Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fabric in the Spotlight:
Orange Alert

100% Cotton Lawn
Bright pick me up color combinations like white, soft peach and orange have summertime written all over it!  The tribal print has a 31-1/2" repeat and the motifs are 10-1/4" wide.  This cotton lawn would look great paired with navy, turquoise, khaki or fuchsia.  Make a tunic, gathered maxi skirt or beach cover-up.

Sewl Mate
White Cotton Stretch Faille
97% Cotton
3% Spandex

Construction in Progress
Schmetz Universal Size 9
Buttons: Shrimp 1/2" $.35
Tiger Lilies 1/2" $.15
Tangerine 5/8" $.15
Ykk zipper #518
Gutermann thread #020, 365,400

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 03/2012 #132B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5615, 5756, McCalls 6119, 6552, Simplicity 1806, 2365, Vogue 1291, 8807 

Sewing Tip: Use cotton batiste, voile or self-fabric for interfacing.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Burda Style June 2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Super Chic and Super Easy!
Dress #134

Blouson jacket for knits
Jacket #102

Perfect tunic for cotton lawns
Tunic #125

Love these easy, breezy drawstring pants!
Pants #128

Lovely maxi skirt made for tall sizes.
Skirt #111B

Plus Size
Weekend trousers
Pants #138B

Wrap dress for woven fabrics
Dress #141B

Embellish purchased belts and leather bands

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Fabric in the Spotlight:
 Brocade-Fuchsia Rose

Sku #PVA3177
Brocade-Fuchsia Rose
Designer-Phillip Lim
If you like lace but are afraid to sew with it, this is the fabric for you!  This beautiful brocade has an ecru background with a fuchsia floral lace motif.  The larger roses are 4-1/4" in length and 3-1/8" in width.  The overall hand has good body but is not stiff with just a hint of sheen.  Make a great "blue jean" style jacket, pencil skirt or cocktail dress.

Sewl Mate

Sku #LCE2048
Raspberry Stretch Linen
60% Linen 38% Cotton 2% Elastine
Designer-Ann Taylor

Construction in Progress

Rayon Lining-Fuchsia
Buttons: Strawberry Swirl  15/16"  $3.50
Lipstick Jungle  5/8"  $2.00
YKK invisible zipper #516
Gutermann thread #320, 030

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 3/2012 #110 Coat

Pattern Suggestions:  Butterick 5601,5616, McCalls 3830, 6320, Simplicity 1873, 2341, Vogue 1242, 8697

Sewing Tip: Be sure to use a "with nap" layout.