Nina Murden - The Lewes Seamstress

Magic Roundabout Vintage material

I am currently working with some vintage cloth – Magic Roundabout fabric for a client in Kingston. There was not enough length for the curtains required so some fabric was bought from the ‘Lilly Loray’ range to coordinate and to match some fuller length curtains for a patio door area.

Working with vintage materials requires time, thought and care.  The fabric will most likely have been washed or cleaned many times , the weave can be irregular and difficult to cut square, there will be stitching and preparation of the cloth, including pressing and squaring up before I can start cutting. there might be weaknesses in the weave, sometimes holes and tears to avoid or mend and I always recommend lining such fabrics to further prolong their life. Here is a glimpse of the fabrics together