June 9, 2017

The Fabric Store – By Hand London Charlotte Skirt and Papercut Rise Turtleneck

I’m a little ashamed to say that this is the first outfit post I’ve done in MONTHS. I haven’t stopped sewing, but I’ve been awful at photographing my makes – I will do better! I’m actually in the midst of a big Summer wardrobe sewing mission, so watch out for those makes here and over on our instagram.

When The Fabric Store got in touch earlier this year we were buzzing with happiness! We’ve been spying their fabric for so long and compiling wish lists, so we quickly picked our fave fabrics and got pattern planning. If you missed Rosie’s By Hand London Sabrina a couple of months back that she made with her haul go have a look! I think seeing her wearing it since it got a bit warmer has urged me to get going with mine.

The Fabric Store

If you aren’t familiar with The Fabric Store then I have to ask, why not?! They stock probably the most desired collection of fabric and they are my most spied instagram account! They haven’t yet opened a store in the UK (maybe one day!) but they’ve got stores in New Zealand, Australia and LA. We were lucky enough to visit the LA store back in February so keep an eye out for those fabrics coming up!

The good news is they have an amazing online store with free shipping over $150 NZD. Go have a browse!


I knew I wanted to sew an all green outfit, so I plumped for some palm print jacquard (sadly sold out, but check out their other jacquards!) and some of their famous merino jersey. I wanted a little A-line skirt that’s wearable so adapted the Charlotte skirt from By Hand London by just widening the sides from the widest point in my hip. This is a fave pattern of mine – makes you want to wiggle!

The Fabric StoreThe Fabric StoreΒ For the top I decided to do a looser fit top to make the outfit a bit more casual. Rosie and I have made loads of Papercut Fall Turtlenecks, we pretty much wore them all Winter. I shortened the sleeves slightly and made the neck a bit shorter. If you don’t have this pattern yet I can’t recommend it enough. It’s so great for building a wearable wardrobe.

The Fabric Store

A huge HUGE thank you to The Fabric Store for gifting me this fabric. I absolutely love it!



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