Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last Fabrics for March 2010

Sku# VL2045
Spice Tweed
72% Viscose 28% Linen
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 
96% Cotton 4% Elastine

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
96% Cotton 4% Elastine
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
97% Cotton 3%Lycra

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
58" Rayon 32% Wool 10% Nylon
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
100% Cotton

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
52% Linen 40% Cotton 8% Nylon
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
97% Cotton 3% Spandex

Timeless Taupe Double Knit

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.

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