Sew Reporter – 31 January

Hello team, welcome to this weeks round-up of everything sewing. It’s a goodie so make sure you’re ready to get stuck in and be inspired! The sewing community has been very busy this week so you’ll see everything from colourful coats to cute skirts. Which one is your favourite look? Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy sewing!

Can we all agree that the combination of this green Roxy jumper and this floral Ava skirt – both from Sew Over It – are a match made in heaven? Mel from Mint Button totally nailed it!

Victoria aka Victoria Lucille Anne is swishing around in the Sew Over It Lizzie Skirt she made for Christmas. She paired it with a Nathalie Bodysuit from Untitled Thoughts and it’s a great combo.

This plaid wool Closet Core Patterns Cielo Top is EVERYTHING! And let’s not forget about these awesome corduroy Simplicity 8655 trousers that Mimi G of Mimi G Style made to complete the look.

We are totally digging the style and the print of this Simplicity 8888 dress, which is beautifully stitched by Vicky at Sewstainability.

This coat is 100% fabulous, as is Tabitha Sewer. She used Burda 6359 to create this faux fur coat and the result is spectacular!

Emily from Self Assembly Required has made a couple of Tabitha dresses (from Tilly and the Buttons’ Make It Simple Book) in the past, but this frilly version might just be our fave! Check her blog for more photos and the other Tabitha’s she has made.

The True Bias Nikko Dress is one of our fave patterns as it’s such a versatile and timeless pattern. Erica Bunker made her version in a grey sweater knit and it looks SEW good!

We need a cute flannel mini skirt in our wardrobes ASAP! We are totally into this look that Elizabeth from Pins & Pinot created with the Nina Lee Camden skirt.

This beau-ti-ful shirt is the Naomi Top by Coffee and Thread and it’s stitched to perfection by Alexis Bailey. Head over to her blog to see more  detail shots.

Wowza! We can’t get over how amazing this pink denim jacket from Geri @geri_in_stitches is! She used the Hampton Jean Jacket from Alina Sewing and Design Co. and you can head over to our website to read all about it.

Rose @goldandsilverstitches made the Tilly and the Buttons Jaimie bottoms in the coolest American Road Trip cotton. Head over to the site to read her review. She also stitched a matching Tilly and the Buttons Tabitha T-shirt and we think this whole look is dreamy!

Keep up to date with the latest pattern releases! This week we have added the fabulous Heather Blazer to our shop, and we also love the new Lamma Hoodie. Which one is your favourite? Check all the latest patterns in our pattern data base here.

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.

  • Looking for an easy, speedy method of changing the threads of your overlocker? Tilly and the Buttons comes to the rescue with this video tutorial!
  • The Sew Down is here with your monthly roundup of stuff we’ve read, listened to and watched over the last month. We hope there is some good stuff in there to inspire you while you sew..
  • Have a look through some of the incredible shows that were presented by the worlds best known fashion designers last week at Paris Fashion Week. If you are need of some inspiration, this is the place to be!

The Black History Month Pattern Designer Challenge (#BHMPatternDesigners) is back for its third year! This challenge is organised by Nateida of Sew Natural Dane and Keira of Island Sewcialist. Head over to this blog post for more info and read all about how you can join.

  • Listen to this weeks episode of un:CUT and hear Atia, Alice, and Juliet interview Korrie @korriekorrie. Korrie shares all about her creative journey so far, and her experience as a new plus-size sewist. Highly recommended!
  • Head over to the Sewcialists website to read an interesting interview with Stitch Buffalo, a social justice organisation for refugee women in Buffalo, New York.
  • Are you in need of some fabulous pom pom earrings? Amy Nicole Studio made earrings out of scrap fabrics and we now want to make matching earrings with every outfit we ever made! Check out this tutorial to make your own.

Sue-Ching @suechinglascelles creates art with a needle and thread. Picking just one photo of her Instagram feed was a difficult task as we love all her looks so much! Head over to her feed for some seriously gorgeous inspiration, you won’t regret it.

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