looks great in her Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket!

Victoria has made a fabulous Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns.

NEW: It’s us! Our coat sewing pattern recommendations for Winter!

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Cosy Cardi Fabric Round-Up

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicWhat’s on my sewing table…

NEW: Sew Hayley JaneOctober Unboxing: My Favourite Things

NEW: Alex of Sew Happy: Sewing Plans: Autumn/Winter

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin UpKnit & Tell: Learning to knit and my first mistakes!

NEW: Sew Over ItMeet the Jessie Coatigan!

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread GirlHoliday Sewing: My Makes Revealed!

NEW: Pattern Pals: Ep.6: Our next makes and fabrics: Further adventures into separates… 

Gabby of Gabberdashery: General Gabblings – making room for baby, what I’ve been sewing and other stuff!

Rosa from SewnMaking my Wedding Dress

Harriet from The Little DressmakerQ&A

English Girl At HomeSeptember Sewing Zine

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 64: Sewing as Art with Carolyn Norman

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 31: Sewing Sustainably with Alex from Sewrendipity and Kate from Time to Sew

While She Naps: #131: Molli Sparkles

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #26: Our RTW Fast Confessions and Q&A with Barbara

Clear The Decks: Episode 21: The Basics of Decluttering and Organizing


Blogtacular: Season Four Trailer and Catch-Up

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 162: Sharon Holland – Fabric Designer, Artist and Author of Utility Style

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

Sew Over It has some absolute stunners in their sale selection!

This scottie dog brushed flannel from Fabrics Galore would surely make the cutest classic pyjamas?!

Cotton Reel Studio has all your practical sewing needs taken care of with their tools and notions section – replacement rotary cutter blades, pliers, chalk… and a pom pom maker!

Remnant Kings has a brilliant vast selection of ribbons – perfect for trims, present wrapping, accessories, the list goes on…

How fantastic are the faux-3D effects created by the graphic lines of these Urbanstax prints?! Check out these among their many other amazing printed cottons!

The Draper’s Daughter has a new Atelier Brunette print on viscose dobby – it’s an exquisite abstract floral in perfectly autumnal hues that would make a timeless dress or blouse.

Fabric Godmother has 15% off until the end of Sunday 28th with code DAYLIGHT15 – perfect for splurging on something special like their gorgeous coating fabrics!

Girl Charlee UK is now selling the sophisticated pdf patterns of stylish indie company Capital Chic!

Keep calm and cape on with this snuggly new number from Kwik Sew!

Elevate your cutting and snipping to another level with the selection of quality scissors, shears, snips and more stocked by Beyond Measure!

These monochrome line-drawn peonies on gorgeous Art Gallery cotton from Cloth and Candy surely make for one of the most elegant floral prints around!

Embrace one of the textures of the season with this stunning burnt red velveteen from Cloth Spot!

Sew Hayley Jane’s ‘Luxury’ subscription box would be the ultimate in exciting sewing post! Just imagine getting one of those amazing packages through your door…

With its pale pink background this leopard jersey from Sew Me Sunshine offers a softer take on the classic print!

What's knot to like about this nautical cotton jersey from Lamazi Fabrics!? It would make a fabulous Breton-style top!


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

Come and join our new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.

Coming soon!

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