It is no secret that we here at Voodoo Rabbit love Halloween fabric. One of the reasons that we wanted to open our own fabric shop was so that we could stock some of the cool Halloween fabrics that generally do not make it to your average Australian fabric shop.
We are always super excited when Alexander Henry Fabrics release their Halloween lineup as they always have something a bit different and this year is better than most!! We have just received our latest shipment and included are the Halloween fabrics below. Crafty Calaveras and Midnight Muertos have everything you could ever want in a Halloween fabric including skeletons, pumpkins and bats with a bit of a Mexican Day of the Dead thrown in for good measure. Even though they are halloween fabrics we think that any of these fabrics would make awesome rockabilly dresses for any time of the year.
We have been on the lookout for a really good Zombie fabric but so far all of the ones that have been released have been of cutesy zombies, not that there is anything wrong with that. We, and a number of our customers, have been hanging out for something a bit grittier though and now it is here. Zombie! from Alexander Henry has Walking Dead style Zombies in all of their rotting glory, we have only had this one for a few days but it is already selling fast.
At the other end of the fabric spectrum we have some new vintage reproduction fabrics from Moda. We picked these two as we thought they lent themselves to a number of easy-to-sew projects. The block pattern can be used to make a simple cheater quilt, soft toy cubes, a little layered skirt etc. The co-ordinating stripe print can be used to make little tags for the quilt and blocks, or cute little ruffles/binding on a skirt.
We have been asked on a number of occasions if we stock kids clothing patterns, we have had some dress patterns from You Sew Girl but we have been on the look out for a new designer. I (Ky) met Monica Poole at a trade event I attended back in February and was lucky enough to do a workshop with her. She is the loveliest lady and I thought her patterns were easy and fun to make. We are happy to announce that we now have a range of Monica's patterns available for you to purchase. The patterns are easy to follow with step-by-step instruction and full size pattern pieces. There are no buttonholes or zips making them ideal for beginner or time poor sewist ;) There are 6 kids patterns as well as a ladies wrap skirt and a backpack pattern.
If you have any suggestions for pattern brands that you think we might like to stock we'd love for you to let us know in the comments.
- Ky and Cloud