The Sew Down: July
Welcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found, bought, read and watched in the world of sewing.
We’ve added two fantastic new designers over the past month. First up we’ve got Birgitta Helmersson who’s zero waste sewing patterns are going to save you from adding more leftover fabric to your stash. There are five fantastic patterns to choose from, two of which are unisex. They have a simple boxy aestetic and the main worry is which to make first! Next Up we’ve got an indie designer that has been around for a while but we’ve just added them to our shop. Paprika patterns are one of the original indie designers. They have re-released three of their patterns in an extended size range (UK 6-30) and have plans to release more so watch this space…
Stuff to read:
We are always hunting out good articles to read or a book that you can either read or listen to while you are sewing. We’ve got some fantastic things to get your teeth stuck into this month.
Georgia O’Keefe sewed and dressed like she painted – once you’ve read that make sure you watch this video too.
- Shedding the Shackles: Women’s Empowerment through Craft: Women’s Empowerment through Craft
Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month – and if you want to get involved and share your veg patch with other sewists follow the #sewveginonebed on Instagram.
Stuff to listen to:
Oh we love a podcast, and are always looking for new ones! These are some fantastic things we have listened to this month and think you’ll love too.
- Conversations of inspiration: Dream it, Create it, with Lucy Sparrow, founder of Sew Your Soul
- Pieces of Britney Podcast
- The Great Women Artists podcast – Katy Hessel
- West Cork Podcast
Stuff to Watch:
If you like watching TV while you sew then we’ve got some great suggestions for you.
- Designing for royalty – an exhibition about couture designers and their relationship with their royal clients.
Shedding the Shackles: Women’s Empowerment Through Craft chat with the author at the Fashion and Textile Museum.