Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sew Reporter July Week 4 | Edition 20

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 Choosing your size and fitting the Bettine Dress, fabric ideas for Fifi, versions of Bettine and is seeking an internWhat Katie Sews makes three pairs of culottes and a Colette Aster blouse. Fiona at Diary of a Chain Stitcher posts thoughts on sleeve head and shoulder pads. At the Coletterie it's creating a block print Lily + 5 tips & trick plus Wardrobe Architect: 5 steps to plan your fall sewingHandmade Jane makes a Herrick quilt and men's shirt cushion tutorialBy Hand London posts the International Anna dress party round-up.

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey posts Fabric Friday #9 and makes a Tilly and the Buttons Fifi set. Rachel at House of Pinheiro copies a pair of Uniqlo trousers and makes a baby beach outfitHeather at Closet Case Files posts a Sallie Jumpsuit romper pattern hack, tutorial on how to do this and how to sew knit binding on a V or metered necklineRandomly Happy makes casual slouchy trousers.

Charlotte at English Girl at Home posts swatching and shopping in Berlin. Lladybird makes McCall's 7119 dress and hand-dyed blue silk Vogue 1395Lucky Lucille makes a tiny pocketless tankDixie DIY makes a full regency era costume

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' investigates sewing machine feetJen at Grainline Studios posts about organising your PDF patterns and instructions plus interviews Bella from Bellbird about her Alder dress. At SewCaroline it's Happy Home blog hop update #3 and #4 plus Caroline makes a maternity Union St. teeSewaholic posts old plaid shirt quilt project, makes a Deer & Doe Bleuet dress and tips for taking project photosDid You Make That? posts Sewing turns me into a Vampire and in praise of split bust darts.

Shops and businesses

At Guthrie and Ghani Lauren posts the next instalment in the Summer Dress season - the breezy maxi dress

At The Sewing Directory, Fiona posts how to make a Hairbrush travel case, a guide on diamond English paper piecing techniques plus a range of dressmaking projects and win tickets to the WI centennial fair.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery announces the new Village Stash Society rewards programme. To earn points you can refer friends and get bonus points on your birthday too. Now in stock: Nani Iro fabrics and Cotton + Steel spring collections, plus watch their first video on this new collection! Also Kona matching with Morning Song by Elizabeth Olwen.

Josie at Fabric Godmother asks What kind of floral are you? and now stocks the two new Sewaholic dress patterns, the Nicola and Harwood dresses.


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

Modern DIY upholstery by Vicky Grubb, 31st July.

Stylish Party Dresses by Yoshiko Tsukiori, 1st August.

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: the ultimate dressmaking guide by Tanya Whelan, 7th August.


Summer Dress party, Guthrie & Ghani, Moseley, 25th July.

Fabric Godmother open day, Brighton, 15th August.

WI centennial fair, Harrogate International Centre, 3 - 6th September.

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.

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

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