Moda Grunge Basics

It was raining today - still raining, in fact - which was why it was wonderful to receive our upbeat selection of Moda's Grunge Basics. These fabrics are a quilting-weight smooth cotton in a range of vivid hues that have an overlaid painterly print. A while back we had a selection of Grunge in suitably more autumnal shades, like red, purple and teal. But these were too tasty not to have for the summer as well.

Moda Grunge at Ray Stitch

Being that it visually appears to have a texture, they are totally suitable for dressmaking as you don't feel like you're wearing a massive blob of colour. It's almost like you can be bright but not over the top, hiding behind the unusual faux-texture of the fabric. Of course, you don't actually have to hide the colour away when it rains, nor be totally colourful when it's summer, but with the Sonia Delaunay exhibition going on, we see colour as almost necessary - may as well use that inspiration in some way! We're all wearing black and charcoal grey today, but when the weather is miserable, it is seemingly necessary to have a splash of colour to brighten up yours and others' days, so we're very happy to have these on our shelves whilst our colourful clothes are in the wash.

We've chosen some of our patterns that we think would be very good in Grunge... (Click on the image to go to the pattern, it'll open in the same page, sorry!)

Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch Merchant and Mills Trapeze Dress / Tangerine Grunge
Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch By Hand London Sophia Dress / Raspberry Grunge
Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch Colette Zinnia skirt / Eggplant Grunge
Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch Colette Laurel dress / Yellow Gold Grunge
Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch Colette Albion Duffel Coat / Cobalt Grunge (for lining)
Moda Grunge and Patterns at Ray Stitch Christine Haynes Emery Dress / Peacock Grunge

 

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Words by Steph.