Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Loyalty Card Launch

I can't quite believe my Shop will have been open a year at the end of this week!!

To celebrate the Event I'm holding a Loyalty Card Launch on Saturday 28th March 9.30am - 4pm. Double points will be issued on the day. A full card will give you 15% of your future purchase. 

There'll be prizes to won throughout the day. 1st Sale of the day and every 10th after will win a prize. Lucky Draws for the 'Hall of Fame' contributors & 'Sew Now' attendees. So come and join me for a complimentary drink to mark the occasion. 

Thanks for all your support during my 1st year in New St. Louth
x Helen x 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Fresh Air by American Jane

This lovely Spring time print is now is Stock. American Jane - Fresh Air - Described by Moda fabrics as "Fresh Air means wind in the hair while flying high on a swing, or clean sheets on the clothes line drying in the
breeze; the scent of clean linen in the basket or freshly ironed shirts and little dresses. All of these bring good memories of days gone by, so bring the past to the present and enjoy the day with a breath of fresh air!"

- Look great with Denim. Why not customise Skirt with Patch Pockets - 

Priced at £12 a metre / £3 Fat Quarter 


Friday, 13 March 2015

Cloud9 Fabrics

I'm very excited to announce we now stock Cloud9 Fabrics. The beautiful Wildwood Collection has been designed by Elizabeth Olwen. I love the forest theme and it's subtle tones of stone, greys, denim blues and oranges. Not only would it work for dressmaking it wouldn't look out of place in the home, making this an ideal fabric for any sewing project. It's also 100% organic cotton and is priced at £13 a metre. 

- Wildwood - 

- Forest Floor - 

- Pretty Posies - 

- Midnight Floor - 

- This Bundle contains 5 Fat Quarters £15 - 


Friday, 27 February 2015

Whitewashed Cottage

This Collection makes me want a Whitewashed Cottage of my own. A bit like my niece's Dolls House. Anyway, head out of the clouds, here is the new 3 Sister's 'Whitewashed Cottage' for Moda Fabrics.

- 'Whitewashed Cottage' £12 a metre / £3 a Fat Quarter - 

Shown with Grey Essential Dots (£11 a metre) & Baby Pink Plain (£8 a metre)

- A Bundle containing 5 Fat Quarters £14 - 

- Jelly Roll £30.99 & Charms available - 

I also stock Shabby Chic Linens perfect for chairs & cushions. These Linen Blends (70% Cotton/30% Linen) are the perfect weight for hand sewing projects as the fabric is soft and not as coarse/stiff as some 100% Linens.

- All priced at £16 a metre / £3 a Fat Quarter - 

- Payments can be taken via Paypal if you'd like anything posted out to you - 


Friday, 6 February 2015

The Great British Sewing Bee

Yes, the new series is now on (BBC2 Thursday's @ 8pm). It was great to see the contestants making and creating with such passion. The highs and lows you go though whilst creating a garment are all very normal and reassuring to see on TV. I've had to tell myself many a time that you get better through practise and the frustrations you experience (and unpicking) are all part of the journey you go through to get the end result, an item of tailor made clothing.

The theme for this months window has to be the "Great British Sewing Bee". I'm a proud stockist of Tilly Walnes Dress Patterns. Tilly was a contestant on the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee. The Tilly & The Buttons patterns are well illustrated with full instructions and colour photos, they are a joy to use. 

- The Francoise Dress Pattern - 
(£12.50 per pattern)

- My Francoise Dress made using 'The Best Day Ever' Moda fabric - 

- Miette Wrap Skirt, no buttons or zips - 

- Made using a Denim Linen Chambray -
 (awaiting fabric delivery)

- My Mathilde Top using Cherry Fabric - 

I learnt so much from these patterns and Tilly has additional photos on her blog Tilly and The Buttons. 

The Francoise Dress, Miette Skirt & Mathilde Top are a lovely collection to add to your Springtime Wardrobe. So, with the Great British Sewing Bee on now is a perfect time to start Dressmaking. 

- Helen - 

Looking for more inspiration, why not check out Rachel's Dressmaking Blog Sew 

Friday, 30 January 2015

Lovely Lawns

These lovely Lawns are now in stock. 'Regent Street' Designed by Sentimental Studios for Moda have delivered this 1950's inspired Collection. The Lawn has a beautiful drape. Priced at £12.00 a metre / £3 a Fat Quarter


Friday, 23 January 2015

Small Prints

I just love these Sevenberry small prints. Currently Priced at £11.00 a metre, £2.75 a Fat Quarter. 

- These will definitely brighten any dreary day in January - 

- A Liberty style Print in Yellows & Pinks - 

- Small Yellow Flowers - 

- Small Pink & Yellow Flowers - 

- A Beautiful Liberty Style Lawn - 
I used this to make a top, it gives a lovely drape to the garment

- Small Blue flowers with Greens & Reds -