Friday, October 01, 2010

 New Fabrics for October 2010

Black/Ivory Dash
This is a fabulous novelty dress weight  fabric from Italy.  With a crisp hand (like a starched shirt), the background is black with raised ivory yarns woven throughout.  Make a knockout jacket or dress.

Sewl Mate
White 4-Ply Silk
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
Rayon Hem Tape-Black
Button: Cat Eye  7/8"  $4.00
Rayon Lining-Black

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/2010 #112

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5292, 5521, McCalls 6042, 6170, Simplicity 2284, 2341, Vogue 8630, 8687

Sewing Tip:  Allow extra yardage to match the plaid.

 Black Lace

 The always elegant black lace!  This lace has a lovely tulip motif with a nice drape and an overall matte sheen.  The edges are bound.  Perfect for a cocktail skirt, tunic or sheath dress.

Sewl Mate
Satin Back Crepe-Eggplant
100% Polyester

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #010
Black Tulle

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style Plus Size Fall 2010 #425A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4343, 5211, McCalls 5927, 6038, Simplicity 4070, 5259, Vogue 1140, 8278

Sewing Tip: Use tulle for interfacing.
Sku# W1077
Dots and Diamonds
100% Wool
Wool interlock knit will be great to wear for those first fall days.  This knit has great crosswise stretch but none lengthwise.  The colorway is brick red with darkest chocolate, toast and camel dots in a diamond formation.  Sew up a wrap dress, twin sweater set or turtle neck top.

Sewl Mate
Sku# W1059
Summer Brown Tropical Wool
100% Wool

Construction in Progress
Interfacing-Bosal Sheer Fusible Tricot
Gutermann thread  #435, 553
YKK invisible zipper #520

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style October 2010 #140B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5388, 5524, McCalls 5973, 5974, Simplicity 2804, 3790, Vogue 8413, 8633

Sewing Tip: Try topstitching the hem with a twin needle. 

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