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Sew Reporter – 26 May


Happy Sunday we hope you’re enjoying the long weekend and up to something creative. On the blog we we’ve got a sewing sewing pattern tutorial where I chat through pattern markings and how to read them. There’s also a handy downloadable! It’s no time to sit down and enjoy this weeks dose of inspiration.





Helen from Helen’s Closet made the most tiger-tastic shirtdress we’ve ever seen! The pattern is the Reeta Shirtdress by Named and she’s made a sleeveless version without the drawstring in the waist to show off her fabulous pattern matching!

Isn’t this just the perfect dress to wear on your honeymoon! Amy of Almond Rock went to the fabulous Seychelles and stitched the Simplicity 1606 for herself to swoosh around in at the beach. We’re not jealous at all Amy…

Imagine rocking up to a picnic dressed like this! This awesome sequin strawberry skirt is made by Tabitha of Tabitha Sewer and she drafted the pattern herself.

Allie of Allie Jackson is looking rather gorgeous in her Simplicity 4475 dress. She made several dresses using this pattern but this sweet floral one might be our favourite!

Elena of Randomly Happy added a new wardrobe staple top to her me-made wardrobe! She used the Assembly Line Cuff Top pattern and we love the blue fabric she picked for it. Also, those sleeves are really cool!

This is the Vogue pattern V9075 that we’ve seen popping up quite a lot. We love how versatile this pattern is and how different each version looks. Alice from The Polka Dot Palace used a flowery cotton lawn for her jumpsuit and we could not LOVE it more!

Can you believe that this amazing cover-up used to be a maxi skirt? Talking about a transformation challenge! Rumana of The Little Pomegranate has done a fabulous re-fashion job on this!

Sue @susanyoungsewing has found the perfect backdrop to show off her French Dart Shift Tunic by Maven Patterns! What a beautiful dress and that fabric is stunning!

Rebecka @beckymarkus made the Sew Liberated Hinterland dress in the most divine Rifle Paper Co fabric and we’re sure you agree with us that she looks beautiful!


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

Lisa, Barbara and Louise at Pattern Pals: Our Finished Butterick B6453 – Patterns by Gerti

Karina at Lifting pins & needles: Fabric Haul & 2 makes. Hip-Hop tank peeking.

Emily at Self Assembly Required: Paris Sewcial + Fabric Haul!

Jo at Joey Sewy: My May Favourites | sewing patterns and a sneak preview of a new make!

Tamlyn at Sewn on the Tyne:#SewManyQuestions Get to know me in this chatty Q & A

Lizzie at Lizzie B: DIY Wedding Dress: Inspiration

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: April 2019 Fabric Haul and Sewing Plans

Nikki and Rachel at The Stitch Sisters: Miami Vice Blazers – Pattern Review

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

Dressed: The history of fashion with April and Cassidy: The Dress Detective, an interview with Amber Butchart

Sew and Tell with Meg, Amanda and Kate: Sewing For Cosplay with Cheryl Sleboda

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 94: WHY DO WE SEW?

Clear The Decks with Nadia: EPISODE 6: PROCRASTINATION


Bande a Part with Rebecca & Beatrice: See Know Evil

A Coffee with Makers with Kimberly Payne: Treasure of Nikki and Mallory

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

Fabrics can’t get more summery than this! Sew Me Sunshine has got these cute sunnies available in two colour ways!

We adore this cute llama jersey from Higgs and Higgs! The colours are so vibrant and the llama’s are the cutest with their little hats on!

This very cute floral viscose from Lamazi Fabrics is perfect for your summer sewing projects. Lightweight and flowy, it has a smooth texture and delicate drape ideal for blouses, shorts, dresses or anything that calls for beautiful drape.

This Nani Iro linen from The Draper's Daughter is dreamyyy! Just image the border print at the bottom of a skirt or dress!

This colourful cotton from Fabrics Galore is a heavy weight fabric but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make an awesome jacket or skirt!

Beyond Measure is the place to be for cute little sewing must haves! These little wooden tags and badges are so hard to resist!

Who wouldn’t want to have these awesome retro robots walking around on their garment! This novelty print jersey from Fabric Godmother is amazing!

Check out this adorable sew-on patch from Pink Coat Club, perfect if you are a seamstress and you want to let everyone know about your love of sewing!

Sew Hayley Jane is having a whole month of celebrations as it’s been 3 years that Haley started her amazing business. Keep an eye out on her website for discounts and prizes!

Sometimes you need to add plain and versatile wardrobe staples to your me-made wardrobe. This mustard quality medium weight cotton spandex knit from Girl Charlee would be just perfect!

These cute little strawberries look good enough to eat! This adorable printed premium cotton is available at Cloth Candy.

We can always count on Sew Over It for having the most awesome printed fabrics. We love these colourful jerseys and they would make such cute mommy and baby matching outfits!

The design of this beautifully soft draping purple, blue & green printed viscose challis fabric is amazing. It's a lighter-weight fabric from Cloth Spot which would make perfect blouses, tunics, flowing dresses & skirts.

This stunning woven cotton fabric from Lulou Designs is a lovely dusky pale teal and has a beautiful tree design in metallic silver. We love it!

This dress is bang on trend with lots of ruffles and statement sleeves. It's the New Look N6593 pattern and you can now get it with 40% off 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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