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Close up on our Valentine’s Day vignette!

Our new shop has lots of windows, but they aren’t quite as visible from the street. They are also smaller than our big window in the old shop. So what we’re doing now is creating smaller vignettes, which we’ll change out more frequently. And that means lots more inspiration for you! This is the little vignette […]
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Let’s all wear…checks!

Selfish sewing time! Checked fabrics, especially yarn dyed wovens, are everywhere and they are not going away – in addition to everything you see here, we also have collections coming from Cotton and Steel by the end of the month Cloud9 in the autumn. So today we’re showing you some ideas for pairing checked fabric with indy sewing patterns […]
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Early spring show window display!

We’ve just redecorated the window at our West Hampstead shop and I’m so excited to show you these samples! We’re featuring Sommer by Sarah Jane in this window, using a springy palette of pink and green that is girly and fresh and perfect for Easter dresses, if you’re making one! Let’s start with the quilt! Caroline […]
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Let’s get to know Colette Patterns

Welcome to the third in our new series of Q&As with independent sewing pattern companies! This week we’re getting to know Sarai Mitnick from Colette Patterns. Having launched in 2009, Colette was a pioneer in the modern indie pattern movement we’re all enjoying and I’ve been watching in awe as Sarai has grown her company from a startup to an established […]
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The Myrtle by Colette Patterns now in stock

The newest dress pattern from Colette Patterns is the Myrtle! This pattern is designed to work with knits, but the company has also offered a free downloadable guide to sewing it with wovens. Fabulous! From Coletterie: As many of you have discovered in sewing Moneta and Mabel, the very best thing about knits is that you feel like […]
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Moneta and Mable from Colette Patterns now in stock

It seems Colette Patterns want to get in on the knits fun too and, hey, the more the merrier! We are well-stocked up in the two new knits patterns from Colette – the Moneta Dress and the Mable Skirt. I think our wonderful Interlock Stripes and Interlock Solids will be brilliant for these patterns. In addition to […]
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Our new Christmas window!

We put up our Christmas window last week! Have a look: From left to right, this is our display! *We used the same Melody Miller-inspired tree, white lights and felt ball garland as last year. Harvey was a big help with the decorating… *On the littlest dress form is an Oliver + S  Library Dress in […]
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The Colette Zinnia Skirt now in stock

This quick and easy skirt will have you sewing up a new wardrobe in all your favourite fabrics! The Zinnia Skirt from Colette Patterns is easy to sew, easy to fit, and works in such a wide range of fabrics that we know it will become your next handmade wardrobe staple. With only four main […]
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