I will make a winter coat this year, I will. Honest. Well maybe….

Every year about this time, I think, ‘right then, lets make a nice warm coat’.

Then I dawdle and procrastinate, think well… maybe next week, and before I know it, it’s Spring and I can get on with making those nice fun summer dresses again.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. It’s definitely going to happen.

Firstly I have to choose who I am making this for. My husband is a good bet, he is forgiving and frankly would wear anything. I’ve got a couple of patterns to choose from, the good solid Colette Albion or the trendy Thread Theory Peacoat. We’ve got this nice soft Polyester Heavy Felt that would be up for the job. Mmmm but what about the lining…..

cp2002-albion-01-large-d676699b101ddfe4b4b60db7ebde0dac Goldstream Peacoat 1

Then again, I quite fancy a girlie version of the Albion too or maybe The Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat. We have some nice Boucle fabric, that would be good for the Colette Anise Jacket, or a Victoria Blazer or one of those nice Morris Blazers from Grainline Patterns.

cp2002-albion-08-largeCoatFrontAcp1023-anise-04-large

Some Gabachino Fabric might be perfect for a slightly more lightweight Sewaholic Robson Coat

robson coat 2 Fall+Jordan+Silver

Mind you, I’ve always fancied a Denim version of the Serendipity Jordan Jacket, that would be great for the Spring,

There you go, I’m procrastinating again!

Liberty Jersey Fabric

With all these wild, new Liberty Jersey Fabrics we’ve got in stock at TrixieLixie, it’s sometimes difficult to know what to make with them all.

liberty-jersey2We have made the Sewaholic Davie Dress ourselves and we know others who are ardent fans of Cake Patterns knit dress range.

knits-1Best-selling Colette do three dress patterns, [Myrtle, Moneta, and Wren] and a skirt pattern [Mabel] that have been designed specifically for jersey and after trying them all we can say they are straightforward and great fun, with a size range that will accommodate everyone.

knits-2

 

Last chance to win in our Sew September competition

Just a last minute reminder to enter our competition, which ends on the 1st October.

book-competition-smlThe prize is the Great British Sewing Bee book, Fashion With Fabric, plus a metre of Regent Street Lawn fabric of your choice.

All you have to do is go to the TrixieLixie website and choose your favourite fabric from the Regent Street Lawn fabric range. Then put your answer in the comments section of the TrixieLixie facebook competition post dated 6th September. Make sure we can contact you if you win.

Anyone can enter, so tell your friends.

Winner will be chosen by random generator on 1st October 2015.

We love our customers

We’ve have quite a few people send us things recently that they have made with TrixieLixie products. We absolutely adore it when this happens. Here are some of our favourites.

Jo sent pics of her brilliant dress made from Joel Dewbury Flora Rayon – Tulip Eucalyptus

$_12bSusan looks dreamy and fabulous in her drape top.

IMG_4144Lisa says that she has got the crafting bug back after making one of our simple purse making kits. We ought to be on the NHS!

11849839_1668380210047600_237116181_n

Jo’s hubby gets a fabulous new Hemingway fabric shirt – Prize Winner – We liked this so much that we sent out a prize.

shirt1

And just to prove that we are up for it ourselves, here we are, looking like a right pair of Wallys.

IMG_4313

So please send us your makes. Use the hashtag #trixielixiemakes.

trixielixiemakes2

 

Pillow Frenzy

It seems that I’ve had a bit of a run on making pillowcases for my friends. I love giving them as gifts, as they are so easy to make.

With these ones I made for my sister, I’ve used Gutermann fabrics with a touch of pom pom specialness. They go brilliantly with her seaside themed front room. This Gutermann collection has lots of subtle colours which would fit well in any environment.

Guter pillows topMy friend Fran loves cowboys and loves these pillows too. They are made using the Moda Fabrics Honky-Tonk range.

cowboy pillows side cowboy pillows top

The wild world of FreeSpirit fabrics

earthly-wideThese Garden of Earthly Delights fabrics from Studio KM are like a strange and sensuous Darwinian journey to a newly discovered world. These fabrics are for the most outrageous dresses or more realistically, beautiful cushions or other home decor bits. Personally, I’d just stretch them up and put them in a frame.

elizabeth-wideWe think Tula Pink is the most Funky of all the fabric designers out there and this Elizabeth collection doesn’t disappoint! Inspired by a trip to Hampton Court and the art of taking a good selfie.

duck-egg-wideKaffe Fasset never disappoints in the wild colour stakes. We’ve had a few fabrics in the Rowan ranges in the past, but we bought this Big Blooms Duck Egg fabric to make up a Gather Buchanan dressing gown. A bit selfish maybe, but there is lots left!

rayon-sidewaysFinally these beautiful Rayon fabrics. Beautiful feel with stunning colours and design, perfect for those free flowing summer dress creations.

 

 

 

Beautiful new pastel shades of the new Wayne Hemingway Fabric range

We just love the colours on the newest installment of Wayne Hemingway’s cotton prints.

The combination of vivid and bold pastel combinations makes this set of vintage style prints both gorgeous and collectable.

The fabric range is  the second textile collection by Wayne Hemingway, the fashion designer and founder of Red or Dead. The style of the prints in this collection have a classic 1950’s theme.

 

See them here on the website.new-inhemingway new hemingway5 Tulips blue green hemingway9Material:100% Super Quality Cotton
Weight:145 g/m² Mid-weight (dressmaking/quilting)
Fabric is 44/45″ (111/114cm) Wide