Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sew Reporter May week 2 | Edition 11

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 your makesWhat Katie Sews gives us a Me Made May updateLucy who works at Guthrie and Ghani makes a Sewaholic Granville shirt and Lauren posts a tutorial on adding a yoke section as part of the simple sleeveless top blog series.  Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes two Sew Over It ultimate pencil skirts. Emmie at My Oh So Vintage Life makes a Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt.

This week I had a striped tote tutorial posted on The Village haberdashery's The Daily Stitch blog. At the Coletterie a new pattern is coming soon plus a post on sewing beginnersMarie at A Stitching Odyssey has a new blog sponsor and launches #FabricFridayRachel at House of Pinheiro makes a second Brasilia dressOver at Did You Make That? Karen posts a tutorial on inserting a zip into laceHeather at Closet Case Files makes a summer maxi dress and posts fabric files: flora. Kestrel Makes posts thoughts on fabric, ethics and consumption and Me Made May and the cube of shame

At By Hand London its a clipping and notching seam allowances: how, why and whereJennifer Lauren Vintage posts Me Made Maternity week 37Jane at Handmade Jane posts a chequerboard baby blanket tutorial and has a moody blues fabric giveawayRandomly Happy posts her handmade wardrobe of Deer and Doe plantain shirts and funky little clothes to sewLladybird makes a Watson bikini plus a tutorial on adding a fringe to your me made clothes and announces the Outfit along 2015Charlotte at English Girl at Home posts fashion and fabric at the Copenhagen Design Museum, Copenhagen shopping and sightseeing and elsewhere.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts a round up of the second week of Me-Made-May'15 plus giveawayRoisin at Dolly Clackett makes a Andi Satterlund Hetty cardiganLucky Lucille posts the final video in Spring for Cotton, Vogue V9100 deer dress and some sneak peak makesAt Dixie DIY it's a new pattern coming soon, the Bonnell dress. A Scruffy Badger gives us a sneak peak of her recent makes and a round up of Me-Made-May'15 week 1. The Little Tailoress is back with an update on her recent move to the country, maternity Emmeline tee and Emmeline pattern giveaway.


Eternal Maker are hiring a a full time sales assistant in Chichester.

Shops and businesses

20% off all sewing classes
at Sew Over It throughout May.

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts tutorials on how to make a piped scatter cushion project and sewing journal project plus budget/mid-range sewing machine picks. Enter and win vouchers from Secret Garden Quilting.

Alice at Backstitch posts about her interview with Sew Over It and the new chameleon collection of Papercut patterns.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks new novelty fabrics, tropical fabrics for summer dresses, plus there are posts on behind the scenes with Alison Glass at the Quilt market and kona matching Morning Walk with Leah Duncan.

Flash sale at Fabric Rehab!


Classic tailoring techniques for Menswear: a construction guide by Roberto Cabrera and Denis Antione.

50 fat quarter makes by Jo Avery et al.


Me-Made-May'15 #mmmay'15 running throughout May.

Autumn Quilt festival at Malvern from 14th - 17th May.

Springfields Quilt show, Spalding from 5th - 6th June.

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!

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.

Coming soon Riviera Style, Resort and Swimwear since 1900 at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May - 30th August.

Coming soon Nautical Chic by Amber Jane Butchart at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May - 30th August.

Coming soon Rayne Shoes for stars at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 22nd May - 30th August.

Coming soon Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A Museum, London 13th June - 31st January.


Papercut patterns releases the Chameleon collection.

Make My Lemonade releases the Frida dress.

Tessuti releases the Sydney jacket.

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

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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