Time for my May selection from sponsor, Plush Addict . This month, I can see my favourite colour, turquoise, has definitely influenced my choices! I've selected three dressmaking fabrics, five quilting cottons and a gorgeous Gutermann thread collection that I bought recently from Plush Addict with an eye on sewing up some Closet Case Files Morgan jeans- partly out of personal challenge and also curiosity if I can make a pair that fit and are comfortable - I rarely wear jeans.
- Alison Glass for Andover, Sun Prints, Spots Turquoise. I love this colour combination, so vivid!
- Tropicana - Flamingos on White. I have a feeling that Flamingos will be this year's 'Pineapple'! It's already flying out of the shop- not sure if flamingos fly though ;) I've seen a lot of children's wear featuring Flamingos so this could be a good choice for little girl dresses and skirts as well as quilts. By Lewis & Irene, see more here.
- Tales of the Sea, Mermaids on Blue. Mermaids are popular this year with the rerelease of Windham's Heather Ross Menocino line, this is Lewis & Irene's take on the underwater siren theme- lovely blues. See the rest of the line here.
- Cotton Shirting Ribbed Stripe. This fabric has a slight ribbed texture to it. Great for shirts and also shirt dresses (you may want to line bodice/skirts). The stripe suits patterns like this Vintage Vogue design where can place lines in different directions to create new visual effects.
- Gutermann Jeans/Denim extra strong thread set. I ordered these last month and I love how they look. The mid blue threads are slightly variegated so they blend into denim. They are also a mix of 70% poly/30%cotton. There's also top stitching colour options along with a dark indigo thread (these are 100 % poly).
- Cotton Jacquard -Coral Pink Dobby. The square dots in this lightweight dressmaking cotton are woven into the fabric. Perfect for gathering, summer tops, lightweight blouses.
- Alison Glass for Andover, Sun Prints, Packed Floral in Pink. I like the delicacy of this print along with the boldness of the colours.
- Riley Blake Greatest Adventure Clouds Multi- continuing the many rain themed fabrics around at the moment. I like the colour combo in this one.
- Luxury Crepe in Aqua. Quality dressmaking fabric in a glorious colour. This fabric drapes wonderfully- imagine swishy, floppy palazzo pants or a draped lined dress. Women's wear Designs from 1940s often work well in crepe.
On a side note, I recently listened to Heather from Closet Case Files (designer of Morgan Jeans and Ginger Jeans) talking about money and running an independent sewing company to Sarai on Seamwork Radio. It's a great listen.