Fabrics for May 200859″52% Cotton 48% Acetate27.00Designer–Ellen TracyThis wonderful woven jacquard has a matte satin finish. With colors of dark chocolate, shell pink and khaki this fabric can be worn all year around. Make a jacket and skirt or a lovely shirtdress.

Sewl MatesKhaki cotton sateen50″97% Cotton 3% Lycra12.00

Construction in Progress

Universal needles size 12, Espresso rayon lining, Gutermann thread #594, Buttons 26262 3/4″ $2.80, Ykk invisible zipper #U891

Sweet Inspiration

(All photos from Neiman Marcus)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5147, 5107, McCalls 5464, 5596, Simplicity 2923, 2979, Vogue 2953, 8263Sewing Tip: Because of the satin finish, be sure to use nap yardage and one way design layout.

50″97%Cotton 3% Spandex13.00Designer–Anne KleinWe love cotton/spandex in the summer! The cotton keeps you cool while the spandex reduces the wrinkle factor. These dress weight cotton sateens are great for jackets, skirts, pants or sheath dresses.

(Shell Pink)


Sewl Mates(See Above)

Navy/Off White Tweed58″55% Silk 33% Cotton 12% Rayonwas 18.00 now 12.00Designer Nanette Lepore

Construction in ProgressYkk invisible zipper #813, Coats thread #239, Buttons M25721 1 1/8″ $7.50, 7/8″ $6.50

Gutermann thread #420, Button LM41226B 3/4 $1.75, Ykk invisible zipper #520

Sweet Inspiration

(all pictures from Neiman Marcus)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4998, 5194, McCalls 5668, 5191, Simplicity 2958, 3747, Vogue 1053, 8263Sewing Tips: According to Sandra Betzina, for buttonholes use clear elastic on the wrong side as a stabilizer.

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