Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sew Reporter June Week 3 | Edition 16

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 announces that she will have a stand at the Handmade FairWhat Katie Sews makes a chambray Burdastyle 7078 dressFiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a striped linen Laurel dress. The Coletterie posts how to make the ultimate lounge bra and how they choose their models.

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey makes a Simplicity 4647 top and posts Fabric Friday: Ocean floral voile. Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Willow & Co London backpackHeather at Closet Case Files posts What's Doing Vol. 48 and makes a Lonsdale Dress by SewaholicKestrel Makes posts vintage pattern inspiration: accessories and makes several Grainline Scout tee'sBy Hand London announces their new pattern, the Zeena Dress, which will be released on 29th June. Randomly Happy makes ultimate relaxed trousers in different fabricsCharlotte at English Girl at Home posts the next instalment of a Naturally Dyed Wardrobe: dyer's picnic - some beautiful photos!

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' makes an organic jersey anchor yoke t-shirt, Liberty print Geranium dress and refashion friday: remade leopard print Agnes topDixie DIY makes a Sew Liberated Esme topScruffy Badger makes snakeskin leggings and goes on a sewing spending spreeAlmond Rock makes a Liberty print vintage tea dress (Butterick B5209). Dolly Clackett posts an Andi Satterlund Vianne cardigan and Doralee Simplicity 2591 dress. Lucky Lucille posts three things v4.

At Grainline Studios the Morris blazer sew-along continues with assembling the body and setting your sleevesSewCaroline posts a free dog bandana pattern and tutorial plus Art Gallery releases Caroline's Happy Home fabric range. Emmie at My Oh Sew Vintage Life makes a dress with a betty bodice and self drafted skirtSewaholic makes a Burdastyle dress and posts new photos of the Cambie and Saltspring dresses.

Shops and businesses

Sew Over It releases the Ultimate Pencil Skirt kit in a summer fabric and is giving away a Janome Overlocker as part of the newly released Vintage shirt dress pattern competition. Lisa posts more vlogging videos!

At Guthrie and Ghani Lauren launches Summer Dress season.

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts guides on Pressing tips and a list of craft wholesalers plus a padded satchel project.  Fiona has teamed up with Fishers Pavilion Craft to give away 5 pairs of the Fiskars scissors.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Girl Power II, plus kona matching with First Light by Eloise Renouf  and customer makes.

Josie at Fabric Godmother now stocks fabric with embroidered anchors, corded lace and makes a Grainline Scout T-shirt.


Sew Over It Vintage by Lisa Comfort was released on 18th June. Check out the book tour:
Handmade Jane
A Stitching Odyssey
House of Pinheiro
Did you make that?
Today - What Katie Sews

Belle and Boo: S is for Sewing by Belle and Boo on 2nd July.

The Shirtmaking workbook by David Coffin on 2nd July.

Jane Bull's Get Set, Sew by Jane Bull on 7th July.


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.


Veronika Skirt pattern by Megan Nielsen

Halter-neck Swimsuit PDF pattern by Maison Fleur

Gemma Dress by DiNuvole DiCuori

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

1 comment:

  1. I love your round up, there is always a couple of things I miss in the week and I enjoy catching up with a cuppa in my hand on a Monday morning.