Sunday, July 04, 2010

New Fabric for July 2010

56"
97% Cotton 3% Elastine
$17.00
Designer J Crew
The iconic animal print.  It never completely goes out of style.  This is a dress weight cotton with a smooth surface-not stiff at all with stretch.  Classic animal print garments are the pencil skirt and the trench coat.

 Sewl Mates
Camel Menswear Wool
57"
100% Wool
$18.00

 Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining Black
Buttons: Menswear Tan 3/4" $0.45, 7/8" $0.60, 1-1/8" $0.85
         
  
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Burda Style 07/2010 #126

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5255, 5459, McCalls 5525, 5860, Simplicity 2453, 2702, Vogue 8480, 8603

Sewing Tip: If you want to topstitch your hem, apply interfacing to prevent any rippling. 

58"
92% Rayon 8% Spandex
$17.00
Peridot

Merlot
It's vacation time and these knits are perfect travel companions!  The overall hand has a nice drape and a soft matte finish with wonderful lengthwise and crosswise stretch.  Make tops, skirts dresses or leggings.

Sewl Mate
Kiwi Tweed Suiting
60"
Cotton/Viscose
$16.00


Velvet Houndstooth
58"
66% Viscose 20% Polyester 13% Wool 1% Lycra
$28.00

Construction in Progress


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Burda Style 07/2010 #117

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5282, 5484, McCalls 6163, 6173, Simplicity 2580, 2804, Vogue 1027, 8575

Sewing Tip: Set your sewing machine on a slight zig zag stitch (2.5 length .5 width) to build in some stretch for your seams.


Burgundy/Taupe Animal Print Knit
57"
97% Polyester 3% Spandex
$15.00
Designer-Nicole Miller
Lightweight, very soft and drapey this is a fun animal print knit.  The background has a heather texture of gray and burgundy that translates to taupe.  The burgundy animal print is sheer (see photo below).  Great for tops, dresses or cardi wraps.

Sewl Mates
Merlot Knit (see above)

Construction in Progress

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Burda Style 07/2010 #114

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5489, 5496, McCalls 6031, 6084, Simplicity 2369, 2598, Vogue 8647, 8650

Sewing Tip: Use clear elastic to stabilize the shoulder seams.


Magenta Roses
60"
100% Cotton
$17.00
Designer-Nicole Miller
Big, beautiful, brushstrokes of gorgeous roses make this a fun print for summer and early fall.  This fabric is dress weight with a crisp hand and no stretch.  The color palette had three shades of magenta with patches of white.  Make dresses, skirts or jackets.

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

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining Burgundy
Buttons: Sangria 7/8" $4.00
Red Sky 1" $3.00

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Burda Style 03/2010 #107

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5316, 5490, McCalls 5799, 5881, Simplicity 2370, 2404, Vogue 1174, 1176

Sewing Tip:  Use an universal size 12 needle.

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