Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sew Reporter Weekly | March week 4 | Edition 4

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?

Roisin at Dolly Clackett posts a Christine Haynes Emery dress. 
At Closet Case files it's Whats Doing vol. 37. and a Cozy Coco Sweatshirt.
Did you make that? finishes her ginger jeans. At Jennifer Lauren Vintage it's Me Made Maternity, the Felicity dress sew along continues with lengthening or shortening bodice pieces plus newly updated Bronte top pattern with additional sizes.

Rachel at House of Pinheiro shares her sewing plans for 2015 and makes a Lace inset Named Koko top.
The Scruffy Badger makes a Moneta dress and a Simplicity 1459 dress for her #vintagepledge.
What Katie Sews makes a Papercut Sigma dress.
Lucky Lucille posts about Pattern Resources and Fabric Resources. I posted about having a Spring Wardrobe clear-out this week. #mywardrobe

At Sewaholic its a Davie dress Q & A and last chance to get Lonsdale and Gabriola paper patternsLladybird makes a polka dot demin hollyburn skirtJane at Handmade Jane has been teaching the Mortmain dress at Badger and Earl in London and in a great post explains the one seam skirt.

VeryPurplePerson posts about the progress of an elementary graduation suit and second graduation suit. At my home Sew Over It, Lisa posts about fabric shopping in Delhi. Grainline  posts about sewing plansGinger Makes creates a Coco Jacket.

Elena at Randomly happy posts about how to sew the perfect T-shirt'So, Zo ...' sews a Brindille and Twig Free Raglan HoodieThe girls at By Hand London show you how to create skirts from their dress patterns. Tilly and the buttons posts about Your Makes and at the Coletterie it's a pattern hack: cross back Moneta. Charlotte at An English Girl At Home posts about #sewsolidarity and screen prints a Morrissey Tonic tee.

Books and Magazines

Love Sewing Issue 12 comes with a free Great British Sewing Bee pattern and Kimono Wrap dress pattern plus features on styling cushions, making bags, kids-wear, ideas for spring cleaning and holidays for stitchers. Available now.

Simply Sewing Issue 2 comes with a free cotton tea towel and book of project ideas to use it for plus 22 pattern templates, refashion your clothes, and features on baskets, boy's shirt, bunting, hand stitching, sewing for dining and several how-to's.
#simplysewingmag Available now.


Little Lady Liberty: Over 20 simple sewing projects for little girls by Alice Caroline.

Vintage Vibes: Traditional Quilts, Fresh Fabrics by Amber Johnson.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posted on organising your sewing space, how to use your motion free foot and a
patchwork coasters project. On Tuesday Fiona hosted a twitter chat evening for the Craft Blog Club and will be teaching a Craft and Creative Business course in France in July. You still have time to enter her five year anniversary competition to win a sewing machine and fabric, deadline 14th April. 

Alice at Backstitch blogged about the Duxford Quilt festival and the shop's first birthday celebrations.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery is going to colour match kona fabric solids for quilting projects and posted lots more customer makes. They have lots of new fabrics too (SevenberryAndover Chambray, Stripy knits, dressmaking fabrics and silks). Plus this week is Free Fat Quarter Week!

Fabric Godmother has new Cherry fabric and Roma Jersey colours, plus Josie also posted a feature on Painterly fabrics.


Exciting new dressmaking competition at Simplicity. They are searching for a Star Sewist, with three categories being judged including beginners, vintage and best dress. If you email them your details they will send you a pattern of your choice. Submissions by 31st May. Lauren from Guthrie and Ghani is one of the judges!

The Exeter Spring Quilt festival, Exeter begins next week 27th - 29th March.

Next month is the Creative Craft Show in both Belfast (16-18th April) and Shepton Mallet, Somerset (23rd - 26th April).

#Paperfest2015, a day event for designers, printers and makers, have announced the Key Note speaker will be Cath Kidston! Tickets are now available with the event being held on Friday 24th July in London.

Film Dior and I, continues nationwide.

Fashion on the Ration continues at the Imperial War Museum, 5th March - 31st August.

Alexandra McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition continues at the V&A Museum, 14th March - 2nd August.

Here are some Pins from this week. Tag events or blogs that you've discovered 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

1 comment:

  1. I really want to see Fashion on the Ration & the McQueen show, plenty of time yet luckily:)