What's Up Sew World Vol. 4

Clockwise from top left: Folded Squares Cardigan  //  Montagne Sweater  //  Tundra Pullover  //  Shibui No. 31

Hi sewing friends! Can you believe we're already half way through October? Have you been participating in Slow Fashion October? I had some loose intentions to slow down and the first weekend of the month I didn't do any sewing and opted for weaving instead. (Not really the idea of the movement but oh well.) Last weekend I dove into muslin making for my Fall Sewing plans and had two shirts made by Sunday. Then in a fit of madness I used my Seamwork Magazine credits to download the Mesa and Adelaide patterns, printed them out, assembled the Mesa and cut out a muslin for it. I stayed up way too late and have been paying for it all week. (Please tell me I'm not the only one to have fits of sewing madness! ;) This coming weekend I'll be out of town (no sewing for me!) and I'm planning to start a new sock knitting project on the road. Socks are my favorite travel project and I find that I actually wear them too.

Let's get on to what's been happening in sewing world for the last couple of weeks. As this series goes on I'm constantly amazed by how much happens all the time in our wonderful little online world. If you have news I might have missed, let me know in the comments or send me an email for upcoming happenings. 


Cashmerette launched a line of patterns for sizes 12-28 and cup sizes C-H. The first pattern is the Appleton Wrap Dress. You can find the pattern and kits in the shop.

Taylor Tailor released the super cool, roll top Desmond Backpack pattern. Is it just me or have you been thinking that you need a backpack in your life too?

Tilly and the Buttons release the Orla pattern, a blouse with french darts, snowdrop collar and a zipper at the back neck. 

Tessuti released the Colette Tunic Top

The October issue of Seamwork magazine is out and this issue is all about menswear. They've also changed their subscription method a bit so instead of automatically getting the patterns that come in the magazine, you get credits for any pattern. I love this change because I was always a little unsure whether I'd like all the patterns. Check out the details here.  

True Bias released the Roscoe Blouse/Dress, a boho-inspired design with a loose fit, raglan sleeves, gathered neck and neck ties. I absolutely love her Hudson Pants pattern so I’m willing to bet this is another winner. And there’s a sewalong starting Oct 19.

There are new Winter/Holiday collections from Vogue and McCall's. The Vogue collection seems to mostly have evening wear which will be great for the holiday party season. My favorite though is the Isaac Mizrahi coat V1479. The McCall’s collection has some great basics  including sweaters, t-shirts, jumpsuits and leggings. The draped cardigan/vest M7290 particularly caught my eye.

Marilla Walker released the Roberts Collection, a pattern that includes, a jumpsuit, overalls, overall style dress and top. I particularly love the back view of the top. Such great detail!! Check out all the details on her blog here.

In the Fold released The Rushcutter Dress pattern.


Fellow LA sewist Katie launched a new fabric shop called Threadbare Fabrics. They currently specialize in Cone Mills Denim. If you're making jeans and looking for some superior denim, check 'em out!

Indie Sew released the Azteca Fabric Batch. I love that Allie suggested patterns to use with each fabric and provided RTW inspiration. So much great stuff! I’m afraid it’s already started to sell out so we'll have to stay tuned for future releases.


Tips to find more time for sewing from Christine Haynes

How to Sew a Faux Flatlock Seam from Sewaholic

Leading up to the launch of a new pattern on Oct 20, Colette is sharing tips and tutorials on knits

Tips for Dyeing Lingerie Fabrics from Cloth Habit

A Guide to Costume Fabrics from The Sewing Party

Knit Top Tutorial from Gertie

#BPsewvember is coming soon! This month long instagram challenge hosted by Bimble and Pimble was so much fun to do last year. I'm really looking forward to participating again. 

How to make Bias Binding from So Zo

How to Sew a Horsehair Braid Hem from Megan Nielsen

Learn how to Match Stripes with Katy & Laney

The Weaving Loom is my new favorite resource for weaving tutorials. I think it’s a pretty new blog but there is some great basic information there. Like how to make the Soumak Weave (it’s the one that looks like a braid). I’ve really been enjoying weaving and I love that I can use up bits of yarn that I’ve collected over the years. In case you’re wondering, I use this loom. But I’m hoping to get something bigger.


10 Tips for Preventing Sewing Frustration

Tutorial – Slit Back Lou Box Top Hack 

My 5 Favorite Easy Sewing Patterns

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