Ahoy there!

All aboard for our new craft window! I’ve been busy making a selection of ocean-themed characters, so keep your eyes over-board as you sail past Fabrix over the next few weeks.

The pattern recommends that these are made using fleece fabrics but I’ve employed a combination of felt and fleece. If, like me, you got lots of scraps of polar fleece kicking about why not construct a whole shoal of  multi-coloured fish?

Jenny

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Fabrix July window

We’ve just finished the July window display here at Fabrix.

We chose three patterns from each of our main suppliers and using a range of dressmaking materials from our shop created these little beauties!

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The first (above) is Vintage Vogue pattern 9105. This lovely asymmetric fastening dress is made from Broderie Anglaise which I underlined with a polycotton and finished it off with a nice contrasting red daisy button.

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Next is a cotton & elastane print shift dress. Fabrix team member Tess made this using the Burda 3477 pattern and chose the fabric from our large range of cotton and elastane prints.

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Finally we have a delightful linen/ viscose print shirt dress. A great garment to wear on those lovely warm summer evenings! This pattern is from our McCalls range.

For more seasonal patterns and fabrics, pop into the Fabrix store and see what we have waiting for you!

If you’d like to see previous items from our windows click on the Catwalk page.

Jenny

Sunny fabrics for June

window juneAs the weather’s finally picked up we’ve added lots of colour into our June window. Elaine has made a lovely viscose print dress using a Burda pattern while I’ve made some viscose trousers, a butterfly print jersey top and coral jacket. I’ve also sewn a sunflower motif linen and viscose dress with a linen-cotton blend jacket.

These are all in our window right now, accompanied by our handmade sunflowers made out of various materials from our stock. Hopefully this will brighten up even the dullest of Summer days!

Royal Fabric Fit for a Queen!

royal_fabricLancaster is buzzing with regal-fever today (May 29) as the Queen arrives in the city to pay a private visit to Lancaster Castle.

In acknowledgement of this grand, traffic-stopping occasion we thought we’d share with you a little royal fabric from our extensive stock of materials fit for a Queen!

Of course Fabrix will remain open all day so please pop down to our shop – who knows, maybe even Her Majesty will drop by for a couple of meters of cotton poplin!