Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Fabrics for March 2009

66% Linen 33% Viscose 1% Elastine
When you see linen fabric you know spring is here! This dress weight stretch linen is in the #1 color for spring- yellow. Wear this with other brights like turquoise, orange and fuchsia or tone it down with brown, khaki, navy and grey.

Sewl Mates
100% Cotton (white)
Designer Anne Klein

96% Cotton 4% Lycra (print)
Was 12.00 Now 6.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon lining, Buttons-cream/yellow/orange/purple 7/8" $6.00, yellow glass 7/8" $3.00, Ykk invisible zipper #503, Gutermann thread #805, Rayon hem tape, Sheer fusible tricot interfacing

Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 5/2008 #108B (skirt)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5277, 5317, McCalls 5052, 5817, Simplicity 2648, 2701, Vogue 1089, 1099

Sewing Tip: The addition of lycra helps to reduce the wrinkling of linen.

59% Cotton 27% Viscose 10% Nylon 4% Polyester
Designer-- Canvasback
This gorgeous boucle' fabric from Italy is soft and drapey to the touch. The colors range from soft lemon to sunshine yellow and peach to paprika with a touch of cream. This boucle' is perfect to use the Chanel jacket techniques from Threads magazine #121 Oct/Nov '05 and #128 Dec/Jan '07. Make a jacket out of this boucle' and a sheath dress with the yellow linen above for a dressed up look. Dress down the same jacket with a pair of jeans or khaki skirt.

Sewl Mates
(see linen above)

Construction in Progress
Rayon lining, Buttons-Gold 7/8" $4.00 Pearl/Gold 1" $4.30, Gutermann #460, Ykk invisible zipper #507, Armo weft interfacing

Sweet Inspiration

(BWOF 2/2008) #105

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5147, 5336, McCalls 5481, 5756, New Look 6852, Simplicity 5914, Vogue 1067, 7975

Sewing Tip: Unravel the yarns from this fabric and braid your own matching trim.

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