Fabrics for September 200848″100% Rayon Matte Jersey21.00Designer–Nicole Miller

This is a wonderful rayon matte jersey in citron green. Soft, drapey with crosswise stretch only, this fabric is perfect for cowl necklines, twist tops or anything with gathers. Pair this “pop” of color with neutrals like navy, chocolate brown, charcoal grey, black or eggplant.Sewl Mates


97% Cotton 3% Spandex stretch corduroy 17.00

58″64% Cotton 36% Linen Tweed25.00

Construction in Progress

Schmetz stretch needle size 11, Fusi knit interfacing, Gutermann thread #808Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 5/08 #103

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5243, 5247, McCalls 5271, 5671, Simplicity 2804, 2883, Vogue 1012, 1056Sewing Tip: It is best to fold matte jersey. Using a hanger can cause the finished garment to stretch out of shape.

48″97% Cotton 3% Lycra17.00Designer–Nicole Miller

For all you denim lovers, this is a must have!! This 8 oz stretch denim has a “wax” like print that only shows when the light hits it just right. A skirt, dress or light weight jacket would work well with this fabric.Sewl Mates

45″100% Silk Dupioni (burnt orange)15.00Construction in Progress

Coats thread #346, Fusi knit interfacing, Buttons-Silver with copper center 5/8″ $.60, Silver with black sunburst 3/4″ $.90, 5/8″ $.60Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 8/08 #104

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5218, 5249, McCalls 5378, 5433, Simplicity 2885, 3744, Vogue 8511, 8408Sewing Tip: This denim can be machine washed in cold water and dried on the perma press cycle. Iron with press cloth to prevent the “wax” jacquard from becoming dull.

56″80% Viscose 20% Polyester32.00Designer–Dana Buchman

This gorgeous brocade has a pliable hand with a raised/puckered surface. Put this fabric with denim for weekend wear or with wool suiting for office attire.Sewl Mates

(See fabrics above)Construction in Progress

Rayon lining(periwinkle), Coats thread #346, Armo Weft interfacing, Buttons-Dark shell with gold center 7/8″ $1.90, 11/16″ $1.50, Shell center with gold rim 1 1/4″ $9.00, Olive 2-hole 7/8″ $1.25, 1″ 1.50Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 8/08 #127A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4688, 5147, McCalls 5186, 5716, Simplicity 2810, New Look 6737, Vogue 2950, 8369Sewing Tips: Embellish this brocade with heat set rhinestones in the center of the “dots” for an after 5 look.


  1. Fabri-holic
    September 29, 2008 / 3:38 pm

    You’ve done it again. Each posting is better than the last. Gorgeous fabrics…fantastic fashion and accessory ideas and great discussion. Keep up the good work. Don’t know how I could make it w/o my regular dose of fashion news on a local perspective. I can sew my own and look like I walked out of Fashion Week or Neiman Marcus! Looking like a Diva…Priceless!

  2. Roz
    September 30, 2008 / 6:09 pm

    LOL! Thanks fabri-holic :)!!!

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