This week we are surrounded with beautiful Black and White fabrics. Like the Black and White 2 collection by Jennifer Sampou, and the new Denyse Schmidt collection called Winter Walk, with just a bit of colour. We also just got a few of the Wonderful Things fabrics that fit right in.
If you can join us in person, please come by and shop in person at 471 Cosburn Ave. in Toronto. We are open Wednesday 10-4, Thursday 10-7 and Saturdays 10-4. We have lots of new fabrics and new mark downs.
Saturdays - 10:00 - 4:00
Or by appointment
January 28, 2017
One of the nicest things to happen to fabric design in the last many years is the use of the full width. Selvedge to selvedge design means you have no "horizontal repeats" in the fabric. Japanese designers have been doing this for a long time (think Echino, Nani Iro, Koseki Suzuko. We're seeing more and more of it in North American modern fabric design, with Jane Sassaman and V and Co exploring ombres last year, and several of the Art Gallery designers adding a border print to their collections.
This season Melody Miller channeled her Japanese influences (she used to design for Kokka fabrics) and created "Confetti" in three beautiful colours for her Jubilee collection. These prints are striking and start you thinking about your patterns in totally different ways. Iron out the fold from the bolt and lay out your pattern pieces horizontally instead of vertically to take advantage of the fabric pattern and you're cooking. You can use a really simple pattern and let the fabric do all the work. The sample in the picture is from Melody's booth and has a great vintage vibe, but you could also make a simple shift dress or little a-line sleeveless for summer and the colour bands would create an excellent profile.
Lots of fabric inspiration this winter!
November 18, 2016
Mammoth Flannels are starting to arrive. We are mighty excited. I've been adding pictures to my Pinterest boards with lots of great ideas for garments and other goodies. If it has to be cold, it's good to have flannel, and plaid flannel is the best!
There are lots of good ideas for things to do with flannel if you're looking for a winter sewing project. Check here for inspiration
There is more coming so watch this space for lots of new fabric.