What's Up Sew World Vol 6

Clockwise from top left: DIY Paper Basket  //  Riptide Sweater  // Hampshire Trousers  //  Gallery Tunic

Hello sewing friends! I hope that your new years have started off well. My freelance work has been slow and I’ve been taking advantage of it by working on a new pattern. It can be hard to stay focused when working from home and it can get rather lonely too but so far it’s going well and this week I’ve made a lot of progress. Yay! Today I’m sharing a little recap of some things happening out in the online sewing world over the past few weeks. There are so many great happenings out there. This community continues to inspire me everyday. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything I missed. Happy sewing!

PATTERN RELEASES

Sew Over It released the Tulip Skirt pattern, another great classic design.

Califaye Collection released the Hampshire Trousers (shown above).

Straight Stitch Designs released the Montlake T-shirt pattern.

Closet Case Files released a Flares extension to the Ginger Skinny Jeans pattern and a bunch of bundles for making jeans. 

Brooklyn Tweed released the Winter 2016 collection and it’s just fall down dead gorgeous. My favorite is the Riptide Turtleneck (shown above).

TIPS & TUTORIALS

Tips for trimming and grading seams from By Hand London

Tips for cutting out paper patterns from Thanks I Made It

How to Draft Box Pleats from In the Folds

How to Sew a Knit Neckline Binding from Megan Nielsen

Free Printables to Organize your Sewing Supplies from The Foldline

January is Coat Month at IndieSew and they have a great post about interfacing for coats.

An oldie but a goodie that I found on Pinterest, a guide to Schmetz sewing needles.

Wondering what to do with those strips of paper leftover from cutting your pdf patterns? Try this DIY woven paper basket from Fall for DIY (shown above).

ETCETERA

Oliver & S is hosting a Gallery Tunic and Dress Sewalong. This pattern was on my extended Quest for Dresses list and it is tempting to join the fun.

The Phoebe Sewalong is in full swing over at Colette.

I’m loving the Stash Less series from the Craft Sessions

Head over to Kollabora to find out how to become a Bernina Ambassador.

The discussion for the Colette Book Club is on Feb 15. I finished the book last week and I loved it. It’s an easy read and it’s about sewing. 

In case you missed it, I've been busy around here too:

I made two Mesa Dresses here and here.

I swapped patterns with Emily from In The Folds. It was super fun to make her Rushcutter dress and I love her version of the Lou Box Top.

This year I'm on a Quest for Dresses

How to Topstitch Knits DIY Tutorial

Fur Boot Cover Tutorial