Who can believe its that time of year already when all the autumnal and wintery fabrics arrive?! If you are starting to think about layering, deeper colour tones and feeling cosy then I hope there are some lovely fabrics that spark some inspiration from my selection of our new fabrics!
My latest Youtube video will show you them in more detail so you can get an idea of the drape and texture. As always, read on to see more images and links to all the fabrics.
These gorgeous new viscose fabrics have beautiful drape and are perfect for tops and blouses that can be layered up with a cardigan for cooler days.
They are also opaque which makes them great for trousers or jumpsuits too!
These viscose fabrics have a lovely crinkle texture and are lighter weight that the ones above so better for tops or lined dresses.
We've had a new colour way of our popular florenza crepe. It's also 100% viscose but the difference with this one is that it has a lovely slubbed texture giving it a natural feel. I've recently made a jumpsuit in the midnight colourway and it worked really, really well!
It's not often that I have fabrics that are actually made here in the UK but I'm really excited to share this next batch of jerseys that are all woven and dyed in Leicester. These micro modals are so amazingly soft and opaque making them great for leggings as well as t-shirts, tops and dresses.
These yarn dyed stripes, also made in the UK, are viscose based and also have a lovely drape to them. They are lighter in weight so best for t-shirts and tops.
I love the bold geometric pattern on these next viscose jerseys. They would be great for wrap dresses or the Joni dress in Tillys stretch book as the pattern on them is random, so no need to worry about any matching. We also have it in a red colourway - just waiting on more stock to arrive!
We've also had a HUGE delivery of woollen fabrics in over the past few weeks! I've got so many lovely ones I almost don't know where to start! Stay tuned as over the coming weeks I'm going to be talking more about coat making and choosing fabrics, so for now here is a summary of them. Check out the Youtube video above to see how they handle in real life or browse all our current selection of woollen fabrics in this link.
The fabric on the right is a gorgeous thick and spongy textured black, 100% wool fabric. It has a plaited/ basket weave effect, which gives it a really lovely texture.
These three are a mixture of wool and cashmere. They have a lovely thick feel and are double faced, so its like two layers of fabric very finely sewn together. They would be great for coat-making and I'm using the steel grey to make a Cascade Duffle Coat at the moment.
These spotty wools come in some amazing colours and are reversible too - so great for a coatigan style garment!
These herringbone fabrics have a really lovely, natural, rustic texture to them. They have quite a loose weave so it would be best if you had an overlocker to finish off the seam allowances. That looser weave makes them malleable so they would be really comfy to wear as a lined skirt or dress and if you wanted to use them for an outer garment I'd recommend stabilising the whole fabric with fusible woven interfacing.
These next fabrics are lighter in weight as well, making them really versatile for lots of garments. Remember, the higher the percentage of wool, the warmer they will be even though they are lighter in weight.
These last cosy fabrics would be perfect for making a super warm cardigan!