Sew Reporter – 29 September
Hello you! Do you have any sewing plans this weekend? All we’re thinking of is sewing our Autumn (or fall, for our American readers) wardrobe with this weather that we’ve been having in the UK this week. If you’re in the same boat you should totally have a look at all the maker inspiration and the gorgeous fabrics we’ve gathered for you in this weeks Sew Reporter!
If you’re stuck for pattern ideas, have a look at our Sew The Trends feature on the blog! Kate takes you through the current trends and then pairs them up with the most gorgeous patterns.
We are super excited to have been nominated for a British Sewing Award by Sew Magazine! If you have a spare moment to vote for us – and some of the other amazing businesses in the sewing industry – that would be wonderful. Click here to cast your vote, it only takes a couple of minutes and you can win some prizes too!
What would make a Sew Liberated Hinterland dress even better? Right, a red one! All the heart eyes for this stunning version from Alexis who blogs over at Alexis Bailey.
Meg aka Cookin’ & Craftin’ stitched the Sew Altered Style Melinda Midi skirt in a super colourful paisley. Isn’t her whole outfit just perfection?!
Abi of What Abi Makes totally nailed the Etoile Dress by French Poetry Patterns. The fabric, the pattern and Abi’s styling are a match made in heaven!
Manju aka Sewmanju looks absolutely fab in her minty McCalls 6991 wrap top!
Janene at Ooobop used THE perfect fabric for her English Tea Dress by Simple Sew. And she totally made the whole outfit even better with matching red shoes!
We’re sad to see summer go, but luckily there’s always next year.. We’ll be making the Opian Pilatus swimsuit because Charlotte aka English Girl At Home has inspired us with her beautiful version!
Wowzers! Isn’t this quilted Burda jacket bloomin’ fantastic? It is beautifully stitched by Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow and we love it!
Brittany of Brittany J. Jones is looking super stylish in the McCalls 7465 dress she stitched in a gorgeous monochrome knit fabric.
Okay, we now need a pair of high waisted flared Closet Case Patterns Ginger jeans in our closets! Also, just look at the beautiful top stitching done by Rachael @sew_prettyful!
Mel @stitch_make_bake made the Fringe dress designed by Chalk And Notch. We think this style, and the mustard yellow fabric look gorgeous on Mel!
Watch the latest vlogs from makers in the sewing community this week…
Jo at Joey Sewy: Can you be perfect at sewing? 4 top tips to think about
Nikki and Rachel of The Stitch Sisters: Our Handmade Holiday – Part 1
Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip: September makes. The Zebre top including a pattern hiccup to watch out for and more fabric scraps.
Karina at Lifting Pins & Needles: Sirocco Jumpsuit (Deer & Doe). Sewing fail fixed! “Dress” hacks + Pattern mash (Olympia Dress skirt)
Hayley at Sew Hayley Jane: Chatty Sewing; Tilly And The Buttons Indigo
Lisa at Sew Over It: Poppy & Jazz – New Patterns, More Sizes & Printed Patterns!
Lyndsey at Inside The Hem: Improve The Insides Of Your Garments feat. Butterick 6446
Sheona at Sewisfaction: Fabric Focus: Stretch Cotton – What it is, how to sew it, your makes & questions…
Lisa at And Sew On: Sewing Mags in Spain!
Adelle at Button and Pip: My Coat Making Journey || Halla coat from Named ‘Breaking the Pattern’
Listen to a podcast this weekend for inspiration and sewing chatter while you make…
Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 112: FULL COVERAGE FASHION WITH RUMANA LASKER
Sewing Out Loud with Zede and Mallory: Home Decor Series Episode 2: Fabrics and More
Sewing For The Weekend with Beth and Nina: Pattern Review: Redwood Tote & Sage Tee
Bande a Part with Rebecca & Beatrice: Jewels
Take a look at all the new fabrics, haberdashery and kits from sewing businesses this week…
Double gauze is one of those fabrics that ticks so many boxes. It’s easy to sew, presses beautifully and it’s wonderful to wear. These beauties from Lulou designs have the cutest little golden details, and they would be perfect for a ton of different garments!
Have you seen the newest designs by Poppy & Jazz from Sew Over It? The patterns now go up to 6 years and they’re available as printed patterns too. They are the cutest patterns we ever did see and it’s hard to pick favourites, but this little pinafore pattern is just SEW adorable!
We spotted this cotton jersey at Pin & Sew and we immediately thought about how perfect it is for the weather we’re currently having in the UK. Also, black plus golden glitter, what’s not to love!
We’re currently a bit obsessed with searching for warm and cosy fabrics for the upcoming colder weather. And when we saw this ex-designer chunky knit wool fabric from Fabric Godmother it was love at first sight!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful themed box full of sewing goodies! It looks like this months Sew Hayley Jane's sewing subscription box was a dream for geometric and lilac lovers! Sign up opens in just a few days to receive your box next month.
This beautiful yellow floral crepe from Cloth Spot is perfect for those gathered dresses that are super on trend at the moment!
Calling all dog lovers! These fantastic labels from Pink Coat Club are a must have for all your clothes, bags and anythings else you’ve created with love… and dog hairs!
These prints are seriously fun and you can be sure they’ll brighten up any day! You can shop the Ruby Star Society collection at Cloth Candy.
Wow, look at this beautiful silk from Loom & Stars! It is handwoven from the silk of wild silkworms and it has a naturally crisp hand and irregular texture.
If you love a big and bold print, you’re going to love this Lady McEllroy cotton fabric from The Draper's Daughter. It’s absolutely stunning and it would be perfect for a dress!
These trousers amazing, just look how cool the waistband is constructed! It's Simplicity 8956 and you can actually shop all Simplicity patterns with 40% off over at Sew Direct.
Corduroy is always a pleasure to work with and it’s perfect for the upcoming seasons. We also think that you can’t ever go wrong with a floral print that is this cute! Have a look at some must have corduroy fabrics over at Fabrics Galore.
We’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones who have fallen in love with the latest collection of See You At Six fabrics? We spotted these pretties at Lamazi Fabrics and we could not love them more!
All the heart eyes for this Shweshwe fabric from South Africa. Urban Stax stocks the most beautiful african prints. Period!
This 6.5 oz knitted denim from Sew Me Sunshine gets brownie points for having beautiful white stripes, stretch, and let’s not forget that it’s PINK!
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.