Remnant Kings AW15

Back in September I went to the Remnant Kings AW15 fabric launch.  Along with introducing us to the new fabric trends for AW15 we were given the chance to have a peek at their new sewing room!

We were treated to cupcakes and tea when we arrived and given a chance to have a wander round to look at the fabrics and haberdashery and mingle.

I got chatting to the lovely Lorraine who is the manager in the Falkirk store, she gave me lots of information about the workshops that the stores have to offer (including her store, which is my local store).

I was drawn to the tartan (surprise, surprise!) and the amazing glitter fabric!

After this we were welcomed by one of the Remnant Kings directors, Lisa.  She gave us an overview of the company’s history and talked about the launch of the new sewing room in the Argyle Street store before passing over to Hazel, one of the assistant buyers.  The AW15 fabric collection is really fashion forward and there will be a mini Liberty of London shop in the Argyle Street store with archive fabrics as well as new designs.  Remnant Kings are looking to help inspire their customers to make their own garments and throughout the store there are examples of what can be made from the fabric if you are in need of a bit of inspiration.

Every member of staff sews themselves, meaning if you are unsure how well a certain fabric will work for a particular garment, or are even just looking for a bit of advice on how much material you will need they can help.

I couldn’t leave without trying my hand at a bit of a sewing, it has been years since I have used my sewing machine!  The sewing room was open so we could all have a shot of making our own bag.  I think for my first attempt in years I did not too badly.

My visit to Remnant Kings has left me wanting to dust off my sewing machine and seriously get around to doing that dress making course I have been wanting to do for years!
All photographs taken by me

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