7 of the best: sweet swans

The Nina dress sewing pattern

It’s official. Swans are the new flamingos! Ever since we featured swan-print fabric for our Nina dress, we’ve known that you love swan prints as much as we do. So we’ve rounded up our fave finds for you to try the trend…

We’ve never had so many questions about where the fabric came from as when we featured swan print fabric on our cover last spring. (It’s Swanlings Bevy Nighfall cotton fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics, in case you were wondering.) But sewing your own Nina dress isn’t the only way to get the look. Check out our fave feathered finds…

ways to sew and make with swans

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Totally made up, Oliver Bonas. Upgrade your travel kit or dressing table with metallic-detail swan zip pouches. From £16.50.

Take note, PapermashWe won’t need to choose between our two favourite feathered friends thanks to this book duo. £14,

Too-cute table, Talking TablesHost the princess tea party of your childhood dreams with these pastel table accessories.

Sleeping beauty, The Modern NurseryMake a cosy nest for your little chick in this snuggly cot bed duvet set in super-soft organic cotton. £54 from

White swans fabric, Sewing Quarter. How super sweet is this swan print 100% fabric by John Louden? Choose between grey or mint backgrounds. £3.99 for a half metre of 150cm wide fabric.

How to make pyjama bottoms, Mollie Makes This free tutorial on the Mollie Makes blog by The New Craft House talks you through how to sew your own swan PJs using  Bonnie Christine’s Hello Ollie fabric in Swanlings Bevy Peach, for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Swans style

Swan earrings, An English Garden. Hand drawn, cut, and coloured in Norway, these earring studs are silver coated with butterfly backs, and measure around 1.5 x 1cm. £10 plus postage from the UK (you can buy them as collar clips too).

Sleepy Doe Swansy Pyjamas, Kidly. These 100% cotton jersey PJs are super soft for snuggly bedtimes and they’re knitted, printed and made ethically in the UK. Sizes 0-5 years (we want them in grown up size too!!). £30.

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