Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Prints Linen mix fabrics to make you swoon!

Q. What have monkeys and pineapples got in common?
A. Apart from both living in trees, they also both feature on our amazing new range of 60% cotton and 40% linen mix fabrics.

This special buy range of fabrics are only £9 per metre and 150cm wide. However they are limited in availability and once they are gone we can't get any more. So don't hang about for summer if you want to get your hands on these and start planning your summer wardrobe.

Pink and green pineapples on a white background. This Pineapple fabric is shouting Pina colada at me louder than an 18-30s rep.  This is going to be your favourite sundress this summer! I would love to see a Rosie dress in this fabric.

Mega pineapples, like the name suggests, these bad boys are massive, each one measuring an impressive 37cm. This is not a fabric for shrinking violets. Go for a maxi dress so there is plenty of fabric to show off this giant pattern, the Saltspring is ideal. Still not convinced you can wear giant pineapples? This fabric would also make superb cushions or a giant beach bag, use the large Fringe bag for a simple throw it all in bag with pockets for sunnies and lotion.

Monkey puzzle comes in 2 colourways Orange or Blue. Featuring cheeky monkeys sitting in palm trees. A simple Scout tee would be super cute and at that price you could have one in each colour.

Tropical flowers take me away to sunny beaches and this bright orange print is no different. Make a Marigold jumpsuit and you will practically feel the sand between your toes!

Clark geometric print has a brilliant black, yellow and white graphic design, I adore this print and think it would look super sharp as a simple shift dress with a black jacket.

We've also had this beautiful Abigail linen and viscose mix fabric arrive, the viscose gives it a beautiful weight and drape, perfect for a full dress like Raglan dress.

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful Blues - New Fabrics Now In Stock

Blue is one of our most popular colours and with these new stunning prints you can see why! 

Textured ponte roma jerseys are perfect for dresses and sweatshirts. Choose from a navy or white background with large scale florals to make a real statement.

Sandie stretch crepe jersey

Hollie stretch crepe jersey

This ex designer scuba fabric is a real show stopper. I can see a full skirt worn with big heels and a red skinny sweater looking really striking in this fabric. 

Corris scuba

As the weather starts to warm up I live in fitted trousers in stretch cotton sateen, make a pair in this funky design and wear with a plain navy top and white trainers.

Maze stretch cotton sateen

A viscose print jersey with an amazing disc design. How about a wrap dress in this superb fabric? 

Circles viscose jersey

There is something a bit David Bowie about this lightweight silk. I would love to see a pussy bow blouse in this funky fabric. The mix of a girlie blouse with the rockets perfectly offset each other.

Rocket silk

Polyester voile is another perfect pussy bow blouse fabric. With a large paisley pattern this classic design is brought up to date in a modern colourway.
Large paisley voile

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, February 17, 2017

Deer & Doe Patterns Now In Stock

The beautiful French Deer & Doe patterns can now be found at Fabric Godmother. I love the modern designs, perfect party dresses as well as wardrobe staples. They come in beautiful packaging, with English as well as French instructions and they ooze French chic. See my favourites below with my top fabric picks.

View the full range of Deer & Doe patterns here.

Belladone is the perfect 'fit and flare' dress. Featuring cute details like the cut out back and diagonal pockets, yes that's right, pockets! I think this dress looks best in a fabric with a bit of body. Add in some texture and you're onto a winning combination. This Banbury cotton twill has just the right amount of both of these features and in a classic navy you will get so much wear out of this dress.

With its box pleats, the Chardon skirt is just crying out to be made in scuba (just in case you have never heard me going on about scuba before). If you haven't tried sewing with it, do it! It's a really satisfying fabric to work with, it sews up easily and doesn't fray, so no need to finish your seams. It has lots of 'bounce' so patterns that have pleats work really well. Just be aware scuba is a jersey so if you are sewing a pattern that is meant for wovens (like this one) then you may want to go down a size to allow for the give in the scuba. This Rose print scuba would just make the most perfect skirt, don't you think?

Safran is a super skinny high waisted jeans pattern. Optional pockets, belt loops and a cropped version make this a perfect wardrobe builder. You need a denim with plenty of stretch, we have just added loads of Stretch denims to the website but my top pick would be this 2 tone denim.

The Zyphyr dress pattern is specifically designed for scuba fabrics or thick jerseys like a ponte roma. And hello! check out that 2 piece version, how sweet is that?? This prism scuba would be totally amazing in this pattern.

  Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stretch Denim in Fabulous Prints!

Wow, these new stretch denims are having all the fun!! 2 tone, camouflage, glitter, jacquard we've got them all. I've also stuck in a few of our old favourites in case you missed them last time! Stretch denim makes great skinny jeans (as you would imagine) but it is also perfect for skirts, dungarees and dresses.

This 2 tone denim changes as you look at it, I would love to see a pair of skinny jeans in this fabric. It would really brighten up this grey weather.

Surely every girl should have some glitter denim in their wardrobe? Make a Cleo pinafore in this fabric and own it!

This pinstripe denim would make a great dress, like the Phoebe dress, stick a white shirt underneath for maximum business!

This cute jacquard denim would look great in a short skirt, the City stroll wrap skirt is ideal.

I love the retro colour of this blue denim, the Madeline skirt would work really well in this colour with some gold top stitching and a pair of clogs you are good to go!
Stretch Denim - Blue (Scale)

I'm making a pair of skinny jeans in this fabric right now, I love dark jeans and this is a great change from the standard black jeans I wear.
olive stretch denim dressmaking fabric

Pale pink is a proper girlie denim, so toughen it up in a western style shirt dress like the Rosa.
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Totally the other end of the scale, this camo denim is ideal for the boys, why not make a man in your life a pair of shorts for when the weather gets warmer (it will soon, I promise, it always does!) 

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, February 13, 2017

All New Prints Now In!! Viscose Challis In Florals & Spots

We have a beautiful Viscose challis fabric for you today. Lightweight and drapey, perfect for blouses, dresses and palazzo pants, In a selection of florals and spots, with a great price of only £7 per metre.

Spot Viscose in Teal, Red, Black, Green, Navy

Clover Viscose in Royal, Olive, Blue Grey

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Italian Designer Fabrics - Ponte Roma Jacquards and Viscose Crepes

It's that time again, when the delivery from our Italian supplier arrives and we all start getting very excited about the ex designer fabrics that we unpack.

First out of the box are these stunning jacquard ponte roma jerseys. Beautiful colours, amazing prints and really soft to touch. These jerseys would make beautiful sweatshirts, jackets or dresses. They would also be beautiful as inserts on the Zadie dress.

We have also had this snuggly wool and viscose mix fabric in, it would make a divine coat or coatigan to get you through the next few months. 

We've also had more stock of these viscose crepes in. They have an amazing drape to them and would be perfect for dresses, or even a pair of wide legged trousers.

Pansy comes in black or navy
Cubic comes in rust or wine

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Open Day - Come and visit our studio on the 4th March!

Come along and visit our sunny studio in Hove. Take your time to get up close and personal with our fabrics, peruse our large range of Indie sewing patterns and have a chance to have a chat to other sewing fanatics!
We are based in the Knoll Business Centre in Hove on Old Shoreham Road, the nearest station is Portslade just 7 mins by train from Brighton. Or there are lots of buses from Brighton Town centre. The entrance if you are driving is Bellingham Crescent.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th March and will be here from 10-2 to welcome you.
Josie and the Fabric Godmother team xxx

Monday, February 6, 2017

Textured Ponte Roma Jerseys & A New Tilly and the Buttons Pattern!

Whenever we get these textured Ponte Roma jerseys in they are always really popular. The plain colour with a bit of textured detail make them fun but easy to mix into your wardrobe. At only £10 per metre they're great value as well. Textured line ponte roma is available in Royal, Navy and Black and the Ribbed Ponte Roma comes in a lovely oatmeal colour.

Tilly and the Buttons has also released her latest pattern Zadie, and guess what it's perfect for? Our textured Ponte Romas! Choose from our huge range of jerseys and scuba fabrics to make your perfect combo! Check out those beautiful Z shaped seams! So flattering!

Tilly & The Buttons Zadie Dress (Intermediate)

Black Ponte Roma accented with this Elvaston digital jersey would look very chic, perfect for a night out!

Craze textured Scuba is really eye catching, add the Royal Blue Ponte Roma and it become a dress dreams are made of!

This blue Textured Ponte Roma as a highlight to a pillarbox red jersey dress will flatter your waistline and add a bit of interest.

Scuba is really easy to sew and the Aztec scuba pairs with our Navy scuba perfectly! For a bold look use the navy as an accent or if you prefer a slightly more subtle version the Aztec would look cool poking around the sides.

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, February 3, 2017

New Atelier Brunette Fabrics - Supersoft French Terry

The new fabrics from the French company Atelier Brunette are just a beautiful as their previous collections. They have added a new cloth to their range. A super soft French Terry sweatshirt fabric. The back of this fabric is a lightly brushed loop back making it snuggly against the skin, perfect for grown ups and children. The small metallic designs are really modern and wearable.
5% elastane give this fabric a 30% stretch making it ideal for sweatshirts, dresses and trousers.

They have also added this lovely navy blue version of the best selling Bye Bye Birdie cotton lawn

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, February 2, 2017

We're Hiring!

We are looking for a Customer Service Assistant to join our team.
Fabric Godmother was established in 2011 by Josie and Tivian, who still run the business today. We are now looking to grow our team to support the growth the business has seen over the past years. We have lots of further exciting growth plans for the next few years so this is a very exciting time of change and expansion for the business.
If you think you may be the right person for this role, or know somebody who may be interested. Please head over to our website Work for us section for the full job description.
Happy sewing xxx