A carnival of patterns!

We have had a shed load of new patterns arrive in store his week, so today I'm going to introduce them to you and let you know why we are so excited about them! Lets start with Tilly and the Buttons....

We have got in the last few releases from Tilly and the Buttons. Tilly's patterns are straight talking easy to follow patterns, which are fab for beginners. Shall we look at the 3 in a bit more detail?

The Marigold

Jumpsuits are everywhere and so on trend this summer! But if your not comfortable wearing one (like me, my legs are too short to carry it off!)  then there is also a pattern for an amazing pair of lounge pants. Tilly recommended our Cherries in Rayon fabric which we promptly sold out of, but if all the stars align, we will hopefully have it back in stock round the second week of August. The rayon is beautiful, it would be a perfect match! You can read more about the Marigold and even join the sew along over at Tilly's website!

The Orla

Isn' t this top the bee's knees?? Dress it up or down it works on all the levels. it 's been marked as a sewing skill for Improvers, So in-between beginners and intermediate. French darts give this top it's fit and it also has a dipped back to cover your derriere! This goes well with our beautiful Rayons and Lawns! High on my list of" to make" next!

The Martha

This gorgeous feminine flowy dress is perfect for every occasion ! Designed for the confident beginner this introduces you to darts, princess seams, collars and zips! Works beautifully with our rayons and lawns.


Super exciting news, our favourite designers Cotton + Steel have paired up with the totes amaze Colette patterns, a match made in sewing heaven! There has not been a more exciting collaboration since Daft Punk & Nile Rogers.

Cotton+Steel have paired up their various Rayons, Lawns, Canvas fabrics with a collection of fabulous Colette Patterns to showcase C+S is more than quilting fabric.

We have a lot of these featured fabrics on order and as mentioned above if all goes well we should have everything in by the second week of August, So in anticipation,we now have in stock all of the featured patterns!  


Below are some of our coming soon rayon & lawn fabrics that would go amazing with the above patterns! If you are unfamiliar with C+S rayons and lawns they are divine! Soft and luxurious they push your dressmaking from nice make to an amazing one!  Click on each image for more information.

You can see all of our patterns on our Colette page & all of our c+s fabrics on our store site. 

You can also read each of these amazing blogs for more details on Colette's blog & Cotton+Steel's blog, both are fab reads!

Wish list makes and cross stitching joy!

Hello again!

This week I've been making lists of stuff I am desperate to make if only there were more hours in the day. These patterns look me over and the yell at me, "C'mon and make me! You know you want to!!" . Yes, very much so lovely patterns is normally my reply. These are what yelling at me the loudest at the moment, and oh boy can they scream!

I've been in love with the House of Wales Plaid, it's everywhere at the moment and I can't  think of a more prefect dress than the Hawthorn for an awesome look. 

But the other thing it would go amazing with is the beautiful Archer

I would also love love love to make this in the shot cotton in bordeaux, it has such an amazing feel and unique look to it, a very chic 70's shirt is to be had.

The most pressing pattern though, is a blazer for spring. I can't decide between the Morris Blazer from Grainline Studio or the Victoria from By Hand London.  I have some wonderful Ponte di roma in black as pictured here and in a marl grey. I think it's just going to have to be one of each.

Cross stitch joy!

Sally from the Crafty Mastermind family hasn't picked up cross stitch for about 20 years. She has started on Emily Peacock & Rob Ryan collaboration  Give Me Work .So to show you all how easy it is to pick up these fab cross stitch set's ,Sally will be keeping us up to date with her progress each week or so, (so no pressure then)

I was given a "Give Me Work " tapestry kit by Emily Peacock last Christmas. The design is specially commissioned exclusively by Rob Ryan, it's very beautiful and detailed. The kit comes beautifully packaged in a gift bag with tapestry, wool, needles and instructions with website links and help online from Emily.

I haven't completed any cross stitch for many years so after a few 'you tube' session refreshers began my kit.

I CANT PUT IT DOWN ,it's very addictive and amazing to be putting on tapestry such a great artists design I'M LOVING IT! I'm particularly enjoying watching the picture come together lots of little details and amazing colours the cross stitch pattern is really easy to follow and even though I have not done a tapestry with wool I am managing really well. 

There will be more to follow in the next coming weeks on Sally's progress.

Thats all for now, until next time share the love of your makes and tell everyone about our free delivery promotion!