We're Hiring • Part Time Assistant

Posted on April 06, 2018

The Draper's Daughter Assistant Job Opportunity

The Draper’s Daughter is a Chichester based online store selling a lovingly selected range of modern designer and organic fabrics, independent sewing patterns and sewing accessories.

We have an opportunity for an organised and motivated individual to assist the founder of The Draper’s Daughter, Karen Greenfield, with a variety of tasks across the operational side of the business.

This position would be ideally suited to someone with a love of sewing, and any sewing experience would be an advantage, though not essential. At this time, the main focus of the role will be to pack and fulfill orders received via our e-commerce website.

This is a part-time position based in Chichester. This position is initially for approximately 10 hours per week, which will ideally be spread over 3 days (Monday: 4hrs, Wednesday: 3hrs and Friday: 3hrs) however we’re happy to be reasonably flexible.



Location – Chichester, at The Draper’s Daughter home office in Whyke.
Remuneration – hourly rate based on experience.

We’re looking for someone that is organised, flexible, with an enthusiastic can-do attitude who can carry out a variety of tasks including:

  • Preparing and fulfilling orders received via our e-commerce website
  • Cutting, labelling and organising fabric swatches
  • Managing stock inventory
  • Taking parcels to the post office
  • Tidying and keeping the studio organised
  • Other tasks as required



You will have a keen eye for detail, ensuring that each task you undertake is done to the highest level.

key attributes:

  • Neat and tidy worker – all orders must be packaged to a high standard
  • Great attention to detail
  • Happy to work alone and use initiative
  • Good numerical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills



  • Please email us at karen(at)drapersdaughter.com and attach details of your experience/current CV as well as a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, and why you’re interested in the role.
  • Closing date Friday 21st April, 2018

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Coming Soon • Atelier Brunette Stardust Fabric Collection

Posted on December 19, 2017

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Stardust Collection by Atelier Brunette which is due in the new year. This stunning capsule collection is made of double gauze cotton with golden embroidered dots. It is definitely a must-have in the Atelier Brunette Collection.

Atelier Brunette Starduct Collection

Now in stock, this gorgeous fabric comes in three stylish and very wearable colours to suit all tastes: Stardust Forest, Stardust Night and Stardust Black.

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Christmas 2017 Shipping dates

Posted on November 30, 2017

The Draper's Daughter Christmas Shipping 2017

I know that the festive period is a very busy time for everyone so here's some information and a useful guide to let you know the last dates that you'll need to place your orders by to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas!

ASIA & FAR EAST: Wednesday 6th December

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: Saturday 9th December

 EUROPE: Friday 15th December

UK STANDARD DELIVERY: Wednesday 20th December

UK EXPRESS DELIVERY: Thursday 21st December 1PM

Thursday 21st is the last date that I'll be sending out orders, any orders placed after 1pm on Thursday 21st will be sent out on Thursday 4th January 2018.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom and for supporting my small business throughout 2017.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Best wishes,

Karen xx


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NEW • Named Clothing Earth Science Collection

Posted on November 15, 2017

I'm excited to have recently added a selection of sewing patterns from the FW17 Earth Science Collection by Named Clothing.

This Collection is a tribute to nature and science, taking inspiration from the natural sciences, especially geology and in particular minerals, which are represented by the use of geometric shapes and the organic layered lines of the individual pieces.

Named Clothing Earth Science Sewing Pattern Collection 2017

As I've come to expect from sisters Saara and Laura, the founders and designers behind Named, the pieces in this collection are all exquisitely designed with the idea of creating fashion forward handmade pieces. A variety of intriguing cuts and structures have been used, which are not only visually appealing but also technically fascinating and modern.

Named Clothing Earth Science FW17 Collection

Every single design has been so well considered, I particularly like the attention to detail and the love that has clearly gone into every single design.

Named Clothing Gemma Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern

Take the Gemma Maxi Dress and Sweater, above, for example, with it's geometric panelling on the front which really adds to the overall look of both the dress and the sweater, where some of the panel pieces have been called out in a contrasting fabric.

Named Clothing Beryl Bomber Dress Sewing Pattern

The bomber jacket has been on-trend for the last two years and I love that Named have taken this style and turned it into a striking dress.... the Beryl Bomber Dress which features a v-nck with a wide rib knit collar in a nod to the bomber, a zip through fastening at the front together with elasticated cuffs and waist.

Named Clothing Stella Dress Sewing Pattern

The Stella Dress is a feminine floaty style with a pussy bow tie and a vent at the neckline, which you can see above. It also features both an elasticated waist and cuffs..... transluscent fabric is used for the shell of the dress, which is lined.

Named Clothing Stella Dress Sewing Pattern

By contrast the Stella Blouse has a triangular collar, as pictured below. I really like that Named haven't simply used the same collar for both the dress and blouse for this 2 in 1 style. The narrow cuffs have pleats which fasten with snaps and the blouse itself also fastens with snaps at the front.

Named Clothing Stella Blouse Sewing Pattern

The Stella Blouse, is paired below with the Gaia Quilted Coat which is a loose fitting lined style with contrast panels at the sides and back. These aren't visible in the lifestyle shot below, so do take a look at the product page where you can see additional photos.

Namwed Clothing Gaia Quilted Coat Sewing Pattern

The Collection, although made up of very different individual pieces, really does work as a cohesive range. I hope you'll be as impressed as me and be inspired to add at least one or two to your sewing list.... the dilemma is which ones to choose.... whatever you decide on..... happy sewing!


Photos: Named Clothing


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NEW • nani IRO BEAU Yin Yang Collection

Posted on August 17, 2017
I'm delighted to announce that we are now stocking a select range of the nani IRO BEAU Yin Yang Collection. Produced by Maison Grain D'Aile, this exclusive, contemporary, monochrome range is a sewists dream!
nani IRO BEAU Yin Yang Fabrics
I've chosen these prints mainly on a cotton sateen base, which has a subtle sheen to it which is perfect for taking you from day to evening.
nani IRO BEAU Yin Yang Collection 2017
For some styling inspiration, why not take a look at the beau_yin_yang Instagram feed for more images.



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