Fabrics for April 200958″100% Cotton17.00Designer-Maggy London

This fabric says summer!! It is a cotton broadcloth with a royal blue, yellow and teal floral pattern. Make a shirtwaist dress, wrap blouse or A-line skirt.Sewl Mates

53″66% Linen 33% Viscose 1% Elastine21.00Construction in Progress

Sheer Stretch Tricot interfacing, Buttons-Royal Blue/Gold 5/8″ $1.17, 3/4″ $1.75, 4-hole yellow/multi 1/2″ $.50, Gutermann thread #020, YKK invisible zipper #501Sweet Inspiration

BWOF April/2008 #108B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5314, 5316, McCalls 5654, 5856, Simplicity 2694, 2925, Vogue 1043, 8555Sewing Tip: Cotton broadcloth is best hemmed by serging the edges, press your hem depth and topstitch.

54″100% Silk Suiting19.00Designer–Canvasbacks

This is a gorgeous orange sherbet silk suiting that mixes well with neutrals -chocolate brown, grey or taupe. Add a pop of color like turquoise or jade accessories for a fun summer look.Sewl Mate

58″59% Cotton 27% Viscose 10% Nylon 4% Polyester25.00Designer–Canvasbacks

Construction in Progress

Armo Weft interfacing, Buttons-9/16″ $1.60, 7/8″ $2.20, Gutermann thread #460, YKK invisible zipper #522Sweet Inspiration

BWOF April/09 #114

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5292, 5333, McCalls 5763, 5818, Simplicity 2868, 2958, Vogue 8532, 8564Sewing Tip: This fabric is best laundered by dry cleaning only.

57″94% Polyester 6% Spandex15.00Designer–Maggy London

This was very difficult to photograph (metallic shows up on the right side of photo). This fabric is a matte jersey with a white ground/orange sherbet, ocean blue, mint green, taupe, black abstract floral and a silver metallic overlay. Fluid and drapey, this would work well with a T-shirt or dress pattern with gathers or pleats. You may need a swatch to see the lovely silver metallic.Sewl Mates

(Orange Sherbet silk suiting above)Construction in Progress

Gutermann thread #020, Schmetz stretch needle size 11, clear elastic, YKK invisible zipper #501Sweet Inspiration

BWOF February/09 #119

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5278, 5318, McCalls 5423, 5662, Simplicity 2865, 2947, Vogue 1091, 8575Sewing Tip: Use “with nap” yardage and layout for this knit.

53″100% Cotton14.00Designer–Ralph Lauren

Patchwork, ikat print in navy/powder blue cotton batiste is a summer skirt waiting to be made. Pair it with a red or khaki jacket for the office and lime green or fushcia T-shirt on the weekend.Sewl Mates

50″97% Cotton 3% Lycra13.00Construction in Progress

Sheer Fusible Tricot, Gutermann thread #272, Button-3/4″ $.80, YKK invisible zipper #K058Sweet Inspiration

BWOF June/08 #118

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5218, 5315, McCalls 5471, 5842, New Look 6868, Simplicity 4233, Vogue 8515, 8577Sewing Tip: This fabric can also be used as its own interfacing.

60″100% Linen (dress weight)13.00Apple Green / Ocean Blue

Love it or hate it linen is perfect for South Texas weather. These colors go great together in a color blocked garment. Try adding metallic accessories like silver, gold or copper.Sewl Mates

60″100% Cotton suitingWas 14.00 Now 7.00

(Metallic Knit shown above)Construction in Progress

Sheer Fusible Tricot interfacing, Coats thread #526, Buttons- 3/4″ $.63, 5/8″ $.50, YKK invisible zipper #874

Sheer Fusible Tricot interfacing, Button-11/16″ $.63, Gutermann thread #218, YKK invisible zipper #S879Sweet Inspiration

BWOF Feb/2009 #115

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5249, 5332, McCalls 5634, 5859, Simplicity 2652, 2698, Vogue 8570, 8576Sewing Tip: A flat-fell seam is a nice and neat seam finish for linen.

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