Saturday, 4 April 2015

Sew Reporter Weekly | April Week 1 Edition 5

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?

Elena at Randomly happy makes a denim Inari Tee Dress'So, Zo ...' sews a stripy Mabel skirt and it's time to sign up to Me-Made-May'15 #mmmay'15.

The girls at By Hand London show you how to make fabric covered foldersTilly and the buttons posts a tutorial on making a Tiny Bows Sweater.

At Coletterie it's the floral issue of SeamworksCharlotte at An English Girl At Home posts the next instalment in A Naturally Dyed WardrobeRoisin at Dolly Clackett makes a dress using an Anna bodice and charlotte skirt plus a BHL Kim dress.

At Closet Case files it's pyjama party winners, What's Doing Vol. 38, an April fools and Understanding the Fabric IndustryDid you make that? makes a batwing dress.

At Jennifer Lauren Vintage the Felicity Dress Sew Along continues with SBA, reducing neckline gathers and FBAs and pivoting dartsRachel at House of Pinheiro shares a handmade bunny project, Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 2472 and True Bias Sutton blouse

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey makes a Francoise dress plus March #vintagepledge round up and giveaway winner. At SewCaroline there is an offer on the sugar pop top plus weekend update and ultimate DIY bundle flash sale

At Handmade Jane it's a Spring Liberty Giveaway and Crafty MakesAt my home Sew Over It, Lisa posts about the Grace Dress, there is a new kit - the limited edition Indian Ribbon Purse plus March winner of #SOIshowoff and 10 Crafty projects for the Easter weekend.    

The Scruffy Badger makes a Chambray pintucked shirtWhat Katie Sews makes a Alder Shirt dressLucky Lucille posts about Quilting cottons plus desktop background and sewing playlistAt Sewaholic the Davie dress sew-along continues with sewing the neckline


Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher has done another fabulous round up of the latest pattern releases this month.


Sweetly Stitched Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi
Sewing for your girls by Yoshio Tsukiori


Sewaholic are hiring a freelance sample sewer.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posted an Introduction to English Paper Piecing, tips on collecting and using vintage fabrics, how to use a bias binding maker, arrow smocking tutorial plus a reversible drawstring bag.

Alice at Backstitch gives you a round up on what's  happened in March.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Small World by Rae Hoekstra and Let's Have a Party by Avril Loreti plus get to know Lisa Comfort and Sew Over It patterns and a big Easter weekend sale with 20% off everything until Monday using code EASTER2015. 

Fabric Godmother has new Scuba fabrics, pop floral cottons and birch organic cotton jersey

At Sew Over It, there is 20% off PDF and paper sewing patterns until Monday with code: EASTERYAY.

Lauren and Guthrie and Ghani reviews the BHL Kim Dress and makes a Named Patterns Lourdes cropped jacket.  


The Creative Craft Show is later this month 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

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