Fabrics for July 200848″97%Cotton 3% Lycra10.00

This dress weight cotton sateen is in the hot color for summer-yellow. Go causal with a skirt or capris. Dress it up in a sheath dress or jacket.Sewl Mates

60″100% WoolBlack/White check18.00Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread #835, Ykk invisible zipper #504, Buttons-Yellow #K949 11/16″ $.30, Wood #K1368 3/4″ $.55Sweet Inspiration

(Instyle 5/2008)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4974, 5186, McCalls 5701, 5665, Simplicity 2885, 2927, Vogue 1048, 8442Sewing Tip: Stitch seams using a small zigzag stitch-.05 width and 2.5 length. This will provide your seams with “give” and prevent the thread from breaking during normal wear.

57″60% Cotton 40% Linen25.00Designer-Anna Sui

Stripes are classic especially in black and white. The white stripes are spaced 1/2″ apart and have the appearance of topstitching with twin needles. This suit weight fabric is great for walking shorts, pencil skirt, sheath dress or pants. Change the direction of the stripes for visual interest.Sewl Mates

60″75% Cotton 25% PolyesterWhite eyelet pique20.00Construction in Progress

Rayon hem tape, Ykk invisible zipper #580, Buttons-Black/Gold #FW1 1″ $1.50, Black #R52283 7/8″ $1.15, Rayon Lining

Sweet Inspiration

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4998, 4662, McCalls 5711, 5716, Simplicity 3673, 2858, Vogue 8495, 1053

Sewing Tip: This fabric holds a crease very well. Finger press your seams until you are sure of the fit.

43″60% Rayon 40% Linen10.00

Forget about the wrinkles it’s time to beat the heat and humidity with linen. This lavender linen is dress weight. Pair it with neutral colors like grey, brown, navy, black or white.

Sewl Mates(see above)Construction in Progress

Buttons-Lavender/Gold 1″ 3.00, 3/4″ $2.50, Lavender #LM1427 7/8″ $1.25, YKK invisible zipper #552, Coats thread #375Sweet Inspiration

(Instyle 5/2008)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5214, 5225, McCalls 5621, 5587, Simplicity 2923, 2896, Vogue 1045, 8495Sewing Tip: Silk Organza is a great interfacing for linen.

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