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Designer Picks: The Modern Sewing Co.’s Hetty finds the perfect fabrics

Designer Picks: The Modern Sewing Co.’s Hetty finds the perfect fabrics

Designing a garment is more than just choosing a pattern that looks good. A great design also requires carefully selecting the perfect fabric to complement the pattern. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Hetty from The Modern Sewing Co. for the second instalment of our series, Designer Picks.

With years of experience in the fashion industry, Hetty has mastered the art of selecting fabrics that perfectly match the intended pattern.

Hetty has personally selected her favourite fabrics from Harmer and Huff to accompany her patterns, and her high standards for quality and sustainability are reflected in each and every product we offer. 


Meet Hetty

Introducing Hetty, the creative force behind The Modern Sewing Co! Hetty is a talented designer and maker who is passionate about creating sustainable and stylish fashion. Her love for sewing started at a young age, and she has since honed her skills to become a true expert in the craft.

She has a gift for transforming ordinary fabrics into stunning, one-of-a-kind garments. With her eye for design and commitment to ethical production, Hetty has created a brand that we think you'll love. At The Modern Sewing Co, you'll find a carefully curated collection of patterns that are perfect for your next me-made project.  

With her expert guidance, even beginner sewers can create beautiful and unique garments that they'll be proud to wear.


Hetty's Picks

Classic Shirt x Jil Sander Cotton Fabric

The Classic Shirt is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. This pattern features traditional shirt-making techniques in a chic, modern cut that is fitted on the shoulders and flows into an A-line shape with a deep scooped V-shaped hem. Made with our Jil Sander Designer Deadstock woven cotton plain fabric in white, this shirt has a crisp, elegant feel. As it is non-stretch, it would be perfect for achieving a structured, fitted look. This fabric is part of a limited designer deadstock range, so get it while you can!

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Classic Shirt

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Jil Sander Cotton Fabric


Daphne Trousers x 21 Wale Cotton Corduroy

The Daphne Trouser pattern paired with this Organic Cotton 21 Wale Corduroy fabric in a lovely camel brown shade is the perfect combo for a stylish and sustainable fall/winter wardrobe. The fine corduroy with 21 wales per inch has a great structure and stretch, making it comfortable to wear. Additionally, the fabric is BCI Organic and Oeko-Tex standard 100 certified, making it a fantastic sustainable choice. The high-waisted, wide-leg silhouette of the Daphne Trouser pattern will complement the fabric's texture and colour, making for a smart and flattering final garment.

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Daphne Trouser

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Organic Cotton 21 Wale Corduroy


Celia Dress x Slubby Finish Tencel & Linen Blend

The Celia Dress is a timeless button-down dress that is made even more stylish with the beautiful slubby finish Tencel and linen blend. This dress features a collar, lapels, two-piece sleeves, and side pockets with a fitted shoulder and an a-line cut that offers both comfort and mobility. This blended fabric is a perfect combination of the strength and durability of linen and the gorgeous drape and breathability of Tencel. The fabric is dyed using an environmentally friendly process and is ideal for summer dresses, jumpsuits and tops. 

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Celia Dress

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Slubby Finish Tencel and Linen Blend


Jesse Jumpsuit x Lenzing Tencel™

The Jesse Jumpsuit paired with Lenzing Tencel™ Twill Fabric in a neutral sand tone is a match made in heaven. The 100% Tencel™ composition of the fabric offers a soft, fluid drape, while also being breathable and medium weight. The twill weave adds a subtle sheen to the fabric, elevating the look of the jumpsuit. This versatile fabric is perfect for a variety of sewing projects, including dresses, skirts, trousers, and casual jackets. The Jesse Jumpsuit's all-in-one outfit design paired with this gorgeous fabric creates the ultimate comfort, style, and casual charm look for all year round.

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Jesse Jumpsuit

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Lenzing Tencel


Leila Shirt x Yarn Dyed Check Cotton and Linen Blend Fabric 

Looking for a breathable fabric to make a summer shirt or top? Look no further than this gorgeous yarn-dyed check cotton and linen blend fabric in a cheerful mustard yellow colour. The soft and strong weave of this high-quality fabric is perfect for creating an oversized and breezy Leila Shirt, with its dropped shoulders and roomy square fit. The subtle blend of yellow and mustard tones on an off-white base adds a touch of sunny charm to any outfit. So grab this fabric and get ready to sew up the perfect summer garment!

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Leila Shirt

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Yarn Dyed Check Cotton Linen Blend


Spring Trousers x Antique Wash Linen Fabric

These Spring Trousers are perfect for adding a touch of relaxed elegance to your wardrobe. Made with a high-quality Antique Wash Linen Fabric, these trousers have a textured look and a soft, breathable feel. The semi-elasticated waist ensures a comfortable fit, while the front pleats and wide legs add a stylish touch. This mid-weight linen fabric is perfect for sewing projects such as dresses, shirts, blouses, and pants. Add a touch of sophistication to your wardrobe with these chic and versatile Spring Trousers.

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Spring Trousers

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Antique Wash Linen Fabric


Rib Sweater and Sunday Trackies x Bamboo Fleece Fabric

The Rib Sweater and Sunday Trackies are perfect for lounging in style and comfort. The pattern features a relaxed-fit sweater with ribbed details and comfy track pants that feel like a second skin. The fabric is a dreamy blend of bamboo and cotton with a brushed fleece finish on the inside. It has a perfect weight for cool-weather layering garments and provides ultimate warmth and comfort. Available in a range of colours, this fabric is a must-have for any cosy loungewear project.

Get The Look

Pattern: The Modern Sewing Co.'s Rib Sweater and Sunday Trackies

Fabric: Harmer and Huff Bamboo Fleece Fabric


Get Creative!

Hetty's expert advice and recommendations make it easier than ever to create a one-of-a-kind, sustainable garment that's stylish and eco-friendly. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start, but we hope our suggestions have given you some inspiration and direction.

Whether you're an experienced seamstress or a beginner just starting, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and unique with your own two hands. 

We'd love to see you give these looks a try, please tag us in your creations @harmerandhuff

We can't wait to see your fabulous fashion projects. 

Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!

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