Sunday, May 24, 2009

Last Fabrics for May 2009


60"
84% Cotton 8% Polyester 8% Metallic
25.00
Designer--Nicole Miller
Summertime has its formal moments, too. This glamorous cream and gold brocade will fit the social bill. Soft and pliable with closely spaced dots, this brocade is reversible. Wear it with burgundy, charcoal grey or dark brown accessories.


Sewl Mates
60"
100% Polyester Satin (victorian gold)
9.00


Construction in Progress
Rayon lining, Buttons-Pearl/Gold 1- 1/16" $16.00, Gold/Rhinestone 7/8" $6.50
5/8" $4.00, Gutermann thread #503, Ykk invisible zipper #S597


Sweet Inspiration




BWOF 3/09 #123A (dress), 122A (jacket)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4343, 5285, McCalls 3880, 5512, New Look6723, Simplicity 2588, Vogue 2607, 8446

Sewing Tip: Press with a dry iron and press cloth.


60"
100% Cotton denim
19.00
Designer-Ralph Lauren
This is a linen-look denim with no stretch. The cross hatch weave in black and white makes the denim look charcoal grey. Perfect for your new pair of custom fit jeans.

Sewl Mates
60"
100% Cotton knit
12.00


Construction in Progress
Coats thread #2, Gutermann thread #022, Buttons-Black/Gold 1- 1/8" $2.50. 11/16" $1.75, Silver 3/4" $1.00, Black jean zipper, Schmetz jean zipper


Sweet Inspirations



BWOF 1/09 #105A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5335, 5353, McCalls 5818, 5894, Simplicity 2636, 2922, Vogue 1090, 1098

Sewing Tip: Armo Weft interfacing works great with denim.

61"
96% Polyester 4% Spandex
16.00
Designer--Anne Klein
This black and white matte jersey has a double border on both sides-6.5" in black and 2.75" in white on the right side and 4.5" in black and 2" in white on the left side. It has great crosswise stretch and less stretch lengthwise. Pick your favorite color to accessorize.


Sewl Mate
42"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex (black cotton sateen)
13.00


Construction in Progress
Sheer fusible tricot interfacing, Gutermann thread #020, Schmetz stretch needles


Sweet Inspiration


BWOF 4/08 #117


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5349, 5352, McCalls 5434, 5706, Simplicity 2618, 2947, Vogue 1012, 8489


Sewing Tip: Use a walking foot to prevent skipped stitches.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More Fabrics for May 2009


54"
100% Silk Chiffon
16.00
Spice up your wardrobe with this beautiful silk chiffon. The fabric has a paisley/floral design with a subtle crinkle surface. Vibrant colors (much more than the photo shows) of burnt orange, bark, cream, scarlet and jade green this fabric is sure to coordinate with garments already in your wardrobe.

Sewl Mate
45"
100% silk dupioni
15.00

Construction in Progress
Cover buttons (7/16") Gutermann thread #504, Buttons-red/rhinestone 1/2" $1.75, black/gold rim 5/8" $.65


Sweet Inspiration



BWOF June/08 #129


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4816, 5138, McCalls 5802, 5888, Simplicity 2601, 3956, Vogue 1030, 1104

Sewing Tip: Place tissue paper on the cutting table, then fabric. Pin tissue paper and fabric together. This will give you more control when cutting.


60"
60% Linen 40% Cotton
14.00
Burnt Orange

Apple Green

This fabric is great for weekends and casual Fridays. It has a raised, textured horizontal stripe spaced 5/8" apart. Don't like horizontal stripes? Cut it on the bias or crossgrain.

Sewl Mate
silk chiffon-see above


60"
100% Cotton denim
17.00


Construction in Progress
Buttons-rust/brown 11/16" $3.00, tiger stripe/gold 5/8" $2.00, YKK invisible zipper #K045, Gutermann thread #474

Buttons-Green iridescent glass 1" $3.50, olive/gold rim 1" $3.75, Coats thread #444, YKK invisible zipper #537


Sweet Inspiration


BWOF May/09 #130


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5321, 5347, McCalls 5638, 5873, Simplicity 2694, 2698, Vogue 8535, 8577

Sewing Tip: Buy an extra 1/4 yard of fabric to allow for shrinkage.


55"
100% Cotton
12.00
This is a beautiful cotton lawn with a dark grey background, apple green/pine green flowers and ivory dots. Soft and light to the touch, make a pleated A-line skirt or short sleeve blouse for summer.


Sewl Mate


Construction in Progress


Sweet Inspiration



BWOF March/09 #101

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5002, 5319, McCalls 5856, 5876, Simplicity 2888, 2892, Vogue 8469, 8557

Sewing Tip: French seams will make a beautiful seam finish.


59"
100% Cotton
12.00
A sophisticated color palette of grey, camel, white and celery green floral on a background that changes from dark grey to light grey. This fabric is a light weight twill weave perfect for summer jackets, dresses or skirts.


Sewl Mate
58"
57% Rayon 40% Wool 3% Lycra
Was 16.00 Now 8.00


Construction in Progress

Buttons-Grey/oval center 5/8" $.65, Grey/center dot 5/8" $.65, Silver/Copper center 5/8" $.60, YKK invisible zipper #574, Gutermann thread #102,115


Sweet Inspiration



Align Center
BWOF April/09 #116

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5314, 5351, McCalls 5430, 5845, Simplicity 2584, 2652, Vogue 2961, 8503

Sewing Tip: This has a one way design so use the "with nap" yardage when determining the amount of fabric.