Thursday, April 03, 2008

Fabrics for April 2008

45"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
15.00
Designer--Anna Sui
This soft cotton broadcloth, in shades of brown and khaki, pick up on the global trend for spring. Garments with gathers and pleats will work well with this fabric.

Sewl Mates
Khaki Denim
65"
100% Cotton Denim
17.00


Construction in Progress
Schmetz universal size 10, Gutermann #506, Button-Gold/Silver 7/8" 4.00, Ykk invisible zipper # 884

Sweet Inspirationphoto from Saks

Photo from Neiman Marcus

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5177, 5180, McCalls 5314, 5587, Simplicity 3881, 2923, Vogue 8382, 8185

Sewing Tip: Sew 3 rows of gathering stitches instead of 2. This will give you more control for nice, even gathers.


65"
100% Cotton
17.00
Designer--Ralph Lauren
Khaki & CoralFor those of you who have purchased Ralph Lauren denim before, I don't have to tell you about the quality. But for those of you who haven't here is your opportunity. These are mid-weight denims that are heavy enough for pants and jackets but light enough for a dress with pleats. The vendor says the denim is all cotton, but I think there may be a little spandex or lycra.


Sewl MatesWhite eyelet pique
60"
75% Cotton 25% Polyester
20.00


Black print cotton sateen
50"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
15.00


Construction in ProgressKhaki denim-Button K1553 13/16" 1.40, Ykk invisible zipper #884,
Gutermann thread # 506
Coral denim-Buttons K6954 7/8" 4.50 & K6955 1 1/8" 6.00,
Ykk invisible zipper #813, Coats thread #130


Sweet InspirationPhoto from Neiman Marcus


Photo from Neiman Marcus

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5187, 5194, McCalls 5142, 5395, Simplicity 4135, 2958, Vogue 8502, 1036

Sewing Tips: Did you know denim has a nap? Be sure to lay all of your pattern pieces in the same direction.


50"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
15.00
Designer--Betsy JohnsonThis is a dress or summer jacket weight cotton sateen. With colors of black, tan, coral, ice blue, sage green and ivory, this fabric is sure to find a coordinating garment already hanging in your closet.

Sewl Mates: See coral denim above

Construction in ProgressYkk invisible zipper #580, Schmetz universal needle size 12, Button-K9118 7/8" $1.25, Gutermann thread #010


Sweet InspirationPhoto from Neiman Marcus
Photo from Neiman Marcus

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5025, 4974, Simplicity 2927, 3744, McCalls 5378, 5591, Vogue 8495, 8503

Sewing Tip: Don't line your summer cottons. Instead cover your seams with bias strips of lining fabric using the Hong Kong seam finish.

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