Sunday, January 30, 2011

Negroni - Boys beware... we're bring the sewing to you!

We have Colettes new pattern, the Negroni shirt in stock, and oh my what a corker!

Designed for men that like a classic, slightly retro shirt with a more modern cut, this shirt pattern is just the thing. The instructions will guide you gently through every step of creating a well-crafted casual shirt: felled seams, a lined back yoke, and sleeve plackets on the long sleeve version. Subtle details include a convertible collar (also known as a “camp collar”) and midcentury style collar loop detail.

Order now and you still have time to join in with the sewalong on Male Pattern Boldness which starts on Tuesday 1st February.
And, in case you need any further persuasion, then check out Florences blog post on the matter!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Stock... Zoo Menagerie from Eleanor Grosch

Have you had a look at the Zoo Menagerie prints from Eleanor Grosch?  Oh my, they are lovely.  Eleanor's signature geometric forms and bright colors combine in this playful menagerie of elephants, tigers, lions, and giraffes.  Perfect for kids without being cutesy.

We have four of the prints in stock, and if you can't choose, you can go for our Full Monte Bundle.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Introducing Sewaholic and the Pendrell blouse

Exciting news! We have a new pattern designer in the shop:  Sewaholic Patterns are the patterns designed by Canadian Tasia Pona.  Tasia is a self confesed sewaholic and has a great blog full of projects, tips and sewing inspiration.

The Pendrell blouse is the first pattern from Sewaholic Patterns, and Backstitch is the first to bring it to the UK.  The blouse is a feminine semi-fitted top with a choice of unique draped sleeves, flirty double ruffles or a classic sleeveless shell. A great addition to your wardrobe!

Best of all, Tasia is running a sew-along for the Pendrell on her blog which started on Monday and finishes on the 14th of February, so you've still time to hop on board and be guided through the pattern by the designer.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just in... Innocent Crush

Anna Maria Horner's 'Innocent Crush' range now in the shop at £10 per metre.  Can be found here.  In the shop is also the new bundle of the range which we have named 'Midsummer Dream'

I am totally in love with this range, such beautiful tones.  I can see dresses and bags and cushions and... the list goes on.  What will you make?