I'm super excited to share another selection of gorgeous new fabric arrivals from the past month. Whether your are looking for something snuggly and warm or if you are starting to think about Christmas party time, I've got lots of lovely new options to share with you.
To see the fabric up close and how they move you can check out my latest Youtube Video, or read on for pictures and links to all the fabrics I mention. Remember the most up to date place to check out our new fabric is in the Just arrived section, it gets updated all the time with our new arrivals!
I love finding my favourite classic Liberty prints on different base cloths, it always opens up the options of different garments you can make so much!
These lovely stretch gaberdine cottons are the perfect weight for a pair of smart trousers like the Closet Case patterns Sashas, a slick skirt like the Liesl + Co Extra Sharp pencil skirt or a more sculpted fitted dress like the Tilly and the Buttons Etta dress.
These amazing jersey prints are mostly viscose (apart from the Queue for the Zoo design, which is cotton jersey) so they have amazing drape and movement. They are lighter in weight so good for tops and dresses like the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top and the Queue for the zoo print would make really cute kids clothes - anything from leggings to t-shirts or even a little baby grow!.
Atelier Brunette have released another dreamy collection of super soft, silky and floaty viscose fabrics in the most amazing colour palette for Autumn.
The twig print is on a viscose twill base so has a really subtle texture of those diagonal lines that are characteristic of a twill weave. They are a lovely weight, totally opaque and therefore super versatile for so many projects from tops, blouses, dresses, jumpsuits and light weight trousers.
The co-ordinating viscose crepes have a lovely subtle sheen and texture to them and are as equally floaty as the twig print as suitable for so many different projects too!
The colour selection in this new range of lovely soft cotton double gauze fabrics is lovely and they all have a pretty metallic, raised random spot print that catches the light beautifully. If you haven't used double gauze fabric before, it really is so lovely to wear. It's made up of two very fine layers of loosely woven cotton that are invisibility stitched together. It gives the fabric an almost bouncy texture and make it really comfy to wear.
It would be ideal for lots of garments from a simple top like the Tilly and the buttons Stevie or the Merchant and Mills Camber to a shirt/blouse like the Deer and Doe Melilot or a dress like the Myosotis.
This lovely spotty jersey is a loopback cotton so it has a nice medium weight to it - between a t-shirt weight and a thicker sweatshirt weight, so ideal for a cosier top like the Grainline lark tee or a lighter weight jumper like the Tilly and the Buttons Nora.
The gorgeous, bright animal prints pictured below are a lovely cotton jacquard, which has a ponte roma/double knit weight. It would be perfect for a lighter weight jumper like the Grainline Linden or even a dress like the Tilly and the Buttons Coco.
These amazing glitter sequins fabric catch the light so beautifully as they also have glitter as well as the little dainty sequins! They are are on a light weight mesh backing so garments are better to be lined - you could either go for a cotton lawn or a plain viscose fabric. Simple tops like the Grainline Scout tee or the Closet Case pattern Cielo top would work well.
Or, if you were making a sequin panel on a jumper like the Grainline linden, you could line the sequin section with a light weight jersey fabric so help stabilise the fabric and make it more comfortable against the skin.
This striking monochrome fabric has a stretchy black velvet backing with daisy shaped sequins making up the triangular design with little black circular sequins throughout making it catch the light really nicely. It would look lovely as a top or dress and depending on the style you might want to line it with a light weight jersey so make it feel softer against the skin.
Pictured below are two lovely jacquard fabrics. The bright coral one is non-stretch and holds it's structure well so would be lovely for a dress like the Liesl + Co Bistro dress and as the black one with the bronze leopard design has a bit of elastane fibre content, it would be great for something more fitted like the Tilly and the Buttons Etta dress.
These lovely fun Christmas projects are really simple to make. The advent calendar panel has a set of little pockets created by folding up the panel back on itself, pressing and then stitching in place. The cute little bear story book pages are created by sewing sections of the panel together with a layer of wadding and then turning them inside out. They are then held together by sewing down the spine. Both panels come with instructions printed onto the fabric.
Finally, we have some new additions to our selection of independent sewing patterns from Papercut patterns and Liesl +Co!