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Sew Reporter – 7 March

Happy Sunday! Can you believe it’s March already? Spring is on its way and we could not be more excited! Have you started to sew for the upcoming season? Or are you in need of some sewing inspiration to get your creative juices flowing? We are here for you! Keep scrolling for the most amazing makes of the week, and much much more…

If spring was a dress then this would be it! Check out this amazing dress that Montoya Mayo made using Butterick 6453 for the skirt and the Charm Patterns Lamour Dress for the boned bodice.

You don’t always have to stick to the fabric suggestions from the pattern designer. Gillian from Crafting A Rainbow made the Style Arc Hope Woven Dress in a knitted fabric and the result is wonderful.

Vanessa from Sew Filled to the Brim participated in the Black History Month Pattern Designer challenge and made the Made It Patterns Hug Hoodie. It looks cosy and cute and it’s exactly what we need in our wardrobes right now!

The Ilford Jacket by Friday Pattern Company was already on our wish list, but now that we’ve seen this denim version from Beck at I Sew, Therefore I Am we decided we need one ASAP!

Who knew the Helen’s Closet Pona Jacket would look this amazing in a wool? Well, I guess that Meg aka MegMade knew!

The wonderful Sylvia aka The Ravel Out made the Hunter Coat by Fibre Mood and we could not love it more. Isn’t this colour absolutely amazing?

Marcia at Keechii B Style is showing puff sleeve perfection! She stitched the bustier using the Rose Cafe Bustier by Daria’s Pattern Making, and the trousers using Simplicity pattern 8749. Check her blog for different looks and more fabulous photos.

We really wish we could meet with Elizabeth from Pins And Pinot so we can stroke this beautiful Closet Core Patterns Cielo Top, which she made in the most luxurious fabric she touched in 2020. (Anyone else totally intrigued by this?!)

We are totally digging this outfit – from head to toe – by Alexis Bailey. Head over to her blog to find all the outfit details, including more on this lush True Bias Marlo Sweater.

This. Jumpsuit. Is. Everything! It’s the Tulia Jumpsuit and you can find it in Fibre Mood Magazine 13. Jen @jenlegg_teescreatives left a pattern review on our site if you want to know more.

Another pattern review that blew us away this week is this shacket created by @Eliza-sew-little using a pyjama pattern! Simplicity 1504 never looked so amazing with all the leatherette details.

The much anticipated new pattern collection from Papercut Patterns is here! We are so excited to see these new pieces and we can’t wait to add a few of them to our own handmade wardrobe. We have also stocked up on some older designs, so go and have a browse in our shop!

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.

What fabulous dressmaking patterns were released in the past few weeks! Kate shared some of her faves in a video (yes, it was difficult to make the selection), and you can browse all the latest releases on our site here. We would love to know which one is your favourite, let us know in the comments on YouTube!

The Sewcialists Blog launched February as Zero Waste Month and throughout the month they shared lots of amazing articles, podcasts, and interesting Instagram posts. We have read and shared quite a few these past few weeks, and we learned lots! Here’s a round-up of everything they’ve done in case you missed anything.

Common Threads is a podcast about style that doesn’t sacrifice sustainability, from ethical fashion writer Ruth MacGilp and stylist Alice Cruickshank. We’ve been listening to an older episode: Loved Clothes Last with Orsola De Castro – Founder of Fashion Revolution – and loved it.

Zero Waste Design Online is hosting a sewing community Zoom call on March 10th: ‘Zero Waste Design for the Home Sewing + Maker Community’. It looks super interesting, we highly recommend checking out their Instagram account, and their website for more info.

Are you planning on making a dress this month? Then you can join the hosts of #FrigalFrocks2021: Sam @frugalisama and Ruan @theyorkshiresewgirl, and make a free pattern using fabric from your stash. Find more info on their Instagram accounts and we are looking forward to seeing your dress pop up on the 31st of March!

The Anna Allen Persephone Pants and Shorts have been a sewing community favourite for quite some time and we can see why. This classic is based on photographs of men’s 1920s – 1940s US Navy sailor pants and they are timeless and so easy to style. They would be perfect for wearing with sneakers in spring and with cute sandals in summer. We loved reading these reviews and they all have a few things in common; easy to fit, clear instructions, and quick to make! (Click on the photo to read the pattern reviews.)

Meet one of our newest members of The Fold Line Database Club: Make It With Mandi! Mandi is a brand new pattern designer and she recently released two gorgeous dresses and a pair of stylish culottes. They look like the perfect combination of comfy and chic.. Check them out on the site and let us know if any of these tickle your fancy!

Come and join our sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.


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