Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sew Reporter June Week 2 | Edition 15

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 five Agnes topsWhat Katie Sews makes a Grainline Alder dress and writes about her NYC tripFiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress and has a pattern to giveaway. Coletterie have translated more patterns into Spanish, German and Italian plus Wardrobe Architecture and What Does a Model do? Jane at Handmade Jane announces the winner of her Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress pattern competition and reviews Open house with Mark Powell.  

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey posts about her new sewing gadget - a rotary paper trimmer and Fabric Friday. Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a By Hand London Sophia DressHeather at Closet Case Files posts What's Doing Vol. 47 and has a Pattern Sale! Kestrel makes does a round up of Me-Made-May'15. By Hand London post a tutorial on inserting the perfect invisible zipper and how to sew a two-tiered gathered skirtRandomly Happy makes an Ella tank top by Liola PatternsCharlotte at English Girl at Home posts about a sunny #CCBloggers meet-up at Breadsall Priory.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' makes a stripy Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top, organic jersey rushed baby leggings and posts a review about her sewing machineDixie DIY makes a Sewaholic Cambie dress with Deer and Doe Belladonna SkirtScruffy Badger makes a teal wool Jenna cardigan by Muse patterns and a Sew Over It Betty dress. Almond Rock makes a scuba dress.

At Grainline Studios the Morris blazer sew-along continues with Cutting. SewCaroline posts about exhibiting her Happy Home collection of fabrics at a quilt market. Karen at Did you make that? sews with Italian polyester chiffonMy Oh Sew Vintage Life posts a tutorial on avoiding the waist gapeSewaholic posts about how do you balance your creative pursuits and three things about three lingerie projects. Jennifer Lauren Vintage is back with Me Made Maternity week 38Very Purple Person posts yogawear. Charity Shop Chic refashions a charity shop gingham shirt

Shops and businesses

Sew Over It is giving away a Janome Overlocker as part of the newly released Vintage shirt dress pattern competition and Lisa has started vlogging!

At Guthrie and Ghani it's maker's gallery.

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts guides on grey fabrics, the first in a ten part series on making a quilt, a seven part soft furnishing series and tying a knot for hand stitching, plus tutorials on Sew a Fascinator, Bear Kindle case, light up make up bag and gift projects for Father's Day.  Fiona has teamed up with publishers Pavilion Craft to give away 5 copies of the New Merchant and Mills book!

Backstitch rounds up May in the shop.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Girl Power II by Camelot, Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top, First Light by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9, Spellbound by Cotton + Steel and Tinsel by Cotton + Steel, plus there is two truths and a lie with Eloise RenoufKona matching with Spellbound by Cotton + Steel and customer makes.

Josie at Fabric Godmother now stocks pretty cotton voiles and lawns, spandex for sports and swimwear and Tilly and the Buttons Agnes pattern plus Josie will be at the Handmade Fair in September.

Plush Addict has 15% off cotton lawn fabrics until Wednesday 17th June.

Fabric Rehab now stocks new Secret Garden prints and upholstery fabrics and is having a bolt sale!

Thrifty Sewing Vouchers has launched!


Sew Over It Vintage by Lisa Comfort on 18th June.


Q&A with fabric designer Eloise Renouf and Cloud9 co-founder Michelle Bencsko at the Village Haberdashery on Sunday 5th July at 2pm.

The Handmade fair, Hampton Court Palace, 18-20th September.

SewBrum meet-up in Birmingham - Saturday 31st October 2015.

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.


A-frame skirt from Blue Prints.

Xerea dress by Pauline Alice.

Sorell trousers by Pauline Alice.

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

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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