Digital Sewing Scoop // July

I am feeling refreshed and ready after a little mid-Winter break to warmer parts of the country. I got alot of reading and relaxing in which was pretty luxurious for me. Check out the 'Read It' section below for my book recommendations.

Now it's full steam ahead whilst I prepare for our next pattern launch. The Canary Cami is currently in testing so keep your eyes peeled for her release and special discounts coming soon!!

For now, here is your monthly dose of inspiration from around the web to keep you refreshed. Happy reading!

Mel  x

Digital Sewing Scoop July 2018

Inspiring Community

An article about how Friday's Off Fabric Shop got to be so successful. As a business owner, I am always inspired and in awe of the journeys of other entrepreneurs, especially those in the creative field.

Sewing Skill Builder

Many of us are teaching ourselves to sew and thanks to the wide array of online material, it has never been easier.

Nobody like a saggy neckline...check out this tutorial from Lauren for how to avoid them!


Body Love 

Real people with real bodies. Lets be kinder to ourselves. 

I am absolutely loving the #WhoWeAre series on the Sewcialists blog. It shines a light on representation, body positivity and how sewing has changed the worlds of so many people.

Watch it

I cannot recommend this documentary movie highly enough! Franca: Chaos and Creativity is about Franca Sozzani, the radical and controversial editor of Italian Vogue, who used fashion as a mouthpiece to shine a light on dark contemporary issues for almost a quarter of a century. The movie is produced and directed by her son, and gives a raw and touching insight into her life. 

Hear Me Out

Check out my favourite podcasts of the month.

Dressed: The History of Fashion is my latest discovery in the podcast world. April and Cassidy, both fashion historians, dive deep into the origins of fashion and how the way we dress has transformed over the centuries.

Read It

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin

A lovely and easy read, Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, is a set on the famous Camino trail. As someone who has done the parts of the Camino myself, I can attest to the accuracy of the descriptions in the book. They really do capture the essence of the Camino experience.

I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.

 If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to know! You can get in touch via email, Instagram or leave a comment below. 

**Note: I do not have any affiliation or receive any monetary benefits for items/businesses that I recommend on this site. Anything that I share comes from a genuine place of love, respect and support for truly great initiatives.**