October 16, 2013

Sew Inspired: Inspirational Sewing Blogs and Patterns

The other week I posted about some new sewing patterns I had discovered, this post is a mix of new sewing blogs and patterns.  The above image is a gorgeous re-purposed shirt from True Bias, I'll take one in my size thanks!  Kelli has a section called Sewn which is organised into easy to navigate categories and she has lovely taste. 
Through True Bias I found the Cali Faye Collection who sells digital patterns on etsy for children - cute stuff!

Another home sewer that has sewn a lot of current women's patterns is Cut Cut Sew.  Kelly made the Everyday skirt pictured above, which is from Liesl Gibson's (of Oliver and S fame) new women's line.  Sewing blogs are the best pattern reviews, you get a good idea of pattern niggles and things to watch out for, also a great way to discover new fabric/suppliers.  I am keeping my eyes open to find a sewing blogger with a similar body shape to me :-) 

This is the fabulous Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studios, it is a free download!  I am half way through sewing this top, it is a nice easy pattern and fits well, so far so good.  I do wish Australia had more options in cool knit fabrics though, c'mon!
I like to check in on Sew Caroline every now and then and see what she has been sewing.  The fabric and colour choice in this outfit grab me every time I see it, I don't think I would have ever thought to put them together myself but I love it.  This outfit has also inspired me to sew a block-colour Tova!

I have a couple of pinterest sewing boards you might be interested to follow:
If you know of anymore decent sewing blogs... please share in the comment section.