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…
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!
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!
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
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂
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!
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 Handbag – the code MAKERY gives you 10% off your first order
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…
Girl Charlee – use code MAKERY for 10% off your order
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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