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!

Whats new pussycat?

Well it's been a crazy 6 weeks! A lot of hard work and late nights! I'd like to thank everyone who has visited the shop followed us on the various social media networks and have been generally lovely to us. The feedback has been a-maz-ing!

Now to what new stuff have arrived in the store...  firstly a focus on Victory dressmaking patterns from Canada, modern, cool and chic!


The Anouk is either a dress or skirt for intermediate skills. Its loose fitting sleeveless sweet number with a bow at the back for that extra feminine touch. The blouse has the the option of putting in bishop sleeves for what reminds me of the renaissance look.  The cute panel at the front top off this awesome look. You could pair this up with these brilliant fabrics 



The Chloe is a chic A line shape dress, and isn't it a beaut! Features angled front seams and optional button detailing, along with inseam pockets. The back features princess seams and centre back zipper closure.  Choose between sleeveless or capped sleeves. All you need is a cute jackets and some boots and this look would be perfect!

Fabrics that would work well with this are



The Madeleine is amazing! A big skirt with beautiful deep pockets that you can wear with or without the suspenders . Match it with a striped top or light blouse, which ever way you wear it it will be chic! This feels really Annie Hall / Diane Keaton in the 70's This will help you expand your skills in zip and button inserting. 

Fabrics that would work with this beautiful pattern...



Stag heads in gold and blue by Enchino made by Kokka

Do you need some new cushions, or a new throw? These lovely Jacquards are massive and would be a feature on your sofa or anywhere else in the house. These will reappear on the blog shortly as there are projects in the works!

My oh my when this beautiful sateen landed it was even better than I could have imagined. It's soft and silky feeling without having the difficult silky element when sewing with it. I would go so well with so many of our patterns like the Bettine, the Scout tee or the tiny pocket top.


Thats all for today peeps!