Thursday, January 17, 2008

1st Signs of Spring!

75% Cotton 25% Polyester
Designer--Anna SuiYou know it's spring when you see pique and eyelets! This gorgeous fabric would make a unique "blue jean" jacket for rodeo or a very sophisticated sheath dress for dinner.

Sewl Mates60"
100% Cotton Pique

Construction in Progress

Invisible zipper, Guterman thread (020), Buttons--K258 11/16", K259 7/8", Rayon hem tape

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions
: Simplicity 3538, New Look 6736, Butterick 4991, McCalls 5596, Vogue 8278

Sewing Tips: Make slips in various colors and prints to give the fabric a different look each time you wear it!

50% Linen 50% Cotton
Designer--Anna Sui The big news for Spring 2008 is color and prints! These are the perfect colors for National Wear Red Day, February 1. The fabric is dress/blouse weight, machine wash cold water/dry with low heat.

100% Cotton Lawn
Designer--Anna SuiThis is the same print as the above fabric only sheer. Make a dress or blouse with the linen/cotton and accent it with this cotton lawn as a ruffle, collar or sleeves.

Sewl Mates58"
55% Linen 45% Rayon
Pearl Linen

Construction in Progress
Invisible zipper (519), Gutermann thread (410), Buttons--K218 5/8", ML51564 3/4", ML51565 7/8", Rayon hem tape

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions: Simplicity 3745, 3831, New Look 6599,6609 Butterick 4986, 4818 McCalls 5378, 5522, Vogue 8229, 2967

Sewing Tips: Use a size 9 sharp needle when sewing with the cotton lawn. French seams also make a nice seam finish.

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