A Cloth Merchant

Datura – Blouse to Dress

Debbie Christensen

For a very long time, I’ve had this image in my head of a woven dress, one that’s pretty casual and easy to wear–like, no zippers or buttons. Something sort of blouse-y and loose, but that didn’t look like a pillow case, and I also wanted it to kind of fit. And I finally had […]

Deer and Doe Datura Blouse


I’m totally digging our Deer and Doe patterns. They’re very pretty designs, and their simplicity lends well to embellishment and material play. The patterns are originally in French and translated into English, so you don’t have to pull out your old high school French textbooks to make these! The Datura Blouse is semi-fitted, with side […]

Funghi Capelet


These patterns have been tempting me ever since Nan brought them back from her trip to Barcelona last year. They are so elegant and simple, very European. I just love the way Paco Peralta creates these patterns, too. He traces everything by hand, and handwrites all the little pattern notes in Spanish and English. So […]

What’s new?


Hey there! We’ve been pretty busy here at the shop, which is great! Last week FOX8 stopped by to interview Nan about Bolt & Spool for a special about University Circle. She made an adorable skirt, and also wrote up a tutorial on how to make it. It’s super easy! She mentioned I made a […]

Sunday Gift Guide: Lollipop Bag


I am very selfish when it comes to sewing. I don’t think I’ve made a single thing for someone else. Although I once made a dress for my sister, but it was identical to the one I had already made for myself. But her birthday is next week, and I still need to get her […]
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