I love Spring. The trees are in blossom, tulips and daffodils are in flower but most importantly, the Spring fabrics start to arrive.
This week has seen a bumper delivery of fabric that's taking me a while to put on the website, but let's have a look at some of my favourites.
Eglantine et Zoe's new collection is called Solis and is a heavy viscose with an abstract print in three gorgeous colour palettes. Because it's heavy it's a good choice for Spring, when there can still be a nip in the air, yet it looks light and summery. It also doesn't need lining, which is good news for sewists like me who end up with lining fabric puckering in the machine.
I love the dress Zoe has made in this fabric. It has a loose fit and a tiered skirt which is really fashionable. Everyone seems to be wearing tiered dresses at the moment. I recently made Tilly and the Buttons' Lyra dress which has lovely tiers, but a shirt top. In this fabric I think it could be a bit heavy.
Solis is also good for little jammies, so you get some warmth but they're not 'winter weight'. Closet Core Carolyn pyjamas would be a great pattern for this fabric. The photo below is a playsuit (and we have playsuits such as Megan Nielsen's Durban romper if you want one!) but I'd go for pyjamas.
See You At Six have also just launched their replay collection, with some classics that sold out immediately last time they were on the site (Peonies Double Gauze sold like a hot cake). My new favourite is Tropic Flowers in Chalk Blue, just for this wonderful photo that just screams warm weather.
I can imagine this viscose as a great caftan, maybe the Closet Core Charlie, or a floaty dress like Chalk and Notch's Marcel. I can't think of a jumpsuit that has these types of sleeves, but I'll keep looking.
See You At Six are fantastic for their French terry fabrics with lovely prints and I've got three new ones - Squirrels, Wellies and Summer Flowers. The Summer Flowers French terry is in peachskin pink but there is also a viscose version in yolk yellow. Lovely summery prints with positive vibes.
I'm a big fan of sweatshirt patterns so we've got lots - Paper Theory LB Pullover, Megan Nielsen's Jarrah, Grainline Linden, Tilly and the Buttons Billie. But, why not mix it up with a True Bias Marlo cardigan (ooh!).
There's loads more and a delivery from Atelier Jupe is on its way, so watch this space.