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Bridport Carnival Fancy Dress

At Bridport Carnival fancy dress is the order of the day. We like to join in with local events, so we thought we would mark the occasion by dressing up our dummy (affectionately known as Miss Haversham). Maxine has chosen to create a mermaid outfit using a Batik print bikini top, some dress net and our shimmery ‘Elvis’ fabric as a base. Continue reading Bridport Carnival Fancy Dress

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Livingstone Textiles and Furniture Restoration at Melplash Show 2011

We are pleased to let you know that this year Livingstone Textiles will be joining forces with sister company Livingstone Furniture Restoration – formerly English Home Antiques – to display at the Melplash Show on the edges of Bridport, Dorset. This takes place on Thursday 25th August 2011 at West Bay Showground. As in the past we will feature the ‘Guess the Mystery Object’ competition for you to win a voucher for either furniture restoration or this year with the option of spending on fabric from our showroom instead. Continue reading Livingstone Textiles and Furniture Restoration at Melplash Show 2011

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Colfox School Year 9 Dress Display

Year 9 students at John Colfox School in Bridport have been getting busy, many of them with fabric supplied by Livingstone Textiles. The students each made a child’s dress with accessories and a decorated hanger. The dresses are now on display at Livingstone Textiles, showing just what can be achieved with some fabric and a large dose of creativity. Continue reading Colfox School Year 9 Dress Display

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How to Measure for Net Curtains

Measuring for net curtains involves taking two measurements on your window. If you already have a net curtain wire or net curtain rod in place measure the drop from the wire or rod to where you want the curtain to end. If not, then measure from the top of the frame (not the glass), inside the window reveal. For the width measure the width of the existing wire or net curtain rod, or the frame if none is currently fitted. Continue reading How to Measure for Net Curtains

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Dressmaking patterns

Waiting for patterns
We have now put in an order for Simplicity patterns and their additional range New Look. The range will include dressmaking patterns, wedding dress patterns and craft patterns. The spring collection will be available to buy before the end of March. We will also be operating the Simplicity pattern club where we will hold a collector card on your behalf and for every four patterns you buy from us you will get the fifth pattern free!