Tommorrow night sees the start of The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC2.
Series 2 with a new bunch of contestants.
You can swot up before 8pm tomorrow, by visiting The Sewing Directory, where Fiona has put together a who's who for you!
Although I still wish they would include quilting in the format (I do think technically it should be called The Great British Dressmaking Bee!), I am really looking forward to the show. I am sad that the shop isn't open and I am going to miss out on my lovely customers coming in to discuss the previous nights show....
And if you fancy taking part yourself the production company are currently taking applications for series 3.
But hold that inspiration and enthusiasm because it won't be long until we are back!!
I am just back from a trade show where I made enquiries and placed orders for some new stock.
Including this dressmaking fabric.
This is 100% cotton lawn and will retail (I think, to be confirmed) at £8 per metre.
I love them!
The 'new' shop will be stocking dressmaking patterns again. Back when we first opened we had a small stock of Vogue and mccalls patterns! They went well but not holding the full stock held us back a bit...but I am still asked ALL the time for dressmaking patterns! This time I have ordered the full Simplicity range after the success of the Lisette patterns in the shop.
(watch out later this week for a special offer on Colette patterns...)
The full Simplicty range of patterns (which is fab and includes some great craft patterns too) will be available in the shop only, that is I won't be listing them all individually in the webshop. But obviously we can send patterns out to you if you order over the phone or by email.
In other news, the drying out company have finished their work and we are now waiting for the builders to go in and start the rebuilding. I am still quietly confident that we will be open by the end of March.
Dont forget our fabric sale this week -