Sew Reporter – 21 July
Hooray, it’s Sunday and it’s time to grab a cuppa and scrol down to read the Sewing Sunday Newspaper! We’ve gathered some gorgeous makes from the sewing community and some inspiring stuff we think you must read, listen and/ or watch.
You can also find another Find My Pattern video on the blog this weekend. Kate put her detective hat back on and searched high and low for dressmaking patterns that match the inspiration image you guys have been sending us. It’s definitely a must watch!
Enjoy and have a great Sunday!
Mia from Sew North stitched the Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns and she paired it with an avocado dyed Inari Tee by Named clothing. This outfit is perfection and we could not love it more!
Charlotte from English Girl At Home made her gorgeous Sirocco Jumpsuit by Deer And Doe Patterns with sweat shirting fabric. It must be so comfortable to wear!
Isn’t this the sweetest summer outfit?! Holly aka That’s Sew Peachy is working on a little spring capsule wardrobe and she added a Nina Lee Camden skirt to her collection.
It’s no surprise that Katie Kortman made another showstopper of a dress! This pixelated goodness is the Vita dress by Bel’Etoile.
We really enjoyed reading about Indu and the Hey June Charleston dress she made with old jeans. What a fantastic way to re-use and upcycle!
This Helen’s Closet Suki Robe is so dreamy, we wish we could lounge in something like this all day! Nicole aka Merritts Makes did a wonderful job sewing this up.
Sue who blogs at Susan Young Sewing tested the Regatta Dress pattern from Alice & Co and we think she looks amazing! That fabric is so lush!
These dungarees are tha bomb! Mel (@stitch_make_bake) sewed the Yanta overalls by Helen’s Closet and totally nailed the fit!
All the heart eyes for this wonderful version of the Nina Lee Kew dress. Elsie (@girlswear) is looking absolutely gorgeous!
Watch the latest vlogs from makers in the sewing community this week…
Lisa, Louise and Barbara at Pattern Pals: Pattern Pals – Ep. 25 – Separates for Summer!
Nikki and Rachel at The Stitch Sisters: Adrienne Blouse Pattern Review
Lisa at Sew Over It: Sewing with Lisa: Plans for next year, Coco & sewing on the bias
Athina at Athina Kakou: Say hello to… the Meg dress and top | My new sewing pattern
Adelle at Button and Pip: My Unloved Me-Mades || Sewing Vlog #18
Emily at Self Assembly Required: June Makes!
Jo at Joey Sewy: Fabric and thrifting haul
Karina at Lifting pins & needles: Cielo Top (Closet Case Patterns). 3 tops! Different views. Conversion to Sleeveless “how to”.
Victoria atVictoria Smith: Sewing Room Tour | Pattern Storage
Lizzie at Lizzie B: DIY Wedding Dress 4: Fabric Haul
Kealy at Voice of a Creative: Slow Sewing- My Denim Jacket- Audrey Jacket Pattern Review
Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip: July and August plans
Listen to a podcast this weekend for inspiration and sewing chatter while you make…
Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press: Podcast 90, MAKE DENIM CIRCULAR
While She Naps with Abby: PODCAST EPISODE #149: SARAH GOLDEN
Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 102: VINTAGE SEWING AND REFASHIONING WITH EVELYN WOOD
Clothes Making Mavens with Helena and Lori: Episode #33 – Confessions of a Serial Stasher with Psychic Sewer Kathleen
Sewing For The Weekend with Beth and Nina: Coco Chanel
Take a look at all the new fabrics, haberdashery and kits from sewing businesses this week…
The hearts with the dots and crosses design from Pink Coat Club might just be our favourite! It's available as brooch, stickers, enamel pin and needle minder. We just want them all…
This dreamy lightweight crepe from Fabric Godmother would make THE perfect maxi skirt or floaty ruffle dress!
Sew Over It are stocking the most gorgeous Atelier Brunette fabrics. This one is from the last collection is stunning and we want to make ALL the things with it!
If you are looking for a bold fabric for an even bolder dress, we found the fabric! We spotted these massive butterflies at Cloth Spot and we cannot stop looking at these beautiful colours.
A thread holder is one of those thing that will make your life easier and your sewing space more organised. But when you throw in these awesome hedgehogs from Lulou Designs you are taking your sewing room to the next level!
These cottons from Cloth Candy are so. much. fun! These three designs are from the Rollakan Collection by Cathy Nordström and we are obsessed. There’s also 25% off site-wide with code JULYFLASH! But don’t wait too long, it ends Monday the 22nd of July at midnight.
We had so much fun helping Hayley from Sew Hayley Jane curating this months surprise box, we kinda want to do it all over again. Have a look at what we picked, and we hope you love all the goodies as much as we do!
We fell in love with this fun confetti fabric from Sew Me Sunshine! It’s a cotton double gauze which is a lightweight and breathable fabric, perfect for warmer months.
Birds, flowers and bright colours printed on a 100% cotton poplin? Yes please! Check this gorgeous fabric out from Higgs and Higgs!
This is the coolest animal fabric ever! We spotted it at Lamazi Fabrics and we want some!
This robe pattern from New Look looks like it’s easy to make and even easier to just throw on and add a little extra to your outfit. We’re in love with this look!
The Drapers Daughter have got a seriously mouth watering sale going on right now! Be sure to check it out, you won’t regret it!
It looks like the leopard print trend is still going strong, and we’re here for it! This crepe from Fabrics Galore is perfection!
This South African fabric from Urban Stax is stunning! We love the circles and the combination of the beautiful blue and crisp white.
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.