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#FabricFriday - Poplins for Kwik Sew 147

Just a quick #fabricfriday post this week. Im getting back into the swing of things after my holidays! We had a really good break - I tend to spend most of my time in the shade so I hardly have a tan haha!! 
For this weeks fabric friday I thought I would mention a couple of the quilting cottons. Some dressmakers tend not to look into quilting fabrics for their dresses etc., So I would just like to point you in this direction (again) Prices do tend to start at £12.99 per metre but this is balanced by the fantastic choice. Sometimes it feels the choice is never ending especially if you are looking to combine designs and colours.
Kwik Sew patterns have some amazing styles that give you brilliant ideas on mixing and matching these fabrics. A popular one at the moment is K147.
I love how this design has a button closure at the back, it just makes a change from a zip. I think it gives it more of a vintage look.
As with all Kwik Sew Sewing Patterns the instructions are very clear and sometimes as with this one they bring colour into it. As you can see from my next photo this comes into its own for version A because of the different fabrics used. How unusual are these pockets?
Note as well on version A how the skirt is gathered into a bottom band which blends perfectly with the little puff sleeves.
Last but not least I just love the little finishing caption in the instructions-
I honestly didn't know what fabrics to choose, I eventually settled on two Camelot Fabrics. The first being this penelope baubles in colour chartreuse and penelope cobblestone in colour grey. They both have lemon and grey in them with the right hand one (on the photo) having pinky peach as well.
I then tried to replicate the colours on the pattern and found these two stunners both from Camelot Fabrics again. The first is fretwork in shade blue and grey and the second is a beautiful Marble Print Fabric in shades chocolate brown at £8.99 per mt or £2.25 per fat quarter. They blend so well and yet are a fantastic contrast.
Although I love version A (in 2 fabrics) I think version B is equally nice and as on the pattern a  flowery design would look good. I have chose one from our amazing Cotton Poplin range at just £6.99 per mt. From the next photo it helps you to see the design size and the following photo shows you a close up of the pattern. Quite a 'modern' looking flower don't you think?
For those of you who perhaps prefer a more vintage look how about this tiny Floral Print Poplin Fabric same price, same quality. Again 2 photos the second showing you a close up.
So don't forget have a good long browse through the Quilting Fabrics and last but not least have you seen the new range of Art Gallery Jersey Fabrics we are stocking now at Minerva. Take a look at these fantastic fabrics, I'll be looking at doing a blog for these stunners in the coming weeks.
Thanks for reading.
Annette xx

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