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Go on then, join our Flickr group!

By now loads of you have made things with fabric, yarn, patterns, trims and other goodies from the shop, and I’m just dying to see them! We have a Flickr group (just called The Village Haberdashery) and, I beg of you, don’t leave me hanging a day longer. Go join up and share some snaps! […]
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Patterns to pair with Loulouthi velveteens

I’m so excited to have Loulouthi velveteens in the shop that I wanted to do a post to show you some of the patterns that would work brilliantly with this gorgeous substrate. First, the Sewaholic Minoru jacket. I checked in with Tasia, who said that velveteen would be an excellent choice for this coat and […]
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Loulouthi velveteen and voile Figure 8 Scarf

I’ve been really looking forward to making a Figure 8 scarf with Loulouthi velveteen and now I have one! We didn’t get Innocent Crush velveteen here so it feels like forever that I’ve been waiting to have velveteen of my very own. I picked out the voiles in the shop with these scarves in mind, […]
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Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi Velveteens have arrived!

We’ve waited far too long to see Anna Maria Horner velveteen on our side of the pond, but to my delight a big box arrived in the shop yesterday. We have all five of the pink/rose colourway (although Summer Totem is delayed) and they are now in the shop. These are beautiful, rich, luxurious fabrics […]
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An itty bitty baby dress

Remember these trousers, sewn during the Kids Clothes Week Challenge? Ed had me convinced our neighbours, Steve and Hinde, were having a boy. Well, two weeks ago Roisin was born. She’s most certainly not a boy and she’s already showing a penchant for pink. It seemed like a perfect excuse to try out Rae’s free itty […]
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Coreopsis raspberry dress

After I made the coreopsis lime Sorbetto, I fell for the coreopsis raspberry voile in the Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi collection. I thought I’d make myself another Sorbetto for me with it, but then changed my mind and decided to make a dress. I copied a Loft dress I bought about a year ago and […]
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Quilt Market recap – day two

I spent most of yesterday walking the show floor and collecting stacks and stacks of catalogues, brochurses, flyers and samples. Although I can’t say there was a lot that I hadn’t seen online before the show, it was really exciting to meet more designers in person. Here I am at Anna Maria Horner‘s booth. She […]
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Coreopsis Lime Sorbetto

I’ve finished the Sorbetto I’ve been sewing for my stepdaughter for KCWC! After she tried it on, it required several alterations. First, it was way too long. I copied a knit top which worked well in the longer length but wasn’t right in the cotton Sorbetto. It was also hard for her to get it […]
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A kid-size Sorbetto for Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I discovered Elsie Marley’s Kids Clothes Week Challenge and decided to take part! I haven’t participated in a sew-a-long since I started this blog and I thought it would be fun. For my first project of the week, I decided to try to make a kid-size Sorbetto for my six-year-old stepdaughter. However, I decided to […]
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