Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bright summer florals - Let the sunshine back in

OK, so were having a little blip in the summer but it's not going to last! Whizz up a pretty summer dress this weekend and by Monday your wardrobe will thank you for it as the sun is set to return. 

The bright colours of our newest viscose challis are perfect for a simple tank top or shift dress. The Willow tank is ideal for both of these. Dillie comes in a choice of Sunshine, Cerise, Turquoise or Orange. At only £7 per metre you may decide you need all 4 colours.

Hazie crepe is a lightweight crepe with lots of drape. A pretty sundress in this fabric with spaghetti straps would be perfect for a sunny picnic or a garden party. Try the Centauree dress for Deer & Doe.

Spray crepe is also a lightweight crepe and would be beautiful made into a wrap dress like the Sew Over It Eve Dress.  

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, June 23, 2017

NEW Monochrome Fabrics - Black & White has never been better

Today were feeling the monochrome love. This collection of black and white fabrics perfect for when you want a clean finish.

An Italian ex designer Linen Broderie Anglais, I think this has real film star quality. Make a shirt dress, don your sunnies and work it like you're in the South of France!

This Embroidered cotton lawn proves that black doesn't have to be boring. I love a simple black dress in the summer, it looks great with a tan and is a true classic. I would make a fit and flare in this fabric and wear it everywhere from work to the beach.

A new Atelier Brunette Chalk cotton lawn simple dashes on an off white background. Ideal for a summer shirt.

Washed black silk screams luxury. Simple camisole or floor skimming super maxi dress it doesn't matter you will look a million dollars.

This pretty Dobby fabric is a silk and viscose mix, super cool for the summer, make a pretty blouse and throw on over cut off jeans.

This Airtex mesh technical fabric is sooo cool! Make a simple shift to pull on over your bikini, paired with large gold hoops you will look like an off duty rock star!

If statement fabrics are you thing then they don't get much for statement than this! Bonded mesh fabric, it has a load of body and would be fab as a sweatshirt or structured jacket or dress. Don't believe me? Check out this Named sweatshirt.  Available in Black or Ivory.

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SALE: Sizzling HOT Summer Deals


There is still time to grab yourself a summer bargain! Check out the full SALE here.

star print jersey
Star viscose jersey was £15 NOW £10.99

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Lynda Stretch Cotton sateen was £20 NOW £13.99

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Cosmic Scuba was £12 NOW £7.99

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Ombre boarder viscose was £13 NOW £9.99

animal print jersey
Animal print jersey was £13 NOW £9.99

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Party stretch cotton sateen was £20 NOW £14.99

silk rayon mix dressmaking fabric
Amelia Silk Rayon was £35 NOW £25.99

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, June 19, 2017

S.A.L.E Big summer savings 30% off Dressmaking fabrics

It's sale time and we've reduced the price of a whole bunch of our wonderfully curated dressmaking fabrics. With prices up to 30% off, you won't want to miss this fabulous opportunity.

Head over to the SALE section of our website to snap them up before somebody else does.

See my top fabric sale picks below....

cotton voile dress fabric
Citie cotton voile was £15 NOW £9.99

floral cotton poplin
Pop cotton poplin was £10 NOW £6.99
chiffon dressmaking fabric online
Watercolour chiffon was £9 NOW £6.99
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Martha stretch cotton sateen was £14 NOW £8.99

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Day of the Dead scuba was £12 NOW £7.99

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fabric Studio Open Day - Saturday 8th July

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 day and will be here from 10-3 to welcome you.
Josie and the Fabric Godmother team xxx

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Has Landed & These Tropical Prints Prove it!

Are you ready for summer? There are still 8 days left till summer officially starts but I am already breaking open the espadrilles and changing my leather handbag for a dry weather only basket bag.

If you have any special events to go to or just fancy sewing yourself something super bright and summery you are going to LOVE this latest collection of tropical prints. 

These digitally printed cotton canvas fabrics are ideal for a summer dress like the Emery, make yourself a matching beach bag using the Stowe bag pattern or a set of scatter cushions for the garden? Choose from either flowering Catcus or Tropical Flamingo

Annnnd while we're on the subject of flamingos! Were got 2 beautifully light soft matte satins in stock. These are perfect for a fancy kimono like the Asaka or a billowy dress, the Ansa butterfly sleeve dress would be ideal. There is the Flamingo Floral and on a black background, Butterfly Bouquet hits the dark floral trend on the spot!

If you like your prints a little smaller then we have got some fabulous viscose fabrics in as well. The Alegria (Spanish for happy) viscose twill comes in Black or Ivory. This would make a wonderful Classic shirt. We also have a new viscose challis called Meadow, summer florals on a black background perfect for a dress like the Bettine

Our lightweight crepes would be really stunning made into a midi length shirt dress like Reeta or a pretty Pussy bow blouse. The palest Rose Verdure or  Navy Lorikeet print now you just have to choose which!

Lastly (and by no means least) we have the Tiger floral print on a lightweight jersey fabric. Make a loose tee shirt dress in this  fabric like the Ebony for a summery floaty wow dress.

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, June 9, 2017

When The Going Gets Tough - The Tough Get Denim!

If you are exhausted from election fever take a break from it all and feast your eyes on our newest denims. We've got red ones, gold ones, camouflage ones and even pink glitter ones. Flamingo ones, spot ones and 2 tone coloured ones!
Many with stretch, some without. You can see all of our denim fabrics here.

Our coloured stretch denims are perfect for a pair of summer trousers or jeans and these new shades go from eye popping coral to a more subdues mocha. Try wearing with a plain white tee and white tennis shoes.
Dark Coral Stretch Denim 
Turquoise Stretch Denim
Old Gold Stretch Denim
Mocha Stretch Denim

Pink. Glitter. Stretch. Denim. Now who doesn't need this in their life?? Ok maybe Barbie pink isn't at the top of everyones list but imagine a mini skirt or a pinafore in this sparkly denim! It looks almost good enough to eat.
Pink Glitter Stretch Denim

These 2 tone denims have a coloured reverse, make the most of this feature with a turn up, pocket or patch. Or keep it hidden a brightly coloured secret that only you know about!
2 Tone Denim Blue & Orange 
2 Tone Denim Grey & Red 

I love the twist on this classic blue denim. I imagine a pair or Boyfriend jeans made in this denim with its cute crosses and a little bit of stretch it could be an update on your plain jeans you won't regret!
Cross Stretch Denim

This washed 8oz red denim has a wonderful summery feel to it. How about a coat to cover up in the evenings or a pair of culottes in this tomato tone?
Washed Red Denim

These printed denims are for those who want their denim to do a bit more talking. Take you pick from flamingos or hearts in this lightweight 4oz denim,  just the right weight for a shirtdress or gathered skirt.
Flamingo Print Denim
Heart Print Denim

If (like me) you were teenager in the 90's then I am sure this cam denim will make you think of just one thing. ALL SAINTS! And as all things 90's are back in fashion including the cargo wearing group. What better way to celebrate than with this fab navy stretch denim?
Stretch Navy Camouflage Denim 
Happy sewing xxx