Welcome back, friends!
We're starting season two off with a little bit of sewspiration and discussing the big fabric trends we're seeing for the spring of 2017. As the weather starts to warm up, I can't help but daydream about my summer sewing projects or obsessively stalk my favourite RTW stores (I'm looking at you, Anthropologie) to figure out how to recreate my favourite looks for less.
Today my guest is Michelle from Style Maker Fabrics. Michelle is the owner of Style Maker Fabrics, an online fabric store that specializes in offering trendy fabrics at affordable prices. Some of the fabrics in Michelle's shop are leftover from big-name designers (Like my love, Anthropologie).
What make's Michelle stand out for other fabric stores, in my humble opinion, is the emphasis she places on offering fabrics that match RTW trends. When you order from her she sends along a little postcard with all of her trend observations this season on the back - it's a little touch, but it really reaffirms her commitment to offering sewists the tools they need to make stylish clothes.
In addition to stocking super fashionable fabrics, Michelle also sponsors seasonal style blog tour - you might have seen the Spring Style Tour taking place right now. The eight trends Michelle is going to share with us today can be seen in action on the tour, so it's definitely worth taking a closer look at!
Although this episode is part of the Spring Style tour and I'm one of the tour participants, it's not sponsored, and my opinions about Style Maker Fabrics are all my own. I genuinely think it's important to celebrate businesses who support stylish apparel sewing and think Michelle is the perfect expert for this episode.
(PS: If you want to see more spring style, here's the lineup!)
I've been lucky enough to partner up with Michelle on many projects like the Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour and the Spring Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour, but I've also bought (and paid for) a number of fabrics from her shop. While I can't order as much as I would like to because shipping to Canada is a killer, I know I can always count on her for finding the trendiest fabrics I can't seem to find anywhere else.
I know you're going to love this episode, so let's jump on in!
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Here are some trends you can shop online on Style Maker Fabrics!
- Tropical Escape
- Romantic Volume (my personal favourite)
- Modern Nautical
- Graphic Prints
- Practical Utility
In addition, the fabrics in today's cover image are all from Style Maker Fabrics! If you wanted to take a closer look a them, here they are:
- Pink Oxford Shirting
- Pink/Orange/Green Plaid
- Pink/Orange Plaid
- Rayon Crepe Hot Pink
- Black and Pink Textured Floral Double Knit
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Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.
I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!