Is it just me or has this year gone by in the flash of an eye? With lockdown the spring/summer of 2020 felt like they went by so quickly and already we are into planning our autumn makes.!
In this month’s Modista newsletter we have two cracking independent fabric brands offering exclusive discounts to subscribers so I thought now would be a good time to share my top autumnal picks from their online stores. I’ve also shared what pattern I’d use them for as I’m currently planning an autumnal capsule and really enjoying it. Let me know what you think of my picks and don’t forget to enter the giveaway open on my instagram page until midnight BST on Thursday 27 August, where you can win vouchers for both these brands!!
Felicity Fabrics is a UK based independent fabric and haberdashery supplier, run by a mother and daughter team with a passion for top quality fabrics. Caroline and Fliss have fantastic customer service and their beautiful packaging is one of my favourite finishing touches to their brand. They house a really lovely curated collection of Lady McElroy prints as well as quality viscoses and butter soft cords. Here’s my top picks for your autumn makes:
Fabric: Lady McElroy Dotty About Dots
Perfect for: True Bias Shelby Dress
Fabric: Lady McElroy Vintage Harvest
Perfect for: I was gifted this fabric for a blog post by FF and am currently making a Marsha Style Sia dress. I can genuinely say the quality is beautiful and I already know I’ll get a lot of wear from this dress!
Fabric: Bella Black Cotton
Perfect for: Gilbert Top by Helen’s Closet
Fabric: Newbury Hall cord
Perfect for: Pippi Pinafore by Jennifer Lauren Handmade
Fabric: Waffle Ochre
Perfect for: Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater
Selvedge and Bolts
Selvedge and Bolts is run by Dibs in the UK and is synonymous with sumptuous silks, dramatic prints and the most unique names for designs!! Dibs specializes in ex-designer fabrics and her hauls from big brands such as Escada and top Italian names sell like hot cakes. Here’s some of my favourite picks for autumn from her gorgeous collection:
Perfect for: BHL Tamzin dress
Fabric: As Abstract as You Can Get
Perfect for: Nina Lee Park Lane Dress
Perfect For: Simple Sew Cocoon Coat
Perfect for: Dayo Dress by Sewing Masin
Perfect For: Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse
I hope you found these suggestions inspiring for your autumn wardrobe! Don’t forget that Modista subcribers will receive discount codes for both Felicity Fabrics and Selvedge and Bolts in the Modista Newsletter on Friday 28 August. If you’re reading in September, simply sign up and drop me a DM and I’ll gladly share the code/s.
What have you got planned for autumn makes?