What's Up Sew World Vol. 7

Clockwise from top left: Almada Kimono  //  Wanda Trench Coat  //  Opal Cardigan //  French Dart Shift

The past couple of weeks have been busy working on my new pattern, doing my regular job, sewing bunch (lots of new stuff coming later this month!) and for the past few days battling a flu-ish cold. I've been going to bed early and dreaming about the Almada Kimono. Of course, it must be in double gauze, because it's just the most luxurious yet casual fabric. The Almada is from Seamwork magazine and last week, I had the honor of being featured on the Colette blog sharing some thoughts about my handmade wardrobe. It's part of a new series called Seamworker's Closet and I'm sure there are going to be lots of great things to come. 


Megan Nielsen released the Rie dress pattern. It's a dress/top and suitable for maternity.

Marilla Walker released the Rose Jacket pattern and it’s free!

Paprika Patterns released the Opal Cardigan.

Maven Patterns released the French Dart Shift pattern.

Wear My Lemonade has a new pattern, the Wanda trench coat. So gorgeous. I wish it was in English too.

Grainline Studio released an add-on to the Archer shirt pattern for a Popover style. I bought the Archer pattern at the end of last year and now I want to make it even more.

And last but not least, By Hand London released the Sarah Shirt pattern just last night. 


IndieSew announced a new series called My Handmade Month that explores building a wardrobe that you love by evaluating what she wears every month. I can’t wait to see what it’s in store. And you can join in with #myhandmademonth on social media.

There’s a new issue of Seamwork Magazine out and it focuses on intimates. I especially love the kimono pattern Almada

The Fold Line has a great series called The Pattern Tutorials that helps you understand how to read and use a sewing pattern. Check out part 1, 2 and 3.

Ten Tips for Pressing your Sewing from Tilly and the Buttons

How to Applique with Melly Sews

Tips for Turning Holes from Straight Grain

Join the 2016 Vintage Pledge with A Stitching Odyssey

Tips for raising a raglan neckline from the Makery

Simple Simon and Co is hosting “Love your sewing space” for the month of February

Learn how to Colorblock your Archer at Grainline Studio

Learn how to Make a Bow Tie with this tutorial from Grainline Studio

In case you missed it:
I was interviewed by Seamwork Mag about my handmade wardrobe.
I made a Sequin Mesa Dress!
And, I shared a tutorial for How to Sew a Blind Hem stitch by machine.

What's been happening in your sewing world? Let me know in the comments.