Thursday, October 20, 2016

Patterned Viscose Crepe - Just Arrived From Italy!

I think viscose is a bit of an unsung hero when it comes to fabrics. This Italian crepe is no exception!
Viscose is made from wood pulp making it a natural fibre, this means it is very breathable and more comfortable to wear than cotton.  It also takes colour very well so you can get some really vibrant prints on viscose. Good quality viscose also has a wonderful drape and plenty of weight to it.

These autumn viscose crepe prints are ideal for a Shirt dress, a pair of culottes or a stylish shirt. 

Wouldn't this geometric Cubic print be stunning as a Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress?

If you are feeling really daring, the Mimosa culottes from Named Patterns would be so striking in the blue and red version of the Cubic viscose crepe. Pair with a simple white shirt for maximum impact.

The Dahlia dress's pretty gathers would drape beautifully in the Pansy crepe, I really love pretty florals on a dramatic dark background and this dress is the perfect way to show them off.

I have always been a huge fan of Tilly. Her very first pattern the Matilde Blouse is a great wardrobe staple, a version in the Navy Pansy print would go just as well with dark jeans as with a bright red pencil skirt.

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Scuba - Embossed, Lace or Printed? Which will you choose?

Scuba just got interesting! Introducing digitally printed giant knitting, dark moody embossed florals and lace embossed.

Can we start off by noting just how cool this giant Knit print scuba is?? Play to the fun element of this fabric and make an Apollon oversized sweater dress

The new pattern from the lovely ladies at Gathered is the Aziare featuring a very cute peplem. Make it in the top or dress length using this Navy embossed scuba for a prefect day to night outfit.

I have always been a fan of scuba as a party dress fabric. This Lace bonded scuba in Black or White is no exception. Make the most of your curves in a fitted Joan dress.

Shop all Scuba Fabric here. If you want some more ideas for sewing with Scuba I have been adding images to my Scuba Pinterest Board

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW ..... Interior Fabrics

As part of our new Interior Fabrics section on the website we have a fabulous range of curtain and upholstery fabrics for you. The combination of grey and mustard has long been a favourite of mine. So if you fancy refreshing your house before the family descend at Christmas go and take a peek at some of these beautiful fabrics.

Mole's Breath and Mustard Bedroom:

Style at Home California Cool Kitchen...Fiddle Fig Tree and Silk Yellow Drapes:

This  cotton and viscose mix Chevron Mustard Chenille would look wonderful with dark grey furnishings. Soft to touch and wonderfully thick this will keep the heat in this winter.

Subtle coloured slubs in this Speckle fabric really bring this neutral to life.  I think it would look excellent in a living room to bring in hints of colour.

A beautiful top quality cotton and viscose mix Chenille in grey would be beautiful as a giant luxury cushion or upholstered footstool.

This textured Wool tweed has a great texture and tactile quality to it. It would make a great dark headboard in a plain white bedroom.

We offer a full sample service of all of our fabrics.

Happy home sewing xxx

Monday, October 17, 2016

New in - Winter jersey fabrics

In this colder weather you need a thicker jersey to layer up in. Take a peek at our latest jersey dressmaking fabrics. Once again all fresh in from Italy and amazing quality.

Cherish is a thick jersey crepe with a large scale abstract floral design. Make a statement skirt or a simple shift dress in this bold pattern.

Switch is a super soft cotton jersey that is reversible. Classic stripes on one side and plain red on the other, ideal for a Breton with plain turn ups, you will never want to take this jumper off!

Our Quilted viscose jersey is ideal for a sweaterdress, snuggly, soft and warm, just what you need!

This thick viscose jersey fabric is perfect for a base layer, either a poloneck or a long sleeved tee in either elegant Ivory or bright Claret these will become wardrobe staples.

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, October 14, 2016

New In - Printed Jersey Fabrics

It's been a while since we had any new printed jerseys in. Mainly because I like to only buy in stock for you that I believe is beautiful and of the best quality. At last I have found some jersey prints that I think are amazing and worthy of your sewing skills. This collection of Italian ex designer knits make great luxury tee shirts from a very pocket friendly price of £12 per metre.

Agnes is such a cute top, I simply cannot decide which of these lovely viscose jerseys to make it in, why not go for a couple of designs?
Clockwise from top right Daze, Tive royal, Tive, ivory, Takka royal

Our Feather Safari viscose jersey drapes beautifully and would look really fab in the dropped hem Briar Tee.

This Flocked wool mix grey jersey has cute red flocked spots all over it. I'd use this to make a Moneta dress and never take it off!

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful New Wool - Your New Coat Fabric Has Arrived

The latest batch of wools to arrive at Fabric Godmother are going to take your breath away. Super soft and top quality Italian ex designer fabrics just asking to be sewn up.

Jessica is a mid weight wool. Make a statement coat, a wool skirt or cropped jacket. You could even make yourself a lovely cozy cushion if you prefer to keep your brights on the sofa!

Here are some pattern ideas.....

Nascha from Named Patterns is a cute mini skirt, ideal with thick black tights

Named clothing Nascha mini skirt pattern

Clare Coat from Closet Case would look super in one of these bright wools

Closet case patterns clare coat

The Cordova Jacket from Sewaholic is a cute take on the frill trend

Peplum jacket dressmaking pattern

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bubble - The New Textured Ponte Roma Jersey Fabric

Bubble is our new Textured Ponte roma jersey. Italian ex designer with a scrummy round bubble detail. Give yourself a full bodied fashion statement with this tactile fabric. Thick enough for a sweatshirt or a dress. Below I have given my top pattern picks for this textured jersey.

From the top
Thread Theory Newcastle Cardigan
Named Talvikki Sweater
Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt
Named Inari Dress & Tee
Grainline Studio Morris Blazer

Happy sewing xxx