Sunday, July 13, 2008

More Fabrics for July 2008

64% Cotton 36% Linen
Designer--Ann Taylor

The transition from summer to fall continues with one of the trends for the upcoming season-tweed. Colors of dark olive to citron, violet to lavender and winter white point to the season but the cotton and linen blend will let you wear it now. Great for jackets, skirts,or sheath dresses.

Sewl Mates
100% Sueded Silk Shantung
(winter white)

100% Polyester Satin Back Crepe
(burnished gold)

Construction in Progress
Armo Weft interfacing, YKK invisible zipper #S597, Gutermann thread #500,
Buttons-Olive/Antique Gold #M2671 1" $3.75, Gold #K1311 1 1/8" $2.75, Rayon hem tape, Rayon lining Winter White

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4463, 4613, McCalls 5637, 5668, Simplicity 2858, New Look 6749, Vogue 1037, 8123

Sewing Tips: Cut a bias strip of interfacing to stabilize the hem of your garment.

96% Rayon 4% Spandex
Designer-Anna Sui
This is a 2 way stretch matte jersey from Anna Sui. The fabric has a fun print of
birds, bird cages, and flowers on a black background with violet, metallic antique gold and winter white. Perfect weight for tops and wrap dresses.

Sewl Mates
48% Cotton 48% Modal 4% Lycra
Designer- Eileen Fisher

Construction in Progress
Coats thread #98, Fusi Knit interfacing, Ykk invisible zipper #580

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5132, 5219, McCalls 5533, 5709, Simplicity 2844, 3882, Vogue 1058, 8381

Sewing Tip: Invisible zippers are the best and most attractive zipper for knits.

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