Thursday, November 16, 2017

Remnants & Roll Ends 50% OFF

We've just had a big clear out and have added loads of remnants to the website. But hurry as when they are gone they are gone. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saffron - The Colour of Winter

Saffron, Mustard, Gold, all these rich shades are creating a big buzz this season (psst also tipped to be a top colour for 2018 0 watch this space) Not sure it's for you? Check out my Pinterest board and you will want to add this golden hue into your wardrobe.

Mira; Mustard; Street Wear

The 'half untucked' shirt trend is still going strong for AW16. Mustard yellow trousers. Leather jacket.

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Here are my favourite Saffron fabrics....

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Supersoft Stretch Satin

cotton lawn dressmaking fabric
Chaffinch Bough Cotton Lawn

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4 Way Stretch Double Crepe

cupro dressmaking fabric

Have I convinced you to move into the golden light?

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Ex Designer Floral Crepes and Drapey Fabrics

These beautiful ex designer crepes and drapey fabrics have got my heart all a flutter. Dramatic florals that really stand out from the crowd. I've been pinning lots of long floaty dresses and pretty pussy bow blouses to my pinterest boards lately and these quirky, dark and dramatic prints really capture the mood I'm feeling this winter.

The flowers on this duck egg viscose crepe are prints of embroidered patches, take up the embroidery trend without hours spent embroidering them yourself..

This dramatic print features small red berries, giving it a Christmasy feel without limiting it's wear to just a few short days in December. 

This twill has the feel of a light silk and these dramatic florals almost jump out at you. Imagine a wide legged jumpsuit in this fabric.....

Another viscose crepe featuring embroidered patches, this time they are cute Chinese cats, bananas, dragons, you name it, it's on here. I adore the quirkiness of this and cannot imagine much better than a simple shirt in this fabric to really let the fabric do the talking..

This chocolate crepe features large sprays of flowers, I've seen a stunning trouser suit made in this fabric and it looks even better made up!

According to fashion insiders spots are having a turn in the spotlight (do they ever go out of fashion?) these lightweight woven viscose have taken this trend one step further by adding floral to a classic spot. 

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Italian Fabric perfect for making something really special.

Are you planing on making something special for the next season? These gorgeous fabrics will really up your handmade wardrobe and make you feel like a million dollars.

Our Bethany silk features painterly flowers in autumnal shades on a flowing silk fabric. Perfect for a floor skimming maxi dress with all the drama!

This Deco viscose looks and feels like a silk. I would love to see a dramatic shirt dress in this. Those bold flowers really pop out against the black background.

This Silk crepe features an amazing Double flocked spot design. The drape of this fabric means it is ideal for a skirt with plenty of volume, wear it with a simple black sweater and boots.

This delicate embroidered mesh has a double border design. Make a simple tee shirt in this fabric and layer it over a black cami dress for an instant update on your LBD.

These glitzy pleated jerseys are sure to grab you some attention. Add some razzle dazzle to your wardrobe with a wrap dress in either the Gold or Silver Lurex pleated jersey. 

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Animal & Bird Prints Italian Ex Designer Viscose

These new superb Italian viscose prints have just arrived and I am S U P E R excited about them. Featuring a menagerie of birds and animals all printed on a top quality drapey viscose. You could make beautiful blouses or dresses from these lovelies.



Beetle Beauty

Bug Decedance

City Crane



Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pleated Satin. Christmas Essential!

Shiny satins are just what your Christmas wardrobe needs. Pleated, stretchy or supersoft, all will shimmer with delight on the dancefloor.

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The stretch in this Supersoft Stretch Satin makes is ideal for a blouse or why not use it as a fancy lining. Available in Grey, Mustard and Navy. Try the Stella Blouse from Named Patterns it features a wonderful geometric collar design.


Our Supersoft Satin has a little more body than the stretch version so could also be used for a dress or skirt, but would be equally as wonderful as a cute shirt or blouse. Available in Navy or Wine. The Sew Over It Eve Dress features a sexy wrap front and dipped hem, perfect to sashay about the dance floor in.

Jason Wu Spring 2015

Eve Dress

Pleated satin in Wine or Silver, whip up a quick skirt or party dress with this fine pleated satin. Or try an easy to make pair of culottes like the Ninni Culottes.

Black Pleated Culottes | New Look

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Other great satin patterns and some satin inspiration: (all images sourced via Pinterest)

Dolce & Gabbana | Pussy-bow stretch-silk satin blouse | NET-A-PORTER.COM

Embrace an elegant flourish with the ruffle wrap front blouse. Featuring a feminine flounce at the hem and sleeves, this dusty pink hammered satin-feel style is perfect with a black ripped jean for an edgy contrast. #Topshop

Silk Satin T-shirt

Michael Lo Sordo - Two-tone Silk-satin Wide-leg Pants - Merlot - UK14

Happy sewing xxx