Sew Reporter – 8 November
Hello team, we hope you are all safe and well and doing okay especially as many of us are in another lockdown. We hope to cheer you up by providing some swoon worthy sewing inspiration, and lots of things to read, listen to, and watch. Don’t forget to peruse our website for lots of new dressmaking patterns, and you can watch a round-up of October’s pattern releases here. Enjoy!
Megan Nielsen blogged about making this stunning lace Sudley dress for Perth Frocktails. Head over to her blog to see more beautiful photos and read how this dress came about.
We’ll just ignore the fact that we’re incredibly jealous of everything in this photo and talk about this beautiful Deer & Doe Myosotis dress… Carolyn at Handmade By Carolyn used a superfine cotton lawn for her dress and we completely agree with her, the result is DIVINE!
This super cute Our Lady Of Leisure Rickey Pinafore is made by Emily from Self Assembly Required. We are obsessed with the amazing fabric (navy wool with flocked polka dots) she used for it.
This monochromatic denim look from Marcia at Keechii B Style is next level! She’s wearing Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans and she paired it with a self drafted top.
Keira aka Island Sewcialist added some super impressive embroidery to her already beautiful Farrah Dress from Chalk and Notch Patterns. Head over to her blog to read more about this very meaningful make.
Now this is an outfit we would love to wear all day and every day! Meg at Cookin’ & Craftin’ is looking lovely in her new stripey Seamwork Devon top that she paired with her Helen’s Closet Arden Pants.
Sue aka Susan Young Sewing is ready for rainy days! We could not love this look more. Sue drafted this herself, and the fabric she picked is a match made in heaven..
Barbara from RockingStitch made McCall’s 7120 and got to write a pattern review for a sewing magazine. Read about the process of creating Barbara’s ‘one page of fame’ on the RockingStitch blog.
Isn’t this autumnal Deer & Doe Magnolia dress by Shreya @shreyamadethis is bloody amazing? That fabric.. Swoon! Check out her pattern review to learn more.
This Helen’s Closet Pona Jacket is INCREDIBLE! This is not only Geri’s @geri_in_stitches very first jacket, she also added Sashiko stitching to every. single. pattern. piece.
Lots of new pattern releases this week! We have selected a few favourites for you below, but do check out the website as well, as you can find much more newness over there.
Do you already have a specific design in mind? Or do you need some help finding the perfect pattern for your fabric? You can search all the patterns in our database using our sewing-specific search tool.
- Lingerie patterns, coat patterns, kids patterns, loungewear… We’ve added a wide range of fabulous patterns to the site this month. Go check out Kate’s favourites in the Sewing Pattern Round-Up of October!
- Mel from Handmade By Ditsy-Tulip was inspired by the Queen’s Gambit and sewed up a wonderful linen Tilly and the Buttons Martha dress.
- Watch Lizzie B talk about all the projects she finished in the past few weeks. We especially loved what she has done to re-fashion some of her older handmade garments.
- Mel from Handmaking Mel compiled a round up of some of her favourite sewing books. Our Christmas wish-list has doubled in size after reading this!
- Are you loving The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix? You are going to love the virtual exhibit (curated by the Brooklyn museum) of the amazing costumes they made especially for the series. Just click your way through the ‘room’ to see 360 views of the costumes and extra information.
- Do you know the difference between a sweatshirt fleece and interlock knit? Deer & Doe have created an excellent post about different sweater knit fabrics. Including lots of tips for sewing with knits.
- We are so glad that The New Craft House Podcast is back for another season! We loved listening to episode 12 with Caroline and Alexandra from Selkie Patterns.
We love following Marie @marie_stitchedup on Instagram. She always looks so stylish and she knows exactly what works for her in terms of colour, comfiness, fit, and style. Marie makes the most beautiful garments and we always look forward to seeing what she makes next! Here she is wearing her By Hand London Jenna dress and we gasped when we first saw this, it’s stunning!
Are you sewing clothes for your daughter, niece, the girl next door, or for another little one? We recently added the adorable patterns from Lily Bird Studio to our shop. From newborn’s to up to 14 years, you’ll find something that’s perfect for every age. We just can’t handle all the cuteness!
Come and join our sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.