Sunday, 12 July 2015

Sew Reporter July Week 2 | Edition 18

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 tips for cutting and sewing slippery fabricFiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher has a giveaway from new online fabric store Fabrics For Sale. The Coletterie announces the Aster sew-along. Handmade Jane posts Vintage Pattern Pledge rethink.

Rachel at House of Pinheiro makes a Closet Case files Sallie jumpsuitHeather at Closet Case Files reviews Serger Juki MO654DE and makes a Named Inari tee dress

Ginger Makes makes a Tilly and the Buttons Francoise dress, Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajamas and three Christine Haynes Marianne dressesLladybird posts the latest in the Outfit Along series and knit tank dress.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts your Dolores makes
Jen at Grainline Studios posts pattern inspiration on Pinterest and interviews What Katie Sews about the Morris blazer she madeSewCaroline makes a McCalls 6359 maternity knit tank, Coachella shorts and free knit headband pattern + tutorialSewaholic releases two new patterns (see below). Did You Make That? discusses the Loneliness of the long distance sewing machine and Can social media help you choose a needle?

Shops and businesses

Sew Over It announces the winner of the Vintage Shirt dress Overlocker competition and shows off your makes

At Guthrie and Ghani Lauren posts the Simple Classic Dress as part of Summer dress season and watch live sewing tips on Periscope!

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts how to make Bunting and customising/upcycling project suggestions.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks neon solids by Riley Blake plus shares your makes, kona matching Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House, quilt block for July is the friendship star and her sewing wish list.

Josie at Fabric Godmother posts spotty fabric inspiration, releases a free Bridget Bardot pattern with fabric suggestions and announces an open day (see below).

Alice at Backstitch posts a month in snapshot for June.


Graphic Designer at Colette.


Sweetly stitched Handmades - Amy Sinibaldi, 15th July.

Full-figure fashion: 24 plus-size patterns for every day - Burdastyle Magazine, 31st July.

Modern DIY upholstery - Vicky Grubb, 31st July.


Fabric Godmother open day, Brighton, 15th August.

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.


Harwood dress - Sewaholic

Nicola dress - Sewaholic

Bardot top - Fabric Godmother

Angelia ShortsItch to Stitch

Kathryn top/dress - Itch to Stitch

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

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