Shop Small Saturday

Saturday 4th of December is the last shop small day for 2021, which for retail has been a very difficult year, so if you can please try and support your local independent shops on this day. This day will also be the last Saturday of 2021 that Fine Fabrics will be open, Normal Saturday opening will recommence in January 2022, Fine Fabrics has never been a Christmas shop, the shop has been particularly quiet in the last few weeks so I have taken the decision to spend some time updating the website and concentrating on the online side of the business for a couple of weeks. If you are intending to visit the shop please call or check the website for the new opening times.

Hopefull this Christmas we will be able to celebrate with our friends and family, the last eighteen months have made us all appreciate the small things in life and what is important to us, not necessarily the material things but the memories that we share with those we love. I for one will be dressing up for the festivities even though they will be spent at home, I have had enough of jeans and sweatshirts, I am opting for dresses, skirts and jumpers

McCalls have bought out some lovely new patterns for the winter season, I have plans to make McCalls 8248 (below) in both a brocade, BE0011 which will make the skirt be quite full below the hip, teamed with a simple black cashmere jumper which will be perfect for Christmas day, then for family walks on boxing day a viscose twill crepe VC0050, teamed with boots.

For a more casual attire, I am currently making some trousers from a Merchant and Mills pattern called Eve , which I hope to team up with McCalls 8240, pictured below, which I intend to sew up in some organic french terry jersey in very bright pink, BJ0011, think we all need to be bright and cheerful, but I would also like to make it in the Autumn leaves jersey BJ0057 pictured above

I would like to Thank you all for the support that you have shown Fine Fabrics during this last year, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy healthy 2022.. If anyone is interested in a sewing class taking place on a Tuesday 10.30 until 3pm please email me, starting in January 2022.

Best wishes, Happy sewing

Sandra x

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