Croft Mill UK Ltd

Croft Mill UK Ltd
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  • The bardot top (or off the shoulder top) was a huge trend last year. This year it looks set to return with a vengeance. They are perfect for when the weather gets warmer, keeping you cool and helping to avoid tan-lines trouble. The bardot tops of the moment tend to have tend sleeves, often with extra details such as ruffles, ties or volume. However if this is not your style  try simple sleeves – o...

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  • Are you feeling happy right now? By that I mean really happy. The kind of happy that has you humming a tune on your way into work and smiling even when you get caught in a shower. If not, we may have the answer. The ‘happy dress’ is fashion’s newest darling, and with good reason. Inspired by the creations of Nigerian born designer Duro Olowu, the dresses are all over the high street. They have the...

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  • Normally when I think of chiffon fabric , I think of evening dresses and princess-like girls at a special gathering. During the 2017 Spring Fashion Weeks though, a number of designers re-imagined the cloth. Long-length Skirts Both Dior and Victoria Beckham showcased longer chiffon skirts. Choose a longer like this pattern, and have fun! Victoria keeps her skirts cool and modern by wearing them wit...

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  • How To Hem a Pair of Trousers

    Buying a pair of trousers is never as simple as it sounds. Sometimes you can spend hours shopping, only to find the perfect pair, try them on and realise they are far too long in the leg for you. Luckily hemming a pair of trousers can be quick and simple, even for a novice sewer. So here is our guide on how to hem a pair of trousers. Firstly, try on the pants and take note of how much you need to ...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: The Final

    They say time flies when you are having fun, as such I guess we all must have been having fun watching this series of The Great British Sewing Bee. I say this because it does not seem like long since the series started, and here we are at the final. With only Jade, Charlotte and Joyce left the series was determined to go out in style, focusing their talents on evening wear. For the first challenge...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi-Finals

      This week, we had minor heart palpations. We tuned into BBC 2 at 9pm, and found tennis instead of sewing. We do like tennis, however we do like sewing more… A quick look at the TV Guide reassured us though, as The Great British Sewing Bee had not been cancelled, it had just been pushed back half an hour. There had been a bit of a debate about this series on our Facebook page, you can join the co...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: The Quarter Finals

    The quarter finals of The Sewing Bee was all about getting physical last night, with the remaining contestants dealing with some of the hardest challenges yet. All three rounds focused on Active Wear – which was a twofold challenge in many respects. The garment had to be fit to purpose, e.g. snug fitting, but not too tight and was made from stretch fabrics. The first round so the sewers attempting...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5

    This week we stepped back in time with The Great British Sewing Bee – as the 1960’s was the theme of the week. The 1960’s were a time in which sewing was still enjoying post-war popularity and the rise of the teenager (and with it new styles of clothing) meant many were home sewing their own shift dresses and mini-skirts. Talking about shift dresses, that was the first challenge (as well as sewing...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4

    Maybe it is just a coincidence that the Euros are starting this week, where all the national football teams get together for a kick about. Maybe the brains behind The Great British Sewing Bee had just planned this week’s episode long in advance. If you’re not sure what I am talking about, I am of course talking about the fact it was International Week last night. For the first challenge the contes...

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3

    The third episode of The Great British Sewing Bee was all about how the sewers managed with delicate fabrics. As such, what better way to test them than to have lingerie as the theme? As the programme began, we saw the contestants nervously discussing what they may expect in the coming week, almost all of them were hoping that a bra was not involved in any of the challenges. Although Charlotte did...

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  • Sew Your Own Christmas Gifts

    We are fully in the swing of sewing Christmas gifts here at Croft Mill. I am leaving hints around the office for a tweed coat. How well my pot-it notes work, will have to be seen. This is the second post in our Sewing for Christmas series. This one is packed full of general gifts for friends and family members. We’ve been asking around for favourite tutorials and patterns, and have tried to includ...

  • Perfect Gifts to Sew For Men

    On the run up to Christmas it can be hard to find a special present for your someone you care about. We think a really good way to impress is to make something and give them a hand made personal gift so we are putting together a blog series about sewing your own gifts, starting with this one – Perfect Gifts to Sew For Men. If you are a novice sewer, sewing a present may seem slightly daunting, how...

  • Sew Awards 2016 – Please Help Us Win – Best Online Fabric Retailer

    It is that time of year again, awards season, we didn’t enter the Sew awards last year but thanks to you in 2014 we won ‘Best Independent Store – North of England’. We are delighted to have been nominated again this year for ‘Best Online Retailer’. How wonderful? We are very flattered as we are up against great competition; however, as good as they are, we know we have a loyal following and we wou...

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