Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More New Fabrics for April 2011

Pewter Lace
Designer-Prabal Gurung
This is a stunning stretch lace from Prabal Gurung's fall 2010 collection.  The moderate stretch is both lengthwise and crosswise and the overall hand is supple with good body.  The backing is solid black with silver metallic threads on top.  The two colors together make the lace a beautiful pewter color.  Make a sheath dress, cardigan jacket or top for evening.

Sewl Mate
 Sku #S10522022
Black 4-ply Silk
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
YKK Invisible Zipper #884
Gutermann thread #510

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style 04/2011 #122

Pattern Suggestions: McCalls 6240, 6355, Vogue 8358

Sewing Tip: You can also use this fabric to highlight areas of a garment like the sleeve or a bodice yoke.

Black/White Metallic Boucle'
Designer- Prabal Gurung
Texture and a dose of shine are the main features of this beautiful reversible boucle' from Prabal Gurung.  Thick, black threads coincide with thick, looped white threads giving this fabric a lush feel.  Fine, variegated metallic threads in golden rod, pink, teal and royal blue run lengthwise through the fabric.  One side has a matte finish and the other side has more shine.  Perfect for a Chanel-style jacket.

Sewl Mate
Black Menswear Wool
97% Wool 3% Spandex

Construction in Progress
Armo Weft Interfacing
Buttons: Pop Top 1" $3.50
Silver Toggle 1-1/2" $3.00
Ebony Glass 1-1/8" $1.50
Rayon Lining Black

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 04/2011 #102

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5336, 5466, McCalls 5759, 6041, Simplicity 2229, 2648, Vogue 1127, 7975

Sewing Tip: Use a towel to prevent the nap from becoming flat and a press cloth to prevent any sheen when pressing.

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