April shop window display

When we opened the shop I thought we’d change the window display every month! Then reality set it and I realised that can be really hard. Especially if I assign too much to myself because the shop sewing goes to the bottom of the to do list every time. From now on I’m going to call in more samples and outsource sewing to my super talented friends and I’m hoping we’ll get to change it more often. That said, I loved our first window and I love our new one – it’s just exciting to see something fresh in there!

Here is what our shop now looks like:

The Village Haberdashery shop in West Hampstead

And here is what you’re looking at from left to right:

  • Well first, let’s start with the felt garland! I’m so, so pleased with how this looks because it frames the logo so beautifully! This is one of those extremely simple felt garlands you can find tutorials for on Made by Rae and Dana Made It, among other places. I chose wool felt colours to coordinate with Havana by Monaluna and then cut out circles. The circles are very wonky due to me trying to cut a lot at a time. Whatever – it still works!
  • The boy outfit on the left was all sewn by me. The classic white button down is the Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt. I love this shirt. It has so much detail for a kid’s garment. If you’d like to make one of these for your little one, sign up for our Sewing Boys’ Clothes class! I used Cloud9’s Nursery Basics in Cloud, a 200 thread count sheeting, for a nice crisp shirt. The tie was made using Weave in Green print from Havana and this boy’s tie tutorial. The messenger bag, which I also blogged about here, was made using the Scoot Scoot in Blue print from Havana and a 75% size version of this messenger bag tutorial. The shorts are a bit of a joke – I was trying to make a quick version of Dana’s Boy Pants but everything was going wrong. I was so eager to get this window up in time for Easter weekend that in a “make it work” moment, I realised pinning them to the dress form was enough to pass for a finished pair of shorts. I love the colour though – Kona Mushroom.
  • Next is a sweet little girls’ pillow-case style dress provided by Jennifer at Monaluna. It features the Blooms in RedWaffle in Green and Weave in Green prints from Havana.
  • The quilt is one of Charlotte‘s fabulous Fractured quilts. You can see it in all its glory here and if you’d like to make your own, the posts from her Quilt-a-Long are here. It’s amazing how the colours match so well to the next dress…
  • This dress is also courtesy of Jennifer at Monaluna, featuring the Blooms in Blue and Waffle in Green prints from Havana. The pretty little cardigan uses Manos del Uruguay Lace in Nixie and the Jenny pattern by Sue Hanmore.
So what do you think? We’re finally seeing some sun around here and I’m so pleased to have bright colours in our window to reflect the longer, lighter days. Yay!

The Village Haberdashery shop in West Hampstead

 

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