Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fabrics for May 2008

59"
52% Cotton 48% Acetate
27.00
Designer--Ellen Tracy

This wonderful woven jacquard has a matte satin finish. With colors of dark chocolate, shell pink and khaki this fabric can be worn all year around. Make a jacket and skirt or a lovely shirtdress.
Sewl Mates
Khaki cotton sateen
50"
97% Cotton 3% Lycra
12.00


Construction in Progress
Universal needles size 12, Espresso rayon lining, Gutermann thread #594, Buttons 26262 3/4" $2.80, Ykk invisible zipper #U891


Sweet Inspiration

(All photos from Neiman Marcus)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5147, 5107, McCalls 5464, 5596, Simplicity 2923, 2979, Vogue 2953, 8263

Sewing Tip: Because of the satin finish, be sure to use nap yardage and one way design layout.





50"
97%Cotton 3% Spandex
13.00
Designer--Anne Klein

We love cotton/spandex in the summer! The cotton keeps you cool while the spandex reduces the wrinkle factor. These dress weight cotton sateens are great for jackets, skirts, pants or sheath dresses.
(Shell Pink)

(Garnet)


Sewl Mates(See Above)


Navy/Off White Tweed
58"
55% Silk 33% Cotton 12% Rayon
was 18.00 now 12.00
Designer Nanette Lepore



Construction in ProgressYkk invisible zipper #813, Coats thread #239, Buttons M25721 1 1/8" $7.50, 7/8" $6.50


Gutermann thread #420, Button LM41226B 3/4 $1.75, Ykk invisible zipper #520



Sweet Inspiration





(all pictures from Neiman Marcus)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4998, 5194, McCalls 5668, 5191, Simplicity 2958, 3747, Vogue 1053, 8263

Sewing Tips: According to Sandra Betzina, for buttonholes use clear elastic on the wrong side as a stabilizer.

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