Friday, May 28, 2010

Last Fabrics for May 2010

Printed Stripe Lawn
57"
100 Cotton
$8.00
This cotton lawn is perfect for summer BBQ's weekend shopping or a Caribbean vacation!  The horizontal stripe print has a 14" repeat in colors of tobacco brown, tangerine, apple green, flax, sunflower yellow, and black.  Make a maxi dress, a pleated skirt or blouse.

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

Construction in Progress
Button: Marbled  5/8"  $.75
Gutermann thread #506

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Burda Style 06/2010  #106

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5177, 5181, McCalls 5430, 6114, Simplicity 2586, 2894, Vogue 8587, 8645

Sewing Tip: Cut on a single fold to match the printed stripe.


Raspberry/Nickle Grey Floral Lawn
58"
100% Cotton
$11.00
This is a fun summer floral print in a slightly sheer cotton lawn.  The colors are an ivory background with raspberry, nickle grey and summer brown.  Perfect for blouses and dresses.

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Raspberry Stretch Linen
56"
60% Cotton 38% Cotton 2% Elastine
$19.00

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Flower Power  1/2"  $.50
Etched Rose  5/8"  $1.15
Gutermann thread  #110, 021,936
Ykk invisible zipper #571

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Burda Style 5/2010 #110B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5357, 5496, McCalls 5589, 6110, Simplicity 2447, 2587, Vogue 1086, 8194

Sewing Tip: Turn under twice and topstitch for a durable hem.


Black Stripe Shirting
59"
100% Cotton
$11.00
This is a great cotton shirting.  Every other stripe has a raised texture and is slightly darker in color.  The width of each stripe is 3/8".  Cut on the cross grain if you want vertical stripes.  Make a summer dress, skirt or blouse.

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Natural Stretch Linen
56"
60% Linen 38% Cotton 2% Elastine
$19.00

Construction in Progress
Button: Jet Mirror  11/16"  $.70

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Burda Style  05/2010  #111

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5285, 5450, McCalls 5591, 6091, Simplicity 2373, 2406, Vogue 7700, 8658

Sewing Tip: Use a "with nap" layout for this fabric.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More New Fabric for May 2010
Sky Blue Floral Silk Charmeuse
55"
100% Silk 
$28.00
This is a beautiful blouse weight silk charmeuse in an Asian inspired floral print.  The colors are sky blue, dark teal blue, magenta, raspberry pink, coral, golden yellow, black and white.  Make a drapey blouse, skirt, scarf or use as a fabulous lining.

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White Stretch Linen
56"
60% Linen 38% Cotton 2% Elastine
$19.00

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Sea Island Blue   1/2"   $.25
Icy Blue   3/8"   $.30
Machine Needle Universal size 9

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Burda Style 4/2010  #105

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5315, 5488, McCalls 6024, 6118, Simplicity 2360, 2501, Vogue 1120, 1152

Sewing Tip: For easier and accurate cutting, use a rotary cutter. 


Celestial Blue Boucle
60"
100% Cotton
$24.00
This is a wonderful boucle in celestial blue with sky blue threads running throughout.  Perfect for a dress, jacket or skirt.

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Construction in Progress
Lining: Rayon Bemberg Aqua Marine
Buttons: Square Chrome Mirror  15/16"  $4.00
Rayon Hem Tape Daunbe Blue

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Burda Style #101A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5277, 5334, McCalls 5927, 6041, Simplicity 2475, 2558, Vogue 1127, 8519

Sewing Tip: To prevent raveling, serge all pattern pieces as soon as you cut them. 


Sunday, May 23, 2010

New fabric for May 2009


Summer Brown Tropical Wool
60"
100% Wool
$18.00
Light and drapey, this is a tropical weight wool in summer brown (a cross between brown and green).  One side is lighter in color than the other so choose which side to use.  Perfect for office wear like jackets, pants, skirts or dresses.
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Mini Wool Check-Camel/Espresso
60"
100% Wool
$18.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Moss
Buttons: Antique Brass Starburst 5/8" $.80, 13/16" $1.00

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Burda Style 3/2010 #116B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5471, 5472, McCalls 5936, 5971, Simplicity 2403, 2473, Vogue 1169, 8648

Sewing Tip: If making a jacket, bag the lining for a professional finish.


Summer Brown/Ivory Birdseye Wool
60"
100% Wool
$18.00
Light and drapey, this is a tropical weight wool in summer brown (a cross between brown and green) and ivory.  This has a birdseye weave with one side more ivory than the other.  Goes with the summer brown tropical weight wool.  Perfect for office wear like jackets, pants skirts and dresses.

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Cream/Mocha Animal Print
62"
100% Rayon Jersey
$17.00

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Tortoise and the Pearl  7/8"  $3.00

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Burda Style  5/2010 #137

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5399, 5428, McCalls 5716, 6028, Simplicity 2424, 2452, Vogue 1117, 8630

Sewing Tip:  Use a universal size 12 machine needle. 


Summer Stripes
54"
Cotton/Viscose/Polyester
$11.00
Light weight and slightly sheer, this is a great knit for layering under jackets.  The stripes are 1/8" wide in summer brown, nickle grey and white and has good crosswise and lengthwise stretch.  This would look great with white linen.

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Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #110, #551

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Burda Style 4/2010  #113B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5484, 5497, McCalls 6112, 6121, Simplicity 2560, 2865, Vogue 1049, 8647

Sewing Tip: Stabilize the shoulders by sewing clear elastic to the back shoulder seam.