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Friday, 16 January 2015

FREE Pattern Friday! The Coffee Date Dress

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Imagine this classy dress in cool, crisp linen/silk blend or a soft, breezy cotton for summer coffee dates ...or wine sipping...or just looking pretty!


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Designed by the wickedly witty Selfish Seamstress, this dress has been a winner in sewing blog-land! Look at some of the gorgeous versions out there! Click on the images to read more about each version.
https://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/tag/coffee-date-dress/https://www.flickr.com/photos/tluic/4255337703/https://vintagely.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/1950s-coffee-date-dress/
http://www.thegirlwhoquilts.com/2010/05/coffee-date-dress-from-first-frock-by.html[100_8605a%255B3%255D.jpg]http://thesoutherninstitute.com/category/coffee-date-dress/

 It's one of those dresses that works for almost any occasion!

Download the pattern and instructions here.

And while you're there, check out some of the other elegant free patterns that the (not really) Selfish Seamstress has made available.

All images and patterns remain the property of their original owners.
 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Ava & Neve Liberte Courtiers Grand Opening 24-27 January 2015



Please welcome our new Industry Partner, Martina from the brand new Ava & Neve Liberte Courtiers!


My name is Martina and I am the owner of Ava & Neve Liberte Courtiers. Sewing and designing is in my blood, my dutch grandmother was a seamstress during the war. I got into sewing in my early 20's when my partner bought me a sewing machine to keep me busy during his long deployments overseas. I started making quilts and handmade clothing for all my friends who were having kids and I gradually progressed to starting a small handmade children's clothing business.


I opened Ava & Neve as I discovered by chance a beautiful range of fabrics called Liberty of London Art Fabrics. However I couldn't find the ranges I wanted in Brisbane so I decided as I love the product so much why not spread this love with the rest of Queensland. Liberty Art Fabrics have been printed in the UK since the late 1800's.






   

Whether you’re spoilt for choice or looking for inspiration for your next sewing project, make our edit of bestselling Liberty fabric your first stop. A well-chosen print can brighten a room or outfit, breathing life into your latest venture. Whether you’re making from scratch or simply customising, shop floral classics and season hero prints all on versatile Tana Lawn cotton. Liberty Tana Lawn is 100% cotton printed fabric on a delightful fine lawn. Soft and durable, it is perfect for casual wear with jeans or summer trousers but has timeless elegance for formal occasions when worn with fine accessories. There are a multitude of designs available in many colourways to appeal to girls and boys, women and men from ages 0 to 100.
 

Our range is available for sale online or in the studio. So whether you live in the area or in another city we can help you with all your needs and questions relating to Liberty Art Fabrics. Guild members will be given a 10% discount. So, pop into the studio to see our range at our opening 24-27 January 2015 between 10 am— 4 pm.


Ava & Neve
19 Kangaroo St, 
North Lakes QLD 
avaandneve.com.au
Opening hours: 10-4 Saturday and Sunday or by appointment during the week
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