Create Your Own Vintage Style With Eliza M

August 16th, 2012


Claire Garside of Eliza M believes that beginner sewers should be able to find dressmaking patterns un-daunting and easy-to-use. She creates patterns for gorgeous vintage wear, as well as ready to wear collections.


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TFabs Term of the Week – COUCHING

April 18th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: COUCHING


COUCHING – A couch stitch is not at all difficult to sew, and its greatest advantage is that it is virtually invisible from the front.


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Pretty Spring Cotton Florals

April 7th, 2012

Our floor manager Louise is Superwoman when it comes to dressing a mannequin! Read the rest of this entry »

Silk Habotai Rainbow Now In Stock!

April 5th, 2012

We are often asked for silk habotais in a range of colours. Read the rest of this entry »

TFabs Term of the Week – GUIPURE

April 4th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: GUIPURE.


A kind of open lace which has no net background, and the pattern is instead connected by brides (connecting threads or groups of threads). Guipure is more often than not fairly heavy.

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TFabs Term of the Week – BURNOUT / DEVORE

March 28th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: BURNOUT / DEVORE


BURNOUT / DEVORE – A technique used to make patterns and designs whereby the the pile of a fabric is chemically dissolved.

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Make a Statement with our New Sateen Prints

March 21st, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week – GODET

March 14th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: GODET


GODET – a triangular or circular shaped panel which is sewn into a garment such as a skirt or dress to give it more flare and fullness.


We have a brilliant example here in our yarn department manager Peggy’s skirt.


It’s one of her favourites, and is from Spanish design house Desigual! You can see that there are godets in the skirt making it very full. In this instance the godets are also pleated. .


TFabs Term of the Week – CASHMERE

March 8th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: CASHMERE


CASHMERE – Soft, warm and luxurious, cashmere wool is the product of the cashmere goat (capra hircus laniger).


The goat has what is called a double fleece, meaning that it has an outer coat of coarser, thicker fibres, and an undercoat of soft and fine under-down hairs – these are what is used for cashmere wool. Once the outer and undercoat hairs have been separated, the fibres can be dyed and spun into the yarn for fabric.


In order for a producer to call their product ‘cashmere’, the cloth must contain a minimum content of the extra fine fibres, measured in microns.


Check out our fabulously cosy cashmere coatings here.


TFabs Term of the Week – SHOT

February 29th, 2012

TFabs Term of the Week today is: SHOT


SHOT – Shot fabrics are fabrics with an iridescent quality which, when viewed from different angles, appear to change colour


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