Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Fabrics for February 2011

Robins Egg/Black/Cream Tweed
60"
Cotton/Viscose 
$16.00
I love this tweed because of the "Mad Men" 60's vibe!  The colors are robin's egg blue, cream and black.  The hand has a lovely drape not stiff at all.  Make a sheath dress, fitted blazer or pencil skirt.

Sewl Mate
Eggshell White 3-ply Silk
44"
100% Silk
$18.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Diamond White
Rayon Hem Tape-Silk White
Button-Cat Eye
Gutermann thread #010, 021, 602

Sweet Inspiration



Burda Style 2/2011 #119

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5570, 5619, McCalls 5523, 6211, Simplicity 2370, 2453, Vogue 8664, 8687

Sewing Tip:  To stabilize this fabric, use Bosal-Sheer Fusible Tricot.


Cream and Wheat Tweed
57"
47% Viscose 40% Cotton 13% Linen
$20.00
Designer-Tuleh
 
Another tweed that has that "Mad Men" 60's vibe!  The colors are cream and wheat that make a subtle plaid.  The overall hand has a nice drape but with body.  Make a sheath dress, fitted blazer or pencil skirt.

Sewl Mate
Straw Linen
60"
100% Linen
$13.00

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Diamond White
Button-Island Pearl  1-1/16"  $3.60

Sweet Inspiration


Burda Style 02/2011 #109

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5459, 5534, McCalls 6042, 6329, Simplicity 2229, 2564, Vogue 1233, 8648

Sewing Tip:  Use a single fold layout to accurately match the plaids.


Denim Look
58"
Cotton/Linen
$13.00
Nautical is always a spring fashion trend.  This denim look in a cotton and linen blend follows the nautical trend.  The fabric is dress weight with a twill weave and has an easy, relaxed look.  Perfect for embellishments like nailheads or topstitching in white or gold.  Sew up a pair of cargo pants, a skirt or a shirtdress.

Sewl Mate
Lemon Dots
53"
100% Cotton 
$16.00

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Silver Arrow 7/8" $1.75, 3/4" $1.15

Sweet Inspiration


Burda Style 2/2011 #132B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5353, 5598, McCalls 6294, 6318, Simplicity 2246, 2343, Vogue 1166, 8717

Sewing Tip:  Use a denim needle to prevent skipped stitches.


White Linen
54" 
100% Linen
$18.00
White linen always reminds me of a vacation at the beach.  This is a light weight but not quite hanky weight linen with a soft sheen.  Sew a camp shirt or a pretty pleated skirt for summer.

Sewl Mate
Caramel Silk Matka
57"
100% Silk
$20.00

Construction in Progress
Buttons: Flower Power 1/2" $.50
Dainty 7/16" $1.75

Sweet Inspiration


Burda Style 2/2011 #138

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5485, 5612, McCalls 6080, 6325, Simplicity 3684, 3789, Vogue 1165, 8708

Sewing Tip: Prewashing linen will give the fabric a softer hand.

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