Sunday, February 21, 2010

More New Fabric for February 2010

Spring-Time Cotton Sateen
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
Designer-Betsy Johnson
This is a fun, pucci-inspired print from Betsy Johnson.  Spring colors of white, pink, fuchsia, taupe, soft yellow and black on a dress weight stretch cotton sateen.  Make a day dress, pencil skirt or spring jacket.
Sewl Mates
Timeless Taupe

Construction in Progress
Thread: Gutermann #020
Invisible Zipper:  YKK #501
Buttons: White/Gold Nailhead 11/16" $1.15, 7/8" $1.65
Rayon Hem Tape: White

Sweet Inspiration


Burda Style 07/09  #111
Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5353, 5453, McCalls 4440, 6042, Simplicity 2564, 2703, Vogue 8184, 8612 

Sewing Tip: Use a very small zig zag stitch (like you use for knits) if you are having trouble with seams breaking.

French Pink Knit
68% Cotton 30% Viscose 2% Elastine
Designer-Eileen Fisher
This is a comfy T-shirt knit.  Cotton in feel, it has good crosswise stretch and no lengthwise stretch.  Perfect for tops/dresses with tucks or gathers. 
Sewl Mates

Construction in Progress
Machine Needles: Schmetz Stretch  
Thread: Gutermann #307

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Burda Style 02/2010 #122B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5029, 5313, McCalls 6031, 6036, Simplicity 2603, 2956, Vogue 8632, 8634 

Sewing Tip: Use clear elastic to stabilize shoulder and neck seams.

Midnight Navy Cotton Sateen
100% Cotton Sateen
Designer-Marc Jacobs
Navy blue is always a spring time favorite.  No stretch and suit weight, pair this with white for a crisp nautical 
feel.  Great for a fitted sheath dress, pencil skirt or a cute pea coat.

Sewl Mate
White Seersucker
100% Cotton

Construction in Progress
Thread: Gutermann #280
Buttons: Gold/Navy Torch  7/8"  $4.50, 1-1/8" $5.80, 1-3/8" $7.75
Rayon Hem Tape: Navy

Sweet Inspiration


Accent Colors
-InStyle Magazine

Burda Style 01/2010 #123

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5402, 5466, McCalls 5186, 5817, Simplicity 2812, 2868, Vogue 1167, 8680 

Sewing Tip: Dry clean this sateen to keep the dark color and smooth finish.


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