I've just added eight beautiful fabrics to the store - all perfect for your summer sewing projects.
This little summer collection includes an ever so soft 100% cotton chambray in three classic colours, two new laundered linen solid colours, plus a laundered cotton/linen skinny stripe - again in three classic colours that will see you through many seasons to come.
The cotton/linen stripe is laundered giving it a stylish lived in look, plus it makes for easy care and comfortable summer living. A must in my books! Choose between Gotland Red, Oland Black or Finhamn Navy stripes.
The chambray is a light weight cotton, wonderfully soft and with a beautiful drape. Just perfect for shirts, summer skirts and dresses. A true light weight, classic fabric. Your colour choices for this are Soft Red, Denim Blue or Dark Blue. Each is 145cm wide and only $26.00 per metre making these great value for money!
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and here that means a new fabric collection added to the store. I'm excited to introduce Monaluna Organic Cottons - vibrant and fun prints with co-ordinating solids. The 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified cottons are available in three substrates. A fine lawn; a quality, high thread count poplin; and a wonderfully soft jersey interlock....a little something for everyone.
The latest collection from Named Clothing has arrived in store. I personally love this collection - it is full of timeless design details used in unique and interesting ways. Right up my alley! It is also a very versatile collection that, depending on fabric choice, can be dressed up, dressed down and can be crafted to suit most seasons.
The collection is called Evolution Theory and is a study on the evolution of fashion - how certain fashion staples became what they are today.
The collection combines details from one garment to another in unique ways with a particular focus on cut in order to create interesting, yet natural and effortless designs. . As a result, there are garments like a blouse with trench coat like details, a double-breasted jersey dress and a kimono-inspired tee.
The collection also takes its inspiration from the Finnish nature, the crude rocks, coniferous forests and cold water. The colours in the collection reflect this origin; ice blue, pine green and granite grey.
If you find yourself in Wellington on Saturday 27 Aug (2016), why don't you pop along to the Vintage Fair happening at the Ngaio Town Hall? I'll be there with all my vintage haberdashery, a selection of fabrics, (including, hopefully, a fresh shipment from France!), indie patterns and sewing goodies.
This will be a great chance to check out some of my stock up close and personal.... I won't have room for everything, but if you are going to be there and you'd like me to bring something in particular, please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love it if you were to drop by and say hi! Don't be shy.
Oh, and it looks like there will be all sorts of other lovely vintage and vintage inspired wares to peruse. You can check them out here:
The Fielder Top and Dress pattern by Merchant and Mills is definitely the most popular pattern in the store at the moment. And I understand why! It is a classic style that combines the casual comfort of a sweater with the versatility (and let's face it - ease of construction..) of woven fabrics.
The bodice and arms are designed to be sewn with laundered linen, soft cottons, lightweight denim, wool, light flannel or crepe; it is then finished with comfortable cotton ribbing at the neck, cuffs and hem.
For the neon pink and white version in the photo above I used virgin white laundered linen for the sleeves, and a lightweight cotton canvas for the bodice. I also swapped out the rib hem for more of the neon pink!
While I have only made the top ( a few times...!!), this pattern also includes a dress version - which I'm sure is equally as comfortable as the top. Judging by the photo below, it certainly exudes understated style and effortless elegance.
Hand block printed fabrics - graphic patterns in classic indigo colourways. All feature the charming irregularities of a thing hand made. Light weight fabrics perfect for layering or for spring and summer days.....only seven weeks left of winter, everyday is getting a little lighter and longer.
Or treat yourself to a solid pair of hand forged, brass handles scissors or shears. There is even a left-handed tailor's shear. Discover the Little India Collection here.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.