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Saffron - The Colour of Winter
Saffron, Mustard, Gold, all these rich shades are creating a big buzz this season (psst also tipped to be a top colour for 2018 0 watch this space) Not sure it's for you? Check out my Pinterest board and you will want to add this golden hue into your wardrobe.

Mira; Mustard; Street Wear

The 'half untucked' shirt trend is still going strong for AW16. Mustard yellow trousers. Leather jacket.

Discover our Autumn collection, introducing this season’s best coats! Dress for the season with these gorgeous oversized coats. Discover more online and in store at George.

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Here are my favourite Saffron fabrics....

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Supersoft Stretch Satin

cotton lawn dressmaking fabric
Chaffinch Bough Cotton Lawn

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4 Way Stretch Double Crepe

cupro dressmaking fabric
Cupro

Have I convinced you to move into the golden light?

Happy sewing xxx


New Ex Designer Floral Crepes and Drapey Fabrics
These beautiful ex designer crepes and drapey fabrics have got my heart all a flutter. Dramatic florals that really stand out from the crowd. I've been pinning lots of long floaty dresses and pretty pussy bow blouses to my pinterest boards lately and these quirky, dark and dramatic prints really capture the mood I'm feeling this winter.

The flowers on this duck egg viscose crepe are prints of embroidered patches, take up the embroidery trend without hours spent embroidering them yourself..

This dramatic print features small red berries, giving it a Christmasy feel without limiting it's wear to just a few short days in December. 

This twill has the feel of a light silk and these dramatic florals almost jump out at you. Imagine a wide legged jumpsuit in this fabric.....

Another viscose crepe featuring embroidered patches, this time they are cute Chinese cats, bananas, dragons, you name it, it's on here. I adore the quirkiness of this and cannot imagine much better than a simple shirt in this fabric to really let the fabric do the talking..

This chocolate crepe features large sprays of flowers, I've seen a stunning trouser suit made in this fabric and it looks even better made up!

According to fashion insiders spots are having a turn in the spotlight (do they ever go out of fashion?) these lightweight woven viscose have taken this trend one step further by adding floral to a classic spot. 


Happy sewing xxx


Italian Fabric perfect for making something really special.
Are you planing on making something special for the next season? These gorgeous fabrics will really up your handmade wardrobe and make you feel like a million dollars.

Our Bethany silk features painterly flowers in autumnal shades on a flowing silk fabric. Perfect for a floor skimming maxi dress with all the drama!

This Deco viscose looks and feels like a silk. I would love to see a dramatic shirt dress in this. Those bold flowers really pop out against the black background.

This Silk crepe features an amazing Double flocked spot design. The drape of this fabric means it is ideal for a skirt with plenty of volume, wear it with a simple black sweater and boots.

This delicate embroidered mesh has a double border design. Make a simple tee shirt in this fabric and layer it over a black cami dress for an instant update on your LBD.


These glitzy pleated jerseys are sure to grab you some attention. Add some razzle dazzle to your wardrobe with a wrap dress in either the Gold or Silver Lurex pleated jersey. 

Happy sewing xxx



Animal & Bird Prints Italian Ex Designer Viscose
These new superb Italian viscose prints have just arrived and I am S U P E R excited about them. Featuring a menagerie of birds and animals all printed on a top quality drapey viscose. You could make beautiful blouses or dresses from these lovelies.

Twiga

Flight

Beetle Beauty

Bug Decedance

City Crane

Crane

Giraffe


Happy sewing xxx



Pleated Satin. Christmas Essential!
Shiny satins are just what your Christmas wardrobe needs. Pleated, stretchy or supersoft, all will shimmer with delight on the dancefloor.

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The stretch in this Supersoft Stretch Satin makes is ideal for a blouse or why not use it as a fancy lining. Available in Grey, Mustard and Navy. Try the Stella Blouse from Named Patterns it features a wonderful geometric collar design.




Our Supersoft Satin has a little more body than the stretch version so could also be used for a dress or skirt, but would be equally as wonderful as a cute shirt or blouse. Available in Navy or Wine. The Sew Over It Eve Dress features a sexy wrap front and dipped hem, perfect to sashay about the dance floor in.

Jason Wu Spring 2015



Eve Dress



Pleated satin in Wine or Silver, whip up a quick skirt or party dress with this fine pleated satin. Or try an easy to make pair of culottes like the Ninni Culottes.

Black Pleated Culottes | New Look



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Other great satin patterns and some satin inspiration: (all images sourced via Pinterest)

Dolce & Gabbana | Pussy-bow stretch-silk satin blouse | NET-A-PORTER.COM

Embrace an elegant flourish with the ruffle wrap front blouse. Featuring a feminine flounce at the hem and sleeves, this dusty pink hammered satin-feel style is perfect with a black ripped jean for an edgy contrast. #Topshop

Silk Satin T-shirt


Michael Lo Sordo - Two-tone Silk-satin Wide-leg Pants - Merlot - UK14


Happy sewing xxx


New Drapey Florals
If you like your florals all year round then these beautiful drapey fabrics will be just what you are after. Perfect for a pussy bow blouse, a forties style wrap dress or a pretty camisole.






Happy sewing xxx

Last Chance - Save 15% off All Fabric Ends Midnight
Don't forget to make the most of your extra hour today with our daylight saving promotion.
We are giving you 15% off all fabrics till midnight tonight just use the code DAYLIGHT15 at the checkout.


Visit the website here 

Happy sewing xxx

Daylight Saving = 15% OFF ALL FABRICS

This weekend the clocks go back, to make the dark evenings more bearable I am giving 15% off all fabric as part of our Daylight savings discount this weekend.

From the 26th October till midnight Sunday 29th October you can save 15% off all fabrics with the code DAYLIGHT15

Don't forget to tell all your friends about this amazing offer!

Happy sewing xxx



Italian Ex Designer Wool Just Arrived
The right coat can seriously up your game when it comes to winter dressing. Is it time you updated your outerwear wardrobe with one of these unbelievable new Italian ex designer coat fabrics?

Digi is a rainbow woven wool and is the perfect mix of colour and black. Pure wool and only £18 per metre. This fabric would look fab made into a swing coat and will go with everything in your wardrobe.


Citie wool has a subtle black and blue design. Make a smart simple overcoat with a blue twist in this 100% wool only £18 per metre. 


Our Tartan bonded wool is tartan on one side and plain navy on the other. Perfect for a cape and no need to worry about lining it with this reversible wool it doesn't matter if your insides show. At just £25 per metre.


If you fancy something a bit more trans seasonal then how about a coatigan in this Chunky Check Knit. Super snuggly you will love wearing this, at £16 per metre that's a lot of snuggle for your buck!


Another bonded fabric, this time it's a viscose scuba. These bonded fabric have lots of body to them so they make great structured coats. Try a cocoon coat in this for added style points. £19 per metre.


Lastly we have just taken delivery of the most exquisite cashmere mix coat fabric. This Italian cashmere and wool mix has a whopping 25% cashmere, giving it a superbly soft finish and very slight sheen. Currently available in 5 colours Saffron, Red, Camel, Navy and Black this cashmere mix is outstanding value at only £45 per metre. Make a coat in this, it will last you a lifetime.






See all of our lovely Wool & suiting fabrics here.


Crushing on Velvet
Our new velvets will have you going weak at the knees.  If you want some velvet sewing inspiration why not check out my Pinterest board. Or keep reading to see my favourite velvet sewing patterns and top tips for sewing with velvet....

We have a wonderfully rich crushed velvet jersey available in Rust, Saffron, Champagne and Chocolate.






We have also added 3 new limited edition colours to our plain Carlotta velvet jersey range Navy, Grey and Olive.



Here are my top Velvet sewing patterns for this season...

The Agnes top would look great made in a velvet, wear in to work under a jacket then come 6pm whip it off and head to the bar!
Tilly and the buttons Agnes top sewing pattern

If you fancy a bang on trend outfit update make this Rowan bodysuit in velvet and tuck it into high waisted jeans. (If you are as old as me you may remember this trend first time round, could you go back there??)
Megan Nielsen Rowan Bodysuit and Tee (Beginner)

How cool would a bomber jacket be in velvet??? The Rigel Bomber would be perfect with the option to add in contrast should trims, our Metallic Faux Leather would be perfect!! 
Papercut patterns Rigel Bomber (Intermediate)

A velvet party dress should be on everyone's list and the Turner Dress has just the right amount of swing to it.
Cashmerette Turner dress pattern

Here are my Top Tips for sewing with velvet
  • Velvet has a pile or nap. Make sure when you cut out your fabric that the pile faces the same way on all the pieces. Traditionally the pile should run down the fabric but this season in Max Mara I saw velvet with the pile running giving a more light reflecting sheen. Well if it's good enough for Max Mara ..... 
  • Because of the pile velvet has a tenancy to 'walk' while sewing. Just make sure you use lots of pins or even tack it is place before you sew.
  • If you have an overlocker these jersey velvets will breeze through, if not don't worry just make sure you use a jersey needle and a stretch stitch or narrow, long zig zag so the threads don't break.
  • If you iron your velvet make sure you use a coolish iron and a pressing cloth or piece of muslin to protect your velvet from steam burn. Ask me how I know about this one!
Happy sewing xxx


Top 5 Autumn Dress Patterns
Just because the temperatures have dropped there is no need to stop wearing dresses. It's time to get out the trusty black opaques, layer up with a pair of boots and a chunky cardigan or leather jacket.

Here are my top 5 Autumn dress patterns.

I really adore The Raglan dress from the Avid Seamstress, it has a simple silhouette with long sleeves and in-seam pockets (love a dress with pockets). Make this dress in something with a bit of weight and drape, like this Inda Linen and Viscose mix, to make the most of the swing shape.

The Avid Seamstress Raglan Dress

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The statement sleeve is still going strong this season and what better way to show off your wrists than this cute Sea-bell dress from Papercut Patterns.  I would love to see a version in the really soft aubergine Victoria Stretch Cotton Twill.

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Stretch cotton dressmaking fabric

I recently made the Sew Over It Eve Wrap Dress in a bold Lorikeet Print Crepe. It is a real show stopper, the kind of dress that instantly make you swish as you walk. I think for the cooler months I would trade the tropical birds for the dramatic Nightingale Grove Crepe and wear over a polo neck with knee high boots 70's style. 

Sew Over It Eve Dress (Intermediate)

crepe dressmaking fabric

Currently on my sewing table is a velvet version of the Closet Case Ebony Dress. This pattern is a simple pull on jersey dress, so no fixings or darts meaning you could easily finish it in an evening. Try a version in our Mellie Floral Jersey or if you're not a florals kind of girl the plain Carlotta Velvet Jersey is just as jaw dropping. 

Closet Case Ebony T-Shirt & Knit Dress Pattern (Beginner)

floral printed velvet dressmaking fabric

I believe every lady should have a a shirt dress in their wardrobe and this year we have seen many different versions appear. I'm currently lusting over the Stella Dress from Named Patterns. With a cute pussy bow or the angular collar option you wouldn't go far wrong making this in a retro geometric crepe like Ribband

Named Stella Raglan Shirt & Shirt Dress (Intermediate)

retro crepe dressmaking fabric

Happy Sewing xxx


You Need These Printed Crepes in Your Life...
We know you are just going to love these new digitally printed crepes. Featuring some of our best selling designs as well as some exciting new prints.  All printed on to a soft drapey crepe, this beautiful dressmaking fabric is ideal for skirts, dresses or blouses.

All at £15 per metre, I can't wait to see these fabrics popping up in the wild.









Happy sewing xxx


Ex Designer Italian Wools You Are Going To LOVE
Sometimes life brings you so much joy you literally want to jump on the spot, do a happy dance and wave your hands in the air all at the same time! I assure you that is how you will feel when you see these Italian ex Designer coat fabrics we have for you today. Get ready to up your coat game in the most stylish way.

First up Pink (tick) Bird print (another tick). This top quality wool coating is so attention grabbing you won't be able to stop watching your reflection as you walk past shop windows. Buy this Bird Print Wool before it sells out.

The Bird Print Wool also comes in a slightly more subtle green colour though sadly there is a slight print flaw in this colour way. The flaw means the print is slightly faded along one edge of the selvedge. This is why it is reduced but it is still a wonderful fabric at a knock out price.

I almost cried when I found this fabric and once I heard the story about how it came about my heart melted. This is a Wool and Linen mix twill panel with a digital photograph on it. The story goes that Alessandro had taken his wife away for a romantic weekend in the Italian countryside. While they were there she spotted this beautiful clearing with lily pads and took a picture (she is a photographer) Alessandro then had the image digitally printed onto fabric so they would remember their weekend away forever. Isn't that just the sweetest thing? The fabric is a heavy suiting weight so could be made into a wonderful long coat or a pencil skirt. Or you could just hang it on the wall and stare at it.

Arc Jacquard is a reversible woven fabric with a luxurious Art Deco feel to it. This mid weight fabric would work as an unstructured coat or a cardigan. For added drama make it to the floor.


Happy sewing xxx

Miss Out On These Italian Designer Fabrics? Good News They're Back!
I am so pleased that we have been able to get in some more of these wonderful Ex-Designer Italian fabrics. When we had them in before they all sold out really quickly but we managed to raid the suppliers and get our hands on the last few pieces. ***Does a little dance***

Cocktail O'Clock is a lightweight viscose crepe that has 'Pussy bow blouse' written all over it* 
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*Disclaimer: It doesn't actually have Pussy bow blouse written on it. In fact it is printed with lots of cute tiny cocktails!

This heavy Hand Painted Silk crepe satin is really unique, painted by hand with gold paint each metre it totally individual and different from the next. With party season looming this would make the most wonderful timeless coat that you will wear for many years to come. Or go for gold with a dramatic ball gown in this structured silk.
silk ex designer dressmaking fabric

I have seen some wonderful creations with our Faux Suede including this AMAZINGDRESS from Lizzie B on Instagram. Now that is a dress worthy of all the heart eyes! Good to know that both the Blush and the Camel now back in stock
faux suede dress fabric

faux suede dress fabric

Happy sewing xxx


Crepe Scuba & Crepe Ponte Roma Fabrics Now In Stock
Fancy adding a bit of texture to your sewing? Try these new Crepe Scuba and Ponte Romas with  textured finishes they add depth and a richness to your garments. Plains have never felt so good!

This scuba is ideal for tops, dresses and skirts, or how about you try a structured cocoon jacket? Available in wardrobe building Black and Navy or a pretty Rose colour. Only £9 per metre.




Our textured Ponte Romas have always been popular and these crepe textures really lend themselves to being made in to a sweatshirt or sweater dress. Choose from Royal, Red or Black.
ponte roma jersey dress fabric




Just in case you missed my Instagram stories yesterday we have also added some top quality ex designer lining fabrics in viscose and cupro. Choose form some basic Plains or these wonderful preppy stripes in Navy and Cream.



Happy sewing xxx


Look at our new fab faux leather fabrics!
Wow, these new faux leathers are really something special. I've added a few pattern ideas as people often ask what you can sew with faux leather. The answer is, lots of things...

Want some tips on how to sew faux leather? Check out this blog post where I made a Gold Faux Leather Skirt

This amazing Winter Rose Faux Leather looks like it has been hand painted. Imagine a zip front Biker style jacket in this stunning fabric. It would totally rock the tough romantic trend.

Named Harriet Lumberjacket pattern


The Master Faux leather features a floral bloom that looks like an old Dutch master. I would love to see a Cleo Pinafore pimped up in this floral loveliness. Yeah, can you see it? Paired with a black polo neck and opaque tights it would look so cool.

Tilly & The Buttons Cleo Pinafore + Dungaree Dress(Beginner)

If floral isn't your thing then maybe you could see yourself in a pair of navy blue culottes, choose a pattern with simple lines like Mimosa and this Navy Faux Leather which has plenty of drape to it so it will really hang nicely with lots of swing. Now that is cutting edge fashion for you, and trust me you can totally wear this look.

Named patterns mimosa culottes

This butter soft plain faux leather also comes in a Teal colour, A simple fit and flare dress such as the Day dress would look really stylish, though I would swap out the gathers for some killer pleats like Lisa has in this Blog post

The Avid Seamstress The Day Dress


The Matte Gold faux leather is what I used for my pencil skirt. It is a popular party skirt fabric and easy to make. For added details why not try the Polly skirt with cool panelling and top stitching.

Faux Leather -Gold

Named Polly straight skirt

I love the idea of a really simple Laurel shift dress in a knock out fabric and this Silver Matte Leather has all the drama needed to pull of this simple look. The sleeve frills are an added bonus with this pattern!
Faux Leather - Silver

Colette Laurel dress and top sewing pattern

And no guide to faux leather could be complete without a classic pair of black leather trousers. Pick a simple pattern like the Ultimate trousers, omit the zip and add elastic in the waistband, this Black Faux Leather has a bit of stretch to it so they are easy to just pull on and go.

Faux Leather - Black

Sew over it Ultimate trousers pattern

Happy sewing xxx

New In Jerseys - Perfect for Jumpers!
These new jerseys will have you all cosied up in no time. We have also picked out some of our favourite jersey patterns for sewing with thicker jerseys. Think jumpers with frills, sweater dresses and longline cardigans, all made with ponte romas featuring embossed detailing or fancy finishes.

FYI: Ponte roma jersey is a heavyweight jersey ideal for making sweatshirts and dresses, it is also a great beginners fabric as it is a stable jersey that won't stretch out of shape or move about too much when cutting and sewing. Just remember to use a stretch stitch or if your machine doesn't have one a long narrow zig zag is perfect.

This Floral Design Embossed ponte roma jersey has a sumptuous texture ideal for those of you who crave subtle details on your clothes. Available in Black or Navy, I think it would make a stunning Coco top. This pattern is a great intro to sewing with jerseys if you've not tried before.



Tilly & The Buttons Coco dress and top pattern

Our Flocked Ponte Roma features a luxurious black velvet damask design on a grey marl background. This would make a brilliant Ebony dress it has just the right amount of swing and would be easy to dress up or down.


Closet Case Ebony T-Shirt & Knit Dress Pattern (Beginner)

Snuggly Quilted Ponte Roma is like a wearing a duvet, only far more practical. Make an Esme Cardigan and this secret dressing gown is one you will ever want to take off.  Available in Navy or Grey Marl. Use our plain Roma jersey for a matching or contrast trim.



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Oh hello Sparkle Terry Jersey! This kind of fabric is just screaming to be dressed up, add a frill (or 2) with the Kyoto sweater and wear your sparkle on your flounce, like any fashion forward girl should be doing this season.


Papercut patterns Kyoto Sweater/Tee (Beginner)

This large scale Checked Ponte Roma would be warm and cuddly made into a large oversize coat. Try the Sapporo Cocoon coat for a hug you can wear.


Papercut patterns Sapporo Coat (Intermediate)

Happy sewing xxx

Luxury Furs, Designer Prints and Japanese Selvedge Denim
What a treat we have in store for you today. Loads of wonderful new fabrics added to the website including original Japanese selvedge denim, Ex designer prints and the softest Faux furs you will ever feel.

This Japanese selvedge denim was woven on original vintage narrow looms. The denim features the hallmark coloured edges, often used  on the outside leg seam of jeans so you get a fun finish to your turn ups.  In an unusual grey/indigo tone with a woven herringbone design this 

These sumptuous geometric drapey fabrics are perfect for a pussy bow blouse or a floaty shirt dress. I think they have a designer cruise collection feel to them. 


I would love a mod style coat in this Dalmatian print pony fur. Paired with a black poloneck, skinny black jeans and ballet flats I can already see myself strolling along Brighton seafront in this outfit.


I wish there was such a thing as touch vision, as you would not be bale to stop stroking this luxurious faux fur. Dark grey fleck with white this super soft long haired fur would make the ultimate show off coat, or if you want something a little more subtle a simple gillet would be great to throw on over your outfit this autumn.

Our sumptuous double crepe comes in 3 fab new colours ivory, navy and rust. 



Happy sewing xxx



***Time to Sparkle ***
***Disclaimer - the 'C' word will be mentioned below please stop reading now you are not yet ready to think about seasonal celebrations***

I got back from my holiday on Sunday and really felt the shift in seasons, while last winter I longed for the sunny days to last, this year I am rearing to go.  My winter sewing plans are already far greater than the actual time I have to sew. But in my head my handmade winter wardrobe this year will be fabulous! I have already kicked off 2 (yes 2!!) sequin projects.

The first, a sweatshirt with a mermaid sequin front panel. The idea is a touch of sport luxe. A wearable everyday sweatshirt with a bit of fun in the front. I am currently spending my evenings carefully removing the sequins from the seam allowance a few inches at a time, it a long and delicate task but one that I am hoping will result in a beautifully finished top and a happy sewing machine.

Our mermaid sequin comes in 3 colourways Gold & Black, Silver & Gold, Matte Stone & Silver.
These clever sequins change colour as you swipe your hand over them, giving you the options of different colours or a fun mix and match pattern. Imagine a party dress in this fabric! Now that would be a show stopper! I would choose a simple shift dress pattern with as few seams and darts as possible such as the Ultimate shift dress.






The next twinkly project I have cut out and am waiting to sew is a pair of Alexandria trousers with our Sparkle sequins. These smaller sequins are far more sewing machine friendly so I am going to skip removing them from the seam allowance and send them straight through the machine with a tough needle in place.  Luckily the lovely Linda, who cuts and sends out your fabric here at Fabric Godmother, has tested this technique with a gold sequin pencil skirt and gives it a big thumbs up. I am trying to get her to wear the skirt to work so I can take a picture and share it on Instagram - watch this space!
Choose from Rose Gold, Pale Gold, Navy, Black and the new colour Matte Champagne

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sequin dressmaking fabric

This Pointe sequin fabric has a lovely geometric design in soft metallic shades. How showstopping would this look made up into a little cropped jacket? Simply throw it on over a LBD, perfect for all those Christmas parties coming up.

sequin dressmaking fabric

Our Daisy sequins in blush were a big hit in the summer but I think they would look just as fab in a layered dress for Winter parties, maybe not one to wear in the office but with a champagne flute in hand you can't go wrong with a bit of floral glitz.

sequin dressmaking fabric

Close your eyes and think of a close fitted dress in this black and white Leaf sequin fabric. Wow, that would be one way to make a dramatic entrance. Plus (stop me if I'm going crazy here) I think you could pull it off in the pub with a denim jacket over the top and a pair of trainers. Too much? Maybe, but you never know till you've tried it.

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Happy sewing xxx






Get your coat! This Season it's all about dramatic outerwear.
It's that time of year again! Summer dresses are going into hibernation and we're retrieving our winter woollies here at Fabric Godmother.

We have a wide range of wools all ready for you to sew up your perfect winter staple, a gorgeous handmade coat!

Now, we know our customers are all beautifully individual and cover a range of styles, so we’ve come up with a few pattern picks, pairing the most beautiful Italian wools and exquisite coating that’s new in this week. (Check out the Coat & Cardigan Sewing Inspiration board on Pinterest for more ideas and all image sources)

If 2017 is your first year considering making a jacket or coat, you couldn’t go far wrong using our Pendleton Style Hunter Wool Mix for a Kochi Kimono from Papercut Patterns. Unconventional? Perhaps, but with a bit of length added it could make the most comfy blanket coat, perfect as secret pyjamas for those chilly autumn walks to work.
Patterned vintage coat with classic brown and black flats.  She knows what she is doing.


Looking for a bit more sophistication? Go classic British with our Bagge Cotton Check and the Sewaholic Robson Trench Coat. Reminiscent of Burberry’s true Brit style. Pair with a chunky scarf and sunnies to complete the look.
Gal Meets Glam Brooks Brothers Red Plaid Coat Winter White Look


If you are feeling Parisian and just want a light jacket for those crisp mornings, the Named Lourdes Cropped jacket would be tres chic in our Diamond Wool Mix in Black. Layer over a winter dress for pure sophistication.
Dear Stitch Fix, I like this one as well. I like that it's made a little more casual with the chambray shirt underneath.


Are you looking to make any men in your life a Jacket this season?There is nothing better than a man in a quality wool coat. We love the Thread Theory Goldstream Peacoat and think it would look so stylish paired with Teck Wool Mix - Purple
Love the inside of the vest - Gallagher always


For when the mercury really dips, we paired our Tiki Coating with the Colette Walden. Perfect pattern for a luxury gift for your man, or sew it up for yourself as this has the flexibility of being a Unisex pattern.
Even with the coat on.. you're kinda loyal to me. #wow #youvereservedmyspot #yourock


The Yona from Named Patterns is so reminiscent of so many coats this season, uncomplicated and so wearable. We would team it with our Suzy check  for a modern classic in the making. Teamed with a cashmere jumper, ripped jeans and heels for an up to the moment outfit.

12 Outfits That Will Inspire You to Wear Color Even When It's Cold


Olive and Moss greens are set to be big this season. If Cardigan coats are more your thing, we have The Esme Maxi Cardigan, also from Named accompanying our Check Wool Mix in Bottle. Plenty of stretch for a cardigan and warm enough to wear in these autumn days.
Let's get some awesome inspiration with these 25 Pretty Winter Outfits to Try this Year. Most of these ideas are so perfectly comfy and cozy!


For pure drama, go for the fantastic Sapporo from Papercut. We’re desperate to make it up in our Jude embroidered coating. Dreams of Downton Abbey, 1920’s glamour spring to mind. Such a perfect coat to go from day to night, great to wrap up after all those holiday parties. 



Need more Wool inspiration? Check out these fabulous fabrics also on our website right now!

Wool mix fabric



ex designer wool dressmaking fabric

Happy sewing xxx


Pleated Velvet - New Luxurious Colours in Stock
We've all been very excited about the pleated velvet trend that is emerging. This luxurious fabric is ideal for the party season but just as suited to everyday wear. Make a simple midi skirt or a pair of culottes, or how about a tee shirt to pair with jeans? Got a fancy do to go to? Then why not make an entrance in a floor skimming maxi dress.






Happy sewing xxx



Super Scuba - New Prints Including Cobra Corsage
WOW, these new scuba prints are truly jaw dropping. Don't forget to check out my Scuba inspiration board on Pinterest for lots of scuba sewing ideas!

Our best selling Cobra Corsage print now comes in a Scuba. Knock their socks off with a party dress in this fabulous fabric. 

The Safari scuba would make a stunning jacket with its modern take on a camo, it is the ultimate in urban style. 

This beautiful Modern Art scuba really is worthy of hanging in a gallery. A sweatshirt or pencil skirt (or both if you do matchy matchy) would be really on trend in this wonderful design. 

The pretty Camilla Embers is just asking to be made into a dress, those large dramatic flowers on a pale blue background are just the right amount of girlie without being too saccharine. 

Happy sewing xxx



Italian Ex-Designer Cotton Dressmaking Fabrics.
Have you always dreamed of having your own designer wardrobe? With this collection of Italian ex designer fabrics you can make your own designer wardrobe. All of these designs are mid to heavyweight cottons with a bit of body, perfect for a pair of fun trousers or a structured skirt. Or why not make a beautiful dress for Autumn?

This cheeky Bird print cotton mixes navy, rose and scarlet with accents of sky blue. Cherrie would be wonderful as a structured skirt such as the Deer & Doe Chardon.

With its oversized florals the navy Heja sateen is ideal for a pair of trousers like the Ultimate Trousers. Paired with a crisp white shirt or an oversized jumper you will wear these again and again. 

Abstract florals on a stretch cotton sateen. I would love to see Francoise made up into a Simple shift dress like this one from The Avid Seamstress, ideal for work or party.

This super soft stretch cotton has a wonderful deep aubergine background. Imagine a suit made up in this wonderful fabric using the Named Ava blazer and Tyyni cigarette pants. 

Happy sewing xxx


Named Pattern - New Collection Earth Science
Named patterns have launched their latest collection for Autumn/Winter.  

Earth Science.

"The Earth Science collection is a tribute to nature and science; it has received its inspiration from the natural sciences, especially geology and minerals, which are present in the geometric idiom and the organic, layered lines of the collection. The source of inspiration is also evident in the materials used, including the lustre of rocks, roughness, and earth tones, such as granite grey, jade green and lead yellow.
The collection includes a variety of intriguing cuts and structures, which are not only visually appealing, but also technically fascinating and modern. The Earth Science collection combines comfort with interesting lines and details, and exciting sewing techniques."
Agate Dress 

Amber Pinafore

Gaia Coat

Gemma Maxi Dress

Gemma Sweater

Ruri Sweat Pants

Stella Shirtdress

Stella Shirt

Tierra Wrap Skirt

Beryl Dress

Happy sewing xxx