Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Fabrics for April 2011

Computer Blues
100% Cotton
Designer Tuleh
This is a whimsical print that reminds me of computer parts and wires!  The fabric is a cotton lawn, semi sheer with just a hint of crispness.The colors are caribbean blue, purple, white and black.  Make a summer dress, skirt or blouse.

Sewl Mate
White Linen
100% Italian Linen

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Aqua
Buttons: Sugar Plum  1/2"  $1.00
Sugar Plum  5/8"   $1.15

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 4/2011 #123

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5555, 5615, McCalls 5388, 6202, Simplicity 2254, 2255, Vogue 8470, 8668

Sewing Tip: Use a size 9 Universal Needle.
Calming Waters
100% Cotton
Combine a soft cotton lawn with the soothing shades of blue and purple and you can't help but think relaxing thoughts.  Make a maxi dress or blouse with full sleeves.

Sewl Mate
UltraViolet Double Cloth Wool Crepe
96% Wool 4% Spandex

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Royal
Buttons: Violet Quartz  1/2"  $1.00
Stardust  7/16"  $.45
Gutermann thread # 251, 928

Sweet Inspiration

 Burda Style 3/2011 #125

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5486, 5612, McCalls 6079, 6331, Simplicity 2175, 2215, Vogue 1086, 8723

Sewing Tip:  Fold twice and topstitch for an easy hem finish.

Animal Instinct
100% Viscose

Get on board with the animal print trend! This lovely black and grey reversible print is dress weight with good drape.  You can back this with fusible interfacing to add body and make it jacket weight.  Sew up a sheath dress, A-line skirt or tunic top.

Sewl Mate
Sku #WS1088
Black Menswear Wool
97% Wool #% Spandex

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Grey
Buttons: Hubcap 1" $2.00
Crater 5/8" $4.00
Gutermann thread #110, 010
Ykk invisible zipper #580

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 3/2011 #120 Jacket, #122 Skirt

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5466, 5554, McCalls 6201, 6278, Simplicity 2212, 2282, Vogue 1118, 7963

SewingTip: Highlight the reverse side at a princess seam, collar or a band at the hem.

Black Metallic Jacquard Brocade
This special occasion brocade is reversible.  One side has a matte black background with shantung like slubs.  The leaf print has a subtle metallic sheen.  The other side is where the metallic sheen really stands out with just a hint of the slub texture and matte black color.  Perfect for a cocktail suit, one shoulder dress, or evening gown.

Sewl Mate
Black 4-ply silk
100% Silk

Construction in Progress
Rayon Lining-Black
Buttons: Ebony Jet  1-1/8"  $1.50
Ebony Jet  1-3/8  $2.10

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 2/2010 #140

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5322, 5603, McCalls 6292, 6320, Simplicity 2253, 2256, Vogue 1154, 1174

Sewing Tip: Make a covered button using the opposite side of the fabric.

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