Fabric Focus - Alexander Henry

So its week 2 of not having my sewing machine back...beginning to wonder where on earth it is as engineer said she had done last Friday!

I thought I'd take a look at one of my fav textile designers Alexander Henry. I used to make 'retro/rockabilly' inspired dresses and Alexander Henry fabrics lend themselves so well to this with the amazing collection of 'Island Girls' vintage pin-up prints and various, fire, nautical and Dia de Muertos themes.


Island Girls
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June Bird Song
Alexander Henry is a premier textile design house taking inspiration from art history and culture at large. It is run by Marc, Phillip and Nicole de Leon and each artist working there paints each pattern by hand.

HQ is in Burbank, Califrnia however Alexander Henry fabrics are available globally and their collections are ever expanding! The best source are online shops such as Plush Addict, FancyMoon, FabricInspirations and of course Ebay!


Bewitched
'Bewitched'
Magic Meows
'Magic Meows'
One of their current collections is 'Haunted House' perfect for this season :-) and containing cotton prints ranging from cartoon pumpkins to the 'pin-up girl' style of 'Bewitched'.

One of my absolute favourites is a print called 'Tatsu' from the Indochine range - of which I bought an entire bolt (possible mistake!). I did however manage to at least make a lined dress from it - covered in dragons!

 Hop on over to Alexander Henry and take a look....
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'Tastu' dragon dress


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