Firstly let me introduce myself, I am Sarah-Louise.
Print Designer, Dressmaker, Knitter, and Wannabe Crocheter. Basically I adore Colour, Texture and my sewing machine.
I’ve been wanting to start blogging for a while now but life just seems to get in the way! There is always something else I should be doing ( as always).
But today I am feeling motivated to tell you all about a new fabric collection that is now in the shop!
Before I opened Sarah-Louise, a Textiles & Haberdashery Shop located in Arundel, West Sussex I had purchased Sarah Jane Fabrics as a customer. I remember seeing her past collection WEE WANDER with its flyer Flies and sweet children petting wild deers! I remember thinking ‘Could her fabric designs get any CUTER!!!!’ Since studying Print Design through Fashion & Textiles at university I have been fascinated by each detail and story that a fabric collection tells.
So when my fabric man came to see me I was over moon to see she had done another collection called SOMMER (TULIPS, BUNNIES AND SWANS, AAAHHHHHHHHHHH) This Coral and Peach Dream released in March was perfect for the town my Shop is located. Arundel is famous for not only its Castle but Swanbourne Lake and the wonderful wildlife that lives here! AKA BUNNIES & SWANS!!
After the Happiness of SOMMER I was very very excited to see my fabric man who knew I would love her next collection MAGIC.
THE NAME ‘MAGIC’ COULDN’T DESCRIBE THIS COLLECTION ANY BETTER.
PURE MAGICAL HAPPINESS.
WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT IN A FABRIC COLLECTION THAN DRAGONS, UNICORNS, MERMAIDS AND CASTLES.
Safe to say I had to purchase it all for the shop! Everyone needs a mermaid dress in their wardrobe!
There are also two Double Border within the collection: Unicorn Parade and Magical Parade, which is perfect for dresses, skirts or maybe a Quilt Backing. You could also cut and applique the unicorns and mermaids to other fabric to combine two prints that you love into one!
I hope you have found inspiration from my excitement and this wonderful collection to finish your current project so you can begin working with MAGIC.
I can’t wait to start making some samples not only for the shop so our customers can find inspiration but also for my own projects! I’m thinking a skirt or dress in the Navy Stars or the Blossom Pink Mermaids but I’m sure the wish list will become longer!
Will keep you updated!
Currently working on a range of commission and alterations so its on my TO DO list!
Sarah- Louise Xx