Best-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.
These 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.
We 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.
We have had some new fabric ranges delivered that are really lovely! The first one is called Hope Chest by Penny Rose Fabrics, this is how they describe them on their website:
The bright and colorful designs of the 1930’s era are one of the most popular genres of quilting fabrics. The color, diversity of design, and size allows for many uses including quilting, home decor and garments.
During the Great Depression of the 1930’s there was a great revival of Quilting. The hard times brought a strong desire for women to socialize. Quilting became a popular way for women to fulfill their desire to be creative while still making something practical for her family. To keep expenses to a minimum, women would find quilting materials from many different sources such as sewing scraps, out-grown clothing and feed sacks.
Enjoy these happy bright colors and designs that bring a little remembrance of an era that looked forward to better times.
Another luscious new range that we now have in stock is the new Regents Lawns by Moda Fabrics. Gorgeously light weight, these would make lovely knickers and camisole tops, I am going to be adding them to our current knicker kits after Christmas and I am working on a Camisole pattern to also launch as a kit in January.
We also have the jelly rolls and charm packs in this range.
We are doing a give-away collaboration with the gorgeous Jane at Handmade Jane so get over to her blog pretty sharpish if you would like to win a metre of your choice from the lush, vintage style Hemmingway fabric range.
You need to respond by Monday 10th November to be in with a chance of winning.
This week we had some lovely Amy Butler babycord fabric delivered, it is velvety soft and as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to make something straight away!
The weather has been so lovely for the past couple of weeks and I had been promising myself a pair of Thurlow shorts so this seemed the ideal opportunity to make some!
I found the LLadybird Thurlow sew-along a great help for making these, particularly for the pockets and zipper, I used one of our gorgeous everyday cotton spotty fabrics for the pocket and waistband lining and one of the button’s from The Button Museum in Ross-on Wye that a friend recently gave to me.
I love all three of these corduroys so I am thinking of making a couple of skirts next! A Colette Ginger perhaps? Or if I can wait a week we are getting the Tilly and the Buttons patterns in and I could make a Miette Skirt! Watch this space!
My other W.I.P is a gorgeous Chickadee cardigan from Little Red in the City, its knitted in one piece which means you can try it on for size as you are going along, I have got quite a lot of it done but unfortunately I am now suffering from tennis elbow and knitting is just too painful so I have had to put it aside for about a month while my arm recovers!
Has anyone else had to stop sewing or knitting due to injury? Mr LLM is saying that I have knitters elbow as I have not been near a tennis racket for years! The nearest I am getting to Tennis at the moment is watching Wimbledon!The wool I am using is from the National Museum of Wales, Woollen Museum, I love the vintage style colours that they have used to dye this beautiful yarn. Perhaps I will get it finished in time for the Autumn and cooler weather.