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New Eliza M Sample Garments

Hi De Hi! 
June is Indie Pattern Month over at The Monthly Stitch (check it out, it's good!) so what a fantastic time to showcase our lovely friends who produce the Eliza M Patterns! They've brought out a few new patterns recently and used our fabrics to show case them!
First off the bat (and my personal favourite I think) is the Audrey Dress. Featuring a wide Boat Neckline, a low V back and a wooshy skirt (yes that is the technical term) this is a true vintage gem!
For this image they have featured our Sea Blue Floral Stripe Print Rayon Satin and they couldn't have chosen a more perfect fabric. The way the print flows down the dress is perfect and the weight of the fabric is just right for sitting over the netted petticoat.
It's very easy to imagine a dress like this in a polka dot cotton, so to see this made in a satin is truly inspiring.
Next in line is the Betty Dress! An obvious favourite of mine, the Betty features a halter neck with nautical-esq collar detailing. Another full circle skirt so you can swoosh the night away!
Think gingham is just for young girls? Think polycotton is just for tablecloths? No and no! Our everyday 1 Inch Gingham Polycotton at a pocket friendly £3.99 p/m in Royal Blue is this feature fabric. Honest! Lightweight and crisp, this fabric is perfect for this kind of dress. Just screams Daytime cocktails, doesn't it? Plus, it won't crease that badly so you can carry it on through to the night. 
It's also available in a ba-jillion colours! (well...15)
Last, but of course not least, is the Hop and Swing Pants featured in our Ex-Barbour Camel Check 100% Wool Suiting. High Waisted with a super wig leg, these will add a figure to anyone. Perfect if you're not quite a skirt person because you can still sashay and sway.
I love this fabric choice, too. Perfect for a chilly British autumn
A certain A/W 2015 staple in the Katie Betty Wardrobe.
It's always fun to see pattern such as these sewn up in different fabrics, I find it helps inspire you and aids you in thinking out of the box so you can make something truly yours and not just as it is on the pattern packet! Have you had any pattern revelations recently?
Katie B

Launching Pattern of the Week (POW)

We are launching a brand new feature on the Minerva Crafts Website today - Pattern of the Week (or as we like to call it 'POW!')

We have teamed up with the lovely people at Butterick Patterns to bring you huge discounts on some of our favourite patterns from your favourite brands including McCallsButterick & Vogue!

Each week myself and the team here at Minerva get together to select one of our favourite sewing patterns from our website and offer it to you at a hugely discounted price. Each pattern offer lasts only one week so don’t miss out!

This weeks offer, 50% off McCall's 7081 - A Ladies Summer Dress with Collar Pattern. Was £8.75 but for this week only is reduced to just £4.38!

Please keep checking back every week to see what offers we have on POW (Pattern of the Week!)

To view this weeks offer, click here!

Thanks for reading,

Vicki x


Eliza M and Minerva Crafts Collaboration

Exciting News! We have teamed up with the fabulous ladies behind the scenes at Sew Print UK who design the gorgeous range of Vintage Style Sewing Patterns 'Eliza M'.
Claire the designer and Rachel (the gorgeous model in these photographs) choose some beautiful fabrics from our website to make a selection of their patterns to shoot this fabulous collection of images. I think you will agree they are rather stunning!
First up (and my favourite of them all) is the Eliza Dress pattern. This was made up in our teal blue animal print viscose fabric. It also comes in a magenta and lipstick pink colourway.
Sticking with dresses, next up is the gorgeous Audrey dress pattern. How lovely would it be to have a pattern named after you? If they bring out a Vicki or Victoria pattern I think I would have to have a go if it was my sort of style! The Audrey pattern has been made up in our red polka dot stretch cotton fabric, which also comes in blackwhite and navy - such classic colours for this style. 
Next up is the very pretty Daisy Dress pattern. I know this pattern is a real favourite with lots of our customers. I can see why - it is so pretty and feminie, I think it really captures the 'Vintage Vibe'. In fact if you are a shopper at Minerva Crafts you might have met Claire at the Minerva Crafts Meet Up event last year when she was kindly demonstrating some of her patterns for us. Claire made this up in our red floral print stretch cotton fabric (unfortunately now out of stock but you can find similar floral stretch cotton), which also comes in black, denim blue, and ivory (again, unfortunately now out of stock but we have a wide range of stretch cotton!) 
And next for something a little different, but still with a vintage theme we have the Hop & Swing Pants pattern teamed with the Gypsy Jane Top pattern. The pants are made from our 7.5oz denim fabric in indigo blue (also available in black) and the top is made from our red gingham fabric! This gingham comes in 17 colours so there is plenty of colour choice and at just £2.99 per metre you could make this top for very little.
We were really excited to be involved in this collaboration and since then have supplied more fabrics for their new collection of patterns being launched soon. As soon as they become available we will have them in stock and will be sharing more of these gorgeous images so please watch this space! I think these images look absolutely amazing and are a huge credit to Claire and Rachel.
If you have created any of your own Eliza M creations please send us some pictures through on our facebook page, twitter or instagram, I would love to see them!
Bye for now,