I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s been a sudden and dramatic drop in temperates in these here parts (the UK). I’ve turned all sloth-like, when I’m not doing my Couch to 5k training and want nothing more than to cuddle up in warming fabrics.
So, at pure random and with no particular logic, here’s a run down of some of my favourite snuggly fabrics for winter weather.
Flannel is unbelievably warm and toasty for this time of year – believe me. In fact, it’s one of the few times of year I can wear my flannel PJs to bed without throwing off the covers.
My latest make in giant cord – a second Cleo dress that I just can’t stop wearing. Three days this week! It’s sooooo warm and cosy.
From left to right: jersey, wool, wool, boiled wool, velvet, some sort of ponte
I always think boiled wool is perfect for this time of year and still hanker after sewing a top like Lladybird’s. This fabric would also suit a waterfall coat that needs drape. Swoon, I’d love to make a second Lola coat in boiled wool.
And on the topic of wool … any wool is good for this time of year, though you’re looking at trips to the dry cleaners. I’ve even been known to make wool dresses – see here and below.
Velvet! Gabberdashery has made herself a black velvet Cleo dress and now all I dream of is working with velvet. So lush. My bright pink velvet with the animal print might be a bit much. Or not! Hmmmmmm.
Any fabric suggestions of your own? Wrap up warm, peeps! Jack Frost is most certainly out and about.