A couple of weeks ago I headed over to Sew Over It to chat to Lisa Comfort about her new range of dressmaking fabrics. I was really interested in how the design process works for creating sewing fabrics. I had lots of questions from how much fabric do you need to order (can you ever order too much!?) to how Lisa decided what sewing prints to include in the range. Lisa chats us through the design process and how she brought her dressmaking fabrics to life, which includes a beautifully curated nine piece fabric collection.
For those of you lusting after hazy summer days then these floral prints are the perfect pairing. The fabrics are suitable for lots of sewing projects as they are all wide (138cm) and the prints are non directional. They will be particularly good for vintage-inspired patterns and we can’t wait to see them made up in 50s swing dresses.
A lot of the fabrics we buy in shops are end of line high street fabrics and many have not been designed with the home dressmaking market in mind. It was great to hear what Lisa took into consideration during the design process. I’ve always wanted to know if you produce your own range of fabrics whether you can you really get the fantastic quality of some of our favourite brands like Art Gallery or Liberty? I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the cotton lawn fabric was and the print quality is really good too.
Sitting nicely alongside the fabrics is a range of cropped cardigans in co-ordinating pastel colours, making it possible to match your Betty dress to your cardigan! This is what makes the fabric collection really unique, for the first time you can create a matching outfit for your knitwear! Now all you have to decide is which print you want.. easier said than done! Check out our video below where we chat with Lisa about her very own fabric range.
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