Thursday, September 21, 2017

Italian Ex-Designer Cotton Dressmaking Fabrics.

Have you always dreamed of having your own designer wardrobe? With this collection of Italian ex designer fabrics you can make your own designer wardrobe. All of these designs are mid to heavyweight cottons with a bit of body, perfect for a pair of fun trousers or a structured skirt. Or why not make a beautiful dress for Autumn?

This cheeky Bird print cotton mixes navy, rose and scarlet with accents of sky blue. Cherrie would be wonderful as a structured skirt such as the Deer & Doe Chardon.

With its oversized florals the navy Heja sateen is ideal for a pair of trousers like the Ultimate Trousers. Paired with a crisp white shirt or an oversized jumper you will wear these again and again. 

Abstract florals on a stretch cotton sateen. I would love to see Francoise made up into a Simple shift dress like this one from The Avid Seamstress, ideal for work or party.

This super soft stretch cotton has a wonderful deep aubergine background. Imagine a suit made up in this wonderful fabric using the Named Ava blazer and Tyyni cigarette pants. 

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Named Pattern - New Collection Earth Science

Named patterns have launched their latest collection for Autumn/Winter.  

Earth Science.

"The Earth Science collection is a tribute to nature and science; it has received its inspiration from the natural sciences, especially geology and minerals, which are present in the geometric idiom and the organic, layered lines of the collection. The source of inspiration is also evident in the materials used, including the lustre of rocks, roughness, and earth tones, such as granite grey, jade green and lead yellow.
The collection includes a variety of intriguing cuts and structures, which are not only visually appealing, but also technically fascinating and modern. The Earth Science collection combines comfort with interesting lines and details, and exciting sewing techniques."
Agate Dress 

Amber Pinafore

Gaia Coat

Gemma Maxi Dress

Gemma Sweater

Ruri Sweat Pants

Stella Shirtdress

Stella Shirt

Tierra Wrap Skirt

Beryl Dress

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Blush Edit

Blush pink has fully integrated itself into our lives and is showing no signs of going anywhere. From walls, to hair and hanging in our wardrobes there is no shying away from this baby sister of red. It can be pretty and girlish but it can also have an tougher edge to it. It doesn't need to be saved for summer either, below I've shown you some ideas how to wear this wonderful colour right through the year.

Fancy some pinkspiration? (sorry not sorry) Check out my Pinterest Board here.

I love the idea of fancy clothes for day wear and this sequin skirt paired with a sweater and trainers is my new #wardrobegoal Easily recreate this look with our Rose Gold Sequins, they're really simple to sew and have already become a firm favourite here at Fabric Godmother. Pick a pull on pencil skirt pattern like the Axel and add our Jersey lining to prevent it catching. Not sure you could pull of the sequins for daywear look? Wellll....Christmas is just around the corner so why not get on your party outfit planning early.

It doesn't get much more feminine than this. An 'oh so popular'  Shirt dress in our Sorrento Viscose Crepe made in the palest of pinks. Add a touch of pink to your hair for an added fashion statement.

Pink trousers have made their way from the legs of Chelsea men onto the high street. This Pink Stretch Cotton Sateen would look very cool made into Guise pants. A long sleeved white tee and trainers will keep the chill off and keep you looking fresh.

A flowery shirt does't have to be fussy and girlie as this beautiful crepe proves. The Melilot Shirt in our Verdure crepe will look wonderful paired with a pair of jeans in an outfit you will wear through till next spring.

Ever since SJP flounced onto our screens we have all dreamed of owning a tulle skirt. Make your ballet dancer dreams come true with our dreamy Pink Tulle, at only £4 per metre you can afford to make your skirt extra flouncy. Check out Cotton & Curls VERY Simple Tulle Skirt Tutorial.

Indulge yourself in more blush fabric below....

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Pisa Cotton Jersey

sequin dressmaking fabric
Daisy Sequin - Blush

linen crepe dressmaking fabric
Linen Crepe - Blush

French Terry dressmaking jersey
Terry Sweatshirt Jersey - Rose

sequin dressmaking fabric
Daisy Sequin  - Blush

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Twinkle French Terry - Rose

Cotton lawn dressmaking fabric
Botanical Flamenco Cotton Lawn

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, September 4, 2017

Open Day at Fabric Godmother 7th October

We have a wonderful collection of dressmaking fabrics including ex designer fabrics. You will find stand out jerseys, beautiful vibrant prints on viscose or cottons and classic wools. All of our fabrics are specially selected with quality and style in mind. We also stock a large range  of independent dressmaking patterns. From home grown Sewing Bee star Tilly and The Buttons, to New Zealand pattern company Deer & Doe. If you like dressmaking then we are sure you will love a visit to Fabric Godmother.

7th October 2017
Unit E11, Knoll Business centre
Old Shoreham Road

You can get a train from Brighton or London Victoria to Portslade and we are a 5 minute walk from the station. Alternatively buses 1, 1A, 2, 6, 46, 49, 56 all stop nearby.
If you are driving, there is parking on site (Please use the Bellingham Crescent entrance accessible from Stapley road) we are in the east courtyard.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

Josie & the Fabric Godmother Team xxx

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Exquisite Italian Ex Designer Fabrics - New In

Beautiful new Italian ex designer fabrics have just arrived, including hand painted silks and colourful wool knits. 

Handpainted Silk Satin Crepe. This standout thick teal silk has a texture to it and has been hand painted with an abstract gold design. Each metre is unique as it is done delicately by hand. Perfect for a dramatic coat or evening dress.
A dramatic Rose print Viscose and wool mix fabric. Make yourself a swishing skirt or blouse with this drapey fabric. I love the Italian drama of this print.

Soft faux suede with a bit of stretch and lots of drape. This luxurious fabric would be wonderful made into a waterfall font coat or a full skirt. Choose from Blush, Camel or Soft Navy.

This Floral Cut Out Wool in black is a really unique fabric. Make a cover up or shawl or use it as an accent on a coat or top. If you are feeling really daring you could make a coat and line it with a bright pop of colour. 

Our ex designer wool knits are always popular and we love the colour palette of these latest designs. Get winter ready and make your self a snuggly cardigan or jumper in this textured fabric. Choose Ottavio knit in either Blue & Green, Green & Pink or Pink & Blue.

Floozie crepe jersey is a thick bright jersey with an eye catching design. Make a long sleeved tee shirt dress or a wrap dress in this fabric. 

Happy sewing xxx

WIN a Pair of tickets for The Handmade Fair

We will once again be packing up our wonderful fabrics and heading to beautiful Hampton Court for the Kirsty Allsopp Handmade Fair from the 15th-17th September.

The Handmade Fair logo

To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to one of you lucky readers. Simply comment below (if you are reading this in an email you will need to open the blog) mentioning which fabrics you would like to see us bring along to the fair. Don't forget to add your email address so we can contact you.

The legal bit....
Closing date Friday 8th September 2017.
Winner will be chosen at random.
Winner will win 2 basic entry tickets, these can be upgraded to include the Super Theatre, Skills Workshops and Grand Makes.
Tickets valid for all 3 days, travel not included.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beautiful Botanicals - New cotton prints now in stock.

We love a stunning print here at Fabric Godmother and we have all been totally blown away with these latest fabrics. Featuring beautiful botannicals, delicate birds and bold florals. Your 'To Sew' pile is about to get a whole lot bigger!

All digitally printed on our top quality cotton lawn at only £15 per metre these offer fabulous quality at a great price.  Ideal to make an Indian summer dress or a trans-seasonal shirt.  This easy to use and low crease cotton fabric is ideal for beginners and those who want an easy sewing project.

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, August 18, 2017


We've taken a whopping extra 20% off our already marked down SALE items
Simply add the code 20MORE at the checkout

(excludes Liberty) 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Missed out last time? Your Favourite fabric is back in stock!

Didn't manage to get hold of these wonderful fabrics last time? Great news! They are all back in stock on the website.

The wonderfully dark Cobra Corsage cotton lawn features snakes, beetles, butterflies and flowers on a black background. Not one for the faint hearted, this dramatic cotton would look wonderful sewn up into a cute blouse or even a pair of loose trousers.
cotton lawn dress fabric

Chaffinch Bough in |Midnight was a best seller last winter so I am really pleased it is back on a cotton lawn in time for this autumn. I made my all time favourite Carolyn PJs out of this fabric with a dress for mini me from the scraps. What will you make?
printed cotton lawn dressmaking fabric

This Mermaid Viscose Challis is a steal at only £8 per metre. Time to get nautical with this light and floaty fabric, ideal for a shirt dress and there are plenty around to choose from at the moment.
mermaid viscose dressmaking fabric

This Midnight Rosette print is a already in our range on a scuba and this new cotton lawn is set to be just as popular. Perfect for a full skirt or dress. 

Hydrangea is also back on a cotton lawn. Linda (who lovingly helps pack up all your orders) made a stunning Peony dress in this design. 

Happy sewing xxx