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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


The Blush Edit
Blush pink has fully integrated itself into our lives and is showing no signs of going anywhere. From walls, to hair and hanging in our wardrobes there is no shying away from this baby sister of red. It can be pretty and girlish but it can also have an tougher edge to it. It doesn't need to be saved for summer either, below I've shown you some ideas how to wear this wonderful colour right through the year.

Fancy some pinkspiration? (sorry not sorry) Check out my Pinterest Board here.

I love the idea of fancy clothes for day wear and this sequin skirt paired with a sweater and trainers is my new #wardrobegoal Easily recreate this look with our Rose Gold Sequins, they're really simple to sew and have already become a firm favourite here at Fabric Godmother. Pick a pull on pencil skirt pattern like the Axel and add our Jersey lining to prevent it catching. Not sure you could pull of the sequins for daywear look? Wellll....Christmas is just around the corner so why not get on your party outfit planning early.



It doesn't get much more feminine than this. An 'oh so popular'  Shirt dress in our Sorrento Viscose Crepe made in the palest of pinks. Add a touch of pink to your hair for an added fashion statement.



Pink trousers have made their way from the legs of Chelsea men onto the high street. This Pink Stretch Cotton Sateen would look very cool made into Guise pants. A long sleeved white tee and trainers will keep the chill off and keep you looking fresh.



A flowery shirt does't have to be fussy and girlie as this beautiful crepe proves. The Melilot Shirt in our Verdure crepe will look wonderful paired with a pair of jeans in an outfit you will wear through till next spring.




Ever since SJP flounced onto our screens we have all dreamed of owning a tulle skirt. Make your ballet dancer dreams come true with our dreamy Pink Tulle, at only £4 per metre you can afford to make your skirt extra flouncy. Check out Cotton & Curls VERY Simple Tulle Skirt Tutorial.



Indulge yourself in more blush fabric below....

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Pisa Cotton Jersey

sequin dressmaking fabric
Daisy Sequin - Blush

linen crepe dressmaking fabric
Linen Crepe - Blush

French Terry dressmaking jersey
Terry Sweatshirt Jersey - Rose

sequin dressmaking fabric
Daisy Sequin  - Blush

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Twinkle French Terry - Rose

Cotton lawn dressmaking fabric
Botanical Flamenco Cotton Lawn

Happy sewing xxx











Open Day at Fabric Godmother 7th October

We have a wonderful collection of dressmaking fabrics including ex designer fabrics. You will find stand out jerseys, beautiful vibrant prints on viscose or cottons and classic wools. All of our fabrics are specially selected with quality and style in mind. We also stock a large range  of independent dressmaking patterns. From home grown Sewing Bee star Tilly and The Buttons, to New Zealand pattern company Deer & Doe. If you like dressmaking then we are sure you will love a visit to Fabric Godmother.

7th October 2017
10am-2pm
Unit E11, Knoll Business centre
Old Shoreham Road
Hove
BN3 7GS


You can get a train from Brighton or London Victoria to Portslade and we are a 5 minute walk from the station. Alternatively buses 1, 1A, 2, 6, 46, 49, 56 all stop nearby.
If you are driving, there is parking on site (Please use the Bellingham Crescent entrance accessible from Stapley road) we are in the east courtyard.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

Josie & the Fabric Godmother Team xxx

Exquisite Italian Ex Designer Fabrics - New In
Beautiful new Italian ex designer fabrics have just arrived, including hand painted silks and colourful wool knits. 

Handpainted Silk Satin Crepe. This standout thick teal silk has a texture to it and has been hand painted with an abstract gold design. Each metre is unique as it is done delicately by hand. Perfect for a dramatic coat or evening dress.
 
A dramatic Rose print Viscose and wool mix fabric. Make yourself a swishing skirt or blouse with this drapey fabric. I love the Italian drama of this print.

Soft faux suede with a bit of stretch and lots of drape. This luxurious fabric would be wonderful made into a waterfall font coat or a full skirt. Choose from Blush, Camel or Soft Navy.




This Floral Cut Out Wool in black is a really unique fabric. Make a cover up or shawl or use it as an accent on a coat or top. If you are feeling really daring you could make a coat and line it with a bright pop of colour. 


Our ex designer wool knits are always popular and we love the colour palette of these latest designs. Get winter ready and make your self a snuggly cardigan or jumper in this textured fabric. Choose Ottavio knit in either Blue & Green, Green & Pink or Pink & Blue.




Floozie crepe jersey is a thick bright jersey with an eye catching design. Make a long sleeved tee shirt dress or a wrap dress in this fabric. 



Happy sewing xxx


WIN a Pair of tickets for The Handmade Fair
We will once again be packing up our wonderful fabrics and heading to beautiful Hampton Court for the Kirsty Allsopp Handmade Fair from the 15th-17th September.


The Handmade Fair logo


To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to one of you lucky readers. Simply comment below (if you are reading this in an email you will need to open the blog) mentioning which fabrics you would like to see us bring along to the fair. Don't forget to add your email address so we can contact you.

The legal bit....
Closing date Friday 8th September 2017.
Winner will be chosen at random.
Winner will win 2 basic entry tickets, these can be upgraded to include the Super Theatre, Skills Workshops and Grand Makes.
Tickets valid for all 3 days, travel not included.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED.

Beautiful Botanicals - New cotton prints now in stock.
We love a stunning print here at Fabric Godmother and we have all been totally blown away with these latest fabrics. Featuring beautiful botannicals, delicate birds and bold florals. Your 'To Sew' pile is about to get a whole lot bigger!

All digitally printed on our top quality cotton lawn at only £15 per metre these offer fabulous quality at a great price.  Ideal to make an Indian summer dress or a trans-seasonal shirt.  This easy to use and low crease cotton fabric is ideal for beginners and those who want an easy sewing project.














Happy sewing xxx

EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS

We've taken a whopping extra 20% off our already marked down SALE items
Simply add the code 20MORE at the checkout


(excludes Liberty) 


Missed out last time? Your Favourite fabric is back in stock!
Didn't manage to get hold of these wonderful fabrics last time? Great news! They are all back in stock on the website.

The wonderfully dark Cobra Corsage cotton lawn features snakes, beetles, butterflies and flowers on a black background. Not one for the faint hearted, this dramatic cotton would look wonderful sewn up into a cute blouse or even a pair of loose trousers.
cotton lawn dress fabric

Chaffinch Bough in |Midnight was a best seller last winter so I am really pleased it is back on a cotton lawn in time for this autumn. I made my all time favourite Carolyn PJs out of this fabric with a dress for mini me from the scraps. What will you make?
printed cotton lawn dressmaking fabric

This Mermaid Viscose Challis is a steal at only £8 per metre. Time to get nautical with this light and floaty fabric, ideal for a shirt dress and there are plenty around to choose from at the moment.
mermaid viscose dressmaking fabric

This Midnight Rosette print is a already in our range on a scuba and this new cotton lawn is set to be just as popular. Perfect for a full skirt or dress. 

Hydrangea is also back on a cotton lawn. Linda (who lovingly helps pack up all your orders) made a stunning Peony dress in this design. 

Happy sewing xxx 


New Season Velvet Pleated, Printed & Embossed
Velvet is being firmly inserted into our wardrobes for AW 17/18. We have got a collection of the best new printed, embossed and pleated velvets in luscious trend colours from delicate rose to deep inky blues and soft greens. Get ready to get this wonderful fabric into your sewing pile. You can see all of our Velvet fabrics in our NEW Velvet section on the website.

 Check out my Velvet Sewing Inspiration Pinterest Board

Our Embossed velvet jersey catches the light beautifully. This would look fabulous made into a simple top and paired with jeans or go all out and make a maxi dress and wear with a giant pair of gold heels.  Last winter I made a wonderful velvet Lark Tee shirt in our Carlotta velvet, I wore it so much I think I will be making an embossed version this year. The question is Wine or Ink?



This Pleated velvet jersey is so on trend it hurts! In a soft Rose, pretty Olive green and classic Black a pair of Ninnni culottes would look simply stunning. Not ready for culottes? How about a midi skirt ideal to wear with a tee shirt and trainers by day and a simple cami at night. 




Dramatic printed Mellie velvet jersey would make a wonderful Moneta dress, or why not make a Nettie bodysuit to wear with a pair of jeans? Choose from Black or dark Navy.



Happy sewing xxx


Liberty Tana Lawn Cotton - SALE
Tana lawn is one of Liberty London’s most illustrious fabrics. It’s a beautifully light cotton with a gentle sheen and oh so soft handle. It drapes beautifully when sewn into gathers, yet holds its shape as a collar or cuff. It's easily washable and gorgeous to wear. Not only that but we have these limited edition prints on for a mere £15 per metre! (RRP £22.50)

We’ve come up with some inspiration to add some Liberty sparkle to your handmade wardrobe and give you a taste of just how versatile Tana Lawn is!

This stunning print is reminiscent of Dolce and Gabbana’s Summer Collection, full of bold large scale Passionflowers and vines on a deep navy base. It would be stunning as a long floating Named Reeta shirtdress. Perfect for wandering around a Greek island or the Spanish Riviera!


With two stunning colourways, Paradise is a fabulous mix of solid colour and sketched florals. It's light without being sheer. Sew up the Aqua version in a Cashmerette Upton dress for the perfect summery addition to your wardrobe, available in sizes 12-28. Alternatively, use the bold cobalt and show off the large scale print with the effortlessly chic Colette Laurel. With the options of a frilled sleeve or patch pockets, you can dress it up or down depending on your style

For more subtle glamour we’ve paired the Gather Azaire shirt and dress with this elegant peacock parade. We think it would be beautiful as an ethereal top or dress. The style lines make it an unexpected piece that would be welcome in any social situation.

If you’re after something with a more vintage vibe, the swirling Sims Space Rain print is fabulous for all those 40s style dresses and blouses. We’ve paired it with the Deer and Doe Hoya blouse. Worn with black palazzo trousers, it would be perfect for dinner out, or pair it with a soft pleated chambray skirt for a picnic in the sunshine.


Looking for the perfect summer dress? With Summer holidays in full swing, it's always great to have a sundress in your wardrobe. We’re crushing on the Green version of this Budding Vine sewn up as the versatile Sew over it Rosie dress. With cute collar option? Rouleau or flat straps? Hey even as a skirt! you can really tailor this one to fit you.
If you want to see this print more often than just in the summer, (who wouldn’t?) Why not try the blue version as some show stopping Carolyn Pjs from Closet Case patterns. We think the shorts version would be so stylish and probably the comfiest thing you’d ever worn. (Just saying…)

Talking of comfy, this funky paint splatter print has all those retro 80’s colours running through it. We would love these as a pair of Named Alexandria Trousers, ideal for when you have nothing to wear! Paired with a white vest top or even pink or blue (Try our prestige Crepe) these could make the basis of a great outfit.

Whilst were on the subject of wardrobe builders, we have the most amazing patterns from Liesl Gibson. She’s really focused on wardrobe classics with a sassy edge. Did we mention the patterns come with cup size options?  Go for a twist on a classic by making the Classic Shirt in a bold graphic print like Cobalt Garden. We think it would be so luxe and not to mention you’d own a Liberty shirt for much less than the retail price. All made from your fair hands!

The last pattern pick is by far our current favourite here at FG. We’ve seen some fantastic versions of this dress and can’t wait to lounge in 70’s Margo Ledbetter style in a Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns in this truly heartstopping Anemone print! The red and pink tones are perfect for warmer climes. Just add a cocktail and rock it!

Happy sewing xxx


REMNANT SALE - MORE LINES ADDED!
We've added even more cut price fabrics to our Remnants and Sale sections!



REMNANT SALE NOW ON - 50% OFF FABRICS

We've marked down hundreds of fabric remnants down to half price!


Digitally Printed Scubas & What To Sew With Scuba
I get asked so many times about scuba.

So whats the big deal about scuba then? And what even is scuba?

It is a relatively new dressmaking fabric but one that is causing a big stir! It's a thick jersey fabric, similar in weight to a sweatshirt. It has a smooth surface and looks fabulous with digitally printed designs on it.

The thickness of the fabric gives it a wonderful body and great drape making it perfect for either body con dresses or full skirts.

It is washable (at 30 degrees, don't tumble dry) and you can iron it on a low setting. I would recommend using a cloth when ironing it. Best of all as it doesn't fray there is no need to finish your seams and sometimes I don't even finish the hems just cut and go (Yay I'm all for a bit of 'lazy' sewing)

I have a Pinterest board full of scuba sewing ideas here. Scroll down to see our newest designs and my patterns recommendations for scuba. Just remember that if you are making a pattern designed for woven fabrics you may want to go down a size to allow for the give in the scuba.








Named Inari sewing pattern
Inari Tee Dress
(don't just tale my word for this check out my Instagram feed for Lindas fab version using our Dahlia scuba)

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Chardon Skirt

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Shift Dress

Deer and Doe Centauree Dress (Intermediate)
Zephyr Dress


Sew over it Ultimate trousers pattern
Ultimate trousers

Happy sewing xxx







Missed Your Favourite Fabric - It's Back In Stock!
These favourites are back in stock, hurry and grab yours before they're all gone again...

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peachskin dressmaking fabric

crepe de chine dressmaking fabric

matte satin dressmaking fabric

matte satin dressmaking fabric

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striped chambray dress fabric






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!
(see Pinterest for all image sources)

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.

(Left to right)

  • 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