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jersey circular skirt made by Kitcat (age 11)

Jersey Circular Skirt

Kitcat (age 11) made this viscose jersey skirt more or less all by herself. We would say she is clever but don’t want to be accused of favouritism 😉. No pattern used, just a circle and a straight elasticated waistband 😊

tilly and the buttons arielle skirt

Coloured Denim Arielle Skirt and Viscose Blouse

This is Joy who came by the shop wearing this fabulous outfit of chartreuse geometric print viscose lawn blouse (New Look K6471) with a turquoise coloured denim skirt (the Arielle by Tilly and the Buttons). ❤️❤️❤️

floral print spotty brocade pleated skirt

Pleated Brocade Spotty Floral Print Skirt

Daiga full of the joys of summer in this wonderful floral print spotty jacquard pleated skirt using a knipmode pattern. 😍😍😍 This is the first time Daiga has made a pleated skirt and drew it first on her MyBodyModel, which is frankly a stroke of GENIUS 😊

Big digitally printed tulips on polyester twill a-line skirt

Big Digital Tulip Print Poly Twill A-line Skirt

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.

green PVC peplum skirt

Bright Green Laminated PVC Peplum Skirt

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 […]

jersey mock wrap top and maxi skirt

Jersey Mock Wrap Top and Maxi Skirt

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 […]

digital print meadow floral cotton canvas skirt

Meadow Digital Print Cotton Canvas Ruffle Skirt

Ann came in smiling wearing this skirt that gets her stopped in the street to ask her where it’s from ūüôā 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 […]

Multicolour digital print poly lightweight jersey skirt

Multicolour Digital Print Poly Lightweight Jersey Skirt

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 […]

pink and grey wool tweed skirt and black and white spotty knot top

Pink and Grey Check Tweed Wool Skirt and Black and White Knit Top

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. 

wool challis skirt with artificial petal embellishment

Blue Wool Challis A-Line Skirt with Scattered Artificial Petals

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 […]

zip off peplum pencil skirt

Panelled Pencil Skirt with Zips and Removable Peplum

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 […]

pink tulle tutu with sequins

Pink Tutu with Sequins

Bess made this pink tutu for her niece Am√©lie (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 […]

red silk tweed lined and interlined a-line skirt

Red Tweed A-Line Skirt

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 ūüėČ

wrap leopard print skirt

Leopard Print Jersey Wrap Skirt

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.

Tula Pink for Free Spirit cotton

Woodland Animal Print Swirly Skirt

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 […]

Pink Denim Jacket and matching skirt

Pink Denim Skirt and Jacket with Lace Trim

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 […]


3D Floral Print Stretch Cotton Sateen Pleated Skirt

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.

siamese kitten and green gingham school skirt

Gingham School Skirt

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.

white cotton school shirt and green gingham school skater skirt

School Shirt and Skater Skirt

School shirt made for Kitcat¬†(by Jane) with white cotton seersucker using Burda 9744 pattern. Green gingham cotton skater skirt¬†using MCall’s 6918.

white cotton school shirt and green gingham school skorts

School Shirt and Skorts

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.  

digital print cotton drill

Digital Bird Print Cotton Drill Skirt

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.

Ruched wool tartan skirt

Wool Tartan Swishy Box Pleat Ruched Skirt

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!

Green and Purple wool tweed straight skirt

Purple and Green Wool Tweed Check Pencil Skirt

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 wearing tartan silk flared skirt

Lilac Tartan Silk Dupion Flared Skirt

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 wearing boiled wool circle skirt

Printed Boiled Wool Circular Skirt

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 ūüôā The boiled wool is quite stretchy so the waist came out bigger than anticipated. She […]


Kitsch Cats T-Shirt

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.

black polka dot printed viscose jersey top and pencil skirt

Black Jersey Ensemble for an 8 (going on 18) Year Old

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 […]

Liberty Alice in Wonderland printed cotton Lawn Dress and Shirt

Liberty Alice in Wonderland Print Cotton Dress and Shirt

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. […]

asymmetrical corduroy skirt

Navy Stretch Needlecord Asymmetric Skirt

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!

taupe brown wool mix boiled wool skirt

Taupe Brown Boiled Wool Long Skirt

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 […]

hand embroidered children's drawings onto wool tweed skirt

Hand Embroidered and Painted Wool Tweed Skirt

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 […]

orange bouclé wool mix knit braced skirt

Orange Bouclé Wool Mix Knit Braced Skirt and Jacket

Holly made this tangerine orange cotton wool and viscose mix boucl√© heavy knit from LG as part of a Plymouth College of Art Fashion project to make a¬†‚Äėskirt‚Äô¬†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 […]

turquoise blue linen short wrap skirt

Blue Short Linen Wrap Skirt

Clair in Sunny Cadiz (okay, not sunny right now but it usually is!) wearing turquoise blue linen wrap skirt. The brown legs help. Fabulous.

Reversible A-line cotton lawn skirt

Reversible Cotton Lawn and Linen Skirt

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”.  

hand sewn Alice in Wonderland silk shirt

Hand Sewn Silk Chiffon Shirt

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 […]

spotty cotton shirt and rococo printed stretch denim skirt

Spotty Summer Shirt and Printed Stretch Denim Skirt

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 […]

lion print cotton t-shirt and panelled cord skirt

Lion Print Cotton Jersey T-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. […]

cotton drill fluted hem bellville sassoon skirt

Blue Digital Print Cotton Drill Fluted Hem Skirt

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 […]

British wool tweed check mini skirt

Wool Tweed Check Mini Skirt

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.  

Green jumbo cord mini skirt

Green Jumbo Cord Mini Skirt

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 […]

Tina Givens printed cotton circular skirt

Giraffe Print Quilting Weight Cotton Circular Skirt

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 printed jersey T-Shirt

Car print three quarter sleeve T-shirt

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 […]

pussycat printed cotton poplin

Pussycat print A-line skirt

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

typewriter print quilting cotton a-line skirt

Typewriter print A-line skirt

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)

Amy Butler Chinese lanterns printed cotton DKNY A-Line long skirt

Amy Butler Print Long Skirt with Twisted Side Seams

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 […]

Linen Jersey Camisole and spotty print linen A-line skirt

Linen Jersey Camisole and Spotty Linen A-Line Skirt

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 […]

magenta and camel check wool worsted skirt

Magenta Pink and Camel Check Worsted Wool Skirt

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 […]

Alpaca knit jacket and wool crepe skirt

Alpaca and Wool Boucle Knit Jacket and Wool Crepe Skirt

Dolly wearing Alpaca and wool mix boucl√© 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 […]

wool skirt with ribbon trim

A-Line Wool Skirt with Ribbon Trim

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)  

raglan sweatshirt and cloud printed jersey mini skirt

Cloud Print Jersey Mini Skirt and Raglan Top

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 […]

flippy viscose skirt and marcy tilton jacket

Stretch Cotton Jacket and Elephant Print Viscose Skirt

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 […]

red print wool varuna skirt and white spot cotton lawn top

White Spot Cotton Lawn Top with Printed Red Varuna Wool Skirt

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

missoni knit mini skirt and top

Chevron Knit Mini Skirt and Top

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.

Chanel Wool Tweed Jacket and Skirt

Tweed Cardigan Jacket Style Jacket and Tweed Check Skirt

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 […]

spotty grosgrain coat and printed stretch cotton a-line skirt

Spotty Reversible Grosgrain and Wool Coat with Zero Print Skirt

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 needlecord skirt

Ditsy Floral Printed Needlecord Skirt

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