Thursday, March 30, 2017

Limited Edition Scuba Fabric with Digital Prints

These scuba fabrics are limited editions once they are gone, they are gone! Don't hang about grab yours now!

For some scuba sewing inspiration check out my Pinterest board. To see our full range of scuba dressmaking fabric click here.

All 150cm wide and only £12 per metre.

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Viscose Prints new Designs in Stock

Our viscose prints are so popular. As a natural fibre (it's made from wood pulp) viscose has many properties such as being more breathable than cotton. Making it a perfect summer fabric.
The nature of viscose means it takes colour really well so you get these vivid colours and designs. The drape of viscose is really special as well, the only downside? It can be prone to shrinkage so allow 10%-20% extra fabric and always wash before you cut your fabric.

These beautiful fabrics start from only £5 per metre, perfect for a pre payday treat!

Here are our latest Viscose Challis prints, this lightweight fabric is ideal for floaty maxi dresses and floor sweeping skirts and well as summer dresses and blouses or shirts.

This new fabric is a viscose mix stretch sateen, similar in weight and feel to cotton sateen perfect for a fitted dress or pencil skirt.

Lastly we have a lightweight viscose twill with a traditional paisley design, this fabric would make a great dress or shirt.

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, March 27, 2017

Perfect Stretch Crepes in the Lastest Trend Colours

These new plain stretch crepes come in all the new season shades. See my top sewing style picks over on Pinterest now. (With all original image sources)

A stretch crepe in Coral or Charcoal is a suiting weight, ideal for a pair of wide leg trousers. Paired with a classic Breton. A la Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba leaving her hotel in New York City (April 14, 2015), wearing a J.Crew Double-breasted schoolboy blazer, a  A.L.C. Dale Striped Top,  Alice + Olivia Coral Wide Leg Trousers and Prada shoes. #jessicaalba #style:

This 2 way stretch double crepe in mustard is such a beautiful rich colour. I would love a pair of cropped trousers in this fabric to wear with a pretty blouse this spring!

Image 1 of Monki Tailored Peg Trouser:

Our Blush Crepe Scuba Jersey would be super cute as a simple teeshirt dress. Getting ready for summer!!

Love the blush color and the longer sleeves. Wish it was a little longer tho.:

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Floral Stretch Cotton Jacquard & New Ribbing!

These cotton stretch jacquards are so pretty and perfect for Spring! (which I have been reliably informed is just around the corner) Ideal for a pair of Sew Overt It Ultimate trousers or a Betty Dress. With 95% cotton and 5% spandex and at only £8 per metre you are going to want them all.

We have also had 4 new ribbed jerseys in. Perfect for cuffs and collars or try making a tee shirt or fitted dress in this figure hugging jersey the Nettie pattern would be perfect.

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monochrome Prints - New In!

Check out these amazing new monochrome prints we have just added to our collection.

This chiffon is perfect for a billowing maxi dresses or chic kimono style top..

This lightweight crepe would make a fantastic blouse or lined dress, perfect wedding guest attire!

I live in stretch cotton slim fit trousers in the summer and this fabric would make a fab pair, brighten it up with a pop of colour in the shape of a red tee shirt or royal blue jumper!

This variegated stripe viscose jersey offers a twist on a classic breton, make a couple you will want a spare when one is in the wash!

This spot satin has loads of body so it would be perfect for a full skirted dress, add a net petticoat for added oomph!

I think classic designs like this Toile de Joey look great when made into modern shapes, try a summer dress with a cut out back or a full pleated skirt in this cotton.

A lightweight blazer in this ponte roma jersey is perfect to take you through from spring to summer when it is ALL about layering!

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beautiful New Spring Cotton Lawns

These super soft cotton lawns have just landed and boy are they beautiful. Imagine long floaty dresses, simple shirts and beautiful lounge wear in these delightful prints.

Marabou Mosaic in navy or ivory has large scale birds making it ideal for patterns with few seam details such as a simple shift dress.

Elegance departure has geese made up of a riot of flowers and butterflies soaring across it. Choose from pink or silver and make a classic shirt in this lightweight cotton lawn.

Morning glory has pretty oriental birds and blooms on a nude background, a perfect summer dress fabric.

So this last one isn't a cotton lawn, it's a slinky jersey, but it's just too pretty to be left out. Blossom has a generous 4 way stretch making it ideal for a wrap dress you will wear and wear, from now till next winter!

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beautiful Italian Viscose Crepes - Stunning designs

These beautiful new Italian viscose crepes have just been added to our website. This fabric has the most wonderful drape to it and fabulously vibrant colours. The bold designs and weight of the fabric lend themselves to wide legged trousers, full skirts and billowing tops, anything that requires movement and drape. 

Polloi features people dressed in their finest clothes on a royal blue background. Not for those who don't want to stand out in a crowd.

Clara draws on the huge trend of dark florals that is still going strong, and I think easier to wear if you are not a girlie girl than pale florals.  Featuring line drawn flowers on a black background.

Bloom has bold coral flowers on a navy background, that colour mix of navy and coral is a favourite of mine and this is a perfect execution of this colour palette. 

Flapper as the name suggest has rows of Erte style dancers in individual scenes posing with birds. Be bold in this twenties inspired fabric.

Party is a carnival of colours, watercolour rectangles make a beautiful pattern. The softness of the colours and the drape of the viscose crepe give this fabric a dreamy feel to it.

Reiste has a traditional feel to it. However the coral and teal on a navy background make it bang up to date. Use this fabric and mix it with another design for brilliant pattern clashing. 

Paisley is brought to life in this blue and red print. Paisley was brought to Europe in the 1700's and was thought to ward off evil, what better reason do you need to get some?

Happy sewing xxx

P.S. Don't forget it is our open day this Saturday! Full details here