Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sew Reporter Weekly | April week 4 | Edition 8

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?

Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts about fitting the Arielle Skirt and attaching the lining to the Arielle SkirtOver at Sewaholic it's a black and white Davie dress
At the Grainline Studio it's a Kendra's Plaid Flannel Archer, the Moss skirt is now in print and the new Morris Blazer pattern is announced.

What Katie Sews makes a Paintbox Vogue 1395 and tips to save time on fittingLauren at Guthrie and Ghani tells us about her Me-Made-May'15 challenge pledge.
At my home Sew Over It it's Meet Your Teacher
At the Coletterie it's a free pattern hack of the Peony dress. Marie at A Stitching Odyssey posts about updating her bathroom on a budget.

This week I posted on shopping for sewing and vintage supplies in Hastings plus my #SewSolidarity refashion for the TRAID campaign.

Rachel at House of Pinheiro posts about the Fashion on the Ration exhibition and makes a Schnittchen Coco jacketOver at Did You Make That? it's the magical art of fabric manipulationHeather at Closet Case Files posts What's Doing Vol. 41, Introducing Make/Boss, adding Bias tape and Make Boss: tips for transitioning to full-time creative. Jose at Fabric Godmother posts her Me-Made-May'15 pledge.

Jane at Handmade Jane it's reasons to be cheerful
Randomly Happy makes a Woven Camas Blouse. Lladybird makes a McCall's 6887Charlotte at English Girl at Home posts her make for the #SewSolidarity TRAID campaign, refashioning a denim skirt with Sashiko style Stitches.
Scruffy Badger makes 2 Arielle skirts and makes her own Marathon outfit!

Fiona at Diary of a Chain Stitcher makes bamboo Jersey Nettie BodysuitsZoe at 'So, Zo ...' makes a Leopard print Jenna cardigan, Leopard leggings and posts a guest post by Tasha on Me-Made-May. Roisin at Dolly Clackett talks us through her co-ordinating lobster outfitSewCaroline announces her new fabric collection with Art Gallery FabricsLucky Lucille posts Sew Inspired: Popular and one week left of Spring for Cotton.


New releases

101 Essential Tips: Sewing by DK Publishing.

Dear Quilty: 12 Easy patchwork Quilts by Mary Fons.

Retro Mama scrap happy sewing: 18 Easy sewing projects by Kim Kruzich.

Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant projects using piecing and appliqué by Jen Kingwell.


Love Sewing magazine is hiring an Editor.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts project tutorials on making a Mini Taggie Chevron Quilt, part 3 in the series on Free motion quilting (make a binder cover) and choosing fabrics for home decor projects
Julie Briggs officially joins The Sewing Directory team and there is a competition to win vouchers for Elephant in my handbag (closing date 5th May).

Sew Over It now stocks Rosehip Stationary. 

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Mini Quatrefoil from Riley Blake, Neon Clouds by Hokkoh and Arielle Skirt by Tilly and the Buttons. Plus there is Kona matching Veranda by Michael Miller and a special shop Q&A event with Cloud9 fabric co-founder Michelle Bencsko and fabric designer Eloise Renouf. 


Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum closes this weekend.

#SewSolidarity was on the 24th April last week. Find out more from TRAID.

Last week to sign up to Me-Made-May'15 #mmmay'15.

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!

British Quilt & Stitch Village is this weekend (24th - 26th April) at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.

Last week to see Thea Porter 70s Bohemian chic at the Fashion and Textile Museum (running until 3rd May).

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.


Morris Blazer, Grainline Studios.

Jacqueline Hoodie, Itch to Stitch, 20% off.

Laurelhurst cardigan, Straight Stitch Designs.

New République du Chiffon collection.

Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher has a great round up of the latest pattern releases in March.

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. Hasting looks like it has some lovely shops:) I'll have to plan a trip