It was finally time to say goodbye to our summer window display in the shop this week as we welcomed the Autumnal, cosy vibes of the amazing new installation. Jo always puts together such a well thought out combination of garment and accessories for an inspiring selection of garments!
Take a virtual tour of the display in my latest Youtube video linked below and read on for links to all the fabrics and patterns featured.
We love the Toaster Sweater here at g&g, I'd say most of the team have one and I've got too many to count myself! For version 1 of the pattern, which has a loose turtle neck, raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, long cuffs and falls between high/low hip. We used our classic cosy colours sweat-shirting fabric for this version. This range comes in lots of lovely colours and shades!
For version two, which is more fitted through the shoulders with set in sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem, we used our Rainbow Multi yarn Knitted fabric. It features a semi-high-neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitered side vents with a hi-low hem that is 1” shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip.
Another popular pattern among the g&g team as well as our customer is the Merchant and Mills Eves. These cropped trousers have a slightly tapered leg with optional turn ups. It’s an easy garment to make, fitting neatly at the waist and over the hips with a simple side zip and two back pockets and you can choose to make pleats or darts into the waist seam.
We have featured this pattern in a Sewing Society kit in the past, combined with the Sorona Linen, but for this version we have transformed it into the ideal transitional, Autumnal warmer trouser by using a chunky corduroy fabric.
Another great classic for the colder months is the Billie Sweater. We have picked a less obvious choice for this sample and used our Teddy Fleece fabric, combined with a co-ordinating ribbing fabric for the neckband, cuffs and hemband. It looks great and is so soft and snuggly! You'll certainly be able to offer great hugs while wearing this sweater!
Jo always considers the details of the window displays so amazingly and for this window she has designed and made, with the help of the team, a fun garland of sweater, trousers and scissors garland. Our cute fabric pumpkins are back out again and the old Singer machines and oversized haberdashery items tie in with the colour palette perfectly.
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