Fabrics for June 200954″100% Silk Chiffon16.00(shown with brown satin underneath)

Back by popular demand, another silk chiffon! This is the same fabric from May just a different print. The colors are milk chocolate, bark, apple green and peacock blue. These gorgeous colors will take you right into fall.Sewl Mates

60″100% Linen (apple green)13.00Construction in Progress

YKK invisible zipper #570, Gutermann thread 595, Buttons-Gold/Shell 5/8″ $6.00, Tortoise buttons 1/2″ $1.40Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 6/09 #123

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5177, 5261, McCalls 5754, 5805, Simplicity 3502, 4138, Vogue 2890, 2968Sewing Tips: Spray chiffon with starch before hemming. This will give you the most control.

61″100% Cotton Georgette12.00

From Italy, this is a beautiful cotton georgette. A delicate floral print in shades of baby blue, cream, eggshell white, and tan. The fabric has a soft crepey texture and is slightly opaque. This fabric will also carry you into fall.Sewl Mates

60″100% Linen (cream)13.00Construction in Progress

Sewin’ Sheer interfacing, Buttons-Beige round 7/16″ $.35, Pearlized Beige 7/16″ $.45, 2-hole beige 7/16″ $.15, Coats thread 475, YKK invisible zipper #570Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 5/09 #129

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5181, 5365, McCalls 5873, 5880, Simplicity 2606, 2754, Vogue 2850, 7876Sewing Tip: French seams are a beautiful seam finish for georgette.

53″97% Cotton 3% Elastine17.00Designer-Norma Kamali

Very fashion forward, this gorgeous knit is from designer Norma Kamali. The color is a muted bronze with a nice beefy hand and high sheen. This fabric has great stretch and recovery in both directions. I would best describe the look and feel as a 4-ply silk with stretch. Sewl Mates

Cotton Georgette (see above)Construction in Progress

Sheer Fusible Tricot, Buttons-Pearlized Beige/Gold 7/8″ $1.50, 2-hole beige 13/16″ $1.40, Gutermann thread #526Sweet Inspiration


BWOF 5/09 #117A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5131, 5353, McCalls 5746, 5927, Simplicity 2654, 2773, Vogue 1076, 8313Sewing Tip: This fabric should be lightly pressed on the wrong side with a press cloth.

60″98% Cotton 2% Elastine16.00Designer-Eileen Fisher

Perfect for year around, this double knit is a great weight for a cardigan jacket/pant/skirt set. The color is a soft eggshell white. Wear it with other neutrals like black, brown and navy or brighter colors like red, coral and mustard.Sewl Mates

60″100% Cotton knit (Black/White stripe)12.00Construction in Progress

Sheer Fusible Tricot, Buttons-Gold/Pearl 1-1/16″ $5.00, Natural Bone 1-1/16″ $3.75, Pearl/Gold inner rim 1″ $2.20, Pearl/Gold outer rim 7/8″ $7.00, Gutermann thread #021, YKK invisible zipper #501Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 2/09 #108B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5186, 5289, McCalls 5671, 5747, Simplicity 2848, 3790, Vogue 8497, 8529Sewing Tip: Don’t distort your fabric by allowing it to hang off the cutting table. Keep the extra fabric rolled up until you are ready to place your pattern pieces.

54″100% Silk Dupioni25.00Designer-Alice & Olivia

This 2×2 buffalo check silk dupioni says summertime! And in classic black and white this can be worn for many summers to come. This fabric would be stunning cut on the bias.Sewl Mate

51″97% Cotton 3% Spandex (red sateen)13.00Construction in Progress

Silk organza, Buttons- white 11/16″ $.65, Black round 11/16″ $4.00, Black square 5/8″ $2.80 Gutermann thread #020, YKK invisible zipper #580Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 1/09 #129A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4792, 5209, McCalls 5801, 5846, Simplicity 2724, 2927,Vogue 8491, 8494Sewing Tip: If you decide to do a bias cut, be sure to stabilize the neckline and waistline with staytape.

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