16 beautiful Liberty jersey printed fabrics are now in stock on the website. Ranging from lightweight to, light/medium weight,(min width 135cm) they will be fabulous for spring and summer dressmaking and are suitable for dresses, tops, skirts, etc. The Liberty jersey fabrics include florals, brights, stripes, modern and traditional prints. I have just taken a very indulgent few moments to enjoy and wonder at just how special Liberty fabrics really are. Their qualities go on and on – beautifully tactile as well as being so visually pleasing. Definitely a ‘cut above’ and, very cliché I know, but ‘you really do get what you pay for in life’. Sheer luxury …. and the dress is so very ‘’’in’’’ this year!! Treat yourself.
Sewaholic patterns – New ‘Crescent skirt’ pattern is out now
The aim is to expand the ranges of patterns available from Sewbox and in line with this focus, the new Sewaholic Patterns from Canada have been sourced. The 1st design, the Pendrell Blouse is currently in stock and the 2nd pattern, the Crescent Skirt, is just out now and on it’s way to us. It will be on the website within a week…. in plenty of time for the Sew-a-long with Tasia Pona the Canadian designer due to start on 18th April.
Speaking to Tasia this week she has given me a brief overview on Sewaholic
“Hi! I’m Tasia and I’m a sewaholic. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and love sewing, fabric, fashion and colour! I love to sew because it allows me the freedom to wear whatever I choose regardless of trends and fashion. Plus, it’s the best way to fit my body! I’m a classic pear-shape, and have always found it challenging to modify patterns to fit. After I started blogging, I found a multitude of other women who felt the same way! I have a degree in fashion, and years of experience working in the Canadian apparel industry. Starting my own company designing sewing patterns for pear-shaped women has been so much fun! I do something I love, that I believe in, and I hope to inspire more women around the world to sew!
About Sewaholic Patterns
Sewaholic Patterns is a new and exciting line of sewing patterns designed for the pear-shaped woman, that are fun, pretty, and easy to sew. We’re the first pattern company to design patterns that fit and flatter this body type. The patterns are beautiful, versatile, and form a pretty, fun wardrobe full of handmade items. Printed on recycled paper, the patterns are all named after local landmarks in Vancouver, Canada. For example, the Pendrell Blouse is named for Pendrell Street, a lovely street of heritage apartments in Vancouver’s trendy West End, right near the beach. The company was started in 2010 with the launch of the Pendrell Blouse, and plans to release several fresh new pattern for 2011.
About Our Sew-Alongs – next one for the Crescent skirt starts 18 April
What’s a Sew-Along? A Sew-Along is like a long-distance sewing meet-up. Like when two friends who live in different cities go see the same movie separately together, and then call each other to talk about it afterwards. It’s like that, but for sewing! We all pick a pattern and fabric, and then I’ll post step-by-step photos of the sewing instructions. I’ll include as much information as possible, from fabric recommendations to pattern adjustments, fitting tips, and sewing tutorials! We’ll sew a little bit every day or so, and the posts will be there in case you work at a more relaxed pace. You can ask me questions along the way if you get stuck, and when it’s all done we each have a pretty, finished blouse! The great part is that there’s a whole bunch of us doing it together. Fifty sewing minds are better than one!
Don’t forget to put the date in your diary ….. you have until 18th April to get your pattern, material and notions if you want to join the live Sew-a-long. The Crescent skirt pattern will be in stock and on the website within a week.
Colette Patterns – don’t let us forget this amazing range of patterns…..
Colette patterns are one of the most popular ranges that we stock and we often tend to overlook the best sellers as they are doing so well. We have all 14 patterns in stock and sales are both consistent and growing. In particular the Sencha blouse, the Crepe Dress, the Beignet skirt, the Oolong Dress and the Rooibus Dress and the mens’ Negroni shirt are very very popular. Do have a look at and enjoy these oh so stylish patterns.
It is now 1 month since I took over Sewbox … and a Newsletter is well overdue!! This will be sent out within the next few days outlining both the current status and the exciting new ideas for Sewbox. It has been a very enjoyable month for me and I feel we need to celebrate arriving at this point, with some well deserved ‘offers’ to thank the Sewbox loyal followers. These promotions will be outlined in the Newsletter, so……………. if you have not done so already, please sign up to the Newsletter now to ensure you benefit!!
Happy sewing …
26 March 2011