Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Sew Reporter July Week 1 | Edition 17

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 makes and How to preserve your sewing patternsWhat Katie Sews makes a Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress hackFiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a By Hand London Zeena Dress and posts Indie Pattern update for June. The Coletterie posts Lingerie elastic 3 ways, the Outdoors issue of Seamwork and pattern of the month is the Lily Dress.

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey makes a By Hand London Sophia/Flora dress hack. Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Mannequin dressHeather at Closet Case Files releases the Sallie maxi dress/jumpsuit, understanding denim in Seamwork magazine, pattern giveaway with Loves Sewing,  Montreal sewing meet-up and What's Doing Vol. 51Kestrel Makes makes a Style 1565 1960s slip and vintage choices for Sundress sew-along

By Hand London releases their new pattern, the Zeena dress PDF pattern and how to assemble a PDF patternRandomly Happy makes a Maya topCharlotte at English Girl at Home releases her first pattern, the Lou Lou dress with giveaway and posts about British fibres and fabrics #1yeary1outfit.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts trouser fitting help and sailboat blouse with B*inspired magazine giveawayDixie DIY posts 30 days of sundresses - indio dyed beach cover up. Winnie at Scruffy Badger makes a Derby dress by Christina Haynes and Gather patterns Buchanan dressing gownAlmond Rock makes a By Hand London Flora dressLucky Lucille finishes a Sparkle and Fizz pattern quilt.

Jen at Grainline Studios posts new studio workspace tourSewCaroline makes a Kimono with fringe and posts Seaside coverup tutorialSewaholic makes a Granville shirt with stripes and an Anemone skirt by Deer & Doe.

Shops and businesses

Sew Over It start the Vintage Shirt Dress sewalong with attaching the collar and hem and buttonholes plus announced the June #SOIshowoff winner and posted Meet our stockists: Guthrie and Ghani.

At Guthrie and Ghani Lauren reviews new ironing gadgets for sewing and reviews the Sew Over It Betty Dress for Big Swooshy Dress, Summer Dress Season.

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts the second in a ten part series on a beginners guide to patchwork and quilting with Log Cabin and Courthouse blocks, how to make a Tubular jersey sundress, guide to hand stitching and updates the current Fabric sales webpage.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks first light flannel by Eloise Renouf, Christine Haynes Sylvie dress and Rain walk by Anna Graham plus shares your makes #tvhhaul, matches kona solids with Natural History by Lizzie House and posts two truths and a lie with Lizzie House.

Josie at Fabric Godmother now stocks Italian silk dress fabrics, cotton lawn solids and pretty floral jerseys.


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.

Liberty in Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London 9th October - 28th February.


Tide pool collection of tops and trousers/shorts - Sewing Cake

Sallie jumpsuit and maxi dress - Closet Case Files

Nadine Shirt - Republique du Chiffon

Charlotte Skirt - Republique Du Chiffon

Zeena Dress - By Hand London

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

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. So glad you're back! I look forward to your round up each week and when you didn't post last week I got worried. Thank you for curating the sewing world for us.

  2. Thanks Ali! Sorry for the missed post and delay with this one - I became an auntie for the first time and I really just couldn't squeeze it in as well. Back to normal posting now though : )

  3. Congrats! Totally understandable. Glad that you are back though.