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The Sew Reporter – 4th November

This week on the blog we’re reviewing the past month’s new 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.

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!

Riva over at Riva La Diva has made a stunning outfit inspired by the movie A Simple Favor, using a pair of McCalls patterns!

Kathy of Sew Dainty looks lovely in her Tilly and the Buttons Delphine Skirt!

Another Tilly and the Buttons make – from Rumana at The Little Pomegranate, who’s hacked the Cleo Pinafore into this gorgeous button-front version!

Jen aka The Gingerthread Girl looks ready for colder days in her snuggly I AM Patterns Zebre Sweatshirt!

A knitted sweater from Lauren at Lladybird this week – the beyond adorable Professor Meow jumper from Knit Picks! 

Emily of Self Assembly Required has written a round-up of her month, including when she met the Named Clothing ladies at their launch party whilst wearing her fab Pilvi Coat Dress!

Alex has sewn up a stylish Style Arc Parker Coat!

Emma looks glam in her Hey June Union St Tee!

Julie has added the prettiest contrast details to her Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt dress!

NEW: It’s us! Rounding up the new sewing pattern releases for October

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicHow to turn a crew neck top into a slash neck top

NEW: Sew Over ItMy Top 5 Autumn Patterns

NEW: Harriet from The Little Dressmaker5000 Subscribers Giveaway!

NEW: English Girl At HomeOctober Sewing Zine

NEW: Alex of Sew Happy: Halloween Craft Party!

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Mystery Shopper Episode 3

Sew Hayley JaneOctober Unboxing: My Favourite Things

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

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlHoliday Sewing: My Makes Revealed!

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

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: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 32: Stitcher’s Brew Meets Alice & Co Patterns

NEW: Clear The Decks: Episode 22: An Interview with Margaret Metcalfe

While She Naps: #131: Molli Sparkles

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


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

Cloth and Candy is home to so many punchy yet pretty prints!

New subscriptions have just opened for Sew Hayley Jane’s next round of sewing boxes – which would you pick?!

Fabrics Galore has a gorgeous range of snuggly sweatshirt prints, from sparkly Bambis to elegant Liberty!

Find autumnal prints a-plenty in the amazing selection of dressmaking fabrics at Remnant Kings!

This Atelier Brunette sparkle lawn from Cotton Reel Studio is so sweet and delicate – it would make an absolutely dreamy shirt.

Fabric Godmother has an absolutely amazing selection of jersey fabrics, including the most sumptuous velvets, the snuggliest cable knits and the most practical milano jerseys in every shade!

You just know these corduroys from The Draper’s Daughter are going to be so soft and strokeable and stylish, with their perfectly sophisticated shades…

If you love to wear a chic uniform of stripes, stripes and more stripes then you need to check out the stripes collection at Girl Charlee UK pronto!

Looking for a new hobby to keep you occupied on the long dark evenings? Look no further than Beyond Measure’s selection of joyful embroidery samplers and kits!

Bored of dressmaking? (Unlikely, but you never know…) Tackle something totally different such as this children’s teepee from Butterick, guaranteed to bring so much fun and joy to its little recipients!

Check out Cloth Spot’s remnant box for some beautiful quality fabrics are bargain prices!

How adorable is the slightly chintzy vintage vibe of this cotton jersey from Sew Over It? It would make cute PJs or a lovely long-sleeved tee…

New arrivals at Lamazi Fabrics this week include these striking cotton jerseys in a whole range of colourways!

There’s something a little sixties and also a little Liberty about this gorgeous sunflower print jersey from Sew Me Sunshine with its bold, warm shades of pink, teal and orange…

Peacock prints are always in style and this blue and orange take from Urbanstax is just as striking as its inspiration!

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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