Saturday, 14 March 2015

Sew Reporter weekly: March week 2 Edition 2

So what's been happening this week in the world of sewing? I know how busy I get trying to fit everything in each week and I use my time at the weekend to catch up on what's been happening all-things-sewing-wise. This got me thinking that a quick summary of what's going on would be really useful to read with your brunch over the weekend. Save all that searching and scrolling through blog posts, cherry pick what you want to read in the time you have!

What have the bloggers been posting?

Charlotte at English Girl at Home kicks off this week with some marbled Carolyn Pajamas for the PJ party hosted by SewCaroline last Monday and a red quilted Linden Sweatshirt. Jane at Handmade Jane completed the #GBSB book tour a Fashion with Fabric book review and 
tells us about her silk crepe de chine purchases at the Knitting and Stitching show

Sew Busy Lizzy talks about 'so tired sewing' moments while at What Katie Sews it's a second pair of Ginger jeans and kitty patterned Holly dressCloset Case Files gave us an update and discussed what Serger to buy (overlocker) plus an ankle zipper jeans pattern hack. Charlie at This Blog is Not For You has made a Sew Over It pencil skirt, while the Quirky Peach has made a black polka dot Rigel Bomber

Dixie DIY has made Oceanside shorts by Blank Slate patterns and a Juniper Jersey plus version 3 of the cut-out dress. AlmondRock makes a Librarian blouse from Christine Haynes. Rachel from House of Pinheiro has made the Florence Tulip dress from the new Named pattern collection, Ticket. Zoe from 'So, Zo...' concludes her review of children's pattern companies and talks about copying your clothesGrainlines Studio tell us about their new employee Kendra and review Fabric for fashion: the complete guide and swatch book plus a split hem Linden sewing tutorial.

Over at my home Sew Over It, the Cowl Neck sewalong begins, the Knickers pattern has been released as a PDF pattern for Mother's Day plus Lisa tells us about her fabric shopping trip to India. At A Stitching Odyssey, its a leopard-print Walkaway dress, inspired by the #GBSB. Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons has made a Liberty print Pussy Bow Mimi Blouse and given us an update on her blogging plans

At Jennifer Lauren Vintage, the Felicity Dress sewalong begins with selecting fabric and stabilising. Emmie at At My Oh Sew Vintage Life, posts part 4 of Vintage Guts and at 'Sew, incidentally ...' it's UFOs (unfinished objects). 

Did You Make That? discusses rules to ignore in sewing and Made with Moxie talks about the future plans for her blog. At By Hand London it's a nerdy sewing tips post about sewing godet panels for the latest Sophia dress. At 'Ginger Makes ...' it's an update on a tailoring class and SewCaroline shares her Selfish Sewing Week make

Randomly Happy updates us on how her handmade wardrobe is getting on. Over at Sewbon, it's a Bridgetown dress and Rosin at But it can't be from Dolly Clackett knits a Dilly cardigan. Lauren at Guthrie and Ghani tell us about her make - a Grainline Linden Sweatshirt.

Books and Magazines

Claire-Louise Hardy completes her 30-day #BeeMine Sewing challenge - Fashion with Fabric, Great British Sew Bee book 3 makes.

New releases
Surface Design for Fabric by Kimberly Irwin

The Shops

Backstitch are now stocking the 12 new Named patterns, from collection Ticket. 

At Guthrie and Ghani, Lauren has been busy at the Knitting and Stitching Show demonstrating in the Homestyle theatre.

At The Village Haberdashery, now in stock: the BHL Sophia dress, Bear by Bonnie Christine collection of fabrics and Davie dress from Sewaholic. The latest post for getting to know Indie pattern companies, is about Tilly and the Buttons.

20% off Intro to Sewing and Intro to Dressmaking at Sew Over It, London with SEWINGBEEITS until 18th March.


Selfish Sewing Week 9-15th March by Imagine Gnats, IndieSew and Kollabora, a week long celebration of your sewing makes!

Matt was announced the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee #GBSB 2015 in the final this week, thanks to his avant garde dress. How was your #GBSB final party? Check out Fiona's comprehensive summary of everything featured in last weeks episode from the Sewing Directory.

Fashion on the Ration continues at the Imperial War Museum. See the competition Fiona is running at the Sewing Directory.

Alexandra McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition opens today at the V&A Museum.


New pattern collection, Ticket, from Named Clothing.

Here are some Pins from this week. Tag events or blogs that you've discover this week with #sewreporter

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Let me know if there is anything else you would like to see featured ... have a lovely weekend x

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