Sew Reporter – 14 February
Happy Sunday! We hope you had a great week. What’s on your sewing table this weekend? If you are in need of inspiration you’ve come to the right place. Today we have gathered some beautiful creations from the movers and makers from the sewing community, the latest pattern releases, things to watch and read to get your creative juices flowing, and more… Enjoy!
Oh la la! This Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress is amazing. This is Marie’s at A Stitching Odyssey fourth Myosotis dress, and they just seem to get better and better.
Gillian at Crafting A Rainbow made the Bessie Top by Anna Zoe Patterns. We’re pretty sure this loose fitting top will become a wardrobe staple. The wide neckline and bell shaped sleeves are so pretty.
We never we knew we needed plaid trousers, but Mimi G has convinced us. She made this beauty using Simplicity 9114 and we are head over heels in love!
This Closet Core Sienna Jacket looks really different from the versions that we’ve seen so far and we’re totally into it. Fiona aka Diary Of A Chainstitcher used a quilted cotton for her super cosy jacket.
We recommend heading over to Erica Bunker’s blog to see the inspiration behind this beautiful white dress. She recreated the look with Simplicity 9176 and she NAILED IT!
The colours, the layers, the print, the textures… It’s safe to say that we are obsessed with this outfit! Read all about how Beck at I Sew Therefore I Am made the Oversized Shirt by The Assembly Line on her blog.
Meg at Cookin’ and Craftin’ had us at homemade pyjama jeans. She made the Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks in a french terry-lined tencel denim and the result is way beyond awesome!
This wonderful outfit is stitched by Ruby at Ruby Rose Sews. The pattern is the Leona Dress by Tammy Handmade – isn’t it a beaut!?
We can never get enough of faux fur coats. This sherpa number is made by Tabitha Sewer looks SO cosy!
Lucie @love_lucie starts her pattern review of the Named Lahja Unisex Dressing Gown by saying it’s the perfect dressing gown. Well, we can see why. It’s a winner!
WOW this fabric! It’s a dream combination with Jen @jenlegg_teescreatives Friday Pattern Company Square Neck Top hack. Head over to our site for al the ins and outs.
This week we were very excited to add some beautiful patterns from Make With Mandi to our pattern database. Want to see all the newness? Check all the latest pattern releases 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.
Moving darts – a simple adjustment, once you know how to do it! Beth at Sew DIY is here to help with a great video tutorial in you case you don’t know how to do this adjustment (yet!).
Get ready for a fun challenge in March: #So50PatternMixing organised by @SewOver50. Sew a garment using a mix of fabrics with a minimum of two prints and share it on Instagram! Start posting your plans and progress now, and your finished garment from March 1. Read all the ins and outs here.
- Another super helpful blog post from Closet Core Patterns: Choosing a size and grading between sizes. This post is bursting at the seams with lots of useful information, tips and handy examples. It’s one to bookmark for sure!
- Emma @emmacponysews wrote a really nice article on the Sewcialists blog about one of Scotland’s most fiercely guarded fabrics; Harris Tweed.
- Back on the By Hand London blog: The Creators’ Collaborative with Kara Quinteros. Learn all about the art of bobbin lace – spoiler alert – it’s absolutely stunning!
Whenever we see Danica @danicadoesit popping up on our Instagram feed she brightens up our day with her beautiful smile and her beautiful makes! If you want to be inspired by happy clothes then we highly recommend giving Danica a follow.
New to the shop: Dovetailed patterns! Adaku started Dovetailed shortly after becoming a mum. Her wonderful range of sewing patterns is especially designed with African wax print fabrics in mind. Each pattern has as few pattern pieces as possible making pattern matching a breeze and allowing you to show off these gorgeous fabrics to best effect!
Come and join our sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.