Fabrics for October 200842″68% Cotton 32% Silk25.00Designer-Nanette Lepore

From Nanette Lepore, this is a beautiful black and white ikat print. A lawn or batiste weight this has a 4 inch repeat and is luxurious to the touch. One of the trends for fall, this would be great for garments with soft gathers or tucks.Sewl Mates

60″100% Wool (black/white check)18.00Construction in Progress

Sewing Sheer Interfacing, Buttons-Silver/Black center 11/16″ $2.00, Black Knot 11/16″ $1.50, Pearl 1/2″ $.50Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 8/2008 #103

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4816, 5284, McCalls 5664, 5755, Simplicity 2756, 4487, Vogue 1046, 8392Sewing Tip: When starting a seam, hold both top and bobbin thread. This way your fabric won’t collapse into your throat plate.

57″60% Acetate 40% Polyester25.00Designer-Jones New York(lightened to show texture)

This is a wonderful black pique suiting from Jones New York. It has a beautiful drape (like men’s suiting) not at all stiff. Perfect for a LBD (little black dress) or suit for the office.Sewl Mates

Ikat print (see above)45″100% 4 ply silk (ivory)45.00Construction in Progress

Black Rayon Lining, Black Armo Weft, Invisible Zipper #580, Buttons-Black/Gold 4-hole 1″ $5.00, Black/Gold/Pearl 7/8″ $6.00, Black Matte Center/Black Jet Outer 1″ $3.00Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 9/2008 #134

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5257, 5277, McCalls 5753, 5759, Simplicity 2764, 4014, Vogue 1041, 8408Sewing Tip: Stabilize areas of stress like shoulders, underarms or necklines with Staytape.

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