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



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Named Clothing - New SS17 Collection - Playground

Named Clothing Patterns have just released their SS17 collection. As you would expect from this Scandinavian pattern company, the latest range is super stylish. The names are based on children's book characters and the whole collection has a playful feel to it with out being childish.

Let's not waste any time getting to know these new characters!

Ok, hands up who has been considering a pair of dungarees recently? With Instagram and Pinterest full of off-duty models and street stylers looking relaxed and super cool in theirs, who can blame you?  If you have not yet boarded the dungaree train, now is the time. Ronja are high waisted and cropped,  2 big trends covered there. Though I am not sure I would be brave enough to wear them in white denim (I am an unapologetic coffee spiller) an Olive green denim pair would be awesome.



Reeta is the elusive versatile dress that can be worn with flats by day and add a pair of heels and a sparkly clutch it will take you straight to the bar of the swankiest joint in town! Named have made theirs in a pretty floral but I would love to see a version in this Cubic geometric viscose crepe.



Appealing to the big kid in us all, the Helga playsuit has a neat wrap front and sexy racer back. Our lightweight viscose Challis in red polkadots would be perfect for this playful number.



Anneli is a dress or top with a clever double layer detail.




Ansa top or dress features pretty butterfly sleeves and a curved bust detail.




Maisa is your ultimate denim jacket, this patchwork version is perfect for denim stash busting!




Minttu will be the top you wear every single day once the sun eventually comes out. For now, make it in something slinky and wear it out at night!




In my school Ninni was a playground insult, but these easy elasticated culottes are anything but insulting. Perfect project for beginners to dressmaking.


Shop the full Named Clothing collection here.

Happy sewing xxx