It’s been a while since I wanted to start a new column on my blog, where I’ll be sharing all the interesting stuff I saw, read and listened to. I love being part of the sewing community and I always find it so inspiring to see what everyone else is sharing. I can’t tell you how many new amazing things I’ve discovered via roundup columns, whether that is a new blog or YouTube channel that I’ve never heard of before, a suggestion for a book, a podcast, a great pattern and so on. I know some of you might think that roundup columns are a bit outdated nowadays, but for me it’s the more the better.
I’m not yet sure how often I’ll be posting on “The Sewing Corner”. I aim to do it once a week, but I can already tell that this is quite ambitious and a biweekly schedule might be more realistic for me right now. As for the day, I think I’ll go for Fridays, but please let me know what you’d prefer in the comments below. I would love to here your thoughts!
And now, let’s move on to the more exciting stuff.
Vlogs I enjoyed watching
- The Crafty Pinup: My first dress and why I almost gave up sewing
Not only did Abi share with us her first dress that she made years ago, but she really moved me by everything she said while describing it. I can totally related to those feelings of joy and pride when you wear something you made with your own hands, even if it’s full of flaws and errors.
- Threadquarters: Come shopping for sewing inspiration with me
I always find Suzanna’s videos inspiring, but this one is one of my favorites. She takes us along to the shops, where she tries different types of clothes to see if the style fits her, before investing time and money into sewing similar patterns. I’ve been sewing my own clothes for almost two years now and I haven’t been to the shops in almost a year so I’m very curious to do the same “exercise” as she did. I can’t wait to see how my approach on the fit of RTW clothes has changed as my sewing keeps evolving.
- Mimi G style: Blue collection recap
If you read my book, you know I’m a big fan of sewing in collections. So naturally, I’ve been admiring Mimi G’s latest posts. In this video she is sharing a recap of her blue collection, which I loved!
Patterns I loved
The sewing pattern companies have been spoiling us with amazing releases lately. Here are the three patterns that I fell in love with, the minute I saw them!
I’d never thought I’d be a fan of overalls, but when I saw this pattern I knew I needed it in my life. I bought it immediately and I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve already made it in a gorgeous fuchsia pink denim! Eeeeek! More details very soon 🙂
Helen’s latest pattern release had me swooning! I love the simplicity of the design and I can’t wait to make it, it would be the perfect wardrobe staple for me this summer.
Podcasts I liked
I’ve never been a huge fan of podcasts in general, I prefer having something to watch instead of only listening to, but this has been changing lately. I discovered that I can listen to them on our TV, so whenever I have some massive cutting out to do on our dining table, I put a podcast on to keep me company. My favorite is of course the “Love to Sew” podcast with Helen and Caroline and the episode I really liked this week was the one featuring the lovely Tilly and the Buttons. It was soooo inspiring, I definitely recommend that you listen to it.
Fabrics I adored
As a fabric addict, I couldn’t leave this column without talking about my favorite fabric, right? My pick for this week is without a doubt this yellow striped Art Gallery jersey from Minerva Crafts, that I recently used to make a sample for our upcoming SMYLY pattern release. It is the softest, most gorgeous jersey I’ve ever worked with!
Makes that inspired me
Last but not least, I wanted to share with you these gorgeous stuff that members from our sewing community made. From left to right (clockwise):
- Rachel of @houseofpinheiro made a gorgeous pink jumpsuit using a simplicity pattern
- Rachel of @shesewsvintage posted this outfit for Me Made May. Both the skirt and the top are self drafted and I LOVE them!
- Bianca of @vintageontap made the Simplicity 1166 and I can’t explain how jealous I am of this total outfit
- Monika of @rocco.sienna made her own Samantha dress from SMYLY patterns and now I need this polka dot version in my life, haha!
I really hope you enjoyed the first “Sewing Corner” post. If you have any suggestions on what else I should include in this column, please leave a comment below.
Until next week, happy sewing!