Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jamie Christina - New Patterns

Jamie Christina has just brought out two new sewing patterns.  We have just got them into the shop, along with an older one that we have not stocked before, and we are really pleased to have them 'on the shelf'.

The two new ones are both dress patterns.

The Mission Maxi is 'a soft free flowing maxi dress with plenty of options to choose from: tank top maxi, halter top maxi, and godet back maxi.'  The tank top and halter to can be made in a shorter length to create vest tops too! Designed to be sewn up in knit fabrics, this pattern is a super first time knit project.

The Miz Mozelle Dress is a 'vintage inspired pattern featuring a peter pan collar, keyhole neckline, and an easy to make elastic waist'. This pattern recommends stretch fabrics with drape; however, you can use woven fabrics too. Just go up one size for the Bodice, Collar, and Sleeves.

Finally, we've add to our pattern collection another apron... the Cupcake Apron is a great addition with full and half versions with several options.

Oh, and these three new patterns takes us to 100 different patterns in the shop.  I know! A whole hundred different sewing patterns from independent designers.  How cool is that?!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Manda from Treefall Design reviews the Seashore Sundress by Oliver+S

Surely you all know Manda from Treefall Design?  Well, Manda has reviewed the Oliver+S Seashore Sundress pattern for us.  She has made a beautiful yellow spotty version for her six year old.

Read her review over in our articles section on the website.

Related products:
Oliver and S: Seashore Sundress: 6m - 4
Oliver and S: Seashore Sundress: 5 - 12y

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Anna Maria Horner :: LouLouThi :: I think I'm in love again...

Honestly, I am really taken with these fabrics.  Anna Maria Horner is a genius of colour.  I didn't really 'get' them until they turned up on my doorstep today.  I have spent some time photographing them and cutting some fat quarters off, and BANG!! It didn't take long and I am head over heels.  Really this woman knows how to tickle the right spot.

So, with no further ado, here is Lou Lou Thi from Anna Maria Horner.

In Anna Maria's own words: The Loulouthi collection is a treasure box of all that I love about flowers and fabric coming together in form and inspiration. The world loulouthi simply translates from Greek as "flower". But in an ongoing story, my cultural heritage has enlivened these fabrics with visions of needleworks in progress, the gentle tending of village gardens, and the luxury of living alongside everyday works of art. The language of flowers and and floral handiwork has spoken to me since before I could thread my own needles, and this collection is my reply to all that beauty.

We are stocking 8 prints.  You can buy yardage, or a bundle of all eight.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

An interview with Shelly and Karen from Patterns by Figgy's

I was lucky enough to interview the amazing team that is Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage from Patterns by Figgy's.  You can read the interview over on the website within the Articles section.

We hear all about the inspirations and motivations behind Patterns by Figgy's new collection.  Go take a look!