Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A Grand Day Out!

What a day!! 06.55 from Southampton to Waterloo, on a Sunday was worth it!! My idea of heaven, a Bra Making Workshop, with Maddie Flanigan, who was over from Philadelphia, to teach for the weekend!
So we went from this, in the morning:
To this, in late afternoon!
I wore mine all day on Monday & it's sooo comfortable.
It was a great day, with these fantastic ladies, 
And http://www.madalynne.com/ is the most amazing teacher:
Also the class, was wonderfully organised by:
http://thenewcrafthouse.com

Friday, 20 May 2016

Inspired makes


We've had quite a few visits recently, by customers modelling what they've made with our fabrics!! It's great to see such inspired makes 😍
Keep up the great work!


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Indie Patterns

We've a new range of Independent sewing patterns in stock, to go with our new fabrics.
Megan Nielsen, (http://megannielsen.com/)
based in Australia, has a great range of patterns including Tania Culottes. A really well designed skirt shape, with the practicality of culottes! Her website & blog have great tips & tutorials to go along with her patterns.
Actually, that is one of the great advantages of the independent designers, you get a vast amount of additional support & instruction from their websites/blogs. And you can also see how other sewers have used the pattern, handy for inspiration!
The new Morgan boyfriend jeans from Closet Case Files has great reviews online, along with the Maritime Shorts from Grainline Studio, Tank Dress from Sew Caroline, Aida top from Sew Liberated & more from Colette Patterns!
Happy sewing!

Pattern Sale!

Half Price Sale on Kwik Sew Patterns & the latest New Look book has just arrived 😊

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Haberdashery!

A nice delivery of haberdashery came today! Ribbons, laces, elastics, metal zips & shell buttons.
I'm thinking knickers, jeans, cute tops, bags & parcel wrapping 😆
What comes to your mind?!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Summer's on the way...!

Here are our latest arrivals from John Kaldor! Beautiful cottons, lawn & their classic linen/viscose mixes 😍

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Apologies - CLOSED this afternoon

Apologies, we will be CLOSED this afternoon. Hopefully the last trip to the Fracture Clinic in Poole - ever 😬

Smocking

Isn't this the sweetest dress ever!! A gorgeous customer make, in our circle spot cotton. Perfect for lining up those tiny pleats. 
If you want to learn this wonderful skill, I heard Clothkits in Chichester are running classes!!