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The Sew Reporter – 9th December

This week on the blog we’re giving you a beginner’s guide to measuring yourself – including a review of the ZoZo measuring suit! 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!

Marcy of Oonaballoona looks absolutely sensational in her self-drafted stunner of a dress!

Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria is the epitome of winter chic in her Named Olivia Dress and Silvia Coatigan from Schnitten!

Emily of Self Assembly Required’s sequinned Named Utu Pinafore is a party in an outfit!

The #sewfrosting challenge is now ended and there are so many beautiful garments as a result – such as Manju of SewManju’s velvet Pauline Alice Aldaia Dress!

Jasika Nicole also aced #Sewfrosting with her mash-up of a Gertie’s Ultimate Book of Dresses bodice and the Helen’s Closet Winslow Culottes!

Whilst Marie of A Stitching Odyssey created this beautiful basic with the Tilly and the Buttons Nora top.

It’s not all about clothes however – Allie of Allie Jackson: Sewing & Style made this fantastic toiletry case for her husband using the Woodland Dopp Kit from Klum House.

And Lauren of Lladybird made a super Be Strong backpack with a kit from Niizo.

Joy’s made a fantastic leopard print Grainline Studio Farrow Dress – perfect layered!

Sewstainability’s Jennifer Lauren Gable Top is print perfection!

Wearing Old Bones’s Butterick B6385 is a triumph of tailoring!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Vlogmas Day 6: A Day Without Data!

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Vlogmas Day 7: Exciting news, a walking tour and another tree

NEW: Sew Over ItIntroducing our Brand New Fabric Club!

NEW: English Girl At HomeNovember Sewing Zine

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicMy Sewing Book Collection

It’s us! November Sewing Pattern Round-up

Rosa from SewnSewing & Knitting Plans November & December 2018

Pattern Pals: Ep.8: Our Christmas Party Dress and Jumpsuit Plans!

Harriet from The Little DressmakerMy Makes August to October

Alex of Sew Happy: Halloween Craft Party!

Sew Hayley JaneNovember Unboxing: Reach for the Stars!

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

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlHoliday Sewing: My Makes Revealed!

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: Craft-IshEpisode 45: Robert Maher, Designer and ‘Making It’ Contestant


NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 179: Zoe Baer Rohrer from Zoe Dawn Shop. Sewing with recycled and thrifted fabrics.

NEW: While She Naps: #134: Erin Dollar

NEW: Clear The Decks: Episode 23: Season 1 recap

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #27: Advice to our younger sewing selves with Cennetta of The Mahogany Stylist

Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 33: Gabby and Megan have Big News! 


Blogtacular: Season Four Trailer and Catch-Up

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON


In Sew Me Sunshine’s fab selection of haberdashery and tools you’ll find these brilliant sew-in labels from Kylie and the Machine – perfect for adding a fun finishing touch to your me-mades!

Did you know that Cotton Reel Studio has a big selection of sewing patterns, with garments to cater to every corner of your wardrobe?!

Fabrics Galore has a lovely selection of classic festive fabrics – perfect for making table runners, Christmas tree skirts, gift bags… the list goes on!

It’s not too late to whip yourself up a stunning party dress for Christmas or New Year – so check out the mermaid sequin selection at Remnant Kings for a quick way to shine!

You might not think of linen for winter but this metallic iridescent green linen from The Draper’s Daughter is the very fabric to change your mind!

Girl Charlee UK has some fabulous prints in their cotton jersey selection – stretch fabrics with style!

If you haven’t yet heard of the Dream Wardrobe from Fabric Godmother then now is the time to check it out – it’s sure to be something you’ll want added to your Christmas list, or perhaps it would make the perfect gift for another sewist in your life?!

These beautiful ceramic buttons from Beyond Measure are magnets in disguise! They’re a cute way to pick up your stray pins and needles, and dare we say it – a perfect stocking filler!

Kwik Sew has a fantastic selection of coat and jacket patterns, including this gorgeous and versatile two-in-one shawl collar coat!

This Rifle Paper Co charm pack from Cloth and Candy is the perfect way to discover (or reignite) a love of patchwork, with its beautiful selection of 42 prettily coordinated pieces!

A hand cream especially designed for sewists – what could be better?! Get your hands on - or should we say in?! - this brilliant new product at Cloth Spot!

This chambray from Sew Over It, with its tiny striped sun umbrellas, has to be one of the sweetest fabrics we’ve seen in ages! It would make a fab shirt, shirt dress or skirt!

One of the great things about the Sew Hayley Jane sewing subscription boxes is that you’re not locked into any long-term deal – you can stop at any time, although we’re pretty sure you’ll never want to!

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.

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