Yay! We've been open for two weeks and it's been quite a whirlwind! Thank you so much for all of your emails and orders. I'm so grateful for all of your support! It's somewhat scary launching a completely new venture, and it's nice to know that other people are as enthusiastic about this as I am. I'm really excited about the future of this little company!
Some of our new patterns
The new fabrics are more fabrics that are made in Britain. While Britain is no longer the textile powerhouse that it once was, there are still a lot of mills in Britain that produce all sorts of fabrics (mainly at the high end). I've tried my best to source British-made fabrics, and currently our collection includes fine cotton shirtings, fancy Chanel-style tweeds, rustic wool tweeds, and fine wool suitings. I'll soon be creating a section on the website which highlights these fabrics.
Some of our British-made fabrics
The new patterns include some of the big trends from the spring/summer 2015 ready-to-wear collections... which you can now see on our Pinterest boards!* There are lots of fun trends this season! I will be writing about these in future blog posts and newsletters, and including suggested outfits in the 'Make Something' section of the website. If you'd like to follow our Pinterest pages (which means that our pins will show up in your feed), click on the 'Follow' button on our Pinterest page. Every few days, I will be adding new pins from a number of popular fashion blogs I follow.
In other social media news, I will be starting a Facebook page for The Splendid Stitch in the next few days. Once that's up and running, I'll branch out into Twitter and Instagram. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you on social media!
*The images from the spring/summer ready-to-wear collections weren't randomly chosen: I chose them based on their inclusion in the February and March issues of a number of British and American fashion magazines. Readers of this blog will quickly discover that I have a systematic methodology for almost everything... :-)
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