Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Burda Style October 2013


 To purchase, go to smfabric.com 

All Styles at a Glance



Line Drawings



Tucks at the sleeve cap are on trend
blouse #122-Sand 3-ply silk


Love the criss-cross pleating! 


So 40's!
mini cape #115-Cream/Brown Faux Fur


This dress is the sewing course. 
dress #107B-Summer Blues


Plus Size 
Great pullover for causal parties....


......and for dressier parties a pretty blouse!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Sewing Interruption.....

I interrupt our fall sewing to take a look at what's coming for spring 2014! Designers presented their spring 2014 collections during New York Fashion Week and I have selected 5 of my personal favorites in no particular order. The trends I noticed are the hi/low silhouette, neutrals, color blocking, black/white and pattern mixing.   Take note: the peplum trend has almost vanished.  Which spring 2014 collection are you excited about?

(If you are at work, you may want to use the mute button.)

Michael Kors
Lots of 40's/70's influence
A beautiful neutral color palette

Tory Burch
60's influence

Tracy Reese
Mixing patterns

Narcisco Rodriguez
Black and White still trending

Diane von Furstenberg
Color and Prints

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Burda Style Easy Fall/Winter 2013


To purchase, go to smfabric.com

All Styles at a Glance



Line Drawings




The flounce gives this dress a modern edge.
dress #5D-Coffee and Cream


Color blocking can add curves in all the right places.


This would make a great jacket for evening wear.


Love the details at the elbow
jacket #1A-Black Denim