Sew Reporter – 20 October
Hello everyone! We’ve updated our pattern review system this week to make it much easier to use. You can now edit old reviews, add multiple images and clickable links. All of the pattern reviews are now displayed altogether right under the pattern, so you can see at one glance what the pattern looks like on other sewists.
We love to see what your making so if you have a few spare minutes this weekend why not leave a review of your latest make! Sewing pattern reviews are a great help to get other makers get their sew on and to share your creative journey.
Don’t forget to check out the blog if you’re looking for top indie sewing patterns style inspiration!
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!
Yasss to these kind of Halloween celebrations! Mary from Sablecraft hacked the Closet Case Files Carolyn pyjama top into a daywear shirt and it’s ace!
Manju of Sewmanju made the Leopard coat of DREAMS! She used the McCalls 6172 blazer pattern and lengthened it to a coat and now we’re jealous…
We had the pleasure of seeing Charlotte of English Girl At Home wearing this beautiful Myosotis dress at the Sewing Weekender last August. The fabric is a double gauze with embroidered with astrological designs on it and it is out of this world pretty!
A gingham jumpsuit is something we can always get on board with! Holly of Holly Dolly Darling made the Marilla Walker Roberts Collection dungarees and you have to check out Holly’s blog to see her adorable daughter in a matching outfit!
This Amy Jumpsuit by Closet Case Patterns might just be the best we’ve ever seen. Beth from Sew DIY is looking gorgeous in it!
Sue aka Susan Young Sewing joined the Simplicity Hack-Along and hacked blouse #8658 into this wonderful dress! Check out her blog to see her creative process step by step.
Stefanie aka The Style Safari turned McCall’s 7967 – a simple knit pattern – into this fabulous colour blocked animal print dress! We seriously could not love this more!
Erica who blogs at Erica Bunker created this sophisticated jumpsuit using Vogue 1645. Doesn’t she look fab!!
Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow stitched up the brand spanking new Rachel Tie Front Dress from Jalie. The fabric and pattern are a rainbow match made in heaven!
This dress could not be more perfect to brighten up grey Autumn days! Holly at That’s Sew Peachy stitched the Tilly and the Buttons Romy dress and we love it!
This lovely and bright Closet Case Pattern Fiore skirt is beautifully made by Becky who left a pattern review on our website!
It looks like Erin is also a fan of Fibre Mood Magazine and she made the Riva Jumpsuit from Edition 3. What a lovely pattern and it looks amazing on Erin!
Watch the latest vlogs from makers in the sewing community this week…
Kealy at Voice of a Creative: September 2019 Makes- What have I been sewing?
Mel at Handmade by Ditsy Tulip: A very special fabric – what should I make?
Nikki and Rachel at Stitch Sisters: McCall ShirtDresses – Pattern Review
Lyndsey at Inside The Hem: My Favorite Fabrics For Fall
Karina at Lifting Pins & Needles: Mc Call’s 7093. 3 woven raglan tops. Flat measuring, fitting & sewing construction tips.
Tamlyn at Sewn On The Tyne: Shop My Stash! Ep1 | Help me choose which Fabric & Pattern combo to make next!
Lizzie at Lizzie B: Sew & Tell & In a Haystack Review
Kim at Dorothy’s Daughter: September Sewing Makes | October Plans | Huge Fabric Haul
Listen to a podcast this weekend for inspiration and sewing chatter while you make…
Sew and Tell with Meg, Amanda and Kate: The Honeymoon Phase – Episode 24
Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: EPISODE 115: FEEDBACK FEST 3
Sewing For The Weekend with Beth and Nina: Knit Fabrics
Take a look at all the new fabrics, haberdashery and kits from sewing businesses this week…
Big cats, little cats, cute cats, wild cats.. Sew Over It have got some pawsome new cotton jersey's in stock and they are irresistible!
Ribbed. Velvet. Jersey. Need we say more? Check out the velvet of dreams over at Fabric Godmother!
This cotton jersey from Pin & Sew is the cutest! We love the stripes and it’s got tiny little bears walking all over them. Awww!
This soft jersey knit fabric from Lulou Designs has got such a pretty flowery print, we’re dreaming up a midi wrap dress in this!
This is your last call to sign up for November's Sew Haley Jane's sewing subscription box! Isn’t Octobers box looking amazing? All the heart eyes for those fabrics!
Are you on team cut or team trace? Pink Coat Club is making us choose trace with this tracing paper pin!
We *almost* have no words to describe how much we love this tweed… This tan, chocolate, pink & rust checked tweed fabric from Cloth Spot is making us weak at the knees!
We’re big fans of the Kylie and the Machine sew in labels and we just spotted all the latest designs at Cloth Candy, including the very cool metallic ones which are a special edition!
Printed on a soft lightweight cotton fabric this cute bird and floral print from The Draper's Daughter is a mid-scale design in beautiful tones of green popped with cream, pink and a soft blue. It would make such a stunning dress!
Stop the presses! This totally intriguing black handloom cotton fabric from Loom & Stars has thicker white threads woven in which is creating a labyrinth effect and we could not love it more!
Are you Trick or Treating this Halloween? You can be sure to find the costume pattern of dreams on the sew Direct website. We like the Simplicity 8979 for a not too scary – but still dressed up look!
We have a new favourite fabric from Urban Stax -> just look these beautiful flowers! They will brighten up any day!
Sew Me Sunshine is the place to be if you’re looking for tencel fabrics. These lighter weight plain colours are just what we want (and need) in our wardrobes right now!
This awesome print from Fabrics Galore would make such an elegant party dress!
We spotted this unusual cotton jersey over at Lamazi Fabrics and these colours are just what we like to see in our every day wardrobe!
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.