New at The Village Haberdashery: Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic, Manchester Yarn Dyes, new Nani Iro, new patterns from Christine Haynes and Tilly and more!
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Robert Kaufman‘s brand new Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic is here and it is stunning! This fabric combines the strength of linen and the versatility of cotton, with beautiful colour variation and a little sparkle throughout!
Storm and Black are woven with gold lurex, while Midnight and Fog are woven with Silver. Look at that glow! This fabric is perfect for adding a little shimmer to your home – think light upholstery and cushions, or throw it into the mix in your next quilt!
Or use it for bags or garments – try the Merchant & Mills Camber Dress, the the Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt or the Cashmerette Upton Dress, for starters. For extra sparkle, pair these with our new metallic zips! Find Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic in the shop here.
We have lots of new colours of Manchester Yarn Dyes! Woven with different weights and shades of thread, these and lightweight cotton fabrics have a subtle colour variation and texture. They look really beautiful in quilts and are super wearable. Try the Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress, a Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges Dress or the Grainline Alder Shirtdress. Find Manchester Yarn Dyes in the shop here.
We got a bumper delivery of new Nani Iro double gauze! Super soft with so much gorgeous colour and pattern, these fabrics are perfect for lightweight summer quilts and garment sewing. Find them in the shop here.
This adorable new double gauze features cute kitten faces! Try sewing it up into a simple swaddle blanket or baby trousers, or a little girl’s simple skirt! It’s so much fun and you can find it in the shop here.
These cheeky owls are printed on a cotton/linen canvas that will be perfect for a rucksack or book bag! It’s also just right for curtains and cushions in a kid’s room. Find it in the shop here
This pretty lightweight lawn has a colourful watercolour design that is just right for dressmaking! Pair it with the Sewaholic Cambie Dress, the April Rhodes Date Night Dress, the Grainline Willow Tank or a pair of Tilly and the Buttons Fifi Pyjamas. Find it in the shop here.
The Lottie Dress and Shirt by Christine Haynes are loose fitting wardrobe staples with three sleeve and three length options for 18 mix and match combinations! All three views pull over the head without the need for closures, making it a great project for a new sewer, or a fast sew for someone more experienced. We’d love to see a lightening bolt lawn Lottie Maxi and a nautical dobby shift! Find Lottie in the shop here.
Whip up a stylish jumpsuit or a pair of casual trousers with the new Marigold pattern by Tilly and the Buttons! Wear Marigold with heels and a statement necklace for bossing it at the office, or with plimsoles for lounging at home or picnicking in the park. The jumpsuit also looks great layered over tops, so can carry you through to the milder months. You can find Marigold in the shop here.
Tilly has been sharing ideas for sewing Marigold all week, including an awesome post on pattern hack ideas and a post on fabric suggestions, in which she recommends the tulip viscose poplin in the picture.
Aren’t you loving watching Charlotte on The Great British Sewing Bee? Charlotte has been teaching at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead since our shop opened and has developed some new classes that will launch in the autumn!
In Dressmaking 101 Charlotte will demystify the dressmaking process! Sew a skirt while learning standard sewing terms and techniques that you can apply to other patterns and gain the confidence to sew your own clothes. This class will cover taking accurate measurements, accurate cutting and invisible zip insertion.
In Fitting for Beginners you will learn to make clothes that fit and flatter your body by taking accurate measurements and altering the pattern before even cutting the fabric. You will make a test garment (muslin) to check and adjust fit, before finally sewing a gorgeous dress.
Find all of Charlotte’s classes here!