With just days to go before the birth of my first baby, a luscious batch of John Kaldor fabrics has arrived at Sewbox! It’s given me just enough time to get them photographed and up on the website.
The new John Kaldor fabrics are bang on trend with the current craze for florals, and will have you looking effortlessly stylish in no time at all. My personal favourite is a beautiful sheer silk and viscose “burn out”:
The fabric consists of a viscose base, with a silk top layer woven in to it. The silk layer is then “burnt away” in a pattern, leaving behind the flower design, which is then printed with colour. The end effect is a sheer fabric except for the flowers / leaves which contain an additional silk layer. Sewbox’s New Cream lining complements the fabric nicely, though the colour on the website makes the lining look yellower than it is – the lining is actually a soft cream colour (request a sample if unsure).
It’s a beautiful, light fabric which is perfect for the summer months: this is definitely going to feature in my upcoming sewathon to create a new post-baby wardrobe. I’ve got a couple of weddings this summer and I think this fabric would make a fabulous outfit. Currently I am torn though between sewing it up in Colette Pattern’s Chantilly Dress, or the more structured Oolong Dress:
Another key feature of my post-baby wardrobe will be the Hot Patterns Boudoir of Bliss Bel-Air Lounging Pyjamas, sewn up in this gorgeous matt satin John Kaldor fabric just in:
My other favourite from the new John Kaldor fabric collection has to be this fun, fabulous print that makes me long to be sitting poolside in Monaco (pass the margharita, daahling):
And our lightweight John Kaldor matt satin fabric with roses, in dusk, has proved so popular that we’ve added the same fabric in a dusky pink colour:
We’ve got lots of other exciting products coming in in the next few weeks, including some new natural cotton dressmaking fabrics, which I hope to put on the website as soon as I can, new baby allowing!
So what do you think as to whether I should sew up the silk burn-out fabric in the Chantilly Dress or Oolong Dress? If you’d like to help me choose, please leave a comment below. Thanks!