Sew over It has just added a new shirt dress pattern to their vintage collection of patterns. Taking its influences from '40's and '50's styling, this shirt dress will become a staple item in your wardrobe.
Singer Sewing Machines has announced that it is teaming up with Great British Sewing Bee winner Matt Chapple to produce a series of exclusive projects for the brand
The projects will be made available for anyone to access via Singer’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, Singer's UK website and via Matt’s own blog. The first project will be published towards the end of June.
“I’m very happy to be working with such a globally prominent sewing brand like Singer,” says Matt, who started sewing when he was in the army aged 16.
“We've planned some fun and exciting projects together to inspire the home sewing community to plug in their sewing machines and join in with us. We also hope people will share the results of any projects that they try with Singer and myself.”
"Singer as a brand has been synonymous with sewing since 1851 and everything they do is aimed at capturing the creativity and fun that people can have when they use their machine,” explains Singer’s Howard Robinson.
Thrifty Sewing Vouchers is a brand new website for those who sew and it offers a selection of discount codes for sewing patterns as well as fabric, fasteners, thread and sewing machines.
Palmer/Pletsch replace Fashion of Real People e-newsletter with a more up-to-date blog - The Palmer/Pletsch Pattern Blog
The Sylvie Dress is the latest fit and flare dress from Christine Haynes and is perfect for all occasions during spring and summertime
Megan Nielsen has created an app to work alongside her patterns to bridge the gap between the sewing patterns that people love and the technology that's used more and more by modern sewers
The new sewing patterns from Liesl & Co have been designed to work as wardrobe essentials but without being too basic. The patterns will work well with other garments in your wardrobe and are the first patterns to be available in paper (and PDF if you prefer). What's also good news for the maker, is that they can be used with a wide range of fabrics
Bernina has introduced three new models to its 7-series range, each with a new hook system and user interface. The new machines offer cutting-edge technology with up to LARGE space to the right of the needle, and the new Hook System provide superior stitch quality.
Fleur Hoare hailed from England but she’s also half French, so Masion Fleur came about to honour the French side in her! She took up sewing in my early twenties and that’s where she discovered flat pattern cutting. Fast forward a few years, and she now resides and works in Brooklyn, NYC, as a freelance pattern maker working for small indie clothing labels.
The third pattern to be released is the Holiday Shirt and Top. Having visited The Maker's Atelier recently, you really won't want to miss getting your hands on the latest sewing pattern in the Utility Collection.
We love the two new patterns from Itch to Stitch - Jacqueline Hoodie & Emily Culottes. Find out about them here.
The Morris Blazer is the latest pattern from Grainline, and they think this blazer will fill a real void in the market falling between a typical structured blazer and a more relaxed cardigan. Its the perfect garment to throw on between the seasons, and can be dressed up or down for day time or evenings.
While other companies are deciding to go just with PDF patterns, Megan Nielsen has recognised that we still love paper patterns too! They’re still simple to use and with a new manufacturing process the company will be able to offer bigger patterns pieces as well.
Lilith & Eve is a new indie pattern company that’s just launched its first pattern. The brand was created by Nicole Davis & Sarah Frack last year (2014) who wanted to sell thoughtful and original sewing patterns that are sized for a modern woman’s body.
Check out the second pattern to be released in The Maker's Atelier new collection - the Utility Dress, Tunic and Top.
You’ve got to love the new skirt pattern Arielle from Tilly and the Buttons!
See Kate Sew has just released the grown up version of the Manhattan top.
SBBC aka Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick patterns are especially for petites. Betsy is the pattern maker behind this brand and recognised the need for more patterns as she’s always been the smallest size on the rack! She understands that its not just about making garments shorter, its about getting the right proportions too.
Deer & Doe has just launched two sewing patterns for jersey – the Brume Skirt and the Ondée Sweater. These two patterns are great for everyday wear and have been specifically designed for both jersey and stretch fabrics
Inspired by this season’s trend for luxury sportswear, The Maker’s Atelier has come up with this stylish limited edition pattern – The Utility Coat.