Friday, August 22, 2008

Fabrics for August 2008

44"
96% Cotton 4% Elastic
15.00
Designer--Anne Klein

This is a beautiful stretch cotton shirting from Anne Klein. It has a very fine faille weave in a rich black color with a matte finish. Great for a blouse or shirtwaist dress.

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

Construction in Progress

Coats thread #1 Buttons-White/Brown Shell with Black rim 11/16" $2.75, Black jet 7/16" $.35, Black knot 5/8" $.63, Fusi Knit

Sweet Inspiration



(BWOF 1/2008 #125)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4457, 4985, McCalls 5378, 5664, Simplicity 3560, 3789, Vogue 8353, 8515

Sewing Tips
: Try a flat fell seam finish when sewing cotton shirting.


47"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
17.00
Designer--Perry Ellis

These wonderful stretch cotton corduroys from Perry Ellis fit right in with the country chic trend. The soft, baby cord fabric would look great in a jacket/coat or skirt.

Taupe/Garnet/Shell Pink/Citron

Navy/Apple Green/Turquoise/Taupe


Sewl Mates

50"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
13.00
Shell Pink, Garnet Red


65"
100% Cotton Denim
17.00

Construction in Progress

Fusi Knit, Buttons-Taupe/Gold 7/8" $3.10, Red/Gold 3/4" $2.50, Frosted Red/Gold 3/4 $1.75, Gutermann thread #511

Fusi Knit, Buttons-Taupe/Gold Chain 7/8" $4.60, Navy/Gold 7/8" $5.00, Dark Iridescent Pearl/Gold 7/8" $1.75, Gutermann thread #279

Sweet Inspiration



(BWOF 2/2008 #130)


Pattern Suggestions
: Butterick 5252, 5253, McCalls 5186, 5717, Simplicity 2807, 2858, Vogue 2991, 8123

Sewing Tip: Use a needle board or self fabric when pressing corduroy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fall Fashion Trends 2008

It's time to get your fall fashion list in order. I have narrowed down the top trends to make your selections quick and easy. With all of the beautiful choices only pick the trends that are best suited to your lifestyle and body type. You're going to look great this fall!

Textured Fabrics

Lace

Tweeds

Brocade and Fur

Knits and Corduroy

Prints
Fall Florals

Plaids
Ikat

Colors
Black

Purple

Green

Berry Colors

Muted Pastels

Silhouettes
Country Chic

Rocker Chick

Hollywood Glamour

Menswear

Blouses
Bows

Ruffles

Dresses
Tweed Sheaths

Skirts
Below Knee Pencil Skirts

Full Pleated Skirts

Pants
Cropped Skinny Pants

Slouchy Pants

Evening Attire
Classic Black

20's Flapper Dress

One Shoulder Dress

Accessories
Chunky Jewelry, Cuff Bracelets, Multi-Strand Necklaces

Gloves

Clutch Purses

Structured Purses

Slouchy Purses

Ballet Flats

Ankle Booties

Platform Pumps

Friday, August 15, 2008


Line Drawings

Beautiful fall coat

The classic trench

Great A-line skirt

Love the pleats

Nice wrap tunic

Great basic pants

Party time!

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