Jersey splendour

These two beautiful jersey fabrics have just arrived in store -

Confetti bloom is a rayon/spandex jersey, in a lively colour palette. Dress to impress in this one!

Confetti Bloom

Lavendula is a viscose/spandex jersey with a more subtle print.

Lavendula1

If you like something much more subtle we have these two striped jerseys. Both of these will team up well with skirts and pants.

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Early spring fabric arrivals

Our spring/summer stock has started to filter in. This colourful collection contains some of the early ones. What fabrics are here?

Spring fabrics

The fabric hanging at the back is a border print. It has little ‘sketch’ lines through out (although you cannot see them here). This is a slightly heavier cotton fabric possibly more suited to skirts.

The fabric hanging on the right is a colourful cotton print, which will look fantastic in skirts or skirts, or maybe even pants. Both this and the border print are Japanese fabrics, and we have very limited quantities.

The model is draped with two fabrics. The solid colour is a purple and indigo shot lightweight wool blend, perfect for these changeable days. The fabric over the top of this is a Kaffe Fassett multicoloured yarn dyed striped cotton.

The top bolt of fabric on the table is a multi coloured Kaffe Fassett “bubble” print cotton, with a bright, blue multi coloured spotted cotton fabric underneath. This fabric is also available in a green background. Children’s clothes maybe?

 

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Spring is coming

The gradual lengthening of the days reminds us that spring is on the way, and eventually bringing warmer weather. If your mind has started to turn towards spring sewing projects, we have a few new fabrics in stock now.

There are some lightweight woollen fabrics, like this double sided taupe wool blend:

Taupe wool

or this purple and indigo shot wool blend

Purple wool

Or maybe you might like this delicious wool/silk blend made for a Savile Row company. Perfect for lightweight pants. Note that the colour depicted here is not a true representation.

Savile Row

Plus some Japanese cotton fabrics of varying weights and textures. The floral fabric on the bottom is actually a mid brown colour, very hard to capture with a camera.

Japanese candy cotton Japanese cotton Japanese patches  Daisy brown

Including this interesting border print fabric.

Japanese border

These are our early deliveries. More fabrics will arrive over the next few weeks.

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Flannel anyone?

We have just taken delivery of two quality flannel fabrics, Elephants and Falling Leaves.

Elephant flannel 2

Elephants

Leaf flannel

Falling leaves

Perfect for sleepwear for all the family, or maybe a cosy shirt.

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A new coat maybe

A recent arrival is the beautiful coating fabric. Cara is 65% wool, 20% cashmere and 15% polyester. Currently available in Charcoal and Papaya, both are shown here are with a couple of pattern suggestions.

Cara coating 2 with pattern Cara coating with pattern

Coats and jackets can be made extra special with a beautiful lining. The Papaya colour looks fantastic with this striped lining. The colours of this lining change depending on the light and how you look at it.

Cara coating w lining

To add the finishing touches, some special buttons are needed.

Like this one, which has just arrived.

Cara Papaya w buttons

Or this one, which is another new arrival.

Cara papaya w buttons 3

Or these lovely Corozo buttons, which are made from the seed of the South American Tagua palm. These buttons are said to improve with age.

Cara Papaya w buttons 2

What do you think?

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Versatile childs jacket

Have you seen this cute little jacket in the shop?

Burda jacket

Wendy whipped it up last year from a Burda pattern, using one of our stretch corduroy fabrics and lining it with a Liberty jersey. We do not have either of these fabrics in stock now, but have some other great alternatives.

Like this burnt orange stretch corduroy and vintage Liberty Tana Lawn.

Cord&vintage Liberty

Or you could use this green stretch corduroy and printed jersey.

Cord&jersey

What do you think?

 

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Bernina special

Thinking about buying an overlocker? Now could be a good time, as Bernina currently have a special on the 700D overlocker.

BERNINA_JuneSpecial-700D

Available until June 30.

 

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Winter warmers

I recently finished knitting these fingerless mitts. I used Noro Mossa, which is a textured multi fibre yarn, composed of 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% polyamide. This is a quick and easy project, and uses just one 50g ball of yarn.

Looking forward to wearing these on cold mornings.

Knitted mitts

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Vintage Liberty fabrics

Just unpacked, measured and labelled. Seven beautiful vintage printed Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics, plus two plain fabrics. All of these fabrics are only 90 cms wide, and range from 1.8 metres to 3.5 metres.

Here are some of the prints. They can all be found on the Vintage page of the website.

Vintage Liberty 6 Vintage Liberty 3 Vintage Liberty 1 Vintage Liberty 5

 

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Chicago 7

The Chicago 7 is another of the new machines released by Bernina this year. It is a Bernette sewing machine which has an embroidery module. There are 100 embroidery designs included, as well as the capacity to use a USB for your own designs.

I have learnt to drive this machine, although I still have my P-plates on, and of course have been playing. Here are some of the results. Just love the buttons, and think they might pop up in lots of places, in endless colour combinations!

Butterfly Buttons 1 Sun-umbrella

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