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Sew Reporter – 1 September

Happy Sunday! Did you get a chance to sew this weekend? Don’t worry if you didn’t, we’ve got lots of great sewing inspiration lined up for you, so even if you didn’t sew yourself you can live vicariously through lots of lovely makers from the sewing community 😉

If you are planning your next make, have you thought about sewing a pattern that is designed for knits? We’ve shared our top 10 sewing patterns on the blog along with some great tips & tricks! Don’t be scared, sewing with knits is fun and super easy!

 


Allie who blogs at Allie Jackson is look pretty fabulous in her black True Bias Roscoe dress, which she altered to create her dream tiered dress!

Not only did Meg aka MegMade do a wonderful job stitching her Key Largo Top by Hey June, she also added GORGEOUS embroidery to it! This takes the ever so popular Crowded Faces fabric to a whole new level!

Kate who is the office manager over at Tilly and the Buttons HQ blogged about her Cleo dungarees. She added some super cool patch pockets to her Cleo’s and changed the straps into loops and ties, we’re obsessed!

This dress looks so stylish and sooo comfortable! Vicki of Sewstainability made the Named Ruska Knot Dress in a tencel jersey and we now want to add one of these to our own wardrobes!

Isn’t this the most perfect and breeziest summer dress ever! It’s a By Hand London Flora dress, stitched by Heather Lou from Closet Case Patterns.

We can never get enough of the True Bias Ogden Cami! We love this version by Manju of SewManju who hacked it into a dress with a cute ruffled hem and waist ties.

Kathy aka Sew Dainty jumped on the Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit train! We are glad you got on board Kathy!

This tiered dress of dreams is the Mira dress by Fibre Mood. Check out Alex’s aka Sewrendipity blog post for all the ins and outs!

We are in LOVE with Patsy’s aka PatsyPoo Makes Shelby romper. It’s a pattern by True Bias and it’s very high on our to sew list, especially after seeing this lovely number!

This outfit is a match made in heaven for the beautiful streets of Italy! Maritza of @stitch.and.press.ahn stitched the Fiore skirt by Closet Case Patterns and took it with her on holiday to Italy. Bellissimo!



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

Louise, Barbara and Lisa at Pattern Pals: Ep. 27 – Squeezing Out the Last Drops of Summer Sewing!

Hayley at Sew Hayley Jane: Fabric Haul & Sewing Plans

Lyndsey at Inside The Hem: August Sewing Plans | Everything I’m planning on making this month

Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-TulipMy July makes – skirts, turbans, knickers and a failed top

Jo at Joey Sewy: I cleared out all my fabric | Stashbusting giveaway!

Sheona at SewisfactionBumper Fabric Favourites! My top picks from our dressmaking fabrics!

Adele at Button and Pip: August Makes & Pattern Giveaway

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: July 2019 Makes- What have I been Sewing?


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

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 108: CREATE YOUR DREAM WARDROBE

Maker Style with Rachel: Collecting Inspiration (In Useful Ways) With Tori From The Doing Things Blog // EP 50

Sewing For The Weekend with Beth and Nina: New Sewing Books

Bande a Part with Rebecca & Beatrice: Helene Schjerfbeck

Dressed: The history of fashion with April and Cassidy: The Golden Age of Haute Couture, LIVE from the Dallas Museum of Art


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

If you are adding pockets to just about anything and everything then these *It Has Pockets* products from Pink Coat Club might just be the thing for you! And the necklace is actually on sale at the moment!

Isn't this fabric from Loom & Stars super pretty! The random checks really caught our eye. It is created by space-dyeing the threads before the handloom fabric is woven.

We spotted this super fun neon pink and lilac dappled spots fabric over at Cloth Candy! It’s a premium cotton which can be used for so many different projects, you could even make your own accessories! We are loving the head band trend at the moment.

Isn’t this big and bold rose print amazing? Those colours! And just when you thought it could not get any better… It’s a velvet! Find it at Lulou Designs.

It’s so wonderful to see how Hayley puts so much time and effort into curating her wonderful boxes! You can really tell by the quality and the super fun themes that you are in for a treat with Sew Hayley Jane's subscription boxes!

This super soft flowery viscose from Fabric Godmother has just made it onto our fall fabric wish list!

These pretties are from the mahoosive remnant sale over at Cloth Spot. So many different types of fabric; cotton twill, georgette, stretch sateen and  chambray, just to name a few. All for bargain prices!

Isn’t this the most purrrfect cotton lawn you ever did see? Hop on over to Sew Over It for the prettiest prints!

You all know we can’t pass up an animal print.. And just when we’re starting to think about transitioning into fall Sew Me Sunshine got this super cool leopard flock scuba crepe in her shop!

This lovely dress pattern is Butterick B6586 and we love the vintage vibes and floaty skirt very much. All Butterick patterns are currently 40% off on the Sew Direct website, so that’s a pretty sweet deal!

We fell hard for this monochrome Ankara fabric from Urban Stax. Wouldn’t it just make the most amazing dress with some big statement sleeves!

We spotted these beautiful autumnal flowery prints in 5 stunning colour ways over at Fabrics Galore. They’re all so pretty, it’s impossible to pick a favourite!

Who can say no to little metallic flowers? They're printed on a super vibrant blue linen from The Draper's Daughter and we love it!

The colour of this crinkled viscose is ah-mah-zing! Lamazi Fabrics really picked perfect colours for this range.


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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