Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It's Scuba Time!

We have got so many exciting new fabrics arriving daily at the moment. Today this collection of scuba fabrics has landed and I want to make sure you get the chance to order them before they sell out.

Linea scuba has a mix of photographic and intricately drawn florals on a white background. I would love to see a big full skirt in this fabric.

Roses scuba, as you would expect has large blooms of roses in pastel shades.  Imagine a pretty party dress *already dreaming of summer*

This Craze scuba has an interesting textured surface adding an extra level of detail to this already striking design. Digitally printed I see this fabric made into a sweatshirt for a bright take on the athleisure trend.

A geometric pattern on this Zula scuba would be super fab made into a pair of funky leggings, time to get your pins out people!

Bradgate is an Ex designer exclusive digitally printed scuba has an abstract floral design in a dark colour palette with pops of colour. Perfect for transitioning to spring. Make a fitted dress in this and you will look stand out stunning!

OK, this one is not a scuba it is a printed Ponte Roma called Elvaston but it's new in and so amazing I had to share it with you guys.  A simple jersey dress would look really wonderful in this reflections digital print. 

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, January 30, 2017

Jerseys To Make You Smile!

These jerseys are all perfect for Tee shirts or dresses, like the Moneta dress! Are you on Instagram? If so come and join the #monetaparty full details can be found here. Even if you're not joining the party there are plenty of lovely excuses to snap up some of these amazing jersey fabrics.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Show Stopping Cottons - Bugs, Bouquets and Bellinis!

We LOVE a bold dramatic print and they don't come much more dramatic than our newest range of digitally printed cotton lawns.

With snakes, flowers and bugs this Cobra corsage fabric is not one for the faint hearted!  Pick a simple pattern like the Ultimate shift to really show off this dark pattern.

Celebration Bouquet has a soft grey background to really make these pink and white floral bouquets pop out. Perfect for a dress like the Emery Dress

This Tropical stems lawn featuring bold Birds of Paradise flowers on a coral background just makes me want a maximum impact maxi dress or long sweeping dressing gown

Cocktail hour has a wonderfully retro feel to it. Imagine sipping a cocktail wearing a smart shirtdress in the fabric. 

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Printed Crepe De Chine and Chiffons For Your Dream Blouse!

Blouses, they're not just for secretaries. They look great paired with jeans and a chunky cardigan at the weekends or update your work trousers with a bright new patterned blouse. We've just had a lovely collection of blouse weight fabrics arrive that start at only £8 per metre. But you don't need to stop at a blouse, these fabrics would also make beautiful floaty dresses or skirts.

Want some pattern inspiration? Here are a selection of my favourite blouse patterns.

Jasmine Blouse (Beginner)

Named Kanerva shirt pattern

Sewaholic Yaletown dress & Blouse Pattern

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse pattern

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, January 19, 2017

All The Printed Jerseys Fabrics & More!

We've just had a whole stack of amazing new fabrics arrive here at Fabric Godmother HQ. From bright jerseys and amazing value wool mixes to pineapple satin and printed viscose, I bet there will be something here to catch your attention!

Let's start with this fabulous collection of viscose jersey fabrics starting from just £8 per metre.
Have you heard about the #monetaparty that is being hosted over on Instagram by The Triple Stitchers?
@rach_wain @sewpositivity and @sewabigail are joining forces to celebrate all that is great about the sewing community. Head over to Instagram to find out all about it.

Clockwise from left Ladybird, Aloha, Ola, Spot, Wilde

Colette Moneta dress pattern
Colette Moneta

This Wool mix coat or skirt weight fabric is amazing value at just £8 per metre. The large scale check of Celine is bang on trend and perfect for a fun duffel coat.

Use this pretty Ditsy printed viscose to make a transitional blouse like the Mathilde perfect for layering through till spring. At only £8 per metre it is a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Don't want to wait for summer? Fear not! This Pineapple print pink satin is only £5 per metre, it doesn't get much sunnier than that. It has quite a lot of body so ideal for a bold party dress like this one.

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Printed Scuba Fabric - Sewing Inspiration

I've talked about scuba in the past, if you've never sewn with it, give it a go, it's such a versatile fabric. Here is a link to my Scuba Inspiration Pinterest board.

A Skater dress with a full skirt always looks amazing in scuba fabric, with lots of body you can make a really dramatic dress. This Prism print has the right balance between girlie and tough!

Think scuba is only for dresses and skirts? Well how about a pair of trousers? The Ultimate trousers would look brilliant in this Aztec print scuba. Wear them with a big navy jumper now and swap for a white tee shirt when it gets warmer.

This Retro print scuba has a wonderful vintage feel to it. Sew up a simple Francoise for a modern take on a retro design.

Shop all scuba fabrics here.
Happy sewing xxx

Monday, January 16, 2017

No Blues Here - 10% Off Everything Today Only!

What Monday Blues??

They say today is the most depressing day of the year, not at Fabric Godmother it isn't!

Were giving you 10% off everything on the website, there you go, that put a smile on your face!

Just use the code: NOBLUES at the checkout.

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, January 13, 2017

Did Tailoring Make It Into Your 2017 Sewing Plans??

Did you make a resolution to have a go at some tailoring on 2017? If so you will want to pop over to our Wool and suiting section to see some of our newest fabrics.

City is a navy pinstripe stretch suiting fabric. Make the City trousers in this fabric and you will be business ready at all times.

This beautiful quality Charlie wool mix pinstripe would make a really cute skirt like the City Stroll

Banbury cotton twill has a really tactile texture to it. I would love an Albion duffle coat in this fabric.

How amazing would this Lumberjack jacket be in our 100% wool Churchill fabric? 

I am literally dreaming about a long trench coat in the super soft Sandwashed Tencel fabric.

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter Prints - Back In Stock

Our favourite winter prints are back in stock, there are still 67 days left of winter (sorry for the reminder guys) so there is still plenty of time to sew up some warm treats!

Casablanca Jersey, a Moroccan tile inspired print will remind you of warmer days, make a long sleeved tee shirt to brighten up the remaining days of winter.

Medalione is a fluid woven viscose with a small design. I would love a Keana blouse made in this fabric. A great combination of stylish and comfy, the PJ trend is going nowhere in 2017 so make this now to wear teamed with a pair of jeans and in the spring add a pair of sandals.

Who doesn't adore a Border print? Especially one with these divine roses on it. The Day dress would be so adorable in this print, especially if you lengthened it to below the knee. Plus this pattern has pockets!! Always a winner in my book.

If Vintage florals are your thing, then this olive viscose jersey will be right up your street. I fancy having a go at making some Body suits to layer up with. 


Leva is a soft and cozy jacquard ponte roma jersey. Imagine snuggling up in an Esme Cardigan made of this!

Happy sewing xxx