Lynn here with her lovely chartreuse green Shetland style tweed skirt made up using Simplicity 1560 and lined in Venezia lining
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Jacoba did an excellent job of making up this big digital tulip print polyester twill fabric into a simple A-line skirt. Lots of people are scared of big prints but when used carefully they are stunning.
Back when The Great British Sewing Bee were after applicants for the next show (before they went and upset the BBC) Pauline was rather hoping to get on it, and being the kind of person who will happily sew brown tweed and bunny print cotton most of the time she thought she better widen her […]
Sue had never sewn jersey before so approached this project with a little trepidation, a few days later she was showing off her skills with both the white wrap top made in cotton and elastane jersey and the maxi skirt made in multicolour digital print lightweight viscose and elastane jersey. I think it is fair […]
Ann came in smiling wearing this skirt that gets her stopped in the street to ask her where it’s from 🙂 Made from meadow print slightly brushed cotton canvas with just a centre back seam, elasticated waist and a ruffle hem. It only took an afternoon which is fairly impressive, until you see every single […]
Aiste had a moderate case of P.S.F. (phobia of stretchy fabrics) which we said was irrational and she should get over it. So she did. This is her first attempt at sewing jersey – possibly not the easiest of choices but The Girl Did Good, the stitching is beautiful and we think this might be […]
From the South of France we have the wonderfully gifted teacher, Brigitte, in her new skirt made out of pink and grey check wool tweed and Chantal in her black and white spotty heavy cotton and acrylic knit top. Bernie (not pictured) lets them look at her Cloth Club fabrics and they all add their orders to hers.
Bess made this skirt on a bit of a whim – the wool challis had been in her stash for some time (if you have ever worn wool challis you will understand why she stashes it). The petals mysteriously turned up in her handbag the morning after a somewhat riotous wedding and have been hoarded […]
Aiste wearing her Black Watch tartan check panelled peplum pencil skirt she designed at college. The skirt has a central panel that can be unzipped and swapped for contrasting panels and the peplum is removable. The skirt was designed to a brief for sustainability allowing the wearer complete freedom to change colours and silhouette using minimal […]
Bess made this pink tutu for her niece Amélie (who is 16 months) for Christmas, numerous layers of tulle were gathered and pleated (there is a few layers of cream underneath), and then fitted to a silk dupion waistband and drawn in with elastic. Then, Christmas being Christmas and the bling level needing to be […]
Jacoba matching her kitchen fabulously in her red silk tweed skirt that was interlined to save getting a ‘bum’, and lined. Fabric stashed from years ago which just goes to reiterate our mantra -buy fabric when you see it – it won’t go off in the cupboard 😉
Rachel channeling her inner Bette Lynch in this leopard print scuba jersey wrap skirt. The pattern is Simplicity 1322, large lacquered coconut buttons were added for fun and modesty -the skirt makes her feel quite saucy with the open wrap front (which is a good thing). The skirt is lined in Red Venezia.
Rachel wearing her Tula Pink for Free Spirit woodland animals print cotton skirt using Vogue 8588 pattern, the hem is bound in satin bias binding. She was worried she was going to feel like mutton dressed as lamb (as if), but actually feels fabulous wearing it. There were debates about adding lace to the hem to […]
Jane made this Denim jacket and matching skirt with stretch pink denim for Kitcat. It is trimmed in black lace (because Kitcat is 9 going on 19). The skirt is a great little pattern from Burda (9480) – the back was made slightly wider so elastic could be put in. The Jacket was an utter […]
Tracey in French France wearing her fabulous 3D floral printed Stretch Cotton Sateen pleated skirt using McCall’s 6706, there is cotton lawn lining (pink, of course) and pink and black tulle underskirt.
Rudi the Siamese kitten getting in on the picture with Kitcat’s school skirt (he is so vain). Green cotton gingham with elasticated waist and slant pockets.
School shirt made for Kitcat (by Jane) with white cotton seersucker using Burda 9744 pattern. Green gingham cotton skater skirt using MCall’s 6918.
School shirt made for Miaow (by Jane) with white cotton seersucker using Burda 9744 pattern. Green gingham cotton skorts (The shorts bit underneath is green cotton and elastane jersey) using MCall’s 6918.
Rachel surrounded by toiles and all things dressmaking at the sewing retreat weekend in Bromsgrove, wearing her bird digital print stretch cotton drill skirt and purple fleece with roll neck.
Jane came to the shop wearing her fabulous Wool tartan ruched skirt. It is lined in cotton and has a pair of box pleats front and back. It has a really good Swish!
Carolyn sent us this picture of the skirt she made from the lovely wool tweed fabric she bought from us. The full cost including thread, zip, lining and material came to under £35. Difficult to beat that on quality and price from any department store! Next project is in the planning stage… Another trip to Totnes shortly.
Christina showing off her navy and lilac silk dupion flared skirt made for Burn’s night. Silk dupion is a very papery fabric which holds it’s shape well for skirts like this. Kudos for matching those checks!
Lizzy with her boiled wool circular skirt. Lizzy has a paper pattern phobia and so usually just wings it. Luckily circular skirts are easier to wing than patterns so here we have a completed project and a proud owner 🙂 The boiled wool is quite stretchy so the waist came out bigger than anticipated. She […]
Rachel with her kitsch cats print cotton and elastane jersey mock wrap t-shirt made using Burda 6848 pattern (with minor alterations to enable a good fit) and black leather look ponte jersey skirt.
Kitcat wearing her black jersey skirt and cropped T-shirt which she made HERSELF. Jane helped (with hyper alertness) as Kitcat was burning along at break-neck speed with the overlocker. There is probably a really important life-lesson learned here but we are not quite sure which it is, or for whom. Meanwhile, Kitcat has a fabulous outfit […]
Kitcat and Miaow visiting Granny (Jane) at the shop wearing their matching Liberty tana lawn Alice in Wonderland print dress and shirt. The pattern is Burda 9417 (as seen already for school shirts), they tie in at the back. Jane didn’t use any interfacing for the collars, the sleeves puff with elastic in the hem. […]
Daiga wearing her lovely navy stretch needlecord skirt made from the 9/2013 Burda Magazine model 103. She said it was both lovely to work with and wear!
Pauline made up this fab retro print cotton corduroy into a simple a-line skirt. Invisible zip insertion and lined in Venezia lining.
Marlene visiting the shop in her fabulous light weight wool mix boiled wool skirt. She used her standard a-line skirt pattern but had to take it in a bit due to the stretch in the fabric. Then she finished the hem with bias binding after trying (and failing) to hand stitch the hem. It’s unlined […]
Bess used her 5 and 8 year old niece’s fabulous drawings as inspiration for the embellishment on this wool tweed A-Line skirt. First she used white fabric paint and then embroidered using a heavy thread and added beads and sequins. It was all done by hand as the tweed is quite a loose weave and […]
Holly made this tangerine orange cotton wool and viscose mix bouclé heavy knit from LG as part of a Plymouth College of Art Fashion project to make a ‘skirt’ and cape as part of her university project. The not so practical skirt has large pockets – the entire front and back panels, braces to hold it up and […]
Clair in Sunny Cadiz (okay, not sunny right now but it usually is!) wearing turquoise blue linen wrap skirt. The brown legs help. Fabulous.
Chandra wearing her beautifully made reversible cotton skirt using a Liberty archive printed lawn on one side and plain blue linen on the other. The pattern is by Sew me Something and is called “Viola”.
Ruscha sporting her hand sewn silk chiffon shirt, which we at the Stone Fabrics headquarters are in awe of. She insists that it didn’t take that long to make and is a more enjoyable way to sew (she can sit in the garden and tinker away without noise). However it was made it is amazing. We love […]
Jane’s daughter Jessie wearing her LG polka dot printed cotton short sleeve shirt and her Rococo printed stretch indigo denim skirt. Jane wasn’t sure her 40+ year old daughter would want daisy buttons but she did. The skirt had to be taken in a bit because that denim is quite stretchy. The pattern for the shirt […]
Elwen wearing her lion print cotton jersey T-Shirt using the Burda 6820 pattern. I’m pretty certain this print is more effective at cheering oneself up than any prescribed drugs, she was definitely very pleased with herself the day she came into work wearing that. Worn with a panelled mini skirt made using remnants of cotton needlecord. […]
Rachel wearing her blue digital print skirt with a fluted lowered hem at the back, this skirt works in both soft drapey fabrics as well as this stiffer cotton drill. The pattern is a Bellville Sassoon for Vogue, now discontinued but you might find it on the world wide interweb, V1296. Use the heavy cotton or […]
Elwen wearing her English Wool green and pink check Tweed mini skirt. This is the first time she matched checks, we think she did extremely well. Lined with Venezia lining, and trimmed with a picot edge grosgrain ribbon.
Elwen wearing her jumbo cord mini skirt using Burda pattern 8237. Elwen has the sewing bug quite seriously at the moment, to the point where she was binding her seams on Christmas Day. That’s dedication! She lined the skirt in a peacock Venezia lining and asked us politely to not look at the invisible zip (it’s really […]
Mia-moo wearing the giraffe printed circular skirt using #5102 -a quilting weight cotton– made by Jane (making the pattern AND making it took less than an hour). She has a frou frou net skirt to go under here when she’s feeling more frou-frou. You need to remember your school geometry lessons to make a circular skirt […]
Car print raglan sleeve T-shirt made by Bess for Lulu. Fabric: 4983 Cotton jersey with 8% Elastane Adjusted from Burda pattern 6990 Because the fabric is soooooo wide Bess managed to not only get this top but also a knee length a-line skirt for Lulu, and a little tiny skirt for her daughter, Mia-moo, all […]
Green pussycat printed poplin weight cotton A-line skirt with neon rickrack and double elasticated belt. Made by Bess. Find more printed poplin cottons here
Black and white stretch cotton sateen floral printed skirt made by Pamela.
Blue cotton drill mini skirt with scalloped front opening made by Lucinda for her Mum.
Typewriter print quilting cotton A-line skirt with neon rickrack and elasticated double belt, made by Bess who has a fondness for neon rickrack. Quilting cotton isn’t always the best choice for dressmaking, but A-line skirts work well (and the prints are cool)
Bess doing I-don’t-know-quite-what wearing her Amy Butler Chinese lantern skirt (as seen on the Great British Sewing Bee), or onion skirt as her husband calls it. The pattern is a Donna Karan for Vogue but has been (infuriatingly) discontinued. It’s great; the side seams are twisted so at the hips the back wraps around to […]
Bess on top of the world wearing linen jersey camisole and red and white spotty linen skirt. The camisole pattern was made by drawing round an existing vest. The front and the back are the same which makes it super easy to construct (no markings!), Soft elastic binding was used for the straps, Bess made […]
Jane wearing her neat little check skirt with kick pleat split in the back. You can’t tell by this photo but those checks match PERFECTLY (as if Jane would not match her checks). Turned on the Venezia lining with velvet piping on the waist Fabrics and Notions: Magenta and camel check wool worsted #3489 Shot […]
Dolly wearing Alpaca and wool mix bouclé cardigan jacket with bluebell blue wool crepe A-Line skirt. To stabilise the loose weave of the jacket Jane mounted it on to cotton muslin before sewing. Made by Jane for Kath. Fabrics and Notions: Alpaca wool and acrylic cardigan jacket type tweed/knit #3197 Cotton Muslin (interlining) Ivory silk […]
Julie wearing her A-Line wool lined skirt with Velvet ribbon trim around the hem. Fabrics and Notions: Grey wool mix flannel Velvet ribbon trim Venezia Lining Invisible Zip Pattern: New Look 6345 (adapted)
Bess wearing her cloud printed cotton elastane jersey mini skirt, with cobalt blue double jersey raglan sleeve top. Both the top and the skirt took less than half an hour to make (each) – more time was spent waiting for the iron to heat up, or choosing which side to do the top (the reverse […]
Rachel wearing stretch cotton jacket with embossed squares, eyelet tape and various trims, and elephant printed floppy viscose panelled skirt. Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Black embossed stretch cotton Black hatch print Linen (border/collar) Velvet ribbon Suedette eyelet tape Haematite beads Machine embroidery Pattern: Marcy Tilton (discontinued) Skirt: Elephant print viscose Medium weight knitted iron-on interfacing […]
White spot cotton lawn top with printed red varuna wool skirt made by Lucinda. (The twins were made by her sister) Fabrics and Notions: Top: White semi-sheer spot cotton lawn Skirt: Red printed varuna wool Red venezia lining Invisible zip Red fold-over petersham binding
Bess posing in her turquoise Italian Designer knit mini skirt and top. Fabrics and Notions: Italian Designer chevron knit Elastic Stay tape Italian Designer knits are super-stretchy and have a tendency to ‘grow’, as a guide, you are likely to be making up in a couple of sizes smaller than you usually are.
A rare photo of Jane taken in London wearing her mixed fibre tweed jacket quilted in the traditional cardigan jacket manner with added chain weight and fringe trimmings. Turquoise and chartreuse wool tweed skirt with kick pleat and pink lining (made by Bess). Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Mixed fibre cardigan jacket type tweed Printed silk […]
Bess wearing reversible coat made years and years ago using grosgrain polkadot and green Laurent Garigue worsted wool. Also wearing a long a-line skirt using a Donna Karan Vogue pattern. Fabrics and Notions: Coat: Polka dot printed grosgrain viscose and cotton Laurent Garigue green worsted wool Cover buttons (wired together so as to be double […]
Ditsy floral printed needlecord skirt with ribbon trim made by Lucinda for her sister-in-law Fabrics and Notions: Ditsy floral printed needlecord Pink ribbon trim Invisible zip
Pam wearing her printed linen and ramie a-line skirt Fabrics and Notions: John Kaldor Printed Linen/Ramie Invisible zip Venezia lining Piping and bias binding
Megan wears chartreuse cotton drill A-line skirt with a spiral zip inserted, worn with a grey wool mesh hoody top with ears, designed by Bess Fabrics and Notions: Skirt: Charteuse cotton drill White continuouse zipping Viscose acetate spot print lining (Inside zip) Black venezia lining Invisible zip Bias binding Black fold-over grosgrain binding Top: Wool […]
Megan (spinning) and Bronte (triptych) modelling angora and wool mix jumper with red viscose jersey circle insert and monster gloves, and charcoal grey dogtooth worsted wool with zipped panels revealing printed silk habotai inserts. Fabrics and Notions: Jumper: Wool and angora stripe rib jersey Red viscose and elastane jersey (circle insert, covered buttons and glove […]