Monday, 11 May 2015

Sew Reporter Weekly | May week 1 | Edition 10

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 polka dot Arielle SkirtAt the Grainline Studio it's teaching at Fancy Tiger CraftsWhat Katie Sews makes a boyfriend Morris blazer and a Kaleido-Datura with tips on machine sewing buttonsLauren at Guthrie and Ghani makes Sewaholic Thurlow Trousers and the next post in the Simple sleeveless top blog series - adjusting the neckline.

At my home Sew Over It it's Meet our stockists: Backstitch and a Betty dress in blossomAt the Coletterie pattern of the month is Mabel and it's the Wardrobe architect May ChallengeMarie at A Stitching Odyssey discusses rotary cutters and 1950s inspiration for #vintagepledge.

Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Francoise dress and shares the best fabric shopsOver at Did You Make That? Karen discusses blog schedules, knitting and makes a Sew Over It Lace DressHeather at Closet Case Files posts What's Doing Vol. 43, favourite handmade Etsy sandals and the next instalment of Make Boss: accounting for creative businesses.

At By Hand London its a Kim dress pattern hackJennifer Lauren Vintage posts Me Made Maternity: Week 36Jane at Handmade Jane makes an Arielle SkirtRandomly Happy posts her Me Made May'15 round upLladybird makes some t-shirts and posts thoughts on Me Made May'15Charlotte at English Girl at Home posts knitted socks for #1year1outfit and a Clemence Skirt.

Almond Rock makes a Butterick 5351 bodice with Butterick 6167 skirt and Vogue 1102 with gathered skirtZoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts a round up of the first week of Me Made May'15, a Me Made May'15 giveaway with Jennifer Lauren Vintage and charity shop scoresRoisin at Dolly Clackett makes a McCalls 6696 dressAt SewCaroline it's posts a simple knit skirt and Flatter me FrockLucky Lucille posts about Me Made May'15At Dixie DIY it's a tutorial on small bust adjustment on a 2-dart bodice.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts tutorials on how to make a personalised appliqué name picture, interlined triple pleat curtains project, petit cross body bag project and 
iPad case project plus a post on running a creative business. Enter and win vouchers from Secret Garden Quilting.

Alice at Backstitch posts about what's been going on in April and is having a big class sale with 20% off.

Josie at Fabric Godmother now stocks some lovely new blue prints for summer.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks the Grainline tiny pocket tank, Fiesta Wovens by Moda, ABC animals by Alyssa Thomas and Morning Walk by Leah Duncan.  Star block of the month is the Amish Star plus there are posts on Kona matching with Flirt by Dear Stella and Morning Walk by Leah Duncan and project ideas for using selvedges.


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

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

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.


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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