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The Miss Gingers Blog
I have decided that I should start sharing some free patterns that have discovered.
Running everything here takes up so much of my time and leaves me with little time to do any making myself. so I have to make do with looking at some of the beautiful things my customers make and then share with me. Please share your makes with me.
So today it quilts! I have managed to make two myself. two that are not perfect but I did like making and am ridiculously proud of my efforts. So here are some free patterns that you might like to do. and I can dream about making soon.
1.The link below is for the kimono range from Makower.
3.Sweet little book and cat quilt from Windham. Doesn’t seem to hard either….
4 . Love this ..
5. a fox!
hope you enjoy. please leave comments or pictures if you make!
the sign is not quite up but I am open in my lovely new shop in folkestone. I am on the lovely old high street, that takes you down from the centre of town to the lovely harbour arm.so come on down and get creative!
So much has happened in the last few weeks since I wrote a blog piece. I had only had the shop a couple of weeks and it has been crazy!
I think I have been a little hard to live with with all the stress and trying to get everything done. At the moment it is just me, and I spend 6 days in the shop and Monday – the one it is shut I catch up on paper work, orders, bills, and a little social media..
I have also started stocking Emily Peacock Embroidery , and they are just the best. When one is bought I know the customer is going to have so much fun making it and then looking at it. I have made a few myself and my daughter has just finished the ‘lucky’ which I think is her 5th!
It has started to fill up nicely which has meant that I have needed to rearrange and pack all the lovely fabrics in.
Big news – I now have a shop, a bricks and mortar shop.
its been a massively hectic month but I am up and running and you can now come and see all the beautiful fabrics and more..
49 Old High Street
Open Wednesday to Sunday
10.30 to 5.30.
classes coming soon….
would love to see you.
I have been busy adding lots of new fabrics in the last week, and one of my favourite is the Modern Retro collection from Makower. It does have a clean retro slightly scandi feel to it, so suits me perfectly.
Beautiful colours that are perfect for the season. They look great together or would make wonderful one of pieces on there own. Personally I fancy an simple A line skirt in the leaf fabric. But which colour?…. .
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday you can find me at Greenwich Market. I pack in as much fabric as I can carry and squeeze on, around and under.
You can find patterns from Merchant and Mills, Tilly and the Buttons, sew simple, sew Over It, and Sew La Di Da
A whole range of fabrics cut in fat quarters.
If you are coming specially for a fabric please let me know so I can make sure I take it with me.
I look forward to seeing you.
I Had such a lovely weekend at the market this week. Really great customers, who showed me what they had made from my fabrics.
One Thing I enjoy seeing is the dresses made for little girls. Such a different range of fabrics that have been used, some now out of stock. But I think there is enough to choose from to make something equally wonderful.
I Stock most of the Merchant and Mills paper patterns and have made a few for myself as well. I find the patterns really good quality and most importantly that they are well written and easy to follow. The company are British and based in the beautiful town of Rye. Where Mapp and Lucia was based and filmed (I do love a random fact!)
There Patterns for both Man and women. Personally I find the shapes quite classic in style which makes it easy to add a little of your own flare. The top 64 looks fab in the denim hickory though I am just about to make it in a lightweight floral fabric
One of my favourite is the Camber dress. super easy and one I recommend to beginners. Its really flexible as your can make it as a dress or a top , and once confident it is a pattern you can play with, adding pockets or a flare. I think it also looks great in funky fabric – which of course I adore!
Next I hope to show you The Union and Dress shirt.
AKA Miss Ginger
It has been all go here at Miss Ginger’s. So much has happened I don’t know where to start! I suppose this being my first post on a new blog is a that start.
After moving house (wow that was hard!) I am now settled into my new house and concentrating hard on Miss Ginger’s and loving every minute.
One of the high lights was bringing new products, just so exciting. I had admired Alexander Henry fabrics for a while and was very excited to start stocking it. I think the delivery driver was a little shocked at how exactly how excited I was when it arrived! I immediately put it on line and took it to Greenwich Market where it seems lots of people love it!
One customer has made this lovely little girls dress using the Paloma fabric from Alexander Henry. I am looking forward to seeing more. I have just made a dress for someone, order at greenwich. I will show you soon!