Friday, June 26, 2009

Silk Satin Ombre

Now in stock, these luscious silk satin ombres - available in charcoal, navy, cobalt and chocolate - from all stores, excluding Bondi Junction ($58 per metre, 110cm wide).

Up, Up and Away

We're off on our annual buying trip to Italy, sourcing more delicious fabrics for the upcoming season. I'll try to keep you all posted with some photos very soon.

(picture from Garance Dore's fabulous blog)


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Looking for Vogue 8259

A wonderful friend Jo is looking for anyone who may have this Claire Schaeffer pattern Vogue 8259 (out of print) size 12-16. If you haven't used this pattern and would like to de-stash - I'll be happy to give you a pattern of the same value in exchange. Not to mention that Jo would be eternally grateful.

If you can help contact Lisa at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Catwalk models wanted.

Living Creatively is looking for aspiring models to parade garments in their fashion shows at the upcoming Stitches and Craft Show held in Sydney - August 19 - 23 at Rosehill Racecourse.

Anyone interested, email Claire Stewart on to find out more.

Pattern Review - Simplicity 3678

Yesterday, I received a lovely email from Rebecca who let me know that she was really pleased with a dress she made from Clandestine - an Italian Spun Rayon/Spandex jersey she bought after seeing it on our Tessuti Online store.

Rebecca made up this lovely drapey jersey in Simplicity 3687 view C with sleeves from view B. The only alterations she made was to the bodice, making it 1 inch longer due to D 'cuppage'. She also felt that the neckline would look nicer if lowered a little.

It's no wonder Rebecca gets lots of flattering comments about her stylish new dress. I think it's rather fabulous!

A big thank you to Rebecca for the photos and email.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Next Burdastyle Sewing Club .....

Where -Tessuti Fabrics Melbourne, 141 Flinders Lane (near Russell Street). Tel: 9654 4566.

When -Thursday June 25th

Time - 6:30pm and 8:30pm

What to bring....

· A finished project

· Details of or ideas for your next project-picture, pattern, fabric ideas etc

· Your current project if you wish to work on it

· Your sewing machine if you plan to sew

· Anything else you would like to show and tell, books, mags, patterns etc.

· A gold coin donation to go towards tea, coffee and biscuits etc.

At this meet we will discuss the following....

· Upcoming topics

· Ideas for things we’d like to learn

· Our next meet

You will be able to buy fabrics on the night and will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

If you would like to attend please email Nichola at to book a spot.

Nichola will be organising a Sydney BurdaStyle Club meet in August. Stay tuned for more info about that.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Coco Chanel film

I can't wait to see Coco before Chanel coming out this Thursday 25th. Isn't gorgeous Audrey Tautou the perfect choice to portray fashion icon Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel?

Haven't been this excited since this great film was released!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

If these Japanese pattern books won't inspire you to get sewing....nothing will!

Girl's Every Day Dress

Stylish Dress Book

Imogen's Bird In A Bottle

Here is gorgeous Imogen again wearing another of her mummy's creations from this book. The top pattern is 'L' from Girly Style Wardrobe made up in Tessuti's Japanese cotton voile 'Bird In A Bottle' from last summer, and the square neckline is trimmed in our spotted Green/Ecru sweet!

Here below is just a peek of some of the very easy and simple patterns available in this beautifully presented book.

We're happy to announce that you can now purchase this and other lovely Japanese pattern books for womens and childrenswear from only our Tessuti Melbourne and Surry Hills - Sydney store.

Note: Also to be added to our online store...very soon!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pattern Review - New Look 6702

Our next impressive pattern review comes to us courtesy of Janet, and it's New Look's 6702, View A. She whipped up this rather stylish number in no time (Janet assures us she's all about the quick n' easy) using Tessuti's 100% wool Merino Jersey Grey.

The only significant pattern adjustment was to reduce each sleeve binding length by 10cm. I particularly love the gathered detail at the front. Gorgeous, no?

L x

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Osaka Citrus Bolero @ Penelope RED

I recently received a lovely email from Penelope, a Tessuti customer and designer of the label Penelope RED. Penelope designs and handmakes all of of her lovely creations which she sells on her online store via Etsy.

Penelope sent me this gorgeous image (above) from her new website - featured in her latest styles section. Tessuti's Japanese cotton Osaka Citrus is used as a trim detail on this lovely bolero jacket and matching skirt. The lovely cropped jacket features contrast stitching and lining and retro vintage square buttons.

Also, currently for sale on Etsy, Black Citrus Corset Dress below.

Good luck with your collection Penelope!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Love Bento

..... Tessuti Fabrics!
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