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:
or this purple and indigo shot wool blend
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.
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.
Including this interesting border print fabric.
These are our early deliveries. More fabrics will arrive over the next few weeks.
We have just taken delivery of two quality flannel fabrics, Elephants and Falling Leaves.
Perfect for sleepwear for all the family, or maybe a cosy shirt.
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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.
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.
To add the finishing touches, some special buttons are needed.
Like this one, which has just arrived.
Or this one, which is another new arrival.
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.
What do you think?
Have you seen this cute little jacket in the shop?
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.
Or you could use this green stretch corduroy and printed jersey.
What do you think?
Thinking about buying an overlocker? Now could be a good time, as Bernina currently have a special on the 700D overlocker.
Available until June 30.
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.
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.
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!
Another dip into one of the boxes of vintage fabric has revealed this piece of nylon backed velour. Just for the animal print fans. It is 160 cms wide, and is about 1.8m long.
This fabric has now been sold.
We have added some more winter fabrics to our range. Some of the latest finds include:
this lacy wool/nylon knit – the colour is ‘Petrol’ (not sure that this fabric will last long!!)
a beautiful printed uncut corduroy
This pale peach houndstooth wool blend
Pale peach houndstooth
Plus more stretch pinwale corduroy
Just a sample of stock available.