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Sew Reporter – 10th October

Happy Sunday sewing pals! Who’s had the heating on yet?! We feel it’s totally acceptable because October is in full swing and we are already enjoying some cosy sewing in the evenings! We have had a corker of a week with loads of new things and paper pattern restocks on the shop.

We’ve had a bumper crop of new sewing patterns this week, including a new designer, a bunch of bralette patterns and a brand new design from True Bias! We’ve also had the first paper patterns from Chalk and Notch and they are beautiful!


We can’t get enough of Emily’s new 70s jumpsuit! Emily used this stunning chartreuse velvet and the Campbell Jumpsuit pattern from Seamwork to create this cooler than cool make. Read all about the process on Emily’s blog, Self Assembly Required.

We are crushing on statement collars at the moment and Sewing à la Carte is giving us serious sewing inspiration! Sonja used the Tilda Blouse from Edition 16 of Fibre Mood magazine to make this gorgeous blouse. We love the clever use of contrasting fabric to highlight the collar shape and the scissor cufflinks are the chef’s kiss to a fabulous make! Read all about this make in Sonja’s review!

This gorgeous autumnal make caught our eye this week, it’s just perfect for this season! Cortney made the Effie Dress by Michelle Sews in this striking bloom print. You can read all about the process in Cortney’s blog – S is For Sew.

We have been admiring the Thea Blouse by Liberty lately, and this make confirms exactly why we should make it! Renata Marie made this luxe-looking version out of a polyester satin fabric and shared the whole process and a video review on her blog, Life with Renta Marie – go check it out!

We may be heading into winter in the UK, but Oh Sew Fearless is sliding into spring in New Zealand and this make is the perfect pick-me-up after the winter months. Oh Sew Fearless used the Shamika Dress from Marsha Style (new to our shop!) and shared thoughts on the make in this review!

A classic white shirt is something that will never ever, ever go out of style, so it’s well worth the time investment to make one! Coco’s Loft made the Noa Blouse by the Fabrics-Store in a stunning washer linen. There wasn’t much she didn’t love about this make, and we’d have to agree – it’s fabulous! Read Coco’s Loft blog post for all the details.

Natasha was so excited by this make, she was wearing it with pride hot off the machine! Natasha used the Fielder Top and Dress pattern by Merchant and Mills and found it combines her favourite elements of casual but with a touch of smarts! Read Natasha’s review here!

Amy is serving us a big slice of pumpkin pie with this autumnal dress! Amy used McCall’s M7969 pattern and a floral viscose to create this gorgeous autumn dress. Check out her blog, Almond Rocks, for more details and pictures of this lovely make.


We’ve added loads of lovely new patterns to the shop this week, including a new designer, a bunch of bralette patterns and a brand new design from True Bias! We’ve also had the first paper patterns from Chalk and Notch and they are beautiful!

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 newly updated sewing-specific search tool.

We’ve also been busy restocking paper patterns across your favourite indie designers ready for new season sewing!

You’ll find paper pattern restocks on:

We have received a delivery of the newly issued Chalk and Notch printed sewing patterns and they are just beautiful! We now have the Page Hoodie, Wren Blouse & Dress, popular Fringe Dress & Blouse and Marcel Dress & Tank in paper format!


It’s time for another ‘Find That Pattern’ and we had so many requests for this one! The Pursuit of Love is one of Kate’s favourite books and the TV series didn’t disappoint! With a stellar cast, wonderful costumes and lots of humour, it’s a must-watch! If you haven’t watched it yet,  it’s available to watch on Amazon as well as the BBC.
 

Cutting is a big part of every sewist’s life. In this Love to Sew podcast episode, Helen and Caroline share tips for cutting patterns and fabric, recommend the best cutting supplies, and have a Team Rotary Cutter vs. Team Scissors smackdown!⁠ It’s a fun listen!


We are loving blouses with larger than life sleeves and the Anthea Blouse sewing pattern by Anna Allen is top of that list! We are getting some serious me-made envy from the lovely Korrie’s autumnal version which is made out of a lovely Liberty fabric. Korrie knows how to do this season, you have to check out her account to see how she welcomes October into her home! Follow @korriekorrie on Instagram for lots of lovely makes and more!

We are thrilled to welcome Marsha Style to the Fold Line family! We have FOUR fab designs on the shop that are packed with stunning details. They are styles you can throw on every day to feel a little bit fancy. Founder, Taree has a wealth of experience in pattern cutting after working in the fashion industry, but after getting inspired by the sewing community, Taree now makes patterns that inspire and makers. Taree collaborated on the Grace Dress design with @abby_sews!


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