Summer Open Weekend

Saturday, July 13th 10am – 4pm

Sunday July 14th 11am – 3pm.

Maeve Fanning

Come and join us for our Summer Open Weekend. It’s going to be great fun, with loads of other like-minded sewists you can chat to about your favourite fabrics and patterns for the sumertime… ‘til you’re blue in the face!! And all the tea you can drink and of course cake and sandwiches. ???☕

Summer Open Weekend


 See our complete Fabric Collection

Some of the fabrics available on the day aren’t even in the online shop yet. Be the first to get your hands on them.
There’ll be a 10% discount off everything and some other really special offers, but you have to be here to avail of them. We will also have lots of remnants on sale. Get here early before they’re all gone.

As usual our regular stock and all the new fabrics and patterns that have just arrived will be found in the main shop with me. We will have our remnants and sale fabrics along with some other fabrics in the Barn with the refreshments. So a good strategy for your trip would be to browse all the Fabrics in both the barn and the shop, sit down and let us spoil you with tea/ coffee and a few sandwiches / cakes carefully prepared by Mairead & Liam while you ponder your purchases. If the weather is agreeable – you can take a nice soothing walk around the garden / mini woodland if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. We have ample parking (the car park has been recently extended) and toilet facilities. We accept credit/debit cards.

Annnnnnd if that’s not enough, we’re having another raffle. There’ll be lots of vouchers up for grabs to help expand your stash!

So join us in DressFabrics HQ (near Kells) and Sew For Summer!!

Check out our Facebook Events Page I will be updating it regularly with all the info.


Open Day


To find us – we are situated between Oldcastle and Kells on the R163, approx 1 km the Kells side of Ballinlough Village. If coming from M3 / N3, take the exist north of Kells at Drumbaragh. There are signposts for Oldcastle/Ballinlough and Loughcrew. We are about 3 miles from here and we will have big signs (like in the above photo) at our entrance.

The easiest way is to put our postcode into google maps – A82YT91

Contact us if you need more information.

Things to do in our area:

If you want to make a day out – there are loads of things to do and see in our area. Check out some of these links:
Loughcrew Cairns – Megalithic tombs (similar to Newgrange)
Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
Historic town of Kells
Loughcrew Gardens and Adventure Centre
And there’s lots more  a short drive away – Fore Abbey, Mullaghmeen Woods, Girley Bog….

Refreshment Stops:

Theres some great cafes and coffee shops close by in Loughcrew Gardens and Loughcrew Megalithic Centre.
Oldcastle: Kraft KaffeHappy Cup CafeOldcastle House Hotel
Kells: Book MarketButterfly CafeInsomniaHeadford Arms Hotel.


If you can’t make it  – you are always welcome to visit anytime by appointment, just contact us by email – or   Call Maeve on 087 4395792.

 Hopefully see you soon!


Be the first to hear about the new collection of fabrics


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