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New Kids Patterns from Two Stitches
These new kids patterns from two stitches are perfect quick makes for little people!

With a sweet Peterpan collar the Edie blouse would be adorable in our Rose honey bee cotton lawn.

edie blouse & shirt dress

Honey bee cotton lawn dressmaking fabric

The Frida swing dress will be loved by little girls, make it in the new Atelier Brunette Graphite double gauze cotton for the perfect summer shift. 

frida dress & swing top

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What little new born wouldn't look adorable in this Grow babygrow made with our Star viscose jersey.

grow babygrow

star print jersey

The Charlie Hoodie would be super cozy in our Isabella wool and viscose mix jersey. This bright red will make them stand out in the crowd as well!

charlie hoodie & tunic

red viscose and wool jersey

Little ones will enjoy wearing the Iris tee with it's fun insert at the back. Try our Cross cotton jersey and use the Pink pisa cotton jersey for the insert.

iris tee

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Happy sewing xxx

Your Bold New Colour Palette
While dramatic florals are still very much on our radar right now, there is a new trend emerging. Simple shapes in strong bold colours. Think super wearable separates in navy, blush, saffron, rust and azure.

This new wardrobe suits almost every skin tone and body shape as you pick the bits that work for you. These comfortable separates will take you through from now to winter, just start adding layers!
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Our 4 way stretch double crepe has a good weight to it. Making it ideal for a pair of Mimosa culottes or a simple Inari shift dress. Made with from a viscose/poly/elastane mix.

Stretch crepe - Mustard

Stretch crepe - Royal blue

Stretch Crepe - Orange

Sorrento is a super soft drapey Viscose crepe. Make a simple Kalle shirtdress, a basic Scout tee or the mega pocketed Brumby skirt in this fabric.

Sorrento crepe - Navy

Sorrento crepe - Rose

This soft Gold Cupro will really make your heart flutter. A Marigold jumpsuit would be really pleasing in this fabric. Layer over a stripey tee when the weather gets cooler.

Cupro - Gold

Happy sewing xxx

Ahoy there! New Fabrics In Stock
Our newest fabrics have a real nautical vibe to them. Shades of blue and white in crisp prints. It's time to up your maritime wardrobe!

Mermaid viscose challis - what is not to love about his fabric, pretty mermaids dancing in the waves. Perfect for a shirt dress, they're all the rage this summer.

Ringo Chambray - a cute Italian chambray with a tiny circle print. Make a cute summer dress or a pair of comfy trousers in this light weight cotton.

Anchor Ponte Roma Jersey - a super soft jacquard ponte roma jersey. The ideal weight for a sweatshirt or dress. Teamed with cute white kicks you are weekend ready!

Pebble Mosaic - this is a top quality cotton lawn, the simple design would look stunning made into a shirt or blouse. Just the right amount of 'waft' to keep you cool and crisp in the sunshine.

Haru Cotton Percale - this shobori effect indigo print would make a dramatic dress or skirt for summer. Pair it with bright orange accessories for a modern look.

Happy sewing xxx

We've got ALL the florals!
We've had sooo many floral fabrics arrive this week, it's like a bit like a florists in here!

Our original Chaffinch Bough was a top seller and I'm pretty sure this new cotton lawn in the Old Gold colourway will be just as popular! Imagine a cute blouse in this fabric. Or a dramatic Buchanan dressing gown.

Savannah cotton lawn with its large foliage and cheeky hummingbirds is a big contender for my favourite fabric of the week. I'm currently dreaming of a Helga playsuit to wear on my holiday.  

The bright jade of this Flora Songbird cotton lawn is screaming out another jumpsuit to me, this time the Marigold, how awesome would this be at summer party??

This red lightweight crepe is not one for the wallflowers out there, make a big entrance in an Ansa Butterfly dress in this Scarlet cluster crepe.

Our navy Cindy viscose challis would be wonderful made in to the new Avid Seamstress pattern The Shift Dress.

Midnight bouquet cotton lawn would be the perfect wedding guest dress in a staple fit and flare. Try the Cashmerette Upton dress perfect for curvier ladies as it goes up to a US size 28 and has 3 bust sizes.

This soft powder blue Smoke Rose cotton lawn has a nostalgic feel to it, I think it would make beautiful bridesmaid's dresses for a summer country wedding.

A lightweight viscose twill Mugi is your perfect floral shirtdress fabric. With so many new options launched recently take your pick (my choice would be the Matilda - those pockets!!)

Pretty birds and blossoms on a dusky pink background Spring Serenade cotton lawn, pretty and girlie without crossing into saccharine. Make a Sudley dress and tough it up with big biker boots.

Happy sewing xxx

The New Shade of Pastels
When someone mentions pastels, you probably think of muted and washed out tones. This is not always the case, these new pastel designs are bold and rich! Shades of summer but with more depth  these stunning designs are less girlie and more daring. Linen knits, Silk tweeds and lightweight Viscose, all perfect additions to your wardrobe now.

Happy sewing xxx

New Italian Ex Designer Checks & Stripes
I love the nautical feel of these latest Ex designer fabrics that have arrived from Italy. Shades of blue, red and black with crisp white. All on amazing and unusual textured fabrics.

The range of stripes are all classics with a twist from hard to get hold of double woven viscose to bonded jersey these will add a real level of interest to your handmade wardrobe.  Check out my Pinterest Board for lots of stripe inspiration.

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  • Pique Stretch Cotton
  • Stripe Stretch Jacquard
  • Wide Stripe Double Woven Viscose
  • Woven Stripe Bonded Jersey

The pique stretch cotton has just a little bit of stretch and the pique texture gives it a lovely sporty feel. Make a fit and flare dress in this crisp fabric. Jacquard stripe has a beautiful floral jacquard design subtly hiding behind the stripes. This fabric has quite a bit of stretch for a woven and is really soft to touch. You could make a show-stopping fitted wiggle dress in this fabric. Our Double Woven Viscose is a really modern fabric, woven in 2 layers with a Charcoal and white wide striped top layer and a plain ecru backing. I am dreaming of a two piece in this structured fabric, maybe a pair of wide legged cropped trousers and a casual jacket? That would look very cool and worthy of a fashion blogger! The last fabric is a bonded jersey, a soft textured woven stripe with a navy backing and a thin layer of padding in the centre. Perfect for a structured jacket or full skirt, the soft backing means no need to line this fabric.

The 'shopping bag' trend is a big one and has seen all sorts of checks making their way back into our wardrobes. These super soft brushed cottons are quite simply the softest fabrics I have ever handled. Imagine a shirt, pair of loose PJ style trousers or a cute sundress in this super soft fabric.

These checked viscose double crepe fabrics come in red or blue (very limited amounts available) take the checks straight off the catwalk and into your wardrobe. I imagine a really simple shift dress in this thick soft crepe. The viscose makes it super soft but the double layer gives it a little bit of body.

Happy sewing xxx


Papercut Patterns - New Collection Sakura

The latest collection of dressmaking patterns from New Zealand pattern company Papercut is inspired by Japanese simplicity. Minimal aesthetics and relaxed easy to wear garments make for the perfect capsule wardrobe. Using indigo and white with touches of orange, these pieces will see you through the next 6 months and beyond.

See our whole collection of Papercut patterns here.

The Kochi Kimono works equally well in a cosy wool to a soft chiffon. I love this soft Linen and viscose mix Inda fabric for a version that is a great transitional seasonal piece.

Kyoto is a fab sweatshirt and tee pattern with a super frill on the sleeve. Make this in a simple White Terry sweatshirt fabric for a fresh layer that will look super up to date. (Even better as the Terry is currently on sale marked down to £7.99 per metre)

The Mito Cami dress is so simple and perfect to pull on when the temperatures are soaring. In this bright Orange Crepe de chine it will really pop. It would look stunning paired with the Inda Kimono!

Nagoya pants are cropped with a wide leg and fitted waist, super flattering and very easy to wear. Make them in this Pure Linen in navy for a classic with a twist. Wear with the white terry Kyoto sweatshirt for casual chic look.

The Kobe Dress made in the Orange Guipure lace would be stunning layered over the Mito dress for a simple elegant evening look, or a swimsuit on the beach for a glamorous cover up.

The Sapporo coat can be made in a thick wool or a light weight fabric for warmer weather, I've chosen this Indigo Woven cotton, it has body and subtle texture, perfect for a light cover up.

Finally, I am so happy when a pattern collection includes accessories, this simple Himeji bag is fully lined and has a neat zip compartment to keep your belongings organised.  In this Cotton Woven Ikat it will be the perfect accessory to your new Sakura wardrobe.

Happy sewing xxx

Bright summer florals - Let the sunshine back in
OK, so were having a little blip in the summer but it's not going to last! Whizz up a pretty summer dress this weekend and by Monday your wardrobe will thank you for it as the sun is set to return. 

The bright colours of our newest viscose challis are perfect for a simple tank top or shift dress. The Willow tank is ideal for both of these. Dillie comes in a choice of Sunshine, Cerise, Turquoise or Orange. At only £7 per metre you may decide you need all 4 colours.

Hazie crepe is a lightweight crepe with lots of drape. A pretty sundress in this fabric with spaghetti straps would be perfect for a sunny picnic or a garden party. Try the Centauree dress for Deer & Doe.

Spray crepe is also a lightweight crepe and would be beautiful made into a wrap dress like the Sew Over It Eve Dress.  

Happy sewing xxx

NEW Monochrome Fabrics - Black & White has never been better
Today were feeling the monochrome love. This collection of black and white fabrics perfect for when you want a clean finish.

An Italian ex designer Linen Broderie Anglais, I think this has real film star quality. Make a shirt dress, don your sunnies and work it like you're in the South of France!

This Embroidered cotton lawn proves that black doesn't have to be boring. I love a simple black dress in the summer, it looks great with a tan and is a true classic. I would make a fit and flare in this fabric and wear it everywhere from work to the beach.

A new Atelier Brunette Chalk cotton lawn simple dashes on an off white background. Ideal for a summer shirt.

Washed black silk screams luxury. Simple camisole or floor skimming super maxi dress it doesn't matter you will look a million dollars.

This pretty Dobby fabric is a silk and viscose mix, super cool for the summer, make a pretty blouse and throw on over cut off jeans.

This Airtex mesh technical fabric is sooo cool! Make a simple shift to pull on over your bikini, paired with large gold hoops you will look like an off duty rock star!

If statement fabrics are you thing then they don't get much for statement than this! Bonded mesh fabric, it has a load of body and would be fab as a sweatshirt or structured jacket or dress. Don't believe me? Check out this Named sweatshirt.  Available in Black or Ivory.

Happy sewing xxx

SALE: Sizzling HOT Summer Deals

There is still time to grab yourself a summer bargain! Check out the full SALE here.

star print jersey
Star viscose jersey was £15 NOW £10.99

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Lynda Stretch Cotton sateen was £20 NOW £13.99

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Cosmic Scuba was £12 NOW £7.99

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Ombre boarder viscose was £13 NOW £9.99

animal print jersey
Animal print jersey was £13 NOW £9.99

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Party stretch cotton sateen was £20 NOW £14.99

silk rayon mix dressmaking fabric
Amelia Silk Rayon was £35 NOW £25.99

Happy sewing xxx

S.A.L.E Big summer savings 30% off Dressmaking fabrics

It's sale time and we've reduced the price of a whole bunch of our wonderfully curated dressmaking fabrics. With prices up to 30% off, you won't want to miss this fabulous opportunity.

Head over to the SALE section of our website to snap them up before somebody else does.

See my top fabric sale picks below....

cotton voile dress fabric
Citie cotton voile was £15 NOW £9.99

floral cotton poplin
Pop cotton poplin was £10 NOW £6.99
chiffon dressmaking fabric online
Watercolour chiffon was £9 NOW £6.99
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Martha stretch cotton sateen was £14 NOW £8.99

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Day of the Dead scuba was £12 NOW £7.99

Happy sewing xxx

Fabric Studio Open Day - Saturday 8th July

Come along and visit our sunny studio in hove. Take your time to get up close and personal with our fabrics, peruse our large range of Indie sewing patterns and have a chance to have a chat to other sewing fanatics!
We are based in the Knoll Business Centre in Hove on Old Shoreham Road, the nearest station is Portslade just 7 mins by train from Brighton. Or there are lots of buses from Brighton Town centre. The entrance if you are driving is Bellingham Crescent.
We look forward to seeing you on the day and will be here from 10-3 to welcome you.
Josie and the Fabric Godmother team xxx

Summer Has Landed & These Tropical Prints Prove it!
Are you ready for summer? There are still 8 days left till summer officially starts but I am already breaking open the espadrilles and changing my leather handbag for a dry weather only basket bag.

If you have any special events to go to or just fancy sewing yourself something super bright and summery you are going to LOVE this latest collection of tropical prints. 

These digitally printed cotton canvas fabrics are ideal for a summer dress like the Emery, make yourself a matching beach bag using the Stowe bag pattern or a set of scatter cushions for the garden? Choose from either flowering Catcus or Tropical Flamingo

Annnnd while we're on the subject of flamingos! Were got 2 beautifully light soft matte satins in stock. These are perfect for a fancy kimono like the Asaka or a billowy dress, the Ansa butterfly sleeve dress would be ideal. There is the Flamingo Floral and on a black background, Butterfly Bouquet hits the dark floral trend on the spot!

If you like your prints a little smaller then we have got some fabulous viscose fabrics in as well. The Alegria (Spanish for happy) viscose twill comes in Black or Ivory. This would make a wonderful Classic shirt. We also have a new viscose challis called Meadow, summer florals on a black background perfect for a dress like the Bettine

Our lightweight crepes would be really stunning made into a midi length shirt dress like Reeta or a pretty Pussy bow blouse. The palest Rose Verdure or  Navy Lorikeet print now you just have to choose which!

Lastly (and by no means least) we have the Tiger floral print on a lightweight jersey fabric. Make a loose tee shirt dress in this  fabric like the Ebony for a summery floaty wow dress.

Happy sewing xxx

When The Going Gets Tough - The Tough Get Denim!
If you are exhausted from election fever take a break from it all and feast your eyes on our newest denims. We've got red ones, gold ones, camouflage ones and even pink glitter ones. Flamingo ones, spot ones and 2 tone coloured ones!
Many with stretch, some without. You can see all of our denim fabrics here.

Our coloured stretch denims are perfect for a pair of summer trousers or jeans and these new shades go from eye popping coral to a more subdues mocha. Try wearing with a plain white tee and white tennis shoes.
Dark Coral Stretch Denim 
Turquoise Stretch Denim
Old Gold Stretch Denim
Mocha Stretch Denim

Pink. Glitter. Stretch. Denim. Now who doesn't need this in their life?? Ok maybe Barbie pink isn't at the top of everyones list but imagine a mini skirt or a pinafore in this sparkly denim! It looks almost good enough to eat.
Pink Glitter Stretch Denim

These 2 tone denims have a coloured reverse, make the most of this feature with a turn up, pocket or patch. Or keep it hidden a brightly coloured secret that only you know about!
2 Tone Denim Blue & Orange 
2 Tone Denim Grey & Red 

I love the twist on this classic blue denim. I imagine a pair or Boyfriend jeans made in this denim with its cute crosses and a little bit of stretch it could be an update on your plain jeans you won't regret!
Cross Stretch Denim

This washed 8oz red denim has a wonderful summery feel to it. How about a coat to cover up in the evenings or a pair of culottes in this tomato tone?
Washed Red Denim

These printed denims are for those who want their denim to do a bit more talking. Take you pick from flamingos or hearts in this lightweight 4oz denim,  just the right weight for a shirtdress or gathered skirt.
Flamingo Print Denim
Heart Print Denim

If (like me) you were teenager in the 90's then I am sure this cam denim will make you think of just one thing. ALL SAINTS! And as all things 90's are back in fashion including the cargo wearing group. What better way to celebrate than with this fab navy stretch denim?
Stretch Navy Camouflage Denim 
Happy sewing xxx

Italian Designer Fabrics - High End Fashion
If you have been following us for a while you will know that every now and then we get a delivery of fabulous ex designer fabrics in from Italy. We never know what we are going to be able to get and often we cannot get any more so if you see something you like you have to be quick off the mark otherwise you may miss out.

This selection of wonderful designer fabrics do not disappoint, bright and bold designs that are really eye catching.

A lightweight viscose crepe with cute cocktails, perfect for a 40's style blouse. Chin chin everyone it's Cocktail O'Clock.

A stunning dark floral silk digitally printed floral on a midnight background. Visage would make a wonderful flowing maxi dress perfect for a special do.

The embroidered trend is so huge right now and this Rose Embroidered Tulle is perfect for getting your fix. Make a simple T-shirt to wear with jeans or a layered skirt with shorter underskirt for something more dramatic and dressy. Either way you will want to wear this fabric.

When life gives you better hope they are printed on an ivory guipure lace! This Lemon print lace fabric has Italian summer written all over it I would love a big skirted dress in this lace fabric, white parasol optional.

Hula time! This Hula voile is a silk and linen mix, imagine a shirtdress in this. Wear it to the beach or over a slip in the evening. Will somebody pass me a pina colada!!

Grrr.... This Tiger and floral print twill is a bit of classy fun. The beautiful teal background really sets off the dramatic print. This fabric has a bit of body so would be ideal as a full skirt or jacket.

Gloria crepe comes in either Navy or White, both equally as pretty as each other. Make a retro feel blouse or shirt dress in this flowery crepe fabric.

Happy sewing xxx

Linen - Perfect summer fabric
When the sun comes out I start dreaming of wearing linen. My 'Dressmaking Inspiration' board on Pinterest has various linen dresses, shifts and long shirts popping up all over it.

These new linens are perfect for your summer wardrobe.

This Linen crepe form Italy has a super soft drape and a slight sheen, in 4 amazing trend colours this will be pushed straight to the top of you fabric wishlist. Available in Blush, Coral, Ivory and Royal.

Salso linen has a large abstract Floral or Leaf design, ideal to make a sunny dress with.

This Washed Denim Linen is supersoft in a classic indigo, the look of denim with the coolness of linen, try a pair of culottes in this fabulous fabric.

Pure linen is exactly what is says, 100% linen dressmaking fabric. A classic in Navy or Pale blue.

Have you seen our range of cotton and linen mix fabrics? With over 20 vibrant and neutral colours to choose from this is a range we always have in stock.

Here are my current favourite linen sewing patterns, all of these would be wonderful made up in any of our linen fabrics. I can't wait to see which ones you choose.

Hermes is a long shirtdress, perfect for taking you from beach to bar.
I AM Patterns Hermes Dress and shirt pattern

Why not make the Cleo pinafore in a summery linen version a great wardrobe staple.
Tilly & The Buttons Cleo Pinafore + Dungaree Dress(Beginner)

Ronja dungarees were made for sunny days in a breezy linen. Don't worry if you dare not make them in white we have some great darker shades of linen.
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This simple shift dress can be pulled for an instant outfit. Just add sandals and the sunshine to your Laurel.
Colette Laurel dress and top sewing pattern

The Sheath dress looks great with out without the elasticated waist, in a linen it will have a fab casual feel.
The Avid Seamstress The Sheath Dress

These super simple culottes are great for sunny days. Ninni has an elasticated waist, perfect for beginners.
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Happy sewing xxx

Summer Blooms! Get your floral fix here!
These new summer blooms are really brightening up Fabric Godmother this week. With the Chelsea Flower show over for another year, we have found a new way to get some beautiful blooms into your life.

Take your pick from our floral dressmaking fabrics and feel summer fabulous. Ranging from dark florals digitally printed on scuba to cute floral prints on cotton lawn from Atelier Brunette. This summer we have all the floral trends covered.

Hydrangea viscose, large blooms printed on a black background. This light woven viscose with a little bit of stretch is perfect for this summer's dark florals trend. Make a dress or blouse with this fabric, you will love it (Don't just take my word for it, Linda who sends out most of our orders, has already made a dress out of this fabric and LOVES it).

The Dahlia print scuba is a dramatic floral, ideal for a dress or skirt with plenty of body. I would love to see this made into a full skirt worn with a simple pink tee shirt.

Anais Anais has a slightly retro feel to it, a light weight cotton lawn perfect for a summer blouse. Or take on the retro vibe and make a tiered maxi dress with plenty of ruffles.

This Camila Embers Olive green viscose would make a fabulous shirtdress. Lightweight, floaty and breathable perfect for warmer weather.

Spring Flower cotton features pretty meadow flowers and butterflies, like a summer's day. This cotton would make a great shift dress you could just pull on and go.

Mugli viscose is a lovely burnt orange colour that would look great sewn into a swishy skirt. This fabric has wonderful drape and softness to it.

Atelier brunette have 2 cute cotton florals. Garance and Angele would be ideal of a summer blouse or dress.

Happy sewing xxx

Superbrights! Summer prints that POP!!!
The Bank Holiday is within reaching distance and the sun has got his hat on! Time for some super-bright summer sewing! These fabrics are not for the fainthearted, so put your best foot forward and dare to stand out!

Our Ola jersey is a best seller and this new Ola Blue and Green colourway is bound to be a big hit. I think a Zadie dress with navy side panels would be a super summer dress in this fabric.

Tilly & The Buttons Zadie Dress (Intermediate)

Aloha!!! This new blue version of our tropical Aloha jersey has us reaching for our hula skirts, imagine a Delphi maxi dress in this sipping cocktail by the pool!

Named clothing Delphi sewing pattern

Wow! This Giant spot Cotton Lawn deserves a basic silhouette to really stand out. The Kalle shirt dress or the Helmi trench dress would be ideal just pair with a pair of basic slides and giant sunglasses for instant style update. P.S, Yellow is going to be a HUGE trend, don't just take my word for it check out the Vogue colour trends for 2017

Closet Case Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern (Intermediate)

Named Helmi Trench Blouse & Tunic Dress (Intermediate)

Still want more yellow? Try this Palm Tree Print Cotton Lawn on for size, the Centauree dress with it's double spaghetti straps is a perfect summer dress.

Deer and Doe Centauree Dress (Intermediate)

Ever fancied making your own swimwear? Well this bright Aztec print swimwear jersey could be just the motivation you need. Check out the Beverly bikini and don't forget to pack your sunscreen.

Named Beverly Bikini pattern

Happy sewing xxx

Stripes - A Classic Trend
Stripes are a trend that seems to pop up every year. 2017 is no exception. This year brings oversized frills, shirt dresses and culottes, all in coloured stripes mixed with fresh white.
Yesterday I added a whole stack of new stripes to the website; luxury linens, simple cotton chambrays and seersuckers.
See all of our striped fabric here.

See my Stripe Dressmaking Inspiration Board on Pinterest for lots of stripe ideas and inspirations and links to all images below.

Copy this simple to wear red stripe dress with our new Linen stripe and the Lottie dress pattern from, Christine Haynes.

Christine Hayes Lottie Dress (Intermediate)

The Alder shirtdress features a lovely frill round the botton like this dress, use our Grey cotton chambray to recreate this look. 
Image 3 of ASOS Shirt Dress with Frill Hem in Stripe:

Alder shirtdress pattern

For head to toe stripe dressing try a mix of the Mimosa culottes with a Willow tank. Stripes cotton poplin with stretch would make this outfit super comfortable to wear.

J. Crew Spring 2016 RTW:

Named patterns mimosa culottes

Grainline Studio Willow Tank Dress (Beginner)

The Aziare blouse would be great for this peplum look, make the dress or top version in our blue stripe chambray.

Korean Women's Fashion: Miamasvin:

Gather The Azaire Top & Dress (Intermediate)

Happy sewing xxx

Indigo Summer - A Hot Trend
Indigo works well for summer, this rich shade of blue has a vibrancy about it that makes me think of shimmering seas and sunny days. Keep your silhouette simple and let the fabric do the hard work with these new blue hues.

A linen and viscose mix fabric with lovely drape and weight, printed with a small white and indigo pattern is ideal for a loose jacket or pair of wide leg trousers.

This woven cotton is a heavy weight cotton ideal for trousers, a pinafore or a beach bag.

A stretch cotton sateen with a subtle pinstripe design woven into it. Perfect for a pair of simple fitted trousers smart enough to wear to work, cool enough to keep you comfy and perfect paired with a crisp white shirt.

This cotton birdseye suiting  would be ideal made into a fit and flare dress or a pair of long shorts. This dark navy is offset with tiny white spots.

Shibori is a big trend, save yourself the time of dying your own and buy our printed shibori cotton and make a summer dress or shirt.

Kibo cotton would make a lovely dress, wear with a bright jacket and sandals in a popping colour for a chic summer outfit.

This woven Ikat cotton was really popular last year so I am really pleased to have it back in stock. Choose between cream or indigo.
Ikat woven cotton fabric

Ikat woven cotton fabric

Happy sewing xxx

Flamingos and Crosses! New cotton jerseys and poplins.
Check out these cute prints, perfect for summer sewing for you or the kids! A mixture of lightweight cotton sweatshirt jerseys ideal for summer sweatshirts, shorts or dresses. Tee shirt weight jerseys ideal to stock up your summer stash and printed lawn and poplins make fabulous dresses and blouses.

Happy sewing xxx

Viscose Challis - New Designs
Viscose challis is a light weight woven fabric that has incredible drape. Perfect for dresses, blouses, loose trousers and kimonos.

See our full range of Viscose challis fabric here

This ombre border print would make an ideal maxi dress or shirt dress Let the bold design run around the bottom. Choose from Rust with a black border or Black with a gold border.

This geometric design viscose would make a great pair of loose fit tapered trousers. Try the Alexandria or Marigold patterns.

Florals and dresses go hand in hand in my mind, so make a pretty dress in this bouquet viscose.

Happy sewing xxx

New Bird Print Fabrics - You won't want to miss!
These new bird print fabrics are digitally printed and so stunning. Printed on a mix of cotton lawns, lightweight crepe and light stretch viscose, they all have wonderful drape and are beautiful to touch.
You could make a flowing dress, pretty blouse or a simple kimono with all of these fabrics.

This heron design runs from selvedge to selvedge and is a whopping 58cm high. Make a full skirted dress with the heron running around the botton for maximum impact.

These flying swans are a favourite of mine, printed on a lightweight woven viscose with a small amount of stretch, I imagine a stunning maxi dress.

This humming bird print cotton lawn comes in 3 beautiful muted shades, perfect for a summer shirt.

This lightweight crepe has the prefect drape for a pussy bow blouse and this nude colour is really on trend for this summer. 

Dark florals are another huge trend this summer, use this lightweight crepe to make a midi shirt dress for a dress you will want to wear every day.

These cheeky birds on a stretch viscose fabric would be perfect for a simple shell top or tee shirt. Pair with a pop of bright colour and a blue jeans!

These peacocks have a regal feel to them, perfect for a robe or dressing gown that will make you feel like royalty! 

Happy sewing xxx

White Dress Season is Round the Corner!
Wimbledon, Weddings, Beach BBQs, Garden Parties.. All fabulous white dress occasions!

Here are my top white dress inspirations. (all images and sources can be found on my White Pinterest board)

Like this? Try our Square Brodiere Anglias Cotton with the Alder Shirtdress pattern.

For a Kate Middleton classic feel our Flower Embroidered Cotton Lawn with the Emery dress would be lovey. Line with our White cotton lawn to really bring out the white.

This cute dress would be lovely in our Floral Broderie Anglais and the Sudley Dress Pattern. Use the Prestige crepe in nude to line it and save your modesty while still showing off the pretty floral design.

This show stopping midi dress would work perfectly in White scuba and the new pattern from The Avid Seamstress, The A-Line Dress.

Happy sewing xxx

Bold Laces and Bright Metallics
These stunning metallic and lace fabrics have just arrived. Just in time for the summer party season!

Bright and bold these Guipure laces would make stunning dresses (don't forget to check out my Lace Pinterest board if you haven't already for some lovely inspiration of lace dresses) Available in Royal or Orange. Only £12 per metre.

Stretch lace is perfect for underwear or a panel in a jersey dress. This Black and navy version has a very subtle gold shimmer to it. £12 per metre.

How cute is this Spot stretch net? you could use it for underwear but I think it's too good to hide and would love to see it as a sheer panel on a dress. Just £8 per metre.

This ex designer silk and viscose mix has an awesome Tattoo print and lurex woven though it for a metallic finish. It is the perfect weight for a full skirt, dress or jacket! Designer fabric at only £18 per metre.

You can be sure to be seen in this lurex coated drill. It comes in Silver or Gold. Make a mini skirt, insert a panel into a denim jacket or make a tote bag. Brilliant at £8 per metre.

Metallic linen is a more subtle way of wearing your metallics. Try a simple camisole or a shift dress in these sparkly linens. Silver or Gold. Great value linen only £8 per metre.

Happy sewing xxx