It's been almost two months since I did a new fabrics vlog and blog so I feel like there is so much to show you! We've had some beautiful new fabrics and if you've been keeping an eye on the Just Arrived section of the website you might have seen some of these ones before, but sometimes seeing things again in a different context or in a bit more detail make a difference so I hope this round up sparks some inspiration!
You can see all the new fabrics up close in my new Youtube video and below I've linked to all the fabrics I mention!
First are these lovely Art Gallery striped jerseys. They are called yarn dyed stripes as the stripe is actually woven into the fabric rather than being printed on.
These super soft cotton jerseys are more like a t-shirt weight so great for simple tops and for a bit of layering when until the weather decides its more mild or still cold!
Next are these beautiful specked loopback french terry jerseys. They are more towards the jumper end of the spectrum but they are quite light weight and drapey so perfect for a more spring/summery version of the Linden sweatshirt (for example).
The next two are also french terry loopbacks but they have tighter weave so they aren't quite a floppy and would hold their shape a little bit more so perfect for the toaster sweater. It's not often that you can get printed stretchy fabric that isn't novelty so this more abstract print is a lovely change!
We've added these amazing pops of colour to our cosy colours flecked sweat-shirting range. They are lovely and vibrant - check out my video above to see my version of the Seamwork Astoria in the mind green one!
Next up are these fun novelty jersey prints that are great for kids clothes, or for something fun for adults! The first two are light weight french terry loopbacks with a brushed fleecy finish on the reverse so they feel lovely next to your skin! The others are more lighter weight jerseys so great for t-shirts or kiddo leggings!
These Kokka chain stitch jerseys are something a bit different and have a really lovely texture. They would be great as a feature section of a garment - the front bodice of a Linden sweatshirt for example!
These next fabrics are great for basic garments that you can mix and match with your wardrobe. The first is a range of stretch drills that are ideal for trousers like the Closet Case Patterns Sasha trousers. Then our new range of Robert Kaufmann cords are perfect for skirts or Tilly and the buttons Cleo dress - if only I could choose my favourite colour! I love them all!
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Closet Case Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern£16.90
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Closet Case Sasha Trousers Sewing Pattern£16.80
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Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress Sewing Pattern£14.50
Robert Kaufman Navy Cotton Corduroy Fabric£22.70 /m
Robert Kaufman Cider Cotton Corduroy Fabric£22.70 /m
Robert Kaufman Ocean Cotton Corduroy Fabric£22.70 /m
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Robert Kaufman Merlot Cotton Corduroy Fabric£22.70 /m
The next batch of fabrics are all Japanese ones so the quality is amazing and the designs......well I think a lot of them speak for themselves!
This range of fabrics below are quite possibly one of my all time favourites! They are a medium/light weight cotton (heavier than lawn but lighter than say a quilting cotton) and have this beautiful stitched pattern and a dobby spot running through them. I think they would be perfect for simple boxy tops and shirts or tunics.
If you caught my post a few weeks ago about the new jumper and dress I made for Sophia you'll have seen the blue version of this lovely cotton double gauze before. It's really lovely and light weight and has a textured surface making it feel almost spongy.
These beautiful rayon/linen mix fabrics are so pretty and have a gorgeous drape. They would be great for everything from tops, blouses, tunics and dresses to loose trousers for summer!
The two fabrics pictured below left are Nani Iro ones and they are like a work of art - just so beautiful! The shimmery birds have a metallic finish on them too. making them even more extra special!
The two pictured on the right are a lighter weight cotton/linen mix with a lovely crinkle texture. All of these fabrics would be great for tops, tunics and blouses.
These amazing glitzy fabrics below have lurex in them making them catch the light in such a lovely way! They have a little more structure in them so would be best for more boxy tops or looser garments where you want the fabric to hold its shape a bit more.