Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Fabrics for March 2011

Yellow/Brown Animal Print Knit
 60"
100% Polyester
$18.00
This gorgeous jersey animal print has a Cavalli feel to it!  It has excellent crosswise stretch and some lengthwise stretch.  The colors range from cream to yellow and toast to dark chocolate.  Wrap dresses, maxi dresses, or tops are perfect for this fabric.

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Caramel Silk Matka
57"
100% Silk
$20.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #593, 823, 799

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Burda Style 01/2011 #129

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5491, 5497, McCalls 6240, 6282, Simplicity 2369, 2554, Vogue 8665, 8688

Sewing Tip: Use a slight zig zag stitch (.75 in width and 2.5 in length) to build stretch into the seam.


Kaleidoscope Print Knit
60"
97% Rayon 3% Spandex
$16.00
This lovely jersey knit will be a great addition to your spring/summer wardrobe.  This has a beautiful drape with good crosswise stretch but less stretch lengthwise.  The Kaleidoscope print colors are lemongrass, bright olive, terra cotta and brown.  Make a top, boho style skirt or wrap dress.

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Kiwi Tweed Suiting
60"
Cotton/Viscose
$8.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #808, 776, 393, 587

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Burda Style 03/2011 #130A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5564, 5606, McCalls 6034, 6112, Simplicity 2262, 2647, Vogue 1027, 1224
 
Sewing Tip:  Use a stretch needle to prevent skipped stitches.


Safari Print
56"
96% Cotton 4% Spandex
$17.00
Animal prints are a big trend for spring 2011.  This is a stable knit with excellent stretch lengthwise and crosswise.  The hand has a cottony feel with colors of white, rose beige and dark chocolate.  Make a cardigan, dress or top.  

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Dupioni-Rose Beige Silk
45"
100% Silk
$15.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #020, 357, 591

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Burda Style 03/2011 #135B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5394, 5429,  McCalls 5978, 6162, Simplicity 2364, 2615, Vogue 8593, 8711

Sewing Tip: Try Bosal Sheer Fusible Tricot.  It has stretch but doesn't make the fabric stiff.


Wings and Stripes
54"
97% Rayon 3% Spandex
$16.00
Light weight and breezy, this T-shirt knit has a fun print of abstract wings in a stripe formation.  Excellent crosswise stretch with a little less stretch lengthwise.  The colorway is oatmeal, black, grape and steel blue.  Sew up a T-shirt with gathers or draping.

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Natural Stretch Linen
56"
60% Linen 38% Cotton 2% Elastine
$19.00

Construction in Progress
Gutermann thread #70, 224, 940, 10

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Burda Style 03/2011 #138


Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5495, 5563, McCalls 6109, 6288, Simplicity 2261, 3790, Vogue 8534, 8707

Sewing Tip: Use a with nap layout and also for yardage.


Peachy Pink Knit
60"
96% Cotton 4% Lycra
$14.00
Corals and pinks are big fashion news for spring/summer 2011 and this knit is a great combo of both colors.  This is a stable knit with good crosswise and lengthwise stretch.  Dresses, cardigans or tops will work well with this knit.

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Denim Look
58"
Cotton/Linen
$13.00

Construction in Progress

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Burda Style 03/2011 #139

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5522, 5559, McCalls 6319, 6326, Simplicity 2283, 2443, Vogue 1205, 8682

Sewing Tip: Use a pressing motion (up and down) to not stretch the fabric.

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