Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENIM INSPIRATION AND GIVEAWAY

Denim is cool. Simple it always looks good* Dress your denim skirt up for work or wear slouchy jeans for play, double denim is even acceptable these days (denim shirt and jeans)

Sewing with denim is great as it has loads of body so is easy to sew with, though it can be tough on your machine, make sure you use a strong needle and your machine can handle it if you are going through lots of layers.

There are loads of patterns out there that look amazing in denim, did you see my denim Anna? Colette Ginger skirt looks great in denim, see Tilly's here.  And the Sewaholic Hollyburn looks great in dark denim. The Little Tailoress has made some lovely dark skinnies.
Need more ideas? I have made up a denim fabric inspiration board on pinterest for you


NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
I am giving away 2 metres of the amazing soft washed denim in blue
simply tell me what you would make out of it in the comments below.
****GIVEAWAY CLOSED****

Winner will be selected at random on the 19th January.

Here are some of the great denim dressmaking fabrics we have in stock

Jegging jersey
Barkweave stretch denim

soft washed denim light blue
Happy sewing xxx


*Unless it is couples doing a double double denim in matching outfits aka Britney and Justin or Katy!


30 comments:

  1. Ooh, how fabulous! I think I'd have to go for Tilly's Miette. Simply because I'm about to have a small person and that skirt has epic pockets and an adjustable waistband so would be great whilst my body adjusts. Failing that it may have to be a denim shirt... I'm not brave enough to do double denim though!!

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  2. I think this fabric would be perfect for a pair of Wyome Boyfriends Jeans, by Named patterns. I also have my eyes on Ginger Jeans but in a darker colour and a stiffer fabric.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Thank you. I absolutely love the shade of blue in your giveaway. I made my daughter a denim Cynthia Rowley dress with complicated tucks and pleats. She was dead set on denim; my fabric was sold to me as light weight, but no way was it. I struggled when there were multiple layers. So, as I don't think 2 metres is enough for a pinafore dress for me, I'd remake the Cynthia Rowley dress.

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  4. I would love to make a circle skirt pleated all the way round with lace panels in the pleats and a matching headband if there is any spare!

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  5. I'd make some Named Jamie Jeans. I've had the pattern for ages and just not found the right denim - this soft denim has me thinking it could be it!

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  6. Love the fabric! I would make a Colette laurel dress. It's a great pattern and simple and well drafted.

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  7. I'd love to make a denim shirt for layering over tops. Maybe an Archer? Thank you for this generous giveaway!

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  8. My wardrobe is crying out for a denim skirt - A-line with pockets and mustard top-stitching. Or a shift/pinafore dress. I have the perfect 70s/80s patterns for either

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  9. I love to use this to make some bags. I think it would be ideal to pair with Liberty prints or the jewelled colours of Oakshott cottons.

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  10. I would love to use this gorgeous soft denim to make a short(ish) flippy skirt. Don't have a pattern just yet - but now I've been inspired to go looking for one! Great competition, thanks :)

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  11. Probably a button-down for me, maybe a Deer & Doe Bruyere. Such a lovely colour, can see it layered now and with shorts for summer.

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  12. I have been wanting to make an April Rhodes staple dress in denim with the shirring done in a brightly coloured thread for a while now. With a holiday coming up I may have to give it a go!

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  13. I think it'd be cute to have a little sleeveless romper type dress for spring!

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  14. Love denim and chambray. I would make a 1970s style long a line skirt

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  15. Thank you for the material. I'd make my sister a denim shirt from a great Vogue pattern I have. She needs some spoiling as she's had a hard time over the last couple of years and is always so cheerful and kind.

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  16. I need jeans! I would make a pair of Gingers!

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  17. I am so low on denim! I would be making a knee length skirt, with pockets, preferably a line and maybe some matching braces ^.^

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  18. I'd love to make a loose denim shirt to wear over tops. I'm thinking an Archer shirt would be good in denim :)

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  19. I'd love to be able to make my own jeans, but I think I will make a simple bag ;-)

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  20. I would make the laurel dress as I've seen some great denim versions

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  21. I would make Sewaholic Thurlow trousers. I've yet to find a well fitting pair off trousers and I haven't braved the sewing of a pair since the early 90s and then they were crepe de chine baggies. I need some me made trousers in my wardrobe

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  22. I used your indigo soft washed denim to make a Lilou dress a while ago (http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/autumn-ready-lilou-owop.html) and I wear that all the time, so I'd be very tempted to make another, but I think in the end I'd make a skirt - either a Hollyburn or the Jennifer Lauren Cressida. Thanks for the competition!

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  23. I'd love to use this lovely denim for one of the Merchant and Mills dresses, perhaps The Dress Shirt or the simply lovely Miette skirt from Tilly and the Buttons would look super in denim. http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I have a pattern for a tunic that I've been wanting to make. Need something for work that I can wear with boots and tights!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  25. I would sew it up in the Sewaholic Gabriola skirt with a leather or suede yoke.

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  26. Definitely need a denim skirt - either Kelly or Colette Beignet

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  27. I need a new denim jacket. Can't get through the spring without them.

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  28. Awesome giveaway, thank you. I'd make either jeans or the Léa dress with this yummy fabric.

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  29. I think I'd make a Deer and Doe Chardon skirt with this! Thank you for the competition!

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  30. I'd make a shirtdress with gold topstitching

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