Thursday, October 14, 2010

More New Fabrics for Oct 2010

Brown Tweed Knit
53% Viscose  38% Wool   8% Nylon   1% Elastine

This lovely brown and cream tweed knit is perfect for fall.  A stable knit the hand is similar to menswear wool.  Excellent crosswise stretch and no lengthwise stretch.  Perfect for dresses, skirts and soft jackets.

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Henna Brown Crinkle
100% Polyester

Construction in Progress
Schmetz Stretch Needles #1722
Bosal-Sheer Fusible Tricot
YKK invisible zipper #570
Gutermann thread #594

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 09/2010 #122

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5247, 5498, McCalls 5937, 6162, Simplicity 2284, 2372, Vogue 8682, 8685

Sewing Tip: Use a twin needle for topstitching.
Bitter Chocolate
68% Lyocell  14% Nylon  9% Angora  9% Spandex
Soft to the touch, this beautiful bitter chocolate knit is a wardrobe workhorse.  The color goes well with pastels, brights, and most neutrals.  The fiber Lyocell is in the rayon family.  One of its trade names is Tencel.  This is a nice tee shirt weight knit with good crosswise and lengthwise stretch.  Great for making tops or dresses with draping. 

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Leopard Print
97% Cotton 3% Elastine

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #596

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/2010 # 142

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5101, 5398, McCalls 5752, 5890, Simplicity 2369, 2560, Vogue 1197, 8688

Sewing Tip: This knit has a nap.  Use the "with nap" yardage and layout.

Lilac/Grey Heather Knit
100% Cotton
This lightweight knit has a wonderful soft hand.  The colorway is lilac, grey with a touch of cream.  Good crosswise stretch and slight lengthwise stretch.  Sew a t-shirt or cardi wrap.

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Bankers Grey Menswear Wool
100% Wool

Construction in Progress
Schmetz Stretch Needle #1722
Gutermann thread #907, #110

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/2010 # 140A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5495, 5525, McCalls 6120, 6164, Simplicity 2364, 2554,Vogue 8650, 8669

Sewing Tip: A rotary cutter is the easiest and most accurate method for cutting this fabric.

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