Our new Summer window display

and ‘pick your pattern’ party round up

We’ve been lucky enough to have some lovely warm weather here in Birmingham, which was ideal for our summer party at the weekend. 

We know that picking out patterns can be a hard decision sometimes so we selected a collection of patterns that are great for mixing and matching to give you a lovely summer handmade wardrobe. And to make it even easier we stitched up lots of samples so you could really see how a pattern looks in the flesh!

It always makes a big difference once you start seeing different version of a pattern made up online - or in shops too, and all the lovely customers who could make it along to the event really seemed to like having a good look. 

To give a nice mix of different patterns, we choose some lovely tops which were...

I made a new Truebias ogden for the party using some of our lovely new Nani Iro double gauze fabric - it's so summery I love it! 

And to go with the tops, some shorts, trousers and skirts, which were....

And finally some light weight jackets for layering up on cooler days or evenings...

Stock update - A few of the patterns are currently out of stock as they are being reprinted by the pattern company. All patterns will be re-stocked, some quicker than others depending on supplier availability. If there is a particular pattern that you would like that is out of stock, please don't hesitate to email us on [email protected] and we can let you know when it arrives. 

A party wouldn't be a party without some fresh homemade lemonade and cake to keep energy levels up in the heat! There was such a lovely atmosphere in the shop will we all chatted away about sewing plans and picked out lovely fabrics.

Our new summer window display is also now in and looking gorgeous and colourful. Jo has done another amazing job of putting everything together so beautifully with lots of thought out props like these lovely big leaves and mini bunting.

All the garments are part of the 'One pattern, four ways' blog series which you can find out more about in this link

Wishing you all happy summer sewing! 

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