Autumn Winter Fabric Haul Vlog

I have been dying to share our new Autumn Winter fabric range with you all. It is stunning! Finally they are up on the site and I can drool over them in public. We have a fabulous new coating range and a selection of suiting fabrics which, by the way, were all over the Autumn Winter catwalks. Not to mention some glorious jerseys and pontes perfect for cosy tops, jumpers and dresses. Plus we have Liberty lawn in stock! This really is a must watch, your winter wardrobe is simply crying out for these beauties.

As always all the patterns and fabrics I mention are available on our site. There are links to our website and blog below.

I should also mention what I am wearing today. This is a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top in our gorgeous rose print knit fabric. Seriously guys this fabric is amazing. It is super soft, I just want to show you the wrong side because I think you can tell by looking at it how soft it is. It is lovely and warm and the best bit - it is easy to cut out. You know how knit fabrics can be a real pain to fold correctly so it is on the straight of grain? You know when the ends go all curly? None of that with this bad boy! You can fold it like a woven and it stays put until you are ready to cut into it. Marvellous stuff!

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Coating Fabrics

First up I want to talk about the new coating fabrics. If you're not up for making a coat this winter you can click ahead to the other fabrics. Or you could watch this section and it might just inspire you to have a go.

I've made pattern suggestions for each fabric and have included a range of styles.

In my opinion this fabric is a dream come true. Grey with a subtle silver fleck it is a truly timeless classic. I think it would look great made up as a structured, smart coat such as Butterick 6385.

If you want to add a splash of colour to your winter wardrobe these wool coating fabrics are ideal. Look at the gorgeous kingfisher blue and cranberry or classic grey if you prefer neutral tones. It is super soft and cosy. The drape of this fabric makes it a perfect pairing for Butterick 6107, which is unlined so quicker and easier to make than a lined coat. I also think it would look great as a little jacket like this Burda 6465.

Another opportunity to brighten up your winter with these two fabrics. We have a pink and wine tweed effect fabric and pink and black dog tooth fabric. I love the way you can add a pop of colour, but it is subtle enough for every day wear. I think Simplicity 1067 view D would look great made up in one of these. It is a smart tailored yet collarless style, which fastens on one side for an interesting twist. The Burda jacket I mentioned earlier would work well too.

This little gem is absolutely gorgeous! It is a jacquard and just look at how gorgeous the colours are. This would make the ultimate dress coat. Simplicity 8246 or Butterick 5966 would work really well and I know I would wear either of these for all of eternity!

This check coating is very on trend and would look great made up as Vogue 1479. This contemporary pattern has a dropped shoulder and is double breasted.

I love this boucle. You can't beat a good boucle can you?! This McCalls 7479 pattern is ultra modern and has a nice casual feel for every day wear. I think you'd feel super wrapped up and cosy in this combination.

Finally this New look 6163 pattern is a nice simple way to dip your toe in the water with coat making and would work well with any of the coating fabrics.

Suiting

If you follow fashion you will know it is all about the suiting fabrics this year. Check out the Autumn Winter catwalks and you'll see traditional trouser suits and tailoring with a twist. I love this Ralph Lauren fitted strapless bustier top for a feminine take on tailoring. I'm sure it is no coincidence that the lovely Portia Lawrie chose suiting as the theme for her famous Refashioners challenge this year.

If you fancy giving this trend a go check out these wonderful suiting fabrics. We've got a mini herringbone in grey, dogtooth in black and white, boucle in black and white and this dark navy/grey squares. All of these fabrics are lovely quality and the neutral base colours are perfect for wardrobe staples such as jackets, skirts and trousers. Mens suits would work well in the herringbone, dogtooth and squares too. my choice would be simplicity tartan i made last year. herringbone and navy suitable for men too. suits everywhere on the catwalk.

Burda 7134 is a modern tailored trouser suit and would work well in any of these fabrics. Burda 6871 is a classic menswear suit that would also work well. I've always found Burda patterns fit well too. This is down to personal preference and experience of course.

Jersey

We have some lovely super soft jerseys in stock perfect for dresses and long sleeved tops that can be layered with cardigans for extra warmth. All of them drape well so they're good for things like wrap dresses and looser fitting garments as well as fitted garments.

We've got some beautiful colourways and a wide range of patterns too. Paisley, animal print, ditsy, lace look, smudged floral and abstract floral. Some of these jerseys are a polyester spandex mix, some are a viscose spandex mix and some are a polyester viscose spandex mix. All of the details are on our website so you can see what you are buying.

Some of my favourite patterns for jerseys at this time of year are the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes, which I'm wearing. I hope to make this up in the red and black animal print to wear with a black mini skirt and tights. Last year I made a plain version of this Kwik Sew 4069 turtleneck and wore it all winter long (you can find details on the blog). I'm tempted to make it in one of these lovely patterned fabrics this year. I also keep promising myself I will make a wrap dress such as Simplicity 1653 or I'm quite tempted by the Sew Over It Eve Dress.

Pontes

We also have some lovely pontes in stock this winter guys. For anyone who doesn't know pontes are a stable Double knit fabric or a heavier weight jersey. In other words, perfect for this time of year.

We have this classic black and white stripe, which would look great in Simplicity 8375. A navy and white ribbon stripe which has the Linden sweatshirt written all over it. This geometric design would look great made up as a shift dress like New Look 6298. It  looks like a lovely, cosy, simple dress that I would wear all winter long. This dog tooth would make a lovely straight skirt such as the Colette Mabel, which comes with a range of length options. I have a few ready to wear knit skirts in this style and I wear them all the time with black tights.

We also have this lovely navy/grey ponte, which would look beautiful made up as a pair of fitted trousers such as the Eleonore trouser by Jalie patterns.

Liberty Lawns

Ok I cannot hide my excitement about this folks. We are now stocking Liberty lawn! For anyone who doesn't know this stuff is world famous. Super soft, great drape and the most stunning, unique prints mean you need this in your life! They are perfect for tops, dresses and skirts. At this time of year a bright coloured shirt or blouse is a great way to inject some colour into your winter wardrobe. I've heard great reports about the Tilly and the Buttons Rosa shirt and Simplicity 8454 is next up on my sewing table.

Polyesters

There are some gorgeous polyesters, crepes and double georgettes too. Look at the colours in these beauties. I think this red floral one would look great as a Sew Over It pussy bow blouse.

Denims

We've also added a few new denims to our excellent range so pop on the website and have a look. I'm just finishing off this skirt in one of our denims and it is absolutely beautiful quality.

So that's all from me folks. I haven't been able to show you everything so please do get on and have a look for yourselves. Remember all the patterns and fabrics I've mentioned are available on our site and the links you need are listed below. If you like what you've seen today remember to like and subscribe to stay tuned and receive alerts every time we release a new video.

Have fun sewing!

Lucy

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