New Fabrics for December 2009

Sku# ENR3023


80% Nylon 18% Rayon 2% Lycra


Sophisticated yet playful, this black stretch tulle will look great for any special occasion.  The soft tulle netting is nylon and the vine motif is rayon with just enough stretch for comfort.  Use as an overlay for a skirt, as  fitted sleeves on a dress or top, or as a sheer back of a dress.  (Featured in the picture with a cream satin to highlight design).

 Sewl Mate


 Silk Velvet-Black Rose Burnout

Sku# RS30818062


82% Rayon 18% Silk


 Construction in Progress


Ykk invisible zipper #580

Gutermann thread #010

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 12/09 #135

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 4918, 5182, McCalls 3880, 5319, Simplicity 2498, 4070, Vogue 1140, 8360

Sewing Tip:  No hemming is necessary for tulle.  The fabric does not ravel.

Sku #W1021


97% Wool 3% Lycra


Searching for another neutral other than black?  Try this tropical weight menswear wool in camel.  This color can be the other workhorse piece in your wardrobe.  Like black it can be worn year around.  Pair it with charcoal grey or burgundy for fall/winter and coral or turquoise for the spring/summer.

 Sewl Mate



100% Cotton


Construction in Progress


Button-Golden Glow 7/8″ $3.00

Gutermann thread #503

Ykk invisible zipper #S597

Rayon seam binding-applesause

Sweet Inspiration




Burda Style 10/09 # 124A (jacket)  and  #125 (pants)

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5391, 5421, McCalls 5971, 5984, Simplicity 2477, 3688, Vogue 8614, 8623

Sewing Tip: Use a universal size 12 needle.

Sku# W1022


100% Wool


 Forever classic is what you’ll get in this menswear wool.  The color palette is camel, butterscotch, espresso and cream.  This fabric will work well with fitted or A-line silhouettes.

 Sewl Mates


Camel menswear wool (see above)

Construction in Progress


Sheer Fusible Tricot Interfacing

Button-Granite 13/16″ $2.80

Gutermann thread #551

YKK invisible zipper #S292

Sweet Inspiration

Burda Style 10/09 #119A

Pattern Suggestions: Butterick 5249, 5393, McCalls 5597, 5942, Simplicity 2520, 2562, Vogue 1117, 8511

Sewing Tip: The check is small enough for very easy matching.

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