Sponsor Spotlight: New arrivals and discounts

It’s that time of year when suppliers are stocking up with new season fabrics and supplies to feed our imagination and creativity as we start looking forward to sewing our Spring and Summer wardrobes. I’d love that part of the job wouldn’t you?? Trawling through all of that gorgeous fabric and ordering it by the bolt? I’d imagine it’s like Christmas all over again when our suppliers take delivery of their new stock. But it must be hard to choose right? And inevitable that you’d have your favourites! So,  ahead of this month’s sponsor spotlight, I had a little chat with my lovely sponsors and asked them which lines they were most excited about. Over to them to tell you what’s got them all excited…

Dragonfly Fabrics

Lumme Pleated Skirt by Named – this skirt is very different from any of the skirt patterns we have in stock, the pleats make it a statement skirt, this would look lovely in a variety of fabrics. We also have lots of new Art Gallery Cotton Jerseys that are proving popular and this Double Stitch Quilted Woven in taupe would be perfect for a jacket to fend off the April showers!Dragonfly faves

This new Textured Two Tone Ponte Roma in blue is unique and very soft, we’ve not seen any like this before. Very unusual. And we chose this Quilted Cotton Jersey  for it’s modern quilted look and soft feel, the colour is lovely and perfect for spring. Both of these would look perfect made up as The Sloane Sweatshirt pattern by Named – we chose this because sweatshirts are so popular at the moment and we have some great ponte roma fabrics that would also be great for this pattern; as well as expecting some new sweatshirt jerseys in stock soon!

The Splendid Stitch – the code PORTIA10 will get you 10% off your purchase

We recently received a new shipment from Atelier Brunette, and two of the new fabrics are modal challises.  This is a really lovely fabric: lightweight and oh-so silky!  I love the design and colour of this Summer Swoon colourway (left): perfect for spring and summer dresses! I love stripes and this is a great black-and-white striped ponte di roma.  It would make a great Coco top or dress!SPLENDID STITCH FAVES

I’ve recently expanded my range of plain-coloured broadcloths from Art Gallery Fabrics (and will definitely be adding more colours over the coming weeks and months!).  I felt that we needed a range of shirting-weight cotton that fell in-between our basic Madeleine poplins and luxury Spencer shirtings in terms of quality and price.  I’m super pleased with this range: it’s a really beautiful fabric, with a high thread count, fine weave and beautiful lustre!

Sew Crafty – use the code portia20 for 20% off 

I am loving having the Colette patterns in stock now, Myrtle is my favourite so far, I have two in my sewing room waiting to be hemmed. I am really enjoying having some indie dress patterns that go up to my size.
These amazing Karen Lewis fabrics are flying off my shelves, I have been a fan Karen’s designs for a long time. I totally fan girled all over her when I met her just last weekend I am so happy about her collaboration with Robert Kaufman.
sewcrafty faves

Another area we are looking to get more into this year is lingerie. We have lots more coming, but to start, we have some new pretty printed elastics. These can also be used for a range of sewing accessories. I am making notebook bands with pen holders out of them at the moment for all my stationery addict pals! Loads of designs available 🙂

Sewbox

As of today we’re excited to be stocking 6 new patterns in from howtodofashion.dk. Indie designer Nanna  in Copenhagen has put together this detailed collection which includes the  Kastrup top (below). We chose this range for it’s individuality and because we like to support indie designers wherever possible.

SEWBOX FAVES

We have a new colourway for Liberty Tana Lawn… Queue for the Zoo!
Queue for Zoo is a  well loved novelty print and is fun, lovely to work and so versatile – use for clothing, toymaking, quilting even home-styling. Liberty Tana Lawn in Glenjade pale pink is a timeless print – subtle, cool, classic – for those who want a feminine look but are not keen on floral prints!

 

Swedish tracing Paper – the code MAKERY will snag you 10% off on all purchases
This month Clare’s taking you step by step through the features of her Maker’s Workbook. Designed to take you from an early stage sketch to recording the details of your make with some handy reference material for good measure! (http://www.makersworkbook.com/)

CLARE FAVES

 

Fabric Godmother

Flute, Bye bye birdie (first two pics) and Teena (not pictured) because I love the white on black mini prints of these fabrics. Bloom viscose because those giant vintage inspired florals on a yellow background are to die for! FABRIC GODMOTHER FAVES

Jules cotton lawn (not pictured) Italian ex designer soooo soft such high quality and only £12 per metre comes in orange and yellow. Coming soon I have some amazing sherbet suiting fabrics, a blush collection or fabric, some beautiful printed viscose and more of the fabulous textured jerseys!

Remnant Kings – save 10% with code MAKERY10

The big excitement here is over our new range of Liberty Art Fabrics. A total of 47 different designs including some of the more unusual  and modern designs like this Manning  (far left) and Kerry’s Flock (far right). And the mustard floral of Capel G is just lovely. Perfect for all manner of summer garment sewing 🙂REMNANT FAVES

 

Wendy Ward

This month Wendy is busy hosting #MIYMarch alongside Dressmakers Social. An instagram daily photo challenge aimed at connecting with fellow sewists, sharing your makes and basically being pretty darn proud of what you make! WENDY FAVES

Of course it doesn’t hurt that there are prizes from Ditto Fabrics, Textile Garden, Ernest Wright & Son, Cico Books and Love Sewing Magazine right?! Hop over to Wendy’s blog for more deets!

 

Elephant in My Handbagthe code MAKERY gives you 10% off your first order

Bunny Garden by Lewis & Irene is top of my list. What can I say – who could resist these gorgeous bunnies !
Anya Organics by Monaluna is a gorgeous coordinating range of retro/scandi inspired fabrics featuring swooping birds and Geometric modern retro florals scattered across beautiful quality organic cottons, barkcloth, and jersey too…

EIMH FAVES

Sommer by Michael Miller is another fantastic range for the Spring and Summer.
More bunnies and florals – it must be that time of year !

 

Girl Charleeuse code MAKERY for 10% off your order

We have 2 new colour ways for our popular Fawn Silhouette cotton jersey blend knits.  On the site now is Turbulance Grey (with brown fawns) and to come next week a gorgeous purple hue grey ridge colour with sandy beige fawns. These prints are perfect for both children and adults (we think they make great lounge pants/pajamas).  These are in addition to our existing Forest Green and Mint Green versions.

GIRL CHARLEE FAVES

We love the retro diamond patterns of our Mod Diamonds. A light-mid weight cotton jersey blend knit.  Bright, bold and funky, perfect for summer dresses and tops.  Mustard Yellow and Kelly Green are available now, with Magenta to be released in a couple of weeks. This new sunflowers print on black cotton spandex is gorgeous!  Soft, stretchy, perfect for leggings, tops or summer dresses.  A real summer classic!

 

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