Friday, 31 July 2015

Holiday Times

Finally ready for my holiday - swimsuit finished with hours to spare!  A great pattern - Soma swimsuit/bikini from www.papercutpatterns in New Zealand.

Whilst I am sunning my self in Italy, Sarah & Brigette will be here to look after you.
Opening hours
Saturday 1st 10-12am
Thursday 6th 10-4pm
Saturday 8th 10-5pm
Thursday 13th 10-4pm

All back to normal on Tuesday 18th!!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A summer delivery!

We have a lovely group of new fabrics - cotton lawn, cotton poplin, cotton print, stretch cotton, viscose & a Ponte Roma!

The bird & egg prints are all named British birds!  The cotton lawns (2 on the left) only came in small amounts, from a trial print - so get them while you can!

The top 3, are a soft lilac Ponte Roma, a drapey viscose &  grey floral stretch cotton.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Rainy Sewing Day

Well, what's a girl to do faced with a rainy day & daughter wanting a new holiday wardrobe! 

So after a simple seersucker long skirt with a split, on to another Date Night Dress by April Rhodes.
A slippery silk/viscose mix is easily tamed with water soluble stabiliser, under an overlockers rolled hem.  Followed by French seams (forgetting it takes twice as long to make with those!) & voila!
Just need to wash out the stabliser & give it a good press.  Now back to the swimsuit I started 3+ weeks ago...!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fundraiser Evening

We are hosting a Fundraising Evening for Child Bereavement Charity - Simon Says, on Monday 27th July, from 7pm onwards.  

Nearly new clothing (any donations gratefully received!), raffle, cake & refreshments!

Please come & support Victoria, who along wih her son, is trekking to Everest Base Camp & visiting a school in Nepal.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Pretty & practical!

So this is the pretty delivery, the start of the new trims & lace from Spain.
And this is the practical delivery, wonderful German Prym haberdashery!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Seed Heads have blown in...

It's funny how you forget what you've ordered! Mind you it was a few months ago and from a paper, not fabric sample!

But I'm pleased to say it's better than I remembered/imagined.  It's a small scale print, so has many dressmaking, patchwork & craft uses and comes in 2 gorgeous colour ways!  100% cotton, 112 cm wide & £12.00 per m.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

New Workshops & Classes

Finally, the latest list of workshops & classes!  Sorry it's taken sooo long 😉