Early Fall Fabrics 200756″94% Rayon 6% Spandex17.50Designer–Nicole MillerThese knit fabrics are as soft as butta! You’ll be fashionably dressed but feel like you’re wearing pj’s. Both fabrics are 2-way stretch jerseys, very light weight and drapey. Perfect for fashions with soft gathers or pleats. Machine wash cold, delicate cycle, dry flat.

Sewl Mates

60″Wool Suiting100% Woolon sale was 18.00 now 12.00

55″Stretch Corduroy97% Cotton 3% Lycraon sale was 8.50 now 4.25

Construction in Progress

Thread-Gutermann #534 (left) & Gutermann #520 (right)Needle-Schmetz Stretch size 11Clear Elastic

Sweet Imspirations

Pattern Suggestion: Kwik Sew 3497, Simplicity 3837, McCalls 5484, Butterick 5080, Simplicity 3678, Butterick 5077

Sewing Tips: There is a great article in the current issue of Threads (Oct/Nov 2007 #133) on sewing with knits.

55″100% Silk20.00 per yardDesigner–Dana Buchman

(color lightened to see details – true color in pictures below)

This is a denim upgrade! Mid weight and malleable, this denim feels like a heavy weight silk noil. Don’t really want to make a pair of traditional jeans? Then use your favorite pant pattern and make a pair of denim trousers.

Sewl Mates

55″Reembroidered Lace65% Rayon 35% Polyester9.00

58″Silk Blend Suiting56% Silk 33% Cotton 12% Rayon

on salewas 18.00 now 12.00

Construction in Progress

Thread-Gutermann #267 and #870 for topstitchingNeedle-Schmetz Universal size 12Brass Jean ZipperInterfacing-Texture Weft

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions: McCalls 5429, McCalls 5314, Simplicity 4084, Vogue 2981Sewing Tips: Use a Schmetz 1792 topstitching needle for even, smooth topstitching. The fabric becomes drapier if prewashed in cold water/dry on perma-press cycle. There was minimal shrinkage. I would dry clean after first washing to maintain the color.

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