Friday, August 18, 2017

EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS


We've taken a whopping extra 20% off our already marked down SALE items
Simply add the code 20MORE at the checkout


(excludes Liberty) 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Missed out last time? Your Favourite fabric is back in stock!

Didn't manage to get hold of these wonderful fabrics last time? Great news! They are all back in stock on the website.

The wonderfully dark Cobra Corsage cotton lawn features snakes, beetles, butterflies and flowers on a black background. Not one for the faint hearted, this dramatic cotton would look wonderful sewn up into a cute blouse or even a pair of loose trousers.
cotton lawn dress fabric

Chaffinch Bough in |Midnight was a best seller last winter so I am really pleased it is back on a cotton lawn in time for this autumn. I made my all time favourite Carolyn PJs out of this fabric with a dress for mini me from the scraps. What will you make?
printed cotton lawn dressmaking fabric

This Mermaid Viscose Challis is a steal at only £8 per metre. Time to get nautical with this light and floaty fabric, ideal for a shirt dress and there are plenty around to choose from at the moment.
mermaid viscose dressmaking fabric

This Midnight Rosette print is a already in our range on a scuba and this new cotton lawn is set to be just as popular. Perfect for a full skirt or dress. 

Hydrangea is also back on a cotton lawn. Linda (who lovingly helps pack up all your orders) made a stunning Peony dress in this design. 

Happy sewing xxx 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Season Velvet Pleated, Printed & Embossed

Velvet is being firmly inserted into our wardrobes for AW 17/18. We have got a collection of the best new printed, embossed and pleated velvets in luscious trend colours from delicate rose to deep inky blues and soft greens. Get ready to get this wonderful fabric into your sewing pile. You can see all of our Velvet fabrics in our NEW Velvet section on the website.

 Check out my Velvet Sewing Inspiration Pinterest Board

Our Embossed velvet jersey catches the light beautifully. This would look fabulous made into a simple top and paired with jeans or go all out and make a maxi dress and wear with a giant pair of gold heels.  Last winter I made a wonderful velvet Lark Tee shirt in our Carlotta velvet, I wore it so much I think I will be making an embossed version this year. The question is Wine or Ink?



This Pleated velvet jersey is so on trend it hurts! In a soft Rose, pretty Olive green and classic Black a pair of Ninnni culottes would look simply stunning. Not ready for culottes? How about a midi skirt ideal to wear with a tee shirt and trainers by day and a simple cami at night. 




Dramatic printed Mellie velvet jersey would make a wonderful Moneta dress, or why not make a Nettie bodysuit to wear with a pair of jeans? Choose from Black or dark Navy.



Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Liberty Tana Lawn Cotton - SALE

Tana lawn is one of Liberty London’s most illustrious fabrics. It’s a beautifully light cotton with a gentle sheen and oh so soft handle. It drapes beautifully when sewn into gathers, yet holds its shape as a collar or cuff. It's easily washable and gorgeous to wear. Not only that but we have these limited edition prints on for a mere £15 per metre! (RRP £22.50)

We’ve come up with some inspiration to add some Liberty sparkle to your handmade wardrobe and give you a taste of just how versatile Tana Lawn is!

This stunning print is reminiscent of Dolce and Gabbana’s Summer Collection, full of bold large scale Passionflowers and vines on a deep navy base. It would be stunning as a long floating Named Reeta shirtdress. Perfect for wandering around a Greek island or the Spanish Riviera!


With two stunning colourways, Paradise is a fabulous mix of solid colour and sketched florals. It's light without being sheer. Sew up the Aqua version in a Cashmerette Upton dress for the perfect summery addition to your wardrobe, available in sizes 12-28. Alternatively, use the bold cobalt and show off the large scale print with the effortlessly chic Colette Laurel. With the options of a frilled sleeve or patch pockets, you can dress it up or down depending on your style

For more subtle glamour we’ve paired the Gather Azaire shirt and dress with this elegant peacock parade. We think it would be beautiful as an ethereal top or dress. The style lines make it an unexpected piece that would be welcome in any social situation.

If you’re after something with a more vintage vibe, the swirling Sims Space Rain print is fabulous for all those 40s style dresses and blouses. We’ve paired it with the Deer and Doe Hoya blouse. Worn with black palazzo trousers, it would be perfect for dinner out, or pair it with a soft pleated chambray skirt for a picnic in the sunshine.


Looking for the perfect summer dress? With Summer holidays in full swing, it's always great to have a sundress in your wardrobe. We’re crushing on the Green version of this Budding Vine sewn up as the versatile Sew over it Rosie dress. With cute collar option? Rouleau or flat straps? Hey even as a skirt! you can really tailor this one to fit you.
If you want to see this print more often than just in the summer, (who wouldn’t?) Why not try the blue version as some show stopping Carolyn Pjs from Closet Case patterns. We think the shorts version would be so stylish and probably the comfiest thing you’d ever worn. (Just saying…)

Talking of comfy, this funky paint splatter print has all those retro 80’s colours running through it. We would love these as a pair of Named Alexandria Trousers, ideal for when you have nothing to wear! Paired with a white vest top or even pink or blue (Try our prestige Crepe) these could make the basis of a great outfit.

Whilst were on the subject of wardrobe builders, we have the most amazing patterns from Liesl Gibson. She’s really focused on wardrobe classics with a sassy edge. Did we mention the patterns come with cup size options?  Go for a twist on a classic by making the Classic Shirt in a bold graphic print like Cobalt Garden. We think it would be so luxe and not to mention you’d own a Liberty shirt for much less than the retail price. All made from your fair hands!

The last pattern pick is by far our current favourite here at FG. We’ve seen some fantastic versions of this dress and can’t wait to lounge in 70’s Margo Ledbetter style in a Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns in this truly heartstopping Anemone print! The red and pink tones are perfect for warmer climes. Just add a cocktail and rock it!

Happy sewing xxx