Saturday, April 04, 2009

Fabrics for April 2009

58"
100% Cotton
17.00
Designer-Maggy London
This fabric says summer!! It is a cotton broadcloth with a royal blue, yellow and teal floral pattern. Make a shirtwaist dress, wrap blouse or A-line skirt.

Sewl Mates
53"
66% Linen 33% Viscose 1% Elastine
21.00


Construction in Progress
Sheer Stretch Tricot interfacing, Buttons-Royal Blue/Gold 5/8" $1.17, 3/4" $1.75, 4-hole yellow/multi 1/2" $.50, Gutermann thread #020, YKK invisible zipper #501

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BWOF April/2008 #108B


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5314, 5316, McCalls 5654, 5856, Simplicity 2694, 2925, Vogue 1043, 8555

Sewing Tip: Cotton broadcloth is best hemmed by serging the edges, press your hem depth and topstitch.


54"
100% Silk Suiting
19.00
Designer--Canvasbacks
This is a gorgeous orange sherbet silk suiting that mixes well with neutrals -chocolate brown, grey or taupe. Add a pop of color like turquoise or jade accessories for a fun summer look.

Sewl Mate
58"
59% Cotton 27% Viscose 10% Nylon 4% Polyester
25.00
Designer--Canvasbacks

Construction in Progress
Armo Weft interfacing, Buttons-9/16" $1.60, 7/8" $2.20, Gutermann thread #460, YKK invisible zipper #522

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BWOF April/09 #114

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5292, 5333, McCalls 5763, 5818, Simplicity 2868, 2958, Vogue 8532, 8564

Sewing Tip: This fabric is best laundered by dry cleaning only.


57"
94% Polyester 6% Spandex
15.00
Designer--Maggy London
This was very difficult to photograph (metallic shows up on the right side of photo). This fabric is a matte jersey with a white ground/orange sherbet, ocean blue, mint green, taupe, black abstract floral and a silver metallic overlay. Fluid and drapey, this would work well with a T-shirt or dress pattern with gathers or pleats. You may need a swatch to see the lovely silver metallic.

Sewl Mates
(Orange Sherbet silk suiting above)

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #020, Schmetz stretch needle size 11, clear elastic, YKK invisible zipper #501

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BWOF February/09 #119

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5278, 5318, McCalls 5423, 5662, Simplicity 2865, 2947, Vogue 1091, 8575

Sewing Tip: Use "with nap" yardage and layout for this knit.


53"
100% Cotton
14.00
Designer--Ralph Lauren
Patchwork, ikat print in navy/powder blue cotton batiste is a summer skirt waiting to be made. Pair it with a red or khaki jacket for the office and lime green or fushcia T-shirt on the weekend.

Sewl Mates
50"
97% Cotton 3% Lycra
13.00

Construction in Progress
Sheer Fusible Tricot, Gutermann thread #272, Button-3/4" $.80, YKK invisible zipper #K058

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BWOF June/08 #118

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5218, 5315, McCalls 5471, 5842, New Look 6868, Simplicity 4233, Vogue 8515, 8577

Sewing Tip: This fabric can also be used as its own interfacing.


60"
100% Linen (dress weight)
13.00
Apple Green / Ocean Blue
Love it or hate it linen is perfect for South Texas weather. These colors go great together in a color blocked garment. Try adding metallic accessories like silver, gold or copper.

Sewl Mates
60"
100% Cotton suiting
Was 14.00 Now 7.00

(Metallic Knit shown above)

Construction in Progress
Sheer Fusible Tricot interfacing, Coats thread #526, Buttons- 3/4" $.63, 5/8" $.50, YKK invisible zipper #874

Sheer Fusible Tricot interfacing, Button-11/16" $.63, Gutermann thread #218, YKK invisible zipper #S879

Sweet Inspiration



BWOF Feb/2009 #115

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5249, 5332, McCalls 5634, 5859, Simplicity 2652, 2698, Vogue 8570, 8576

Sewing Tip: A flat-fell seam is a nice and neat seam finish for linen.


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