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Sew Reporter – 31 March


Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve had a good weekend and managed to get a bit of sewing done. On the blog this week, we’re talking sewing tips and Kate shares some of her favourites. There have been some beautiful makes from the community so it’s time to enjoy your weekly slice of sewing goodness..




Marie aka A Stitching Odyssey attended the Dressmakers ball last weekend wearing this beautiful velvet number! She combined the Jennifer Lauren Gable top with a full skirt using the Pauline Alice Aldaia dress, perfection!

What a beautiful Kielo wrap dress! We’re pretty sure that Vicky of Sewstainability will be swooshing around in this dress all spring/ summer!

We are going banana’s for the Kyoto Tee hack Emily of Self Assembly Required made. She paired it with Marilla Walker – Roberts Collection dungarees and this outfit looks like something you never want to take off!

We are seriously impressed with Katie aka Katie Kortman Art. She made a swimsuit (M7417) in fabric she designed herself!

Yup, we all need a creamy True Bias Yari jumpsuit for spring! Katie of What Katie Sews added such a beautiful staple to her wardrobe!

The queen of More Is More! Marcie of Oonaballoona went all out with creating this 4 in 1 dress. She made not 1, not 2, but 3 detachable capes for her outfit, just wow!

We’ve already seen so many beautiful garments from the ‘Breaking The Pattern’ book by Named and this dress is no exception! Victoria went for the Solina dress and she looks amazing wearing it!

Nikki made the Frances dress by Victory Patterns. This dress ticks all our boxes; stripes, secret pyjama’s, perfect pattern matching, navy/ pink colour combo and overall fabulousness!


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

Adelle at Button and Pip: March Makes & All The Fun At The Dressmakers Ball || Sewing vlog #9

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: The Dressmakers Ball 2019

Nikki and Rachel at The Stitch Sisters: What We Love This Week, Ep 5

Suzanna at Threadquarters: Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe for Paris

Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip: My dressmakers ball finished outfit

Athina at Athina Kakou: Opium Coat Pattern Review | Deer and Doe Patterns

Tamlyn at Sewn on the Tyne: The Dressmakers Ball 2019

Emma at The Zipperfoot: The Dressmakers Ball 2019, My dress and a few of my favourites from the night!

Helen at Stitch my Style: The Couture Silk Sheath Dress – From Start to Finish!

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 7th 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…

A Coffee with Makers with Kimberly Payne: Amy of Amy Nicole Studio 

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 86: SEWN MAGAZINE WITH MICHELLE MORRIS

Craft-ish with Vickie Howell: #55 Jody Rice, Satsuma Street

Sewing Out Loud with Zede and Mallory: How To Clean Your Serger

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

These beauties are new in at The Draper's Daughter! The fabrics are printed with an ombre effect and it makes us want to sew shirt dresses!

Jumping on the jeans making band wagon? Cotton Reel Studio has this beautiful dark denim in stock that we're lusting over!

Do you love stripes, but want something a bit different? Then this crinkle viscose from Fabrics Galore is worth checking out!

Your keys never looked better with these awesome Pink Coat Club key rings!

This tape measure from Beyond Measure made it to the top of our wish list! Next to taking metric and imperial measurements it has quirky illustrations on the back that take you from the 1700's to the naughties!

Lover of dinosaurs? Check out this colourful viscose from Fabric Godmother!

We spotted these fun and quirky designs at Cloth and Candy! Designed by Lea Dunan these are organic cottons and are suitable for a wide variety of projects!

Are you thinking of signing up to Sew Hayley Jane’s famous monthly sewing boxes? Subscriptions open again on the 3rd of April!

We are loving this traditional Moroccan tile design on a 4-way stretch jersey from Girl Charlee!

Lace can add such a chic touch to your garment! We found these from Lulou designs and they would add such a nice touch!

The latest designs from Atelier Brunette are now available at Sew Over It!  We especially love this diamond textured viscose!

In case you’re like us and you’re in need of more plain garments in your wardrobe, this eucalyptus green jersey from Cloth Spot is bang on trend at the moment!

This Simplicity dress pattern is a must have! It comes with a lot of different variations and it's made for knitted fabrics!

Can’t get enough of leopard print? This yellow and grey leopard jersey from Sew Me Sunshine is perfection!

The new See You At Six fabrics are so lovely! We love how Lamazi Fabrics have matching ribbing available too!

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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