Thursday, August 20, 2009

More Fabrics for August 2009

Paprika/Dark Plum Brocade
sku# P3005
100% Polyester
Designer-Vera Wang
Start your morning with a meeting at the office and end your evening with cocktails wearing this sophisticated brocade. Light weight and reversible, make a jacket/dress combination or a skirt like Vera Wang (see below). The random circles are in shades of paprika and dark plum.

Sewl Mates
Use the reverse side

Construction in Progress
Rayon Hem Tape-Burnt Orange
Button-Brick Dust 7/8" $6.30
YKK invisible zipper # K045
Gutermann thread #940, #570

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/08 #116A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5292, 5396, McCalls 5753, 5818, New Look 6736, Simplicity 2798, Vogue 1118, 8562

Sewing Tip: Use a press cloth and the poly/rayon heat setting on your iron when pressing.

Electric Violet Dot
sku# C2006
100% Cotton
Designer-Ellen Tracy
Shades of purple are everywhere this fall. This is a light weight faille with raised dots that form a paisley pattern. Make a blouse (worn on the outside), dress or jacket (back with a light weight interfacing).

Sewl Mates
Eggshell white 3-ply sueded silk
sku# S10818063
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
Coats thread #378
YKK invisible zipper #526

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 8/09 #128

Pattern Suggestion: Butterick 5317, 5392, McCalls 5591, 5927, Simplicity 2512, 2588, Vogue 1026, 8503

Sewing Tip: Cut all pattern pieces with a one way layout.

Reptile Brocade
sku# CP2007
88% Cotton 12% Polyester
Designer-Dana Buchman
Animal prints are on trend for fall 2009. A dark chocolate and latte reptile print is perfect for suits, vests, light weight coats or sheath dresses. You may need extra yardage to match the print.

Sewl Mates
Brown/Black Heather Knit
sku# VNE30119093
95% Viscose 4%Nylon 1% Elastic
Designer-Eileen Fisher

Construction in Progress
Rayon Hem Tape-Deep Brown
Gutermann thread #587, #512
Button-Granite 13/16" $2.80

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 8/09 #120

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5249, 5399, McCalls 5887, 5935, Simplicity 2543, 2556, Vogue 8480, 8604

Sewing Tip: Cut on a single fold to accurately match the print.

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