Monday, 17 August 2015

Sew Reporter Weekly August Week 2 | Edition 23

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 releases new workshop dates and Your Makes from the summer sewing Instaspam party. Fiona at Diary of a Chain Stitcher posts history of the sewing machine. The Coletterie publishes August Sewing Inspiration and 8 Tricks for perfect topstitchingHandmade Jane makes a Simplicity 2451 skirt and posts about the Made Up Initiative. By Hand London posts a request for pattern testers. Karen at Did You Make That? makes Tilly and the Buttons Fifi camisole set and announces The Made Up Initiative.

What Katie Sews posts about the new editor for Love Sewing Magazine, Amy of Almond Rock blog, as does Marie at A Stitching Odyssey plus her make for Refashioners 2015Rachel at House of Pinheiro posts the Sew Indie Month Sewing Patterns bundle sale and #SewPhotoHopHeather at Closet Case Files makes an Inari Tee dress plus What's Doing Vol. 56. Sew Caroline posts a free Baby bloomers PDF pattern and Just For You Sewing, Saturday Night Tunic.

Lladybird makes Simplicity 6280 dress and Scout Tee and GortsLucky Lucille posts Sew Indie Month pattern bundle Melissa SkirtScruffy Badger posts Mississippi Avenue top - Sew Indie Month pattern bundle, new tools and makes New Look 6100 shortsAlmond Rocks posts Sew Indie Month pattern bundleJennifer Lauren Vintage posts The Felicity Dress Sew along - gathering the front and assembling the bodice plus Sew Indie Month - Bundle 1 Sale.

Zoe at 'So, Zo ...' posts Refashioners 2015Jen at Grainline Studios posts the Studio at Nutmeg in Nashville, matching plaids on Sew Mama Sew and pre-fall knittingSewaholic posts Fall Sewing Plans 2015, Liz's floral faux-leather Robson Coat and planning sewing projects by outfits: The Fall listGinger Makes makes a South Port dress. Dixie DIY posts Sew Indie Month pattern bundle and Refashioners 2015.

Shops and businesses

At The Sewing Directory, Julie and Fiona post guides on How to Sew a Blind Hem, Where to buy beautiful buttons online, Choosing and using an overlocker, Designing your own sewing patterns plus an interview with new Love Sewing editor Amy Thomas and where to get discounted sewing supplies.

Annie at The Village Haberdashery now stocks Tiger Lily by Heather Ross and matches them with Kona cottons plus posts your makes and a Sewing wishlist for August.

At Sew Over It, class of the month is the Ultimate trousers, with 20% off plus an Ultimate Trousers Hack - raising the waistline and adding a waistband.

Guthrie and Ghani is having a fabric sale and your summer makes.


Guthrie and Ghani, Birmingham - Customer Support and Stock Room Supervisor.


Sew Over It Anderson Blouse.


Cath Kidston's Sewing book by Cath Kidston, paperback, 25th August.

Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion by Mood Designer Fabrics, 1st September.


#SewPhotoHop, @houseofpinheiro, throughout August.

British Sewing Awards 2015

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

Bloglovin' Awards 2015, results 13th 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.

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 July.

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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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