Monday, 26 February 2018

February Fabrics at Plush Addict, Village Haberdashery & Eternal Maker

It's been a cold month with more to come in the UK before Spring finally kicks in, so I'm keeping my selections bright and happy with a bit of added warmth and chosen from the new arrivals in my sponsors' shops.

First up, Village Haberdashery and some delightful prints which have just arrived from Dear Stella alongside a beautiful woollen fabric with some coat pattern suggestions:
  1. Cold Comfort by Dear Stella.  Cute landscape and animal motifs, contrasting palette and perfect for children.
  2. Wool blend Aztec Fabric: perfect for coats/wraps and cloaks, 85% wool/15% acrylic. For beginners, I Am Patterns Mimosa, a pop-over cloak, would be a great option.  For more garment makers, pair with the new Avid Seamstress coat or for a sleeved option, I Am Patterns Artemis coat, simple cosy shape with generous pockets would also work well for the Aztec motif. 
  3. Garden Sanctuary by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella.  I just love Rae Ritchie's work and this collection has me longing for an afternoon in the garden, digging with my trowel!  Buy it in a bundle with some coordinating Kona solids here, or choose a cut of your favourite print here.  There are foxgloves, hedgehogs and so much more cuteness!

Next, I have some delectable fat quarter bundles from Plush Addict; Kellie-Rose knows how to put a tempting bundle together!  From left to right (individual print links are usually an option within the bundle link).

  1. Fat Quarter Bundle: Dashwood New Horizons- 8 fabrics.  I love this new Dashwood fabric range!  Great colour palette, mid-century shapes mixed with maps, it reminds me of paper collages too.
  2. Fat Quarter Bundle: Studio E Super Heroes- 6 fabrics. A blast of colour from Sarah Frederking's new comic themed hero collection for Studio E which would be perfect for children's quilts and clothes. 
  3. Fat Quarter Bundle: Happiness is Handmade- 7 fabrics. Vintage inspired prints from Loti Whitlock for Riley Blake.  Sewing themed designs + florals, what's not to like.  The floral yellow is my favourite!

To finish, I've chosen a mix of quilting and garment making fabrics from Eternal Maker:

  1. Chartreuse Blue Custom EM Bundle: 7 fabrics. Cottons and cotton/linen blends. I adore the Ellen Baker block tulip print at the centre of this bundle and all the supporting fabrics have such a vibrancy...this is project waiting to happen!
  2. Greyspot Loopback jersey from Lady McKelroy fabrics. This is my idea of perfect in a loopback jersey.  It's 100% cotton, a small amount of stretch, a little weight and a lot of drape. It really works best in a clothing pattern that maximises its drape.  I've bought a couple of metres for an I Am Patterns Zebre pattern- those full-bottomed sleeves.  It would also make a wonderful Wendy Ward Longley Cardigan- I've made three of these and they see a lot of wear. 
  3. Cat Panel: Woof Woof Meow Meow.  Seriously adorable cut-out style panel to make two large softy cats with four kittens, simple to make and instructions printed on the panel.  The dog/puppies version is here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the chartreuse blue bundle best of all this time. I have always loved blue and green together. When I was 9, my big sister would tell me that blue and green simply don't go together. I would just tell her, I like them together. I'm 70 not and I still haven't changed my mind. I'm glad to see you agree with me and that other people do, too! Have such fun sewing!


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