Jeanne's School Photo Dress

Are You a Flannel Fan?

It’s fun to sew swingy skirts and flowy tops for spring and summer in our quilting cottons and voile, but did you know what we have a lovely, fun fabric option for cool weather garments, too?

We have a rainbow of delightfully soft flannels from designers like Amy Butler and Erin McMorris. These would be perfect as simple pajama pants (with an elastic or drawstring waist) or a lightweight bathrobe, but there are other ways to slip this fun fabric into your wardrobe. Try it as a zippered pouch (or the lovely lining inside a bag), as facings on a warm winter dress, or as bias tape for a bright and fuzzy pop of color.

Want to go warmer? Our sewing instructor Jeanne made a School Photo Dress (see photo below) in Anna Maria Horner’s Flower Go Round. The simple seam lines and stand up collar work perfectly with the flannel’s natural body for a perfect winter dress.

Keep an eye out; we’ll be adding more colors of fine wale corduroy soon, which had many of the same soft and toasty properties.

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