What's Up Sew World Vol. 9

Clockwise from top left: Lupin Jacket by Deer & Doe  //  Leather Bucket Bag by Ada Spragg  //  Vogue V1501 //  Driftless Cardigan by Grainline Studio

Hi sewing friends! Well it's been another couple of busy weeks. I'm working a lot designing, patterning and trying to train my kitten just be a cool cat. It's a work in progress but I think we'll get there eventually. He's an adorable little guy and I love having him. I'm getting super close to launching my next pattern. It's both exciting and stressful. And of course I'm already thinking about the next pattern and hankering to start it. Meanwhile, I've rounded up some things happening lately around the sewing world. Let me know in the comments if there's anything I missed. Happy sewing!


Vogue Patterns released a new Summer collection of patterns and I especially love Vogue V1501 by Rachel Comey (shown above). There’s also a really sweet swimsuit pattern Vogue V9192.

Deer & Doe released three new patterns for Spring, the Lupin jacket, the Sweet Clover Shirt and the Zephyr Dress. The jacket is definitely my favorite. It's also a category of my wardrobe that I think could be filled in a bit.

Grainline Studio released the Driftless Cardigan. It’s exactly the kind of cardigan that I buy and wear everyday but I’ve never sewn one. I’m going to have to add this to the long list of Grainline patterns currently in my queue.

The Zinnia Skirt is the pattern of the month at Collette which means you get 20% off. Yay!

Blank Slate Patterns released the Rivage Raglan which can be made into a top or dress. I’d love to have a sweatshirt dress!!


Sophie of Ada Spragg has a new Skillshare class to learn how to make a leather bucket bag. It’s totally chic and utterly gorgeous as you can see in the photo above.

How to Add an Elastic Waist to the Rushcutter Dress from IndieSew

The Foldline has a new Sewing Resources section with helpful categories like Pattern Tutorials and  Sewing Supplies.

DIY Quilted Cloud Oven Mitts from DesignSponge

Melly Sews explains the differences between conventional, serger and overstitch machines.

6 Apps to Plan your Sewing from Collette

I’m loving these crocheted pot scrubbers from Food 52. Find some patterns for making your own here.

It’s almost Easter so that means it’s time for bunny DIYs! Check out this cute Bunny Treat Bag by Lace and Pine. 

And if need more hoppy-ness, check out my Bunny Coin Purse tutorial.


Along with nine other amazing sewists, I was selected to be a Bernina Ambassador. It’s a very exciting and I’m very flattered to be in such good company. Thank you to everyone who voted for me on Kollabora.

IndieSew released a new fabric collection yesterday called Nightfall. Get it while it lasts, which is never long.

Instagram announced that it will gradually change the way photos are displayed in your feed, opting for photos they think you’ll like over the straightforward chronological format it currently has. Folks are up in arms. They're boycotting all day today and there’s a petition you can sign right here

Closet Case Files is doing a Sizing Survey and Pattern Giveaway. I’d be fascinated to see the results of this survey..