Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nani IRO Versatile Skirt



Yet another Versatile Skirt in a quirky, abstract Nani IRO Fuukei print. The basecloth is a linen/cotton blend. You'd never know it was partly cotton though, it looks like 100% linen and the slightly open weave makes it drape beautifully. It was fun playing around with this print to decide which bits of the print to place where. A great design for spring!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

New Nani IRO 2010


We've recently uploaded the new Nani IRO 2010 collection to the store. It's mostly double gauze except for the Poster Fleur prints which are a lovely soft cotton and linen canvas.
Generally in the southern hemisphere we get summer collections in winter and winter collections in summer, but this particular collection has a couple of nice moody, winterish colourways (below).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Amy Butler Full Moon Jacket

Now, I wouldn't necessarily think that this Amy Butler Full Moon Polka Dot fabric is a classic candidate for a jacket. If a customer asked me if it was suitable for a jacket, I'd probably say "You could try it, but I'd recommend something a bit heavier with a little more body." It seems though I'd just be being lazy. Check out this superfantastic jacket made up in this fabric by the Selfish Seamstress.
For more nitty gritty details, see this post here, and this one here.
How did she get it looking so fantastic? Along with the usual facing and lining, she also interlined each of the fabric pieces with muslin and top stitched with a double straight stitch! Respect.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last Chance to Win a Gift Voucher

We've had a huge response to our customer survey so far. Thanks to all those who've responded and given us such valuable feedback!

It closes at the end of this week, so if you haven't already, take the survey for your chance to win one of 5 $100 gift vouchers. It will take only 5 minutes of your time. We're not asking anything intrusive - just some general feedback on our products, web site and customer service.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Embroidered Linen

We recently had these gorgeous linen designs embroidered in India to our specifications. These are really large scale prints, so they're perfect for blinds, curtains, cushions or table linen. The branches design in particular would look amazing slightly offset so the branches run down one side of the cushion rather than in the centre.
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