Sewing Pattern Reviews

Sewing Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bleuet Dress

Nov 13 2017 Tags: Atelier Brunette, Bleuet Dress, Bye Bye Birdie, Deer and Doe, Sewing Pattern Review

There's a tale behind me making this dress up; I was after something that I could wear for, ahem, "socialising" in on an afternoon in Leeds city centre.  Everything in my wardrobe was too dressy and I really didn't fancy going out to buy anything, so I had a look through our patterns and thought this one would fit the bill. As I wanted it to be smart/casual and it was for Autumn, I wanted a fabric that had some flow to it, but still had a little bit of structure with it being a tailored shirt dress, and wasn't...

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Freddie Gave Me My SewJo Back!

Jul 15 2017

Have you ever had a time when you lost your sewing mojo, i.e. SewJo?  A period of time in which sewing has lost all magic for you, your seam ripper became your best friend and everything you tried went horribly wrong?  Well I've recently been through it and, friends, I am pleased to tell you I am now stitching like a good 'un out of the other side! It all came to a head when I made the Colette Moneta dress about a month ago.  I kid you not, I did every single seam of that dress at least 3...

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Review: Clothkits Sunflower Dress

Feb 08 2017 Tags: clothkits, fabric, fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, haberdashery, haberdashery yorkshire, kits, News & Reviews, sewing, sewing yorkshire

A fair few of you have had a trip down memory lane this past couple of weeks when you’ve come in the shop. I’m not talking about the 1930s Singer sewing machine or Gary the vintage Gutermann chest, the thing that seems to have struck many of you the most is the presence of the… Continue reading Review: Clothkits Sunflower Dress

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Review: Sew Over It – “Ultimate Shift Dress” Sewing Pattern

Nov 23 2016 Tags: dashwood studio, fabric, fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, haberdashery, News & Reviews, roberttown, sew over it, sewing, sewing yorkshire, yorkshire

Ladies & Gentlemen, may I introduce to you the matriarch of the Fabricate Fam; The woman who inspired (inspired/forced, same thing in the eyes of Mrs B) to take up sewing as a nipper and thus began the Fabricate dream.  The one and only Mrs B!! That’s right, The Mother has been suitably restrained from… Continue reading Review: Sew Over It – “Ultimate Shift Dress” Sewing Pattern

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Review: Tilly and the Buttons – “Coco” Sewing Pattern

Oct 24 2016 Tags: fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, haberdashery, News & Reviews, roberttown, sewing, sewing patterns west yorkshire, tilly and the buttons

Just to give you a bit of a background into these reviews, I’ve instructed my Research & Development team (i.e. me and The Mother) to have a go at a few patterns so we can decide which ones would be the best to sell in the shop in terms of being easy to follow, level… Continue reading Review: Tilly and the Buttons – “Coco” Sewing Pattern

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