Friday, March 26, 2010

Burda Style April 2010


All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Love a classic shirtwaist dress......

......and a classic Polo styled dress.....

.....and a classic cardigan!!

Perfect wedding guest attire.

Ying & Yang-Feminine Blouse and Masculine Jacket

Trench coat with raglan sleeves

Soft and causal blouse for summer

Sized for Petites

Plus Size
Great T-Shirt

Details-Lace-front Tunic and Buttoned Tab at the hem

To purchase, go to smfabric.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last Fabrics for March 2010

Sku# VL2045
Spice Tweed
59"
72% Viscose 28% Linen
$28.00
Designer-Ann Taylor
Shades of saffron, paprika, turquoise and spring green make up this beautiful blend from Ann Taylor.  This fabric is a woven, soft, drapey and semi-sheer.  Make a tunic, dress or skirt.

Sewl Mate
Tangerine Pique 
44"
96% Cotton 4% Elastine
$13.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining: Candy Yellow
Gutermann thread #863
Buttons: Gold 4 Leaf Clover 1-1/8" $2.70
Tangelo 1" $4.00
Rayon Hem Tape: Whiskey

Sweet Inspiration
Burda Style 01/2010 #129

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4238, 5364, McCalls 5936, 6071, Simplicity 2417, 2888, Vogue 8483, 8511

Sewing Tip: Because this is a slightly loose weave, be sure to serge both ends of your fabric before prewashing.

Tomato Red Knit
58"
96% Cotton 4% Elastine
$17.00
Designer-Phillip Lim
I love this gorgeous tomato red interlock knit.  Medium weight and drapey, this knit has excellent crosswise stretch and slightly less lengthwise stretch.  Make a wrap dress or any top with draping.  Add gold sandals and accessories and you are ready for summer!

Sewl Mates
Red Roses and Khaki Leaf Print
60"
97% Cotton 3%Lycra
$16.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #406

Sweet Inspiration
Burda Style 06/2009 #101

Pattern Suggestion: Butterick 5206, 5384, McCalls 5752, 6074, Simplicity 2417, 2443, Vogue 8582, 8633

Sewing Tip: Add an extra 1/4 yard to your purchase to allow for shrinkage.

Global Stripe
61"
58" Rayon 32% Wool 10% Nylon
$28.00
Designer-Ann Taylor
From Ann Taylor, this is a fabulous dress weight wool blend.  Pronounced yarns in dark chocolate and white this fabric is semi sheer with a lovely drape.  Great for dresses, skirts and blouses.

Sewl Mates
Dark Chocolate Eyelet
57"
100% Cotton
$11.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #596
Buttons: Fortune Cookie 7/8" $2.25
Rayon Hem Tape: Deep Brown

Sweet Inspiration
-Instyle Magazine

Burda Style 02/09 #105

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4811, 5473, McCalls 6027, 6035, Simplicity 2588, 2702, Vogue 1113, 8577

Sewing Tip:  Use 1/4" strips of fusible interfacing for all shoulder and neckline seams to prevent stretching.

Sand Tweed
58"
52% Linen 40% Cotton 8% Nylon
$25.00
This linen blend has a subtle tweed background with two kinds of stripes- in black and cream and the other with 1/4" squares.  The overall pattern is softly blended and the color palette sophisticated.  Very nice hand with soft draping, this is perfect for a dress or suit.

Sewl Mates
Black Stretch Sateen
42" 
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
$13.00

Timeless Taupe Double Knit
60"
Cotton/Viscose
$15.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining: Diamond White
Buttons: Jaguar 7/8" $4.50, 1-1/8" $5.50
Gutermann thread #506
Rayon Hem Tape: Nude Beige

Sweet Inspiration
Burday Style 03/2010 #114B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5428, 5471, McCalls 6038, 6042, Simplicity 2424, 2473, Vogue 1127, 8630

Sewing Tip: Ok, this is more like a fashion tip.  Nude shoes are all the rage for spring and this fabric works well with that trend.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Fabrics for March 2010
Butterscotch Embroidered Cotton
58"
100% Cotton
$11.00
This is a beautiful spring tone-on-tone embroidered cotton batiste.  Very soft butterscotch color and slightly sheer, this is perfect for gathered/pleated blouses and skirts.

Sewl Mate
 Anne Klein Blue Denim
57"
100% Cotton 
$17.00

Construction in Progress
   Button: Almond  7/16"  $.45
Gutermann Thread  #500

Sweet Inspiration



Burda Style 01/2010  #109

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5284, 5464, McCalls 5522, 6025, Simplicity 2601, 2609, Vogue 1153, 8032

Sewing Tip:  Use a sew-in interfacing like batiste or organza for this fabric.

Dark Chocolate Eyelet
57"
100% Cotton
$11.00
This is a wonderful embroidered eyelet batiste.  The dark chocolate brown color helps to reduce the sheerness of the fabric.  Perfect for a full shirtwaist dress, summer blouse or skirt.

Sewl Mate
Tangerine Pique
44"
96% Cotton 4% Elastine
$13.00


Construction in Progress
Buttons: Quarter Moon 5/8" $.60,  1" $1.15
Gutermann thread  #596

Sweet Inspiration



Burda Style 03/2010  #118B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5034, 5218, McCalls 4769, 5583, New Look 6244, Simplicity 2501, Vogue 8363, 8554

Sewing Tip:  Make different colors (like turquoise, pink or yellow) of camis or slips to wear under the eyelet.


Nautical Navy Matte Jersey
60"
Cotton/Rayon/Lycra
$10.00
This is a light weight, soft and drapey matte jersey knit that you will love against your skin.  A true navy color, this will work well for the trendy T-shirts with ruffles (no need to finish the edges) or cowl neck blouses.
Graphite Grey Matte Jersey
60"
Cotton/Rayon/Lycra
$10.00
This is a light weight, soft and drapey matte jersey knit that you will love against your skin.  The current "it" neutral color grey, this will work well for the trendy T-shirts with ruffles (no need to finish the edges) or cowl neck blouses.

Sewl Mate
White/Soldier Blue Geometric Print
50"
97% Cotton 3% Lycra
$13.00

Grey/Ivory Mini Houndstooth
60"
97% Wool #% Lycra
$20.00

Construction in Progress
Schmetz Needle-Stretch
Gutermann thread  #279

Schmetz Neddle: Stretch
Gutermann thread  #116

Sweet Inspiration



Burda Style 02/2010  #122A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5354, 5387, McCalls 6036, 6070, New Look 6936, Simplicity 2647, Vogue 1119, 8631

Sewing Tip:  You don't need to finish the edges on ruffles with this fabric.  Use a rotary cutter to achieve smooth edges.