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Portland, OR 97211

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Colette Dainties and more Underthings


By Melissa

Colette Patterns is rocking my world with two new patterns for underthings:  Cinnamon (bias cut slip dress and camisole) and Nutmeg (bralette, tap pants and French knickers).  We just got them in the store and I'm bumping the Cinnamon slip to the top of my list.  The patterns are offered in sizes 0-18.  Bolt stocks some really nice options for sewing it up-- silks (I'm going for a black stretch with 5% spandex), silky nylon jersey in deep plum and black, or patterned lightweight cottons.  Don't forget to check the stretch trim bins!  The store carries dozens and dozens of trims perfect for under (or over) things.  Personally, I can't get over the velvet fold-over-elastic.  It would be so sweet at the waist of a half slip or made up as a quick hair band


I am a bit slip crazy at the moment due to summer dress wearing weather approaching, and good ones seem hard to find.  Folkwear has a few nightie/slip patterns you might be interested in.  We stock the "Princess Slip", "Edwardian Underthings" and "Ladies Chemise", but I'm drawn to the "Intimacies" pattern which Bolt also carries-- specifically the sweet tap pants (they have snaps at the side) and the way the slip is cut.  The fact that I'm giggling while typing all those names is just an aside.  I need one of those saucy haircuts and hand mirrors and I'd probably feel more legit. 

The popular Sweet Nothings book by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader is back on the shelves, too, so I really have no excuse to get going.  After all, every season is underwear season. 

Cheerful Prints


Since you're probably staying indoors a little more than you anticipated 'round these parts, you might be interested in some new quilt weight prints.  Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun for Kaufman is in and it's moving pretty quickly.  These two leaf prints are instant favourites (also from Kaufman) from the Nutmeg line.  We also got a couple of bolts from the brand new Metro Cafe by Louis Cunningham.

The store has also stocked four prints from the beautiful (not to mention ORGANIC) company Birch Fabrics.  Be still my woodland heart:


We have a post in the works dedicated to all our organics.  Also, check in soon for the discount code for a special sale event happening the weekend of June 18th.  Don't worry if you're not local-- there are Craft Parties to celebrate Etsy happening all over the country and world (!).   

Marimekko Sale

For the month of June, all in stock Marimekko (and that's at least 10 bolts with a couple more on the way mid-month) will be 25% off! 


These are two of my favourites (by Kristina Isola and Maija Louekari respectively).  If you come in, don't be afraid to pull the bolts and bring them to the counter so you can see them in all their large scale glory.