Giveaway week day 3: Dragonfly Fabrics

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Dragonfly Fabrics - Designer Dressmaking Fabrics

Dragonfly Fabrics should be right at the top of your list for online fabric shopping if you are a dressmaker. They have an absolutely excellent and helpfully varied line of fabrics including cotton jersey, cotton lawn, Ponte Roma, denim, French terry, linen and absolutely loads more. Here are some of my favourites at the moment:

Gorgeous, drapey double cloth for summer dressmaking.
Very on trend – this bold floral lawn would be gorgeous for a summer top or floaty dress.
Just some of their gorgeous collection of Japanese cotton prints.

The folks at Dragonfly have fantastic expertise in dressmaking and can offer advice on fabric choices for your favourite patterns, and you can also order fabric samples so that you can really be sure that you are getting just what you need for your project.

I think it’s the Dragonfly newsletter that has made me totally determined to make summer 2017 the time when I will Get To Grips with dressmaking. Every few weeks I get an email through featuring some of their brilliant range of  indie sewing patterns, combined with some really inspiring pattern-plus-fabric recommendations – so unlike a lot of marketing emails, it’s a great read because I actually learn something, as well as get tempted to get my credit card out. My fave pattern collections of the moment are the simple shapes of the Merchant and Mills range and the just general fabulousness of the Schnittchen collection.

Just some of the fab Schnittchen designs

So, you’ll want to know about the giveaway, I guess?

The Giveaway

  • We thought you would like to choose your own fabric and or pattern, so the giveaway prize is a £25 voucher to spend at Dragonfly. That will certainly get your spring/summer dressmaking underway!
  • To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, just leave a comment on this blog post – you are free to just say ‘pick me’, but if you want to tell me what you would do with the prize, then please do.
  • Entries are welcome from readers around the world.
  • I will do the draw on Sunday 2nd April in the evening, so any entry made before then will be included in the draw.
  • To get extra chances of winning, please sign up to follow Dragonfly on Facebook, sign up for their newsletter (link at bottom of page), follow Dragonfly on Instagram, or on Twitter, but you need to leave extra (one per follow) comments to let me know you’ve done so!

You can still enter the Monday giveaway, and the Tuesday giveaway too! And tomorrow there will be yet more goodies for you…

Striped fabrics for summer

It’s Monday and I needed some cheery thoughts after a wonderful weekend. Then the sun came out (just for a minute!), so my creativity reached out for stripy fabric for summer days – what can be more cheerful than these stripes in candy colours at Black Sheep Wools?

Candy stripe fabric for summer from Black Sheep Wools
Sippy Straws in Strawberry from the Sodalicious collection by Emily Merrick for Michael Miller; Tent Stripe in Tart from the Elizabeth collection by Tula Pink.

Making some round summer cushions with a beautiful piped edging, using this lovely Amy Butler pattern would be a great project to raise the spirits if you’re working with these sunny stripes.

If relaxing with some crochet or knitting is more your thing, then you’ll be pleased to know that the Black Sheep Wools continues with its fabulous line of clearance and sale bargains. This week they have added Sublime Yarns to the sale section – one of my absolute favourite brands, because the quality is fantastic for the price. I am particularly fond of Sublime Natural Aran, one of the yarns I used to use when I was regularly crocheting up my Big Ears Bunny pattern.

A gang of bunnies

At the minute you are getting an even bigger bargain (bigger than the big ears!) because there is 55% off this gorgeous yarn just now. Snap it up!


There are lots of lovely dressmaking stripes at Dragonfly Fabrics. For me stripes and summer tops go together like Wimbledon and strawberries. I’d love to make a Catrin sweatshirt (I love these Schnittchen designs – some of which come in plus sizes too – yay!) with some fab pink and purple stripes:

Stripes from Dragonfly Fabric
Cotton jersey in loads of lovely stripy colours; Catrin sweatshirt pattern from Schnittchen

I guess because BBC’s Sewing Bee has come to an end (I won’t spoilerise you, but I am very pleased about the winner!), Dragonfly’s series of Sewing Bee special offer is also coming to a conclusion. Why not check them out to make the most of the discounts before they run out!  And if you have a day free on Friday, the Dragonfly Fabrics Open Day, down in East Sussex, looks like it will be a brilliant day.

Have a great week – whatever you’re doing. And please support me here at Very Berry by checking out all the lovely goodies my sponsors have in store for you.



Something blue, something new

Something blue and something new from each of my sponsors’ shops – with special offers and other news too!

Something blue something new from Black Sheep Wools

Something blue:

King Cole Baby Alpaca (dk)Special Offer: there’s 15% off all King Cole yarns at Black Sheep Wools until 9am on 28 June with the code COLE15

Something new:

Large floral Zenbroidery printed fabric – this fun printed fabric design comes with a needle, an illustrated guide to free for stitching and a QR code to lead you to fantastic design ideas. A really fantastic holiday hand-stitching project!



Something blue something new from Dragonfly


Something blue:

Ponte Roma fabric in blue – a lovely soft double knit and perfect for dresses, tunics, soft skirts, light jackets and cardigans.

Something new:

Pauline Alice – Reina shirt pattern – a very pretty, romantic shirt pattern, new in stock.

Check out Dragonfly’s Sewing Bee page for great special offers on jersey!


Something blue something new from My Fabric House
Something blue:

Bold floral tulip fabric – a lovely quilting fabric

Something new:

Cats in the streets print on natural hessian linen – a great fabric when you need something more sturdy and I love these cute cats!

There’s also loads of great reductions in the My Fabric House sale.


Something blue something new from Cloud Craft

Something blue:

Lovely 1mm wool felt in French Navy – top quality felt in a lovely shade of blue.

Something new:

Gorgeous stack of 1mm felt in Macaron colours – almost good enough to eat!