Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Fabric for November 2010
Watercolors and Sequins
97% Nylon 3% Spandex
(close up)

This knit reminds me of a Monet painting!  The fiber is nylon but feels like cotton and the spandex gives it good crosswise stretch but no lengthwise stretch.  It has a narrow (1/8")  ribbon like stripe spaced 1" apart.  On top of the stripes are clear sequins that give a very subtle sparkle.  Each sequin is spaced 1-1/4" apart.  The color way has shades of magenta, lavender and lemon yellow on a charcoal grey background.  Make a fabulous t-shirt or dress for the holidays.

Sewl Mate
Bankers Grey Menswear Wool
100% Tropical Weight Wool

Construction in Progress
Gutermann Thread #936, #925

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style 12/2010 #109

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5555, 5564, McCalls 6161, 6240, Simplicity 2560, 2630, Vogue 1179, 8646

Sewing Tip: Remove the sequins on facings, collars or cuff  to prevent skin irritation.

Black T-Shirt Knit
95% Cotton 5% Elastic
Fill in your wardrobe with this basic black t-shirt knit.  This has good crosswise stretch and slight lengthwise stretch.  Perfect for wrap tops, cardi wraps and the classic t-shirt.

Sewl Mate
Black/Ivory/Red Box Plaid
97% Wool  3% Spandex

Construction in Progress

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/2010 #142

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5497, 5562, McCalls 6120, 6241, Simplicity 2283, 2554, Vogue 1197, 8651

Sewing Tip: Use Stay-Tape to prevent the shoulder seam from stretching.

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