Time for my monthly visit to Village Haberdashery and as always happens, as soon as I start to chose some fabrics from the newest arrival, a palette starts to form and a matching fabric selection appears. There's a mix of jersey, lawn, linen, chambray, yarn dyed broadcloth and quilting cottons, so something for everyone.
From left to right, row by row:
- Nightfall, Lunation in Dark. by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics. Available as a super smooth quilting cotton and also in a wide width silky voile.
- Cloud9 Window Dressing and Checks Please. Checks and plaids have been such a hit this year and that's no surprise as these yarn dyed cottons are truly versatile for quilting, clothing , bags and more. The colours are bright and uplifting. Personally, I think any of these would make amazing pyjamas.
- Observer, Speck in Bronze, April Rhodes. This is been promoted heavily at the moment, just before quilt market but there's no denying it's understated cool aesthetic. It certainly looks great in clothingn and homewares. Check out the lookbook and you'll see what I mean. A hint of metallic on Art Gallery's lovely cotton base cloth
- Chambray Boulevard prints, Robert Kaufman. Southwest Stripe and pin dot, both printed on lightweight chambray, a good match for the Harrison Shirt pattern.
- The Harrison Shirt by Cashmerette. This classic shirt pattern was a year in the making and testing to get the fit just right. It has double princess seams and is designed for curves, size range 12-28 and cup sizes C/D, E/F and G/H. Jenny has released superb patterns since she launched her pattern brand a year ago. The tester photos in her birthday blog post show why her designs have been successful.
- Observer Knit, Mesh with Me, April Rhodes. Lovely inky irregular graphic print on cotton/lycra jersey.
- Euclid, reflect in Natural, printed Essex linen, Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman. Gorgeous designs for clothes, bags and cushions.
- Pixie Noel. Tasha Noel's Chrismtas quilting cottons for Riley Blake. I find that most Christmas fabrics don't have the staying power for me, if they are going to appear each Christmas they need a timeless quality and these do. These designs are pleasingly nostalgic and the colours are crisp and bright.
- From Porto with Love lawn, Fishies in navy, Sarah Watts for Cotton +Steel. I just love it, the pink line against the navy- perfection. Another fabric suggestion for the Harrison shirt.