How's this for exciting? We are the first Southern Hemisphere stockist of patterns from French indie label Republique du Chiffon!
Republique du Chiffon design gorgeous patterns, in a wide range of styles. Taking inspiration from all eras from the 1920's through to the now, they add a dose of French fashion style and mix it all together to create a fun collection.
We have 15 of their designs now instore, ranging from shorts to dresses, blouses to jackets.
Most of the patterns are in English, however a few are only in French - while translations are in progress, it's stated clearly on the pattern pages if they are currently only in French. Don't let that stop you though - Google Translate to the rescue! (And if you get stuck, just ask and we'll do our best to help. ;-)
Wanting to do a bit of summer sewing while the warm weather is here? You could make the Gladys dress - featuring a dropped waist, pleated skirt and angular cap sleeves, it has a lovely 1920's touch while still being perfectly wearable every day. Or the Pierre shorts - with their high waist and pleats, they're a great mix of feminine and masculine styles. Try the Melinda pattern - with options for both a playsuit with shorts or a short dress, and a unique yoke and neckline combination, Melinda is perfect for summer weekends and evening BBQ parties.
Prefer to plan ahead with your sewing, and thinking about autumn? The Michelle jacket is a perfect transitional piece - featuring a shawl collar, pockets, and sleeves that can be worn long or rolled up it's great for throwing on over a dress or trousers. The Monique dress is another great transitiional one - a straight shift dress style with 1980's inspired cut outs on the sleeves, it's perfect for warm weather when worn with slip-ons or heels, and will work equally well with tights and boots in cooler months.
And of course there are great options for winter too, if you're one of those who prefer winter sewing! There's the Raymond coat, with it's loose fit, raglan sleeves and wide V neckline that was designed so it's easy and comfortable to wear with a feature scarf. Or the Roger trench coat - a classic 1960's inspired style that's bound to be a winter wardrobe staple.