Friday, May 27, 2011

New Spring 2011 season from 'Patterns by Figgy's'

I'm happy to announce that we now have the new collection of patterns in the shop from Patterns by Figgy's.  There are three new styles in this collection, all for children aged 18 months to 6/7 years.  Each pattern has two styles, and picking up on the success of the Tee for Two pattern, two of the new styles have both boy and girl options.  How brilliant is that? 

There is the Jane Dress and Blouse.  Perfect for the girly girl, this pattern has puff-sleeved long or short options with pockets for the dress and a hip sash for the blouse.

Then there is the Franco & Fiona Dress and Blouse, an asymmetrical asymmetrical vest and pinafore.  Both items are fully lined with fresh lines and crisp inverted pleats which show off contrasting fabric really smartly.

Finally, there is the Vien & Rue Jackets.  These smart, fair-weather, double-breasted, fully lined jackets for girls or boys, have options for buttons sleeve tabs, back belt, and a round or pointed collar.

So, which of these are you tempted by?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The organic Cut Out & Keep from Cloud 9 now in the shop.

We've had the Cut Out and Keep range from Cloud 9 in the shop for a week now and it is selling well.  The range is organic (100% OE100 certified) and printed with low impact dyes.  Printed onto 3.6 oz poplin and 115cm wide, the cotton is great for dressmaking, quilting and craft.

The range is designed by South African artist and illustrator, Heather Moore, also known as Skinny laMinx, and frankly they are lush!

If you can't choose between them we have the 5 prints that we are carrying available as a fat quarter bundle.  We've named it the Riveredge.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Colette Patterns: Violet and Ginger

I've been awaiting these eagerly.  The new patterns from Colette arrived in the shop last week.  Both suitable for beginners and both seriously delicious.

The Ginger Skirt is a simple and pretty a-line skirt with high waistband. There are three waist band versions, a pointed centre waist, a shaped curved band, and a straight waistband.  The skirt can be cut on the bias if you are using stripes which makes for that clever chevron effect.

The Violet Blouse, another beginner pattern, is a button-fronted blouse with either short gathered sleeves or mid-length sleeves that gather at the hem with elastic. The blouse has a peter pan collar, bust darts, and back yoke with center gathering, and has a gentle loose fit.

Both these pattern are set to become classics, and both great for that summer wardrobe!