I’ve been receiving bucketloads of emails (and extra large quantities of shop visitors) ever since our Dintex fabric sold out! We still have 1.5 m of Charcoal Dintex in stock which would be perfect if you have a smaller project in mind…but otherwise, you are out of luck for a couple of weeks.
There is good news though: I spent most of this week on the computer ordering all sorts of really exciting items for the Thread Theory shop…including Dintex in 8 (!!!) colors! Stay tuned for stormy blue, bright teal, rich plum, a pretty dove grey, and more. It isn’t all 100% good news though: I was really hoping to order Dintex in olive (since this is such a classic color for anoraks and also my favorite color) but, unfortunately, it isn’t available in olive right now. Maybe soon?
In addition to new fabrics, I’ve also ordered a myriad of tools to spruce up your sewing machine and tool box. You can also expect new high end notions to bump the quality of your sewing projects up to the next level. And you can look forward to more gorgeous tailoring canvases, interfacing, linings (striped!!!) and pocketing.
Right now we have restocked some of the locally created wooden sewing tools in our shop. If you’ve been waiting for an acorn thimble case or tape measure (as many of you have been ever since they were featured in a couple of sewing magazines recently), the wait is over.
Thank you to everyone at the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals conference last weekend for making Matt and I feel very welcome. We greatly valued all of your feedback and requests about our patterns and tools! Actually, many of the items I ordered for our shop this week were chosen based on this feedback and also based on some very helpful emails that you guys have been sending me lately. You are looking for thimbles in multiple sizes? Coming soon! You would like to order tailoring canvas (like the canvas included within our tailoring kits) by the meter for your coat project? You will soon be able to do so. You would really like to sew a cozy yet waterproof Newcastle Cardigan? Me too! And fabric is on it’s way.
Aside from fabric and notion requests, a few of you have also been emailing me with some inspiring ideas for future patterns. I always become a workaholic in the Fall as the weather cools and I delve deep into my sewing projects. Your ideas for full pattern lines, specific features in future patterns, and improvements to our existing patterns are contributing hugely to my current desire to design and make EVERYTHING! Speaking of making things, I just finished this buffalo check Fairfield Shirt for my Dad this week. I’m giving it to him when he comes for dinner tonight!
Anyways, please keep those ideas coming :). If you ever come across an inspiring garment, read a great article, notice a complete lack of pattern options, have feedback about the blog or website, or even want to share cool design feature within a pattern or store bought garment, please don’t hesitate to email! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Just because something isn’t fully relevant to the patterns or supplies we currently offer doesn’t mean it won’t be useful to Thread Theory in the future. Special thanks, this week, goes to Joanna Dyson for sharing this excellent article from the New York Times on women’s workwear. I’ve been daydreaming and scheming ever since!