Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fabrics for June 2009

54"
100% Silk Chiffon
16.00
(shown with brown satin underneath)
Back by popular demand, another silk chiffon! This is the same fabric from May just a different print. The colors are milk chocolate, bark, apple green and peacock blue. These gorgeous colors will take you right into fall.


Sewl Mates

60"
100% Linen (apple green)
13.00


Construction in Progress
YKK invisible zipper #570, Gutermann thread 595, Buttons-Gold/Shell 5/8" $6.00, Tortoise buttons 1/2" $1.40


Sweet Inspiration


BWOF 6/09 #123


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5177, 5261, McCalls 5754, 5805, Simplicity 3502, 4138, Vogue 2890, 2968

Sewing Tips: Spray chiffon with starch before hemming. This will give you the most control.


61"
100% Cotton Georgette
12.00
From Italy, this is a beautiful cotton georgette. A delicate floral print in shades of baby blue, cream, eggshell white, and tan. The fabric has a soft crepey texture and is slightly opaque. This fabric will also carry you into fall.


Sewl Mates
60"
100% Linen (cream)
13.00


Construction in Progress
Sewin' Sheer interfacing, Buttons-Beige round 7/16" $.35, Pearlized Beige 7/16" $.45, 2-hole beige 7/16" $.15, Coats thread 475, YKK invisible zipper #570


Sweet Inspiration



BWOF 5/09 #129


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5181, 5365, McCalls 5873, 5880, Simplicity 2606, 2754, Vogue 2850, 7876

Sewing Tip: French seams are a beautiful seam finish for georgette.


53"
97% Cotton 3% Elastine
17.00
Designer-Norma Kamali
Very fashion forward, this gorgeous knit is from designer Norma Kamali. The color is a muted bronze with a nice beefy hand and high sheen. This fabric has great stretch and recovery in both directions. I would best describe the look and feel as a 4-ply silk with stretch.


Sewl Mates
Cotton Georgette (see above)


Construction in Progress
Sheer Fusible Tricot, Buttons-Pearlized Beige/Gold 7/8" $1.50, 2-hole beige 13/16" $1.40, Gutermann thread #526


Sweet Inspiration
Italic

BWOF 5/09 #117A


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5131, 5353, McCalls 5746, 5927, Simplicity 2654, 2773, Vogue 1076, 8313

Sewing Tip: This fabric should be lightly pressed on the wrong side with a press cloth.


60"
98% Cotton 2% Elastine
16.00
Designer-Eileen Fisher
Perfect for year around, this double knit is a great weight for a cardigan jacket/pant/skirt set. The color is a soft eggshell white. Wear it with other neutrals like black, brown and navy or brighter colors like red, coral and mustard.


Sewl Mates
60"
100% Cotton knit (Black/White stripe)
12.00


Construction in Progress
Sheer Fusible Tricot, Buttons-Gold/Pearl 1-1/16" $5.00, Natural Bone 1-1/16" $3.75, Pearl/Gold inner rim 1" $2.20, Pearl/Gold outer rim 7/8" $7.00, Gutermann thread #021, YKK invisible zipper #501


Sweet Inspiration



BWOF 2/09 #108B


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5186, 5289, McCalls 5671, 5747, Simplicity 2848, 3790, Vogue 8497, 8529

Sewing Tip: Don't distort your fabric by allowing it to hang off the cutting table. Keep the extra fabric rolled up until you are ready to place your pattern pieces.


54"
100% Silk Dupioni
25.00
Designer-Alice & Olivia
This 2x2 buffalo check silk dupioni says summertime! And in classic black and white this can be worn for many summers to come. This fabric would be stunning cut on the bias.


Sewl Mate
51"
97% Cotton 3% Spandex (red sateen)
13.00


Construction in Progress
Silk organza, Buttons- white 11/16" $.65, Black round 11/16" $4.00, Black square 5/8" $2.80 Gutermann thread #020, YKK invisible zipper #580


Sweet Inspiration


BWOF 1/09 #129A


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4792, 5209, McCalls 5801, 5846, Simplicity 2724, 2927,
Vogue 8491, 8494

Sewing Tip: If you decide to do a bias cut, be sure to stabilize the neckline and waistline with staytape.

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