Early Spring Fabrics 200945″96% Cotton 4% Spandex13.00Designer-Anne Klein

Bark (dark brown), white, blackThe Basics. All good, hardworking wardrobes start with the basics. These mid weight cotton sateen fabrics can be worn all four seasons. Get enough for a 3 piece suit-jacket, pants and skirt.Sewl MatesThey’re basics. They go with everything!!Construction in Progress

Bark-Gutermann #596, Ykk zipper #U891, Buttons-brown/gold square 1 1/16″ #3.75, brown/gold round 3/4″ $2.80, White-Gutermann thread #020, Ykk zipper #501, Buttons-white/gold rim 7/8″ $1.20, 5/8″ $1.20, Black-Coats thread #2, YKK zipper #580, Buttons-black/gold 3/4″ $4.50, 7/8″ $5.50Sweet Inspiration

(BWOF 6/2008 #128)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5087, 5255, McCalls 5590, 5753, New Look 6799, Simplicity 2848, Vogue 1093, 2973Sewing Tip: Don’t fudge on fit when using stretch cottons. Treat them like non-stretch cottons and use the same amount of wearing ease.

56″100% Cotton17.00Designer-Anne Klein

This is a lovely white dotted swiss cotton batiste with leno weave stripes. The double stripes are 3/8″ apart and the repeat between a set of double stripes is 1 1/8″. Great spring/summer blouse, dress or lingerie.Sewl Mates

60″60% Cotton 40% Linen25.00Construction in Progress

Silk organza, Gutermann thread #020, Buttons-white half ball 3/8″ $.50, white fish eye 2-hole $.20Sweet Inspiration

(BWOF 5/2008 #105A)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4985, 5037, McCalls 5384, 5471, Simplicity 2892, 3831, Vogue 8324, 8421Sewing Tip: Use tailor tacks on light colored, sheer fabrics.

45″97% Cotton 3% Spandex13.00Designer-Anne Klein

Animal prints are still strong for spring 2009. This is a mid weight cotton sateen print in bark and white. A pencil skirt or an embellished sheath dress would look great in this print. Wear a jacket made from the solid bark or white cotton sateen to complete the look.Sewl Mates

(see solid cotton sateens above-bark and white)Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread #596, Buttons-white/silver 9/16″ $1.67, 3/4″ $2.00. Ykk zipper #U891Sweet Inspiration

(BWOF 5/2008 #116)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4461, 5295, McCalls 5637, 5814, New Look 6849, Simplicity 2958, Vogue 1037, 8541Sewing Tip: Use twill tape or stay tape to stabilize neck and shoulder areas.

55″100% Cotton15.00Designer-Anne Klein

Soft and smooth to the touch, this cotton batiste is the coordinating print to the above stretch cotton sateen. This fabric works well with blouses/dresses that have ruffles or pleats.Sewl Mates

(see coordinating print above)Construction in Progress

Silk organza, Gutermann thread #596, Buttons-tortoise shell with brown rim 11/16″ $3.00, 9/16″ $2.75Sweet Inspiration

(BWOF 7/2008 #108)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4811, 5002, McCalls 5591, 5801, Simplicity 2702, 2965, Vogue 1086, 8557Sewing Tip: To avoid putting large holes in your fabric, use a Microtex size 8 needle.

51″96% Cotton 4% Spandex13.00Designer-Anne Klein

This is a great first print for the spring. With colors of strawberry pink, cream, and bark, this medium weight stretch cotton sateen would make a great A-line skirt or jean style jacket.Sewl Mates

(see bark stretch cotton sateen above)Construction in Progress

Buttons-Pink/Gold 5/8″ $1.17, 3/4″ $ 1.75, Gutermann thread #350

Sweet Inspirations

(BWOF 4/2008 #104B)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4741, 4998, McCalls 5799, 5816, Simplicity 2703, 2927, Vogue 7848, 8123Sewing Tip: Serging your seams is an excellent seam finish for this fabric.

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