A couple of weeks ago I was approached by Stoff & Stil with a question. They wanted me to try some of their fabrics now that there is a webshop for The Netherlands too. I had just been browsing their website the night before and had almost broken my ban on buying fabric, so I took this as a sign that the universe wanted me to get some fabric! Here’s my review of the experience. Obviously I got some fabric for free, but I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. My opinions in this review are my own.
Stoff & Stil is a Danish company that produces their own fabric collections. They have brick-and-mortar shops in Denmark, Norway, Germany and Sweden and webshops for a dozen countries, now including The Netherlands. Shipping is done by DHL. If you have shopped online with H&M before they had a distribution centre in Eindhoven, you know this means delivery times of about a week. Stoff & Stil has some wonderful modern designs that I had been wanting to try. The company also sells patterns (going to try some of those next), yarn, sewing supplies and kits with everything you need to make a certain garment (also very tempted by those).
I made a little list of things that I needed for Hanna, Wybe and me and went shopping. In the end I got more fabric and paid for part of it myself because it was really hard to narrow it down! And I managed to not buy any flower prints, which was really, really, really hard. But… I have so many florals that it really was time for a change.
The website itself has some cool features: lots of fabrics feature garments made with that fabric so you can get a good sense of what you can make with it. I also appreciate that there’s information on shrinkage and washing instructions. This information is also labeled on the fabric when you receive it. I almost never pre-wash jersey, but seeing the labels with the estimated shrinkage made me wash it all. Everything came out of the washing machine as it should, no fading on the colours.
I ended up getting nine fabrics.
This navy dotted cotton jersey that I used for this dress:
I don’t know if you can see it on the label, but it’s OEKOTEX 100, which makes me very happy.
The rabbits I turned into this little dress:
The one with hearts I will make into some pants and use as sleeves on a sweater with the remnants of the bunnies.
These two cotton jerseys, that will become a dress and a vest.
These cotton jerseys are all very uniform in quality. Nice drape, but firm fabric that’s easy to work with.
I also got this black viscose stretch crepe, that I’m going to turn into breezy summer pants. I’ll update when I have worked with it. It feels pretty nice!
There’s a section with outdoor fabric where I finally managed to find yellow fabric for a raincoat for Hanna (I think it’s going to be soooo cute!).
Next: the one fabric that disappointed me slightly. It’s called cotton jersey soft, but it doesn’t really feel soft. It actually feels slightly stiffer than the other cotton jerseys I got. I’m going to use this one to make t-shirts for Wybe and me, maybe a jumpsuit.
And finally, my favourite of the bunch. This is a viscose, but it’s a thicker viscose than you usually get. It has all the drape and airiness of viscose, but it also feels substantial and is easy to handle. It washed beautifully and hardly wrinkled. I’m really looking forward to making this into a pretty dress.
+ Large selection of modern designs
+ Cotton jersey and viscose are high quality and wash well.
+ Large selection of organic fabric and lots of fabric that has the Oekotex label.
+ Lots of useful information on the fabric itself.
+ Pictures of garments made with the fabric.
– Longer delivery times than shops based in The Netherlands.
Will buy again!