Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Burda Style Plus Size Fall/Winter 2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

Elegant Evening Out!
Jacket #416B
Dress #418
Make the jacket with this faux fur

A nod to Coco Chanel
Dress #413

Great top for weekend or work
Top #403

The blouse and cuffed pants are such a chic look.
Blouse #405
Pants #414
To purchase, go to www.smfabric.com

Monday, August 20, 2012

Susan Khalje's Couture Sewing School 2012

 The Sewing Fashionistas were so happy to have Susan Khalje back again this year.  There were 6 days of fun, comradery, sharing supplies, high-fives of accomplishments, and understanding shoulders when the going got a little tough.  Skill sets have expanded and improved.  And we can't wait to do it again next year!
A picture is worth a thousand words so I will let the pictures do the talking.

Class of 2012
(photo by Myk Fenstermacher)

Thank you Susan for a great time!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Fabrics in the Spotlight: Tropical Weight Wools

Tropical weight wools are great for any professional setting and will keep you cool in the summer heat.  Varying shades from dark to light with just a touch of cream create a heathered pattern.  Make a jacket, skirt, dress or pants.

Caribbean Blue Tropical Weight Wool
100% Italian Wool

Peach Margarita Tropical Weight Wool
100% Italian Wool

Desert Sand Tropical Weight Wool
100% Italian Wool

Sewl Mates
Sand 3-ply Silk
100% Silk

Peach/Ivory Tropical Weight Print

Cream and Wheat Tweed
47% Viscose 40% Cotton 13% Linen

Construction in Progress
Machine Needle: Schmetz Universal Size 12
Button: Blue Ice  13/16"  $1.00
Ykk Zipper: #533

Rayon Lining: Peach
Ykk Zipper: #813
Button: Orange Clay  7/8"  $4.50

Rayon Hem Tape: Nude Beige
Button: Golden Sun 13/16"  $2.00
YKK Zipper: #572

Sweet Inspiration

Burda 08/2012 Tunic #113  Skirt #111C

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5566, 5782, McCalls 6464, 6611, Simplicity 1781, 2562, Vogue 8758, 8787 

Sewing Tip: A Hong Kong seam finish is a good choice to finish the seams of a unlined garment.