Sew reporter

The Sew Reporter – 3rd of March


It’s been great to meet so many of you over the last few days at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London. We’ve loved talking about patterns and it’s really inspired us! It was also a fantastic week on the Sewing Bee and we’ve put together our pattern picks for garments made on the show here, with Kate chatting through her favourites. And of course for more inspiration just carry on reading and get fired up by brilliant makes, blogs, vlogs, podcasts and products…



Elena of Randomly Happy added some machine embroidery to her Megan Nielsen Jarrah top. This Mamma is looking comfortable and fabulous!

Tilly aka Tilly and the Buttons used this gorgeous flowery canvas to make her Ness skirt! We love  how she styled it!

Now this is an outfit we want to dance the night away in! Emily of Self Assembly Required made the 70’s dress from Trend Patterns. 

Manju of SewManju is looking fabulous as always! She made the Vogue 88325 wrap tunic top with bishop sleeves.

This beautiful flowery Melilot shirt by Deer and Doe patterns was made by Laura at The Petit Passions! This shirt will brighten up any day!

Sophie who blogs as Sophie Bach’s Blog made a cosy Kielo wrap dress in black and white geometric jersey!

Athina Kakou is looking fierce in her Lizzie skirt by Sew Over It!

This Meridian dress by Papercut patterns looks stunning on Victoria who blogs at Daily Sewjourner.

Watch the latest vlogs from makers in the sewing community this week:

It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Releases || February 2019

Adelle at Button & Pip: The Dressmakers Ball || Sewing Vlog #7

Lisa at And Sew On: New Makes, Fabric, Patterns, and my 8k Giveaway!

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: The Stitch Sisters Simple Skirts Sewing Class Review

Hayley at Sew Hayley Jane: My Makes for December and January

Joanne at Joey Sewy: My February Favourites | Sewing and chatting

Athina at Craftaholic: Fabric Haul | My Spoonflower Picks for Spring

Lisa and the team at Sew Over It: February 2019: What Have I Been Making?

Lauren at Guthrie & Ghani: Laurens Latest Make – Grainline Archer Shirt and Closet Case Sasha Trousers Pattern Review

Picture Shows: Sheila, Jen, Mercedes, Alexei, Joe Lycett, Riccardo, Tom, Janet, Ben, Leah, Juliet, Esme Young, Patrick Grant – (C) Love Productions – Photographer: Mark Boudillion

The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

We are so excited that series 5 of The Great British Sewing Bee has returned to our TV screens! We have put together the ultimate guide to the show here. Each week we will also be sharing a video on the blog with our pattern picks and sewing tips from the episode. 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 too!

For everything – including our pattern picks – of the 3rd Sewing Bee episode click here. And if you want to watch Kate talk through her favourites on our YouTube channel, click here!

Listen to a podcast this weekend for inspiration and sewing chatter while you make…

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: Episode 82: Meet makers of color with Mac Housley

Take a look at all the new fabrics, haberdashery and kits from sewing businesses this week…

Have you started planning your spring wardrobe? Cotton Reel Studio has got you covered with lovely fabrics that would be perfect for warmer days!

This flowery viscose from Fabrics Gallore would make such a stunning maxi dress!

Talking about swoon worthy fabric, check out these dreamy Nani Iro fabrics from The Draper's Daughter!

These Sajou notions are *almost* too pretty to use! Shop them at Beyond Measure!

This fabric from Fabric Godmother would be perfect for a sweater, and it has made it onto our wish list!

The Spring Sale of Pink Coat Club is extremely hard to ignore… Grab yourself a bargain!

The Galentines box from Sew Hayley Jane looks so dreamy! All the heart eyes for these amazing surprise sewing boxes, what more can a gal want?!

Inspired by the Bee? Girl Charlee is the place to go for (early) 70's flower power fabric!

Let’s go to Paris! Because we want too swoosh around in this fabric from Cloth Candy!

These beautiful cottons from Sew Over It have got us dreaming of flouncy maxi dresses!

This amazing fabric from Cloth Spot ticks all our boxes. The colours! The print! The drape! We’re in love!

What a great offer! Receive a free SpoolPod with every fabric order from Lulou Designs this week!

This dress was made by Juliet in the third episode of the Sewing Bee! Isn’t it stunning? It was one of our favourite garments of the week.

Lamazi Fabrics have a large collection of Atelier Brunette fabrics in stock at the moment. It would be difficult to pick just one favourite!

When life gives you lemons… You buy fabric to make a new outfit! Shop these popular lemon prints from Sew Me Sunshine!

We keep a handy list of sewing events, exhibitions and meet ups happening in the sewing community all over the world on our sewing social calendar here.

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


Related posts

Sew Reporter - 19 May

Read post

Sew Reporter - 12 May

Read post

Sew Reporter - 5 May

Read post

Sew Reporter - 28 April

Read post
Leave a Reply