Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sew Reporter May Week 4 | Edition 13

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 a tutorial on how to make party ring pattern weightsWhat Katie Sews makes three Ilsley skirtsLauren at Guthrie and Ghani posts about the Sewaholic Alma blouse in Pattern Club review plus the last in the very useful Simple Sleeveless top blog series - adding in a button band tutorial.  Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes two Emmeline tees. Coletterie announce giveaway winner and photo round-up of makes plus free pattern hack: shaped hem Mabel

This week I posted my entry to the #SimplicityBloggerChallenge, drafting a modern block coloured centre panel for the NewLook 6145 shift dress pattern, giving a more a-line shape. You can download the extra pattern piece needed for free here. From Marie at A Stitching Odyssey it's Fabric Friday #3 Crushed, textured silk . Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes Vogue 7385Heather at Closet Case Files posts the results of the smuggler's daughter giveaway and how to monetise your blog as part of the Make Boss series. GingerMakes makes Papercut pattern Guise pants.

At By Hand London its french seaming a curve as part of nerdy sewing tips. From Jane at Handmade Jane it's a seven fold tieRandomly Happy posts the third week of her Me-Made-May'15 round up and trip to ItalyLladybird makes Ikat maritime shorts and Brumby skirtCharlotte at English Girl at Home has been busy this week and has made Branson top with homemade Espadrilles, paprika dyed Onyx skirt and some detailed information from fabric companies about their production as part of #FASHREV.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts a round up for Me-Made-May'15Roisin at Dolly Clackett wears Andi Satterlund cardigan with By Hand London Kim dressLucky Lucille posts a free 2015 desktop wallpaper calendarcredit card art and a modified Butterick B6094. Scruffy Badger makes a Mexican dress, round up of week 2 of Me-Made-May'15, elasticated waist skirt tutorial and #SimplicityBloggerChallenge entry with a Hawaiian purple haze hack of the NewLook 6145 dress

AlmondRocks makes a Cambie dress and colour block top with vintage pattern. At Grainline Studios Jen knits a stone lake sweater and announces the Morris Blazer sew alongDid you make that? shares her holiday wardrobeMy Oh Sew Vintage Life makes a memory boardThe Little Tailoress makes a Colette Hawthorn maternity hack.

Shops and businesses

Last day to get 20% off all sewing classes at Sew Over It. Plus
 they are featured in this month's Simply Sewing magazine and have tips for beginner sewers in HomeStyle. Enter #SOIshowoff today to win 2m of fabric.

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts great guides on which machine needles to use, designing and printing fabric in the UK and low volume fabrics.  Last week I featured the new Merchant and Mills book in forthcoming book releases, Fiona has teamed up with publishers Pavilion Craft to give away 5 copies!

Alice at Backstitch interviews Liesl Gibson for 'From where I sew', who designs Oliver + S, Lisette and Liesl + Co patterns. On Facebook you may have seen that Alice is expanding so there will be more space for classes. Plus a massive sale!

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Japanese fabrics, Colette Aster blouse, Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell and Nani Iro 2015. Posts Two truths and a lie feature with Kim Knight and lovely things customers have made #tvhhaul. Plus last chance to stock up on Kona solids at £8/m and a new sale!

Josie at Fabric Godmother now stocks some cool zigzag and zebra prints!


Bias-cut dressmaking by Gillian Holman on 11th June.

Love to sew: Christmas stockings by Rachael Rowe on 8th June.

She wears the pants: patterns for an urban-edge by Yuko Takada on 10th June.

Secret Garden Embroidery by Sophie Simpson on 11th June.

Merchant and Mills Workbook of sewing patterns by Merchant Mills out now.


Design studio fabric sale, Pitchouguina Studio, East London, 5th and 6th June.

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

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.

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

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

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

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


Sylvie Dress by Christina Haynes

Mona biker jacket by Wear Lemonade

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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