Spring/Summer Sewing Fever!
It has been a LONG time since I have updated the blog. It feels like the past 14 months have been a blur!
The first couple of months of lockdown were unusually busy here in the Sewing Studio. We had to learn new ways to order fabrics and process orders. Many of our regular sources were closed, some were operating limited hours, and orders were taking much longer, if even available. Your time spent sewing seemed to increase RAPIDLY, and things were selling out faster than imaginable.
As with most things, there is a silver lining…I found new sources for some beautiful deadstocks, found new small vendors, doubled orders to those vendors that were able to continue shipping and worked to provide quick shipping to keep you all stocked with fabric. Things started to be a bit closer to “normal” as we headed to the end of the year…but I just received an order last week that was placed the beginning of January!
Many of us are now in full SPRNG/SUMMER sewing…more cottons, linens, lighter weights. While many may now be wearing more “comfortable” garments, my eye still gravitates to fun prints and florals…in reality that does not seem to be what most of us are wearing.
Indie Pattern designers seem to have quickly adapted to our more casual lifestyle and released some perfect WFH patterns. Here are a few that caught my eye...
If you have not had a chance to check out some of the latest fabrics in the “NEW” section, you really should. There are really special Deadstock cottons from France and Italy (designers like Oscar de la Renta, Lafayette, J Crew…) we have stocked a variety of “perfect” tee shirt fabrics – everyone has their favorite look – check out the Perla, Organic Cotton, or maybe you are a Cotton/Modal fan for extra drape and softness. Check on the Organic Cotton/Tencel fleece and Organic Cotton French Terry for those layers that cool evenings and morning may require, Tencel and Lyocell twills for amazing drape…as you can see a LOT of amazing new fabrics.
I will continue to work to source quality options, some staples you can count on and the fun finds will be the icing on the cake! (Oh, cake!) Thank you for your amazing support.
Have a wonderful Spring,