More Fabrics for July 2009

56″100% Cotton19.00Designer-Helen Wang

Feminine in design and in a neutral color ecru, this embroidered cotton lawn is from Helen Wang. Make a lovely summer skirt, blouse or A-line dress.Sewl Mates

60″100% Cotton denim17.00Construction in Progress

Ykk invisible zipper #801, Buttons-beige 7/16″ $.45, beige/tan marbleized 5/8″ $.75, Gutermann thread #030

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BWOF 5/09 #113

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4985, 5284, McCalls 5842, 5844, Simplicity 2584, 2614, Vogue 8392, 8587Sewing Tip: Staystitch the neckline and armhole areas to prevent stretching.

60″97% Cotton 3% Elastine17.00Designer-Ralph Lauren

This is a dress weight twill with stretch. This toast color is great to wear all year around. Wear with ecru, black, grey, navy, turquoise, coral, red or eggplant.Sewl Mates

60″100% Cotton12.00(grey/white/tan cotton twill)Construction in Progress

Rayon hem tape, Buttons-camel/black 7/8″ $1.10, cork 1″ $1.75, Ykk invisible zipper #A893, Coats #544

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BWOF 5/09 #126

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5317, 5320, McCalls 5847, 5887, Simplicity 2659, 2694, Vogue 2973, 8480Sewing Tip: Use 3/4″ wide strip of interfacing to stabilize the zipper area.

60″75% Rayon 22% Nylon 3% Spandex13.00Designer-Dana Buchman(Eggplant)


If you travel, you must get these ponte knits. These knits are the perfect weight for pants and a comfy cardigan. You’ll look great after a long plane or car ride.Sewl Mates

58″96% Rayon 4% Spandex10.50Black/Purple/Gold knit

60″97% Cotton 3% Lycra Knit12.00(black/white stripe)Construction in Progress

Fusi knit, Gutermann thread #943, Buttons-gold/purple 1-1/16 $3.50, marbleized purple 1″ $3.00, YKK invisible zipper #867

Fusi Knit, Coats thread-black, Buttons-black/gold square 3/4″ $4.50, gold/black circle 1″ $3.00, Ykk invisible zipper #580Sweet Inspiration

BWOF 7/09 #122B

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5289, 5347, McCalls 5700, 5713, Simplicity 2618, 2798, Vogue 8580, 8592Sewing Tips: If you are using elastic, stitch in the ditch at the side seam to prevent the elastic from twisting.

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