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News from the Sewiverse is all our latest news and finds: indie pattern launches, podcast episodes, interesting articles, and all the goings on in the sewing universe! In this edition:

  • Rosie Martin from DIY Couture's "No Patterns Needed"
  • Fancy Tiger Crafts Adventure Tank
  • Helen's Closet Winslow Culottes
  • Seamwork Eugene + Harrington
  • Melody Miller Trinket Quilt
  • Dottie Angel Wrap and Slip Dress
  • Seamwork Elmira + Lynn
  • Sew Caroline San Francisco Swing Top + Dress
  • Giuseppe Ribaudo Flying Geese Patchwork Bag
  • A. L. + Lindsey Neill Donut Delight Quilt
  • Cashmerette Springfield Top
  • Made by Rae Gemma Tank
  • Christine Haynes Lottie Hacks
  • Events and Workshops
  • Best of Blogs + News, and Podcasts!

Rosie Martin's "No Patterns Needed"

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No Patterns Needed is the latest book from DIY fashion genius Rosie Martin. In this book, Rosie teaches you how to create loads of different looks and garments, all based on simple shapes you can draft yourself!

Fancy Tiger Crafts Adventure Tank

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Summer is for adventure, so better be prepared with Fancy Tiger Crafts' latest pattern, the Adventure Tank! Make it as a racerback or muscle tank, and feel comfy and ready for anything! 

Helen's Closet Winslow Culottes

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The first pattern from new Vancouver-based pattern designer Helen's Closet, the Winslow Culottes will have you feeling cool and polished all season, in 4 different lengths that look great on everyone.

Seamwork Eugene + Harrington

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Seamwork's July issue brought us the Eugene henley tee, and the Harrington shorts, which can also be made as a swimsuit. Both make great everyday staples for summer relaxation!

Melody Miller Trinket Quilt

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Melody Miller from Cotton + Steel's incredible Trinket Quilt pattern is free, and features vintage pens - it's specially made for her latest fabric line (also called Trinket).

Dottie Angel Wrap and Slip Dress

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A new Dottie Angel pattern, the Dottie Angel Wrap and Slip Dress! This is a two in one pattern with a wrap dress with an apron pocket, and a coordinating slip that can be layered or worn on its own.

Seamwork Elmira + Lynn

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The August issue of Seamwork included the super pretty Elmira ballet wrap sweater, and the Lynn dress, which has a button back and options for interesting colorblocking.

Sew Caroline San Francisco Swing Top + Dress

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Sew Caroline's San Francisco Swing Top + Dress has an optional split back that will help keep you cool and comfortable on even the hottest days.

Giuseppe Ribaudo Flying Geese Patchwork Bag

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Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka. "Giucy Giuce") released this amazing free bucket bag tutorial on the Bernina website for the summer. The Flying Geese Patchwork Bag can be made using flying geese or any quilt block, and is a great stashbusting project.

A. L. + Lindsey Neill Donut Delight Quilt

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Who doesn't want to cozy up under a blanket of donuts? The Donut Delight Quilt, is a collaboration between A. L. of Peach + Pluto and Lindsey Neill of Pen + Paper Patterns for Love Quilting & Patchwork Magazine.

Cashmerette Springfield Top

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Are tanks the hot ticket item this summer or what? Cashmerette's new Springfield Top, is a plus sized tank pattern, which comes in two variations with multiple cup sizes and the option of a colorblocked band. 

Made by Rae Gemma Tank

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Made By Rae's Gemma Tank is another great quick to sew basic, with a subtly curved hem and two neckline options.

Christine Haynes Lottie Hacks

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Christine Haynes' Lottie Dress + Top pattern has been out for a while now, but she's been releasing a series of pattern hacks on her blog and I couldn't resist sharing hack #3 which is a stunning colorblocked triangle version. (Links to all the mods on the pattern page.)

Events and Workshops

Schnittchen's Maker's Wish (Due August 15th, 2016, Online and Everywhere)

Schnittchen is doing a special project Maker's Wish, inviting sewists to submit ideas for women's garments they would like to become patterns in Schnittchen's 2017 line. Project submissions due August 15! More info at schnittchen.com.

Vancouver MQG Modern Quilt Showcase (August 27 + 28, North Vancouver, BC)

The VMQG is hosting their very first Quilt Showcase, featuring over 100 quilts by VMQG members and a Modern Mini Demonstration wall. There's also an outdoor concert the Saturday night with on-site food trucks! Get all the details on the VMQG website.

Denyse Schmidt at Fancy Tiger Crafts (September 9 + 11, 2016, Denver, CO)

Fancy Tiger Crafts partners with the Front Range MQG to host Denyse Schmidt for a Friday evening lecture and trunk show, followed by a full day workshop on improvisational patchwork on Sunday (rated for beginners plus).

Squam Modern Quilt Show + Gather Here Bash (September 17, 2016, Holderness, NH)

Squam, Gather Here, and the Cambridge MQG are coming together to host an AMAZING quilt show. The quilt show features many of your favorite modern quilters, and is open to submissions from New England MQG members. There are fantastic prizes, and so much more - all the info is available on the Squam website. 

Dropcloth Red Stripe Sampler Stitch-A-Long (August 8 - September 26, 2016, Online and Everywhere)

Dropcloth Samplers presents Rebecca Ringquist's latest pattern, the Red Stripe Sampler, which is being done as a stitch-a-long with prizes and everything! More details on the Red Stripe Sampler pattern page.

Blogs + News


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