Sewing Retailer of the Year • Vote for Us!

Posted on November 09, 2018

I'm thrilled, and I have to see more than a little overwhelmed, that my small business has been nominated for Sewing Retailer of the Year as part of the British Craft Awards!

The Draper's Daughter Sewing Retailer of the Year

We're up against some pretty big names, so if you have a spare moment to vote for us by clicking here, that would be fantastic...

Thank you so much!

Karen x

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The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018, Alexandra Palace, London

Posted on August 15, 2018

Come and join us at The Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 at Alexandra Palace, London this Autumn.

Use the code TRADE157 to get £2.50 off advance ticket prices... you can purchase your tickets online by clicking here, or alternatively, you can call 0844 581 1319 and quote the code TRADE157.

The KNitting and Stitching Show 2018 Alexandra Palace London

The show, which runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October, 2018, is the definitive event for anyone with a love of textile based crafts. If you love dressmaking, knitting and textile based crafts then this is THE show for you!

I'll be there with a thoughtfully selected range of our beautiful designer fabrics including Nani Iro, Kokka, Atelier Brunette and Lady MeElroy to name a few, together with indie sewing patterns including brands such as Merchant and Mills along with the relatively new Swedish brand The Assembly Line, both big favourites of mine. You can find out more about the ethos behind The Assembly Line by clicking here.

You'll find us on Stand TGF54 in the Main Textile Gallery, please do come along and say hello....



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NEW • The Assembly Line Sewing Pattern Collection

Posted on August 02, 2018

I'm absolutely thrilled to have recently added the full collection of sewing patterns by the relatively new Swedish indie brand The Assembly Line.

The Assembly Line Sewing Patterns

When I first came across this brand on Instagram a few months ago I instantly knew that I wanted to stock this collection! The Assembly Line has a very distinct look and style which very clearly sets them apart from other indie sewing pattern brands.

The Assembly Line Sewing Patterns

Launched in November 2017, these carefully crafted sewing patterns have a contemporary Scandinavian style. The ethos behind the brand is to design contemporary, functional and, at the same time, gorgeous items of clothing for us all to make and cherish. Clean lines with one or two interesting details are a key feature of this beautifully pared back collection.

The Assembly Line Sewing Patterns

Anki Josefsson is the woman behind the brand, and in collaboration with pattern maker Lotte Bohlin Lindstrom her aim is to offer an alternative to the mass produced options found on the High Street. With these patterns it really is easy to create a garment with high-end results, even if you have relatively little sewing experience.

The Assembly Line Sewing Patterns

With 13 styles to choose from, including dresses, tops, a skirt, trousers and outerwear, there's something for everyone...

The Assembly Line Cuff Top in Robert Kaufman Draper Denim I chose the Cuff Top for my first make in Robert Kaufman's Draper Denim, I found the instructions very easy to follow, plus it was quick and easy to make.

The Assembly Line Cuff Topw Sewing Pattern in Nani Iro Planet C

I love the elasticated cuff detailing on the sleeves, so much so that I've since made a second one, as shown above, this time in Nani Iro's Planet in Teal Green..... this style works equally well in plains and patterned fabrics. I'm now busy making the Almost Long Trousers... my first attempt at sewing trousers and so far so good....

I'll be showcasing these fabulous patterns at The Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia, London in the Spring along with a selection  and our designer fabrics, click here for full details and ticket offer.



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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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