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Sew Reporter – 17th of March


It’s been another blustery week in London but the blossom is starting to come out and Spring really feels like it’s on the way. This week on the blog Kate chats through some of the things we’ve seen sewn, watched and listened to over the last month in our bitesized roundup, The Sew Down. With all this talk of Spring it’s time to bust off the machine and start making again, for those in need of a little slice of inspiration, check out some of this week’s amazing creations.



Abi of Crafty Pinup made a super swishy summer dress using Simplicity 86237. What a stunner!

Look at this super cosy Oslo Coat! The pattern is from Tessuti Patterns and it’s beautifully made by Jasika of Try Curious Blog.

Sylvia of The Ravel Out braved the weather to take this beautiful photo of her new CocoWawa Maple dress!

We really love this Simple Sew slouchy gilet that’s stitched up by Holly of That’s Sew Peachy!

This one is for you lilac lovers! Emily of Self Assembly Required is looking awesome in her Style Arc McKenzie Blazer and Wear Lemonade Julietta trousers!

Allie who blogs at Allie Jackson made a classic white boyfriend shirt. It’s the Sewaholic Granville shirt and it’s such a good wardrobe staple!

This Annette skirt by Republique du Chiffon is stunning. What a stylish outfit and Wendy picked the perfect fabric for her skirt!

Isn’t Elinor of NorseOtter looking amazing in her red Sew Over It Camille jumpsuit?!

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

It’s us! The Sew Down March 2019 || The Fold Line Vlog

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: February 2019 Makes- What Have I Been Sewing?

Nikki and Rachel at The Stitch Sisters: DIY Colourblock Sweatshirts

Hayley at Sew Hayley Jane: Spring Favourites and a Catch Up

Suzanna at Threadquarters: Fabric Shopping in Paris

Victoria at Victoria Smith: Instagram Sewing Challenges

Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip: My hand embroidered collar

Lisa and the team at Sew Over It: The Team Sews Wild Flower!

Sheona at Sewisfaction: What I’ve been sewing. My makes this month!

Sarah at Like Sew Amazing: LSA Vlog 59 – Jan/Feb Makes

Rosa at Sewn: My Sewing and Knitting: February and March 2019

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 5th 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…

Sew and Tell with Meg, Amanda and Kate: Episode 9: Wedding Episode with Mimi G of Mimi G. Style

Sewing with Threads with Sarah: Design to Fit | Threads Podcast

Clear The Decks with Nadia: Season 2 Episode 1 – How to Organize your Fabric

Sewing Out Loud with Zede and Mallory: Going Rogue With Garment Fabrics

Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press: Podcast Ep. 72, Ronald van der Kemp – Rethinking Couture

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: Episode 84, Sewing Around The World

A Coffee with Makers with Kimberly Payne: Heather of Earl Grey Fiber Co.

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

We love these beautiful new jersey fabrics from Fabrics Gallore. They come in different colour ways too!

This awesome rayon/linen light-weight canvas from The Draper's Daughter has a fairly close weave, but because of the rayon content it drapes beautifully making it ideal for both dressmaking and soft furnishing projects!

We spotted this Chambray of dreams at Cotton Reel Studio. It has a beautiful black and white stripe on one side and the reverse has a grey and white stripe!

Thinking about making a rain coat? We spotted these waterproof fabrics at Fabric Godmother!

Sewist: a combination of the words “sew” and “artist”, to describe someone who creates sewn works of art. Now who doesn't need a Sewist key chain from Pink Coat Club?

Check out this wooden tool box from Beyond Measure, because your tools deserve it 😉 !

Spots and dots everywhere! Shop the new-in section on the Girl Charlee website for lots of spotty jersey fabrics.

Neon Pink and inky splashes. We think that this abstract print on a double gauze cotton from Cloth and Candy is pretty cool!

The last subscription box from Sew Hayley Jane had a rainbow theme, curious what’s next? You can subscribe now for next months box!

Working with triple crepe is often easier than working with other drapey fabrics because of the weight of the material. We would love to try these out from Cloth Spot!

If your’e looking for a party fabric then this georgette from Sew Over It might be the one!

This fluid, lightweight flowery rayon from Lulou designs is perfect for all your summer makes. So bring on the sun please!

Get a whooping 50% off Vogue patterns on the Sew Direct website! Including this beauty which would be perfect for the upcoming wedding season.

This viscose twill in rust from Sew Me Sunshine is very much on trend at the moment. What a beautiful colour!

All we want is to sew comfy clothes when we look at this striped cotton jersey at Lamazi Fabrics!

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.


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