Monday, 24 June 2013

June at Village Haberdashery

New fabrics and patterns are arriving so fast at Village Haberdashery that I can hardly keep up with them!  Here are my June pics...
Beechwood Park is a new collection from Jenean Morrison.  I like her fabrics, she really knows how to create shapes within shapes and combine colours in a collection.   These fabrics would work so well fussy cut in EPP or blocks.  You can find them here and build a bundle here.

Stof are a Danish fabric company and their latest collection, Uno, is very Scandianvian in feel with more than a nod to Lotta Jansdotta's first collection.  I think the quirkily named Floating Axes (the ones that look a bit like sea urchins) are my favourite print, great for dresses.  Build a bundle is here

Hipster really caught my eye with its pixellated cross stitch vibe.  It's by Riley Blake and Annie has picked the stand out prints of the collection.  Great candy colours and variety in the prints, very nice indeed.

For those looking for cute, Sevenberry delivers with these sweet cats and dogs

As well as fruit  I don't know why fruit works so well on fabric but I have a fruit section in my stash and there are lots of vintage fruit prints around too!

The indie pattern world has been busy too.  Cake have a great pattern Humming Bird peplum top and skirt pattern for curvy ladies- I think you really need curves to rock this pattern, it is crying out for boobs and bottom!  Great value as it provides a knit top and a woven skirt in the one pattern as well a good range of style and combination options all colour coded for easy finding on the back of the pattern.  I am not a massive fan of the illustrations they put on their patterns so I'll tempt you with pics of real women modelling the clothes.

I am hotly awaiting the delivery of Colette's new dress pattern (its on its way), Hawthorn as the Sew-along starts 26th June and there is a competition too.  As a small bust adjustment is one of the sew along posts I think I am safe buying this pattern!

Making clothes for children is a great way to get into dressmaking. The styles are forgiving and being small they use less fabric.  This Green Bee Romper is very cute for girlies...

And this Figgy's pattern Banyan Tee, Trousers and Shorts for boys and girls (including a little older too) is very tempting.  I would like the Banyan Tee for myself...I have seriously thought about buying this and resiszing for myself.

Most of all I am looking forward to visiting Annie's shop in person during the Fat Quarterly Retreat.  You don't have to be going to the Retreat to come along.   Details are here, it is an day and evening event with a special sale and discount of 10% any time Friday 19th July.   I will be there in the evening and I think it will be super busy! Can't wait!

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  1. Wow I just love hawthorn, it's perfect! I am going to squeeze in a quick dash to VH before dinner on the Friday, hopefully!

  2. I'm pretty sure Aunty Cookie..a Melbourne screenprinter person...designed the hipster range for Riley Blake. Pretty groovy!!

  3. Glad to see I'm not the only one that was thinking Stof had been stalking Lotta!

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