• My Top Fashion Fabric Picks for Spring

  • I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so OVER this Winter. It has dragged on for too long, and out-stayed its welcome… roll on Spring! And with that in mind, I wanted to share with you a bunch of fashion fabrics I’ve been eyeing up which have me dreaming of blue skies and daffodils.

    These are all fabrics I am genuinely crushing on hard right now. Hope you like my picks! Fabrics all available at time of publishing this post. 

    1. Mint green multi fleck fleece sweatshirt – Guthrie & Ghani

    I love the colour of this fabric, and the coloured flecks too. And with it being a fleece-backed sweat shirting, it will still be perfect for a chilly weather. Maybe a Linden sweatshirt or a Freya sweater from Tilly’s new book ‘Stretch’?

    2. Sky blue cotton linen – Sew Me Sunshine

    Linen really comes into its own in the summer months – and this colour just had me daydreaming of sunny days, BBQ on the go and a cold glass of wine in hand!

    3. Viscose Crepe – Fabric Godmother

    I don’t know why, but I’ve been out of love with floral fabrics for quite some time. But this fabric has me with all of the heart eyes with a darker, less girly, floral design. I love the colour palette on this, with the contrasting splashes of yellow to make it pop.

    4. Spotted Jacquard – The Fabric Store

    I have to admit, I’ve never actually ordered from The Fabric Store. But I find myself lingering on their website on a daily basis, because their fabric and site are so pretty! And they have such a great reputation and following and I hear so many people gush over their fabrics. This spotty jacquard jumped out at me for making a really statement, structured skirt or dress.

    5. Loopback Sweatshirting in ‘Blueberry’ – Guthrie & Ghani

    Ok… sorry… another from Guthrie & Ghani. I was instantly sold on the colour of this one. Because, you know, blue.

    6. Irish Linen – Merchant and Mills

    This gorgeous Irish linen kind of reminds me of my GCSE maths homework, but I’m ok with that.

    7. Bamboo Stretch Knit in Saffron – Ray Stitch

    I really need to get to the bricks and mortar Ray Stitch shop in London. I have only ever ordered a tiny bit of jersey and ribbing from them, and the quality is incredible. So this bright yellow just jumped out at me – isn’t it the perfect shade of yellow?! I feel like I’m shouting that in my head, but it really does have me that excited. It gave me images of ‘that’ Tilly and the Buttons Freya ruffle dress. You know what I’m talking about!

    8. Cotton Lawn – Backstitch

    I feel like my wardrobe has been all about blues/greys for the whole of Winter, and I’m ready to break free and inject some colour into my life. My husband trying to compliment me as looking ‘a vision in grey’ the other day (i.e. head to toe grey) was the moment of realisation. So what the hell, throw this lawn with all of the colours my way!

    9. Printed Cotton Crepe – Seasalt Cornwall

    Yes, Seasalt Cornwall sell fabric – who knew?! Reverting back to my blue fabric safety zone and crushing hard on this crepe.

    10. Broderie Anglaise – Joel & Son Fabrics

    Ok, so this fabric would be my splurge purchase. Imagine a midi length skirt in this, with a slightly shorter navy lining. Mmmmmm. Joel & Son Fabrics have so many other broderie Anglaise colours on their website, but I warn you, you *will* want to throw your purse at them to buy it all.

  • Ironing Board Cover Makeover

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    So I’ve been busy nesting lately. Except not with preparing a nursery or anything… instead I have been tarting up my sewing room. Obviously. Got my priorities sorted!

    I made this jazzy ironing board cover following this fab tutorial on the Tilly and the Buttons website. It was so quick and easy to stitch up! It basically ends up like one big shower cap which fits over the ironing board. Threading the string around the edge took a bit of patience, but I did it sat on the sofa in my PJs watching Nashville, which eased the pain!

    The fabric I used was a remnant on sale at Backstitch. I was obsessed with the colour and pattern as soon as I locked eyes on it. You might also recognise this fabric from inside the pockets of the Guise Pants I made recently (blog post here).

    Fitting the cover to my ironing board was a 2-man effort to get it perfect, and tied up nice and tight (shout out to husband for helping with this!).

    Et voila! A new ironing board cover which didn’t cost much at all to make, took very little time and skill, and adds colour and prettiness to my sewing room. Maybe this will mean that I will have a new found enjoyment of pressing now… or at least it will distract me from swearing when I inevitably burn my fingers in the future…!

    Happy pressing people!

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  • Black Friday Discounts At My Fav Online Fabric Shops!

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    Sorry to inflict this upon your bank accounts! The dreaded ‘Black Friday’ is here, and thought I’d give a listing of the offers at all of my favourite online fabric and pattern shops! Happy spending people!

    Fabric Godmother

    This is one of my favourite ‘go to’ websites for dressmaking fabrics. 10% off all fabrics on Friday!

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    Sew Over It

    A huge discount over at Sew Over It! Until midnight on Friday, so be quick! It also includes the ebook which I would definitely recommend. I’ll be making a Lola Coat from the ebook very soon.

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    Tilly and the Buttons

    25% off sewing patterns over at Tilly and the Buttons! Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. Eek!

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    The Eternal Maker

    There will be a huge 30% off everything on The Eternal Maker website all over the Black Friday weekend. So head over to the website for a look at their gorgeous selection of fabrics!

    Also, on Friday only they will be having a mega destash from their Instagram account @eternalmaker_destash, so head over there for some bargains and freebies!

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    Dragonfly Fabrics

    I’ve just been drooling over the boiled wools from Dragonfly Fabrics! They have 15% off AND free shipping with code BLACKFRI from 25th-27th November.

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    Backstitch

    My local Backstitch is will be kicking off their annual clearance sale on Black Friday. They will be clearing over 250 products (over 100 patterns, 100 fabrics and some yarn and habby too!), discounted at up to 40% off. So get head over to the website to have a browse!

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    Girl Charlee Fabrics

    Well known for their especially amazing jerseys, Girl Charlee have 20% off! No code needed, fabrics already have the 20% reduction. And the sale runs over the whole weekend.

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    Sew Essential

    And last but certainly not least, the lovely guys at Sew Essential have some great offers for Black Friday. Including these offers on patterns, and even an Adjustoform dress form discounted from £99 to £79! Head over to their website to take a look!

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    Happy shopping everyone!