Just in time to catch a bargain with my August visit to Plush Addict. Rachel Pinheiro has been hosting a fun summer Instagram #sewphotohop daily photo challenge . The Friday posts are sponsored and each week the sponsor comes up with a special offer and this week it's Plush Addict with a 15% off all dressmaking fabrics until midnight Sunday with the code:
Plus the chance to win a £100 voucher. It's open to all, so don't worry if you are not on Instagram or taking part, you can still benefit. So I'll start with dressmaking fabrics, starting with White Blue Stripe Chambray
You know I am a sucker for a chambray and Kellie-Rose always has a great selection. This is a shirt weight narrow woven stripe, 150cm wide, perfect for a shirt or maybe a shirt dress with lining. I must have a thing for stripes at the moment as my next choice is another stripe, Pink Candy Stripe, on a stretch viscose (3% lycra).
This will be drapey and slinky to wear. It is a whopping 180cm wide so great value and the drape would make it great for a drop shoulder or dolman sleeve jersey top as it will hang nicely.
For heavier garment, maybe a jacket or even accessories like bags, this floral canvas is a pretty colour mix and the print reminds me of the Liberty Betsy print.
It's another wide fabric at 150cm wide so you get a lot of fabric per metre.
Go to the dressmaking section to get your 15% discount.
There's been a lot of new arrivals in the quilting fabrics. I always enjoy seeing Tacha Noel's fabric collections for Riley Blake. Her latest is Vintage Market which is a pretty mix of florals, illustrated scenes and text prints.
It has the prettiest selvedge:
The new Birds and the Bees collection from Tamara Kate for Michael Miller is a vibrant mix of birds, bees, butterflies and ladybirds inspired by her mother's ceramic bird collection.
I picked a favourite collection from a repro designer.
If you like deep, rich colours, you may be drawn to the new William Morris reproductions, 'The Morris Jewels' by Barbara Brackman for Moda. These are incredible colours and I have always had a soft spot for William Morris prints from the days when my mother used to make covers for our sofa from Day Lily and other Morris designs. This is Honeysuckle in Jade.
And this is the same print in Ruby, Wow!
I've been doing some prep for the Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt-Along so I'll leave you with a 30s inspired Moda selection, 'Fresh Air'.